When I was around five years old, my dad spent an entire weekend putting together a swing set in our backyard. It was one of those death-trap late ’80s metal monstrosities that burned your legs when you dared to go down the slide on a hot day, but we loved it. Swing set construction has widely improved in the decades since, not only in terms of the materials but in ease of assembly as well. Say goodbye to unintelligible instructions, smashed fingers and muttered fights between parents. It’s never been easier to set up a swing for your child.
Whether you want to treat your little ones to a playground-style set or add a sweet indoor swing to a cozy corner of your home, we’ve got you covered. Below, I’ve rounded up seven indoor and outdoor swings for kids, including a baby swing, a sensory fabric hammock and old-school playground-style sets with all the conveniences of modern-day materials. Each of them is highly rated and, most importantly, easy to assemble. Spend the rest of your summer in bliss while your kids spend hours swinging away to their hearts’ content.