Choosing a Fun Outdoor Swing

A favourite of adults and children, a swing will bring many happy hours playing outside and leave children with memories. Whether you want a wooden swing, chain swing, or basket swing, you can find a wide variety of outdoor swings on eBay.

Outdoor swing sets

Swings are not only offered singularly. Whole swing sets are sold on eBay with a frame for holding the swings. There are parts sold separately, too, in case you need to complete a swing set or fix something that has broken. Swing sets include two to up to four swings for each frame so that your child can include all of their friends when playing outside.

What kinds of swings for kids can you find on eBay?

You can find both new and preowned outdoor swings for children on eBay. Some of the types you can find include:

  • Sling swing: The sling swing is the classic type that is seen at most schools and is great for older children and individual swinging. This swing is strong enough to hold heavier children and even adults.
  • Bucket swings: Bucket swing sets are great for toddlers and the youngest of children. They give the child back and front support, stabilizing them with their legs put through individual holes. The full-bucket swing is completely closed on the front and the back, while half-bucket swings only have full coverage on the back, with a small chain on the front. Half-bucket swings are better for toddlers that are feeling more confident with the swing and want to climb on by themselves.
  • Horse glider swing: A horse glider swing is excellent if your child has a best friend or you have two children at the same age. Riders face outward, and with a pulling and pushing motion, can move the swing together.
  • Disc swing: The disc rope swing is a disc connected to a rope at the very bottom. Older children will feel more confident with this one as they step or sit on the disk while moving and controlling the swing movement themselves. The small disc with a rope is also good for people who do not have too much backyard space.
  • Flat swings: Flat swings are made of a flat plastic or wood board that swings without too much deviation from forward and backward movement. Children who feel better with a flat and steadier surface will enjoy this one.
  • Spider web swing with frame: The nest swing can be used in yards with more space and more children. The bigger the nest swing chair, the more children will be able to play together. It is comfortable for the child to lay down while swinging.
  • Tire swings: These swings are made from tires, as the name implies. They work best for individual children, but they're great for people whose yards have strong trees and want a rustic look that still lets kids have plenty of fun.
What types of adult swings are there?

Adults can enjoy classic porch swings, metal-frame outdoor swings, and even bed swings. There are also wooden swings for adults. Many adult swings have enough room to accommodate two or more people so that you can enjoy a light swing over friendly conversation.