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What are the swing options for your playground

Swings are a staple in all playgrounds. That is why so many options have become popular over the years. This article will cover the most common options you can add to your next playground project. Let’s check them out:

Standard Swings

The classic swing set usually has a flat seat suspended by chains or ropes. The seats can be made of plastic, wood, or hard material.

Some of these swings come with extra chains around the waist to offer more safety, allowing children of different abilities to play with them.

Wet pour rubber provides safety as well as good aesthetics for your space.

Tyre Swings

A horizontal or vertical tyre suspended by ropes or chains. It’s a popular choice for its unique swinging motion. Tires can also spin depending on how they are chained to the frame.

They are great options for budget spaces or a DIY project, giving your playground a rustic and unique look.

Bucket Swings

Designed for toddlers and young children, these swings have a bucket-shaped seat with leg holes and a high back for support.

Also known as the baby swing, they offer better protection for children who cannot yet balance themselves.

Belt Swings

Belt swings, also known as sling swings, are similar to standard swings but feature a flexible, belt-like seat, offering a snug fit for the user.

Usually made of rubber, they are cheaper and provide a different aesthetic for your playground.

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Basket Swings

Round, disc-like swings that can hold one or more children, offering a different swinging experience. They can accommodate multiple children and be used by adults, making these swings inclusive and suitable for children of various abilities.

Hammock Swings

These swings provide a relaxing and gentle swinging motion, similar to a hammock.

Available in various materials, including fabric, interlaced ropes and chains, or other flexible materials, they are great for adults and children and can be a play feature or a piece of furniture.

Face-to-Face Swings

Designed for two users or more to swing facing each other, these swings promote interaction and social play.

Variations include the expression swing, ideal for parents to interact with their babies as they swing.

Adaptive Swings

Swings with unique features like harnesses and high back support are designed for children with disabilities. Some adaptive swings are chair-like, offering inclusive seating options. Other options include platforms for wheelchairs.

Standing Swings

Offering thrilling experiences, these swings allow users to stand while swinging, often featuring a small platform and handlebars for support.

Options include a natural-looking design with a rope and a small base attached to a wooden frame.


Gliders are an excellent choice for junior playgrounds, allowing young children to socialise and improve their balancing skills as they glide back and forth instead of swinging in an arc.

Rope Swings/Viking Swings

Offering a natural and adventurous experience, these simple swings made of a rope and sometimes a wooden seat vary in size to accommodate different playground sizes and age groups.

Now you know better what swing is best for your playground. If you want to know how to add that to your space design, call us on 0800 000 334 or e-mail [email protected] to start your playground journey with Creo.

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