King Swings installed more swing sets and playhouses this year than ever before, and now, we are ready to crown the top swing sets for 2023.

What makes a best-seller swing set? For this list, we are looking at the top five best sellers, the standard swing set models sold on repeat. As December turns into January, we will explore more niche top-selling categories, but today, it is about raw numbers of swing sets sold.

Let’s get started!

This image shows the Honey Bear Hangout from King Swings.

#5 The Honey Bear Hangout

The Honey Bear Hangout has finally cracked the top five swing sets. Like a Pacific Northwest College team that I will leave unnamed, its performance has always been good, but just not able to close the win. Yes, I am bitter.

But the Honey Bear Hangout is getting a well-deserved moment in the spotlight this year. Several things make this swing set stand out from the rest. The tight footprint makes it fit in almost any backyard, and the cost-effective design keeps it within the budget of many families.

This swing set packs as much fun into a small space as possible. The swing beam doubles as a monkey bar and includes a belt swing, a trapeze bar, and a plastic glider. A ladder scales the 2’x2’ tower where your children can zoom down the slide!

Check out the Honey Bear Hangout for a budget and space-friendly swing set.

You can view the Honey Bear Hangout Swing Set here.

This image shows the Captain's Castle Swing Set from King Swings

#4 The Captain’s Castle

The Captain’s Castle is an iconic King Swings swing set. With a double-deck tower providing two different platform heights, this swing set is great for a wide range of ages.

The Captain’s Castle stands out because of the 7’ tall full rock wall on the back of the tower. This soaring challenge builds strength, coordination, and confidence. The first time the child scales the wall by their own might, they are all smiles.

The Captain’s Castle swing set has a 7’ super spiral slide and a 5’ waterfall slide. Both of those slides are a lot of fun. When summer rolls around, put a hose at the top of the slide, and presto! You have an at-home water slide. To add even more fun, put an inflatable pool at the bottom!

This swing set’s imposing presence and fun features have made it a customer favorite year after year. This vinyl swing set was also on the best seller’s list for 2021 and 2022, so you know this is a tried and true design!

You can view the Captain’s Castle Swing Set here.

This picture shows the New Cottage from King Swings

#3 The New Cottage Playhouse

All year long, the New Cottage and the second best seller have jockeyed for position, and now, only a single order stands between the New Cottage and once again tying for second.

As playhouses have grown in popularity, the New Cottage has risen up the list. Adding on our new modern lean-to-roof gave the New Cottage a classy face-lift.

The New Cottage Playhouse’s 6’x6’ playhouse provides a roomy place for all sorts of creative play, while the staircase makes accessing the playhouse simple for everyone, from the littlest ones to the grandparents. The New Cottage Playhouse sports a waterfall slide, a monkey bar swing beam, and three swings, ensuring there is always something fun to do.

A contributing factor to the New Cottage’s rapid rise was how easy it was to customize. Adding tube slides, climbers, or other items to the New Cottage Playhouse is a snap, and if you look through our Instagram, you will find many different families’ unique New Cottages.

You can view the New Cottage Playhouse here.

This image shows the New Cubby's Fort from King Swings

#2 New Cubby’s Fort

Cubby’s Fort has routinely been in the top three on our best sellers list. Last year, it was third, but after a coaching change and a great off-season, the New Cubby’s Fort is in second place.

Cubby’s Fort is one of those swing sets that just checks all the boxes. Compact design? Check. Premium features such as checkerboard sandbox? Check. Monkey Bar Swing Beam? Check. Rock wall/ladder combo and a great slide? Check and check.

The New Cubby’s Fort will always be among our top five best sellers. It is the perfect blend of exciting features, price, and space.

You can view the New Cubby’s Fort Swing Set here.

This image shows the Sea King, the current best selling swing set from King Swings

#1 Best Selling Swing Set of 2023: The Sea King

Long Live the Sea King!

The Sea King swing set has taken the top spot for the second year in a row. The Sea King is perfect for any backyard with its spacious 6’x8’ playdeck, great features, and unique layout.

“It just has everything we want,” our customers say, and it is true. With lots of space, a full rock wall, a waterfall slide, a staircase, and a monkey bar swing beam, the Sea King encapsulates the perfect backyard playground.

On top of that, the Sea King’s large playdeck makes it simple to customize. There is lots of space to add new slides or climbers. This extra room makes it easy to change the layout of all the fun features to fit your backyard better.

Our Instagram is full of customized Sea Kings as one family after another fell in love with this swing set.

You can view the Sea King Swing Set here.

What will 2024 Be Like?

With the advent of our new A-frame Playhouses, new designs are entering the race for the top spot. Playhouses are gaining popularity, and that trend will continue.

2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year for King Swings. If you are shopping for a swing set, get your order in as soon as possible. If you need to push out your delivery a few months, that is no problem. Once the spring hits, our lead times will extend no matter how hard we work, and the last thing you want is for your kids to be waiting instead of playing.

You can read more here if you are new and need to learn how customizing works.

If you need more information on the whole delivery and installation process, you can read more here.

King Swings has been crafting high-quality, durable, made-to-order swing sets for the past 35+ years. Each swing set or playhouse is customizable, delivered, and installed in your backyard, making us a one-stop shop for your swing set needs. We are also manufacturer-direct, which means you get to work with our in-house teams, not outsourced crews that aren’t sure what is happening.

We get it. This is a big purchase for you. We treat every swing set or play house like it is as valuable to us as it is to you. Read our Google reviews, and when you are ready, contact us to bring the playground home!

Justin Doutrich

Dad to three kids, Justin knows how important it is for children to get lots of physical exercise. His time as a school teacher reinforced that idea. He is passionate about creating fun, enjoyable playgrounds that are safe but full of learning opportunities.

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