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Swings History

Have you ever wondered how swings came to be? It’s not something that people often stop to think about but it’s quite interesting to go back in time and learn where everyday things we use come from. Believe it or not, swings sets have a fascinating history that dates all the way back to primitive times.

In modern times we continue to use swings but in more fun ways. At Adventure World Play Sets we continue to innovate your way of having fun and enjoying the outdoors.

Did You Know That Swings And Swing Sets Actually Have A History Behind Them?

No one knows who invented them as such, although some credit goes to Charles Wicksteed since one of his prototypes dating back to the 1930’s. These prototypes were discovered in 2013 in the UK.

We also know they have been around since Ancient Greece. Because historians have found paintings of them on vases dating back to the 5th century BC. Dating back even further, we can say that history has seen swinging since maybe even more primitive times when people used to hang onto vines that grew naturally on trees, just for fun!

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Swings Sets In Modern Times

The way of making swings sets has changed throughout history but the basics are still the same: a wooden plank attached to a hanging rope. Taking it from there and adding creativity and imagination, now we have swings made from hanging car-tires, chains instead of ropes, plastic and metal instead of wood or a mix of different materials plus A-frames, swing beams that support more than one swing and even more sophisticated hanging swinging devices like gliders or even hammocks. Plus, if we add technology and excellence in craftsmanship to the formula, the results in the design of a modern-day swing-set are as awesome as the ones we make, such as our plastic and wood Gliders, the Trapeze Ball swing, Chain Climber swing and even a Wheel-Chair swing, and much more!

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Our Swings Sets In USA

There is something about soaring through the air on a swing set and playset that appeals to most people, whether they be children or grown-ups, don’t you think?! Almost every time, if you see an empty one, you will sit on it and start swinging away! So don’t miss out on the fun and check out our incredible swing sets at your local dealer or visit our online catalog; Adventure World Playsets 2022 Catalog

At Adventure World Play Sets we give history continuity by innovating and creating state of the art playsets for families to enjoy just like people have done for centuries!

We make our sets available nationwide through a dedicated dealer network of outdoor play professionals who handle everything from design to installation. The first step is to enter your your zip code right here to find your local dealer!

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Our Google Reviews

The best swingset company, in my opinion! We are an independent contractor that works for a lot of companies. Adventure world swingsets are built very well. They will last more than one generation.
Jay Flaud
Jay Flaud
2023-01-14
Reasonable price, great warranty, well installed. Kids will love it1
John Lippert
John Lippert
2022-12-29
Amazing quality! Definitely worth the purchase since kids play all day on it!
Isabella Laris Logan
Isabella Laris Logan
2022-11-07
Just got a wonderful playset for our preschool. It is fantastic!! It has been an easy experience.
Bethany Brown
Bethany Brown
2022-07-28
Great quality playset. Arrived quickly. Installation and communication through J&R Mulch Waynesboro PA was excellent
Allison Hickman
Allison Hickman
2022-06-23
If you ever need a swingset installed in your backyard or anywhere, you MUST get it from here.
Steven Rice
Steven Rice
2022-01-25
We have been trying to purchase one of these play sets for months and none of the dealers in our area will call us back about purchasing one. I wish the purchasing process was easier than "find a vendor in your local area". No one here wants to build them! The Happy Hideout looks like an amazing product for my toddler to grow into. I'm sad no one will build them or call us back. Edit: The company contacted me personally and found a vendor in my area!
Charlotte Doty
Charlotte Doty
2022-01-19
Great people to work with and high quality! Highly recommend, my kids love their new play house!
Ashley McGinnis
Ashley McGinnis
2021-12-24