Every child loves to swing. If you have a sturdy tree or overhang in your yard, you have what it takes to provide hours of outdoor fun.
Tree swings come in so many variations that it can be overwhelming to determine exactly what you need. Start by narrowing down what is important to you. Open back or backless? Single or multi-person capacity? All-weather or mild weather use? Solid surface or woven? They all have their pros and cons.
All tree swings require some level of installation. Be sure to check and see if your swing comes with an installation kit, heavy duty swing straps that match your swing’s weight capacity, and if any extra tools or accessories are required.
If you have multiple kids, want to use the swing by yourself, or swing together, consider buying a saucer style swing. This type of swing typically has a very high weight capacity and generously sized seat.