Unique Outdoor Swings for Children

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Unique Outdoor Swings for Children
Swings come in a variety of forms. (Swing... image by Saskia Massink from Fotolia.com)

Swings have played an important role in children's playtime for generations. As far back as Victorian England, swings appeared in backyard playgrounds and later in municipal parks. Whether constructed from a simple rope or an ornate wooden seat, swings cast a magical feeling over children. The following outdoor swings incorporate modern designs that advance the art of swinging to new heights.

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Pogo Swing

This unique outdoor swing for children combines the upward bounce of a pogo stick with the flight of a swing. Children stand on the pogo footrests with their hands fastened to the stick, which is taller than an earthbound pogo stick. Suspended from a sturdy swing set frame, the pogo swing bounces up and swings forward simultaneously as children combine the motions that drive bouncing and swinging.

Buoy Ball Swing

Safer for smaller children who wish to bounce and fly simultaneously, the buoy ball swing is made of a colourful large ball suspended from a swing set frame. A horizontal rod connects the ropes suspending the swing. As the child sits on the bouncy ball and hangs on to the overhead rod, he bounces and swings simultaneously.

Mega Rider Swing

This two-seat swing invites children to ride back to back. The enclosed seat and handlebars protect each rider, while the opposing momentum from each child drives the swing faster.

Twizzler Swing

Shaped like Twizzler candy, this swing is made up of a colourful stick suspended from a tree. Children jump to grab the twizzler with both hands and swing in all directions.

Platform Swing

Turning a flat surface into a magic carpet, the platform swing allows children to sit together and fly. Suspended from two sets of ropes on the front and back of the swing, the platform below allows two children to swing simultaneously. Two horizontal rods overhead offer additional support during the swinging action.

Cyclone Swing

Like a spinning storm, the cyclone swing invites children to stand on a small circular base suspended from a thick rope. Holding the rope for dear life, kids can then spin and swing themselves dizzy.

Tire Swing Cover

Add a vinyl cushioned cover to an old fashioned tire swing to make it waterproof, dirt-proof and comfortable.

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