A new swing set is a big investment – you want to make sure you are getting your money’s worth! With so many options, it can be really tough to tell if you are getting a good deal or not. So, we analyzed 126 playsets from the top playset manufacturers to find out what swing sets cost on average, what influences the cost, and much more.
Let’s dive into the numbers.
In today’s playset market, there are 3 big manufacturers, so we chose to focus on their playset models (126 SKUs in total):
The prices in the tables and paragraphs below are pulled dynamically, meaning they are automatically updated every morning based on the current price listed on the manufacturer’s website.
We are also tracking prices for each playset on major online retailers like Amazon, Wayfair, and others, but are not including them in the raw data set below. We do have findings on price differences among retailers which we touch on later in this study below.
How Much Does a Swing Set Cost On Average?
Based on the 126 playset SKUs we analyzed from the top 3 playset brands, a backyard swing set costs $1,736.90 on average.
Here is how the average swing set price shakes out by brand. We also listed the minimum and maximum price across each selection of SKUs to give you a range of what each brand offers.
|Brand||Average Price||Minimum Price||Maximum Price|
So, Gorilla Playsets is clearly the most expensive major playset brand on the market today. And for good reason – they make really high quality, premium playsets.
KidKraft and Backyard Discovery, while very different companies, are pretty comparable in terms of average playset price.
What Is The Most Expensive Playset?
According to our dataset, the Empire Extreme Swing Set from Gorilla Playsets is the most expensive playset on the market, coming in at $6,199.00. For that price tag, you get essentially a neighborhood in your backyard with a humongous structure of three forts, bridges, and the whole nine yards.
What Is The Least Expensive Playset?
According to our dataset, the Basic Swing Set (formerly known as the Ranger Swing Set) from Gorilla Playsets is the least expensive playset on the market at a price of $299.00. For that price, you get what you expected – a basic two-seat swing set and a ring/trapeze combination swing in the middle.
Do Swing Set Prices Differ By Retailer?
Overall, we did not find much price variance in between the manufacturers and retailers like Amazon, Home Depot, and others.
On average, prices for swing sets on retailer websites are within 4% on the manufacturer’s stated price for that model. However, that does not include high sale periods like Amazon Prime Day or other holidays where retailers may be slashing prices.
There are some playset models, particularly by KidKraft, that are sold exclusively at certain retailers like Target, Sam’s Club, and others. We did not include these swing sets in our study because prices are unavailable for comparison on the manufacturer’s website.
What Influences The Price of a Swing Set?
There are several factors that go into the price of a swing set. Some of those factors include:
- Cost of raw materials – A lot of playset manufacturers are getting their raw materials from China and other countries for much cheaper prices.
- Quality of raw materials – Higher quality wooden swing sets are going to cost more than cheaper plastic swing sets. But, you also get what you pay for – a more durable product that is going to last you a long time.
- Play features – The size of the swing set and how many play features are on it will significantly influence the final price. Just think about the maximum and minimum prices stated above – one playset is basically a castle, the other is a simple swing set without many bells and whistles.
- Shipping costs – Often times, manufacturers will bake in shipping costs into the final price of the playset and market it as “free shipping.” Playsets are heavy items that are expensive to ship, so this can cost several hundred dollars.
We will keep updating this study as new playsets enter the market, so check back for updated information! Also be sure to read our playset buying guide, the right time to buy a playset, and check out our Short List of the best playsets of the year.
All Playset Price Data
Below are the updated prices for each playset in our study according to the manufacturer’s website.
|Gorilla Playsets||Adventure Wave Swing Set||$1,399.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Chateau Clubhouse Swing Set||$2,229.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Chateau Swing Set||$1,929.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Chateau Tower Swing Set||$1,719.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Chateau w/ Sky Loft Swing Set||$2,698.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Double Down II Swing Set||$1,699.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Empire Extreme Swing Set||$6,199.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Empire Swing Set||$5,599.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Five Star II Space Saver Swing Set||$1,549.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Frontier Swing Set||$2,229.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Great Skye I Swing Set||$3,439.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Great Skye II Swing Set||$3,939.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||High Point II Swing Set||$1,399.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Homestead Swing Set||$2,649.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Homestead w/ Sky Loft Swing Set||$3,258.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Mountaineer Clubhouse Swing Set||$2,749.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Mountaineer Swing Set||$2,449.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Nantucket II Swing Set||$1,599.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Navigator Swing Set||$2,129.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Outing Swing Set||$1,149.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Outing w/ Dual Slides Swing Set||$1,249.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Outing w/ Monkey Bars Swing Set||$1,299.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Outing w/ Trapeze Bar Swing Set||$1,249.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Outing w/ Tube Slide Swing Set||$1,449.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Pioneer Peak Swing Set||$2,859.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||PlayMaker Deluxe Swing Set||$1,249.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Ranger Plus Swing Set||$699.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Ranger Swing Set||$299.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Sun Palace Deluxe Swing Set||$4,479.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Sun Palace Extreme Swing Set||$2,749.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Sun Palace Swing Set||$2,549.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Sun Valley Deluxe Swing Set||$4,049.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Sun Valley Extreme Swing Set||$2,549.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Sun Valley Swing Set||$2,349.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Swing Station||$612.56|
