Playground swings and swing sets

The playground swing is ever-present in our memories of childhood, and rightly so. It provides one of the first breakthrough moments in our development. It’s where we moved from being dependent on pushing adult hands, to daredevil swing-as-high-as-you-can independence.

At KOMPAN the playground classic has evolved from the traditional swinging seat into an exciting range. Today it is possible to join friends on the Rope Seat Swing, or on the Cocowave Pendulum Swing, or with the totally different experience of the Five Way Swing where being solo becomes face-to-face fun. And talking face-to-face, the You & Me Seat lets two generations in on the fun.

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Customise our playground swings to accommodate your needs

Every playground deserves its own character. No two locations are identical, and with freestanding equipment coming in many different designs and materials, the opportunity is ripe to build exactly what is best for the site and its occupants, something unique.

Swings come in many sizes and variations, and shapes, from the classic A-frames to contemporary swings that can carry groups of children. Three main elements determine the type of swing, the materials used for the posts, their shape and size and finally the type of seat. 

Any swing you want – we got it! 

Frames for swings and swing sets

• Classic A-Frame: Available in 2,0m and 2,5m height with posts of impregnated pine wood or hot dip galvanized steel.

Portal frame: Vertical posts of hot dip galvanised steel or powder coated on pre-galvanised steel base. Swing frame end connectors and crossbeam of hot dip galvanised steel or powder coated on hot dip galvanised steel base.

Cocowave Pendulum Swing: Available in multiple options: untreated Robinia wood, brown pigmented or green coloured version, rope or stainless steel chain suspensions, wood inground or steel footings.

Seats for swings

Seats create the greatest opportunity for choice and individuality – as a single stand alone or in a combination that best fits your needs. We offer standard swing seat, cradle seat, baby seats, toddler seat and bird nests with a diameter of ø100cm or 120cm. They are available with either hot dip galvanized chains or stainless steel chains, with anti-wrap suspensions as an option.

Extraordinary playground swings 

Dino Swing and Giant 360 (Tripod) Swing with Nest swings change the ethos of swinging. From simple back and forth, the movements are open to individual preferences like going around in circles. It’s also not confined to solo play, there are opportunities to take part together, be competitive, draw up rules - all important steps in a child’s social development.

Cocowave Pendulum Swing: The size and appearance of the Cocowave Pendulum Swing is an irresistible invitation for all children to play. With its robust, oblong coconut rope, the Cocowave Pendulum Swing allows for swinging from a seated, lying or standing position and motion can be back and forth or sideways.

Need help finding the perfect swing? Browse through the selection on our product site or be inspired by some of the amazing projects we have developed around the world. At KOMPAN, we are always ready to support you. If you have any questions regarding swings or any other products – you can contact us here.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding playground swings:

How much does a KOMPAN swing cost? 

The price of our swings varies according to type, size and design. At KOMPAN we always strive to provide the optimal play solution for your specific needs and customisation requirements. We offer hundreds of playground swings and the prices of our swings will therefore require more information regarding your exact wishes. Do not hesitate to ask for a quote for a specific swing or your specific playground. Prices start at around €1,500.

Are KOMPAN’s swings just made of old rubber tires, hanging in a rope? 

No. The closest you get to old tires on a KOMPAN site are the re-cycled granules safely forming the hidden base of the Flexotop™ ECO surface. Old tires have however been an inspiration for some of the many designs in a wide variety of swings.  

Is there such a thing as a modern swing?

Yes, the technology of a swing is fairly basic but in recent years designers at KOMPAN have given it more than a make-over. They come in many different shapes and constructions, and made from a range of carefully selected materials that are built to last. KOMPAN swings can be produced in impregnated pine wood, Robinia wood or hot dip galvanized steel. The swing seats are made from comfortable non-slip synthetic materials. 

What are the stimulating benefits of a KOMPAN swing? 

Besides being extreme fun, swings contribute to important aspects of motor-skill development. For example, when swinging, children train and improve agility, balance, coordination and spatial awareness. All of which are necessary skills when judging distance and navigating safely in traffic. The swinging movement trains the arm, leg and core muscles, and the bone density when jumping off.

The motion of swinging requires younger children to anticipate cause and effect and managing rhythms. The height and speed of swinging trains children’s judgement of distance and heights. All these are important cognitive abilities that are crucial to develop through childhood.

Are swings just solo experiences?

Different swings provide many opportunities for social interaction among children. KOMPAN’s Shell and Rope Nest seats offers s spacious place for many children to stand, sit and lie, and is inclusive for all. When swinging on a Cocowave Pendulum Swing children are required to cooperate and negotiate, while the open design allows for easy access. Swings are excellent facilitators of inclusive play and training important social skills.

Need advice?

We have more than 50 years of experience, and will support you throughout the project.


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