Swings sets are really expensive. We're talking up to £250 for what is essentially a couple of poles, a rope and a piece of plastic/wood for the seat.
But they're a really fun childhood toy, and I'd really encourage you to get one if you have the garden space to keep it. Instead of spending a fortune on a hand-engraved wooden seat (do you really need to personalise a seat?) or a humungous frame that dominates your garden, why not try one of these options below. All of them will give you change from a fifty pound note, giving you enough money left for a bottle of wine to enjoy whilst the kids are playing in the sunshine.
- Hedstrom Gemini, Bottom left, Woolworths, £48
- Kids Single Metal Swing, Bottom left, B&Q, £24.98
- Single Swing, Bottom right, Tesco, £19.97