I had to do a short blog on this topic. I am so happy that I found this swingset for my daughter. I was hunting high and low and here and there. I never thought that it would be so hard to find a swingset.
I did not want to spend a lot on a swingset so the wood swingset/playsets were out. Plus, our backyard gets pretty wet quite often with all the rain we get so I figured that the wood playsets would just rot out quickly. I looked into the plastic playsets like the Little Tikes sets. The reviews on the plastic sets pretty much agreed that children outgrow these type of playsets by the age 4. Seeing that my two year old toddler is at 95% on the growth charts I figured she would outgrow the plastic playsets in about a week!!
My mind was made up pretty quickly. Good old fashioned metal swingset! Durable, strong, been around forever and can easily be repainted if rust starts to show through. So the hunt was on.
I went to every store I could think of. Canadian Tire, Toys R Us, Zellers, Sears….and the list goes on and on. I could not find a swingset I liked and that was actually in stock. It was like the sun started shining and everyone ran out and bought up all the swingsets!
I am not sure why I did not think of this next store, but thankfully my spouse said hey, does Walmart have any swingsets? We were already in the store so I went and hunted down a clerk and asked the wonderful question my spouse asked me. Does Walmart have any swingsets and are they in stock? The answer was yes!
This swingset is an amazing set. It has room for seven kids. It is rated for ages 2 to 10. The mazimum weight per child is 105 lbs. The combined weight for all seven children is a maximum of 735 lbs. The box says it does not come with the anchor system, but when I opened it up it actually does come with the anchor system.
It was time consuming to put together, only because the holes do not match perfectly but what ever does!! It is worth the effort though, because my daughter absolutely loves the swingset. She woke up this morning asking to go out to go on the swing and slide and it was pouring rain here! Thankfully it is getting sunny now!
The swingset is a Flexible Flyer Star Chaser Model 41576T. We paid $220 Canadian plus taxes!