|Gorilla Playsets||Treasure Trove I Swing Set||$4,059.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Treasure Trove II Swing Set||$4,559.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Wilderness Gym Swing Set||$3,229.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Wilderness Retreat Swing Set||$4,439.00|
|Gorilla Playsets||Woodmont Swing Set||$2,299.00|
|KidKraft||Jungle Journey Swing Set / Playset||$1,229.99|
|KidKraft||Lookout Extreme Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$1,899.99|
|KidKraft||Appleton Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$582.99|
|KidKraft||Spring Meadow Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$699.99|
|KidKraft||Ridgeview Deluxe Clubhouse Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$1,099.99|
|KidKraft||Ryan's World™ Twisty Tower Playset / Swing Set||N/A|
|KidKraft||Lawnmeadow Playset / Swing Set||N/A|
|KidKraft||Lindale Swing Set / Playset||N/A|
|KidKraft||Portland Playset / Swing Set||N/A|
|KidKraft||Arbor Crest Deluxe Playset||N/A|
|KidKraft||Seacove Playset / Swing Set||N/A|
|KidKraft||Charleston Lodge Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$1,599.99|
|KidKraft||Paramount Wooden Swing Set / Playset||N/A|
|KidKraft||Castlewood Wooden Swing Set / Playset||N/A|
|KidKraft||Montauk Wooden Playset||$1,399.99|
|KidKraft||Hampton Wooden Playset||N/A|
|KidKraft||Ainsley Outdoor Playset||$499.99|
|KidKraft||Windale Wooden Swing Set / Playset||N/A|
|KidKraft||Kingsbridge Wooden Swing Set / Playset||N/A|
|KidKraft||Creston Lodge Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$1,399.99|
|KidKraft||Ashberry Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$1,299.99|
|KidKraft||Springfield II Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$699.99|
|KidKraft||Devonshire Elite Swingset / Playset||$2,499.99|
|KidKraft||Orchard View Manor Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$1,999.99|
|KidKraft||Newport Wooden Playset||$699.99|
|KidKraft||Falcon Ridge Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$2,199.99|
|KidKraft||Bear Cave Lodge Swing Set and Playset||$2,899.99|
|KidKraft||Mockingbird View Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$2,149.99|
|KidKraft||Richmond Lodge Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$1,499.99|
|KidKraft||Boulder Station Swing Set / Playset||$1,599.99|
|KidKraft||McKinley Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$965.00|
|KidKraft||Brooksville Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$939.99|
|KidKraft||Canyon Ridge Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$1,899.99|
|KidKraft||Brookridge Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$899.99|
|KidKraft||Meadowvale II Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$699.99|
|KidKraft||Lookout Lodge Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$1,899.99|
|KidKraft||Appleton Wooden Swing Set / Playset - White||$582.99|
|KidKraft||Treasure Cove Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$899.99|
|KidKraft||Austin Swing Set / Playset||$1,499.99|
|KidKraft||Cloverdale Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$1,399.99|
|KidKraft||Cranbrook Wooden Swing Set / Playset||$1,199.99|
|Backyard Discovery||Big Brutus Heavy-Duty Metal A-Frame Swing Set||$649.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Little Brutus Metal Swing Set||$529.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Mini Brutus Metal Swing Set||$499.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Pacific View Wooden Swing Set||$1,499.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Atlantis Wooden Swing Set||$1,149.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Aurora Wooden Swing Set||$499.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Beach Front Wooden Swing Set||$699.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Belmont Wooden Swing Set||$649.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Bristol Point Wooden Swing Set||$1,699.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Buckley Hill Wooden Swing Set||$499.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Canyon Creek Wooden Swing Set||$1,399.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Caribbean Wooden Swing Set||$1,899.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Cedar Cove Wooden Swing Set||$1,699.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Dakota Ridge||Sold at Exclusive Retailer|
|Backyard Discovery||Eagles Nest Elite Wooden Swing Set||$2,299.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Grayson Peak Swing Set||$1,099.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Lakewood Wooden Swing Set||$799.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Liberty II Wooden Swing Set||$1,899.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Malibu Wooden Swing Set||$1,799.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Monterey Wooden Swing Set||$1,399.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Monticello Wooden Swing Set||$1,099.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Montpelier Wooden Swing Set||$1,099.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Mount McKinley Wooden Swing Set||$899.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Mount Triumph Wooden Swing Set||$1,399.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Oakmont Wooden Swing Set||$799.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Oceanview Wooden Swing Set||$1,499.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Parkway Wooden Swing Set||$849.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Prairie Ridge Wooden Swing Set||$949.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Saddlebrook||Sold at Exclusive Retailer|
|Backyard Discovery||Saratoga Wooden Swing Set||$1,149.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Shenandoah Wooden Swing Set||$1,399.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Skyfort Elite Wooden Swing Set||$1,899.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Skyfort II with Wave Slide||$1,999.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Skyfort II Wooden Swing Set||$1,999.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Skyfort With Tube Slide||$2,299.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Somerset Wooden Swing Set||$849.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Springboro Wooden Swing Set||$1,049.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Tacoma Falls Wooden Swing Set||$1,899.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Tanglewood Wooden Swing Set||$1,099.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Thunder Ridge Wooden Swing Set||$1,299.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Tucson Wooden Swing Set||$649.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Weston Wooden Swing Set||$549.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Woodland Wooden Swing Set||$1,599.00|
|Backyard Discovery||Woodridge Elite Wooden Swing Set||$1,999.00|