Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jeanne99362 Great playset!
Very sturdy well-designed play set that will last for many years. Difficult at times to put together using hex keys, but it does provide a safe and smooth surface for kids to play on. My 27-year-old daughter put it together with very little help from me, and she said she really wished that whoever wrote the instruction manual had put one together BEFORE they wrote the manual, especially putting the hex-bolts inside the pipes with hex keys that barely reached. She worked on it a little at a time for several days - around 12 hours total. We got a size smaller screws for the roof (that made those 48 screws a WHOLE lot easier to put in); and gripper tape for the steps (actually round bars) and climbing wall just to make it even safer. Some of the screw holes in the plastic climbing wall were not lined up exactly right, but it was easy to drill new holes in the plastic that worked. We've had lots of comment on how nice and sturdy it looks; vehicles still slow down to check it out (the primary colors are very bright); and the grandkids LOVE it! I would highly recommend this play set to everyone - but be prepared to become very frustrated with all the hex-bolts.
March 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Momof3 Greal Swingset, Reasonable Price
Compared to the low-end wooden swingsets we've owned in the past, this metal one is fantastic! We've had it for about 5 months, and it's in great shape so far. Definitely worth the somewhat higher price than the wooden alternatives. Our kids -- ages 5 and 9 -- have been climbing and swinging all summer and are still enjoying it! The company was also easy to work with when we called customer service. We discovered that we were missing a piece during assembly and another part broke while we were putting it together. When we called the company to see about getting replacement parts, they were very friendly and helpful and sent the parts we needed at no cost.
August 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by twinmommy Quality Item, better than the expensive wood ones
We got this playset for our 3 year old twins. We were not sure what to expect since we do not know anyone that has this item. Well we know of a few now who are getting it. Although it did definitely require two people to put together and did take a whole day (they never put a swing set together before and are not especially handy,) it was worth it. My kids LOVE this set.It is very sturdy and the slide is great. We only got it a few months ago so I cannot attest to the durability over the long haul, but we have already had a "super storm" and a hurricaine and it was fine.
November 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perry Very durable playset
Our church bought this playset, with additional swings added to it, over 7 years ago. It has held up wonderfully. The only things that have to be replaced are the actual swings themselves (have gotten approximately 6-7 year lifespan on the individual swings). I would highly recommend this playset, especially for high use areas such as churches, schools, daycares, etc.
July 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RobAndAngela Great playset! Instructions are good, but need improvement
My wife and I spent a lot of time researching the choice between wood and metal for a play set. We were initially drawn to the wood sets, but after reading the reviews of this set (and comparing the costs) we changed our minds. We are very happy with the set and if you are going to assemble your own you should certainly pay very close attention to the instructions. I had to rebuild portions of the set because things weren't clear and I had to drill out the holes in the vertical tubes where the climbing wall attaches because the existing holes were too small.
We installed the play set on top of 6" of playground mulch we had delivered the week prior.
I was able to assemble the entire set in one full day - mostly by myself and using the included allen wrenches (I did use power tools for drilling out the holes and attaching the roof. I'm in my early 40s and a big of a handy man if that helps you gauge your ability to do this. If you have competent help you should easily be able to assemble this in 5-8 hours.
My only complaint is the quality of the instructions. There are times where I'd be trying to figure out what the orientation of a particular part should be. When I really couldn't tell from the instructions I'd look ahead in the instructions to see where that particular part might come into play.
For instance, there is a horizontal bar that makes up the handrail of the tower on the A-Frame side. The instructions weren't really clear about the orientation of the bar. It referenced some holes pointing down, but almost every side had holes!! As it turned out (and I lost the bet and had to take it apart) there are three small holes on one side that must point down (the chalkboard attaches to it).
Assembling the roof was a bit of a challenge without having some help to hold the roof support bars in place. You'll need a good tall ladder that can get you close to the roof so you can put enough weight behind the drill to get the screws in.
Other than those minor issues - the swingset looks great and our kid has taken to it enthusiastically.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyParents We absolutely love it!
After a lot of research we ended up buying this swingset and could not be happier with it! We love it and more importantly our children LOVE it! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good sturdy, zero maintenance swingset!!
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Another happy customer Best Swing set Ever!
I did a lot of research before purchasing this swing set, and I gotta say I couldn't be happier! I come with an automotive accessory background and am knowledgeable in research and development and production of parts. This product deserves recognition, it is very well built and fit and finish product is excellent. I have underground sprinklers and was concerned about it washing the paint off of a wood set. The powder coat finish and UV plastics will last a very long time with no worries or maintenance. I did run into a problem where the swing hangers and hardware didn't match the upper bar on the swing set. I contacted Lifetime and discovered they had updated the hangers, but I somehow received a older upper swing tube in my kit. Customer service was friendly and helpful and they sent me new hangers the same day. Great well thought out product, you won't be disappointed!
April 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Momof5 Amazing Play Set
We have had this play set for a year now. Our kids (and the neighborhood kids) all love playing on it. We compared this to the other play set available and picked this because there was no huge gap between the climbing wall and the play set floor for children to fall down. we also like the look of the play set and that it is different then all the others out there.
Other reviews have complained about the top step of the ladder, Our 2 year old twins are small and have both never had a problem with climbing up. We have no complaints about this at all. Hands down the best purchase we have made for the kids.
We had no problems with the installation. My husband and I put it together in a Saturday (I am not handy at all). We did put some things together ahead of time so it would go faster (the roof, the ladder, the rock walls...). As long as you read the instructions and make sure you have the right parts it goes smoothly.
Our kids love it!
April 12, 2015