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    Question Swing sets -- at what age do they stop using them?

    I don't post over here very often but needed to ask those of you with older kids a question. I have triplets who will be 5 very soon. We have had a metal swing set for the last 3 seasons but am wondering if it would be worth upgrading to one of the wooden play structures. We had thought we would originally--thinking we had bought the metal set just to get by for a while.

    Now we have looked into upgrading a little bit. My question is, at what age did your kids stop wanting to play on the swingset? If they will outgrow it in a year or two we will probably just keep what we have; if they will still be using it at age 8 or 10 we may consider an upgrade. I know that DD would love to have one with a playhouse on top; just not sure it's worth $1000 or more especially if they will be done with it in a year or 2.


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    My dd is 8 and she still uses it.
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    My kids are 8, 6, and 4. We built a wooden playstructure when Jill was 2.5 and Kara was 4 months old. Six years later all my kids are still utilizing it and the neighbor girl who is now 12 still plays on it too (swings and plays up in the "house" part. I think you still have at least 4-5 yrs worth of entertainment from one left, as long as you get one big enough for them to use. My neighbor has one of those tiny wooden sets that has only room for one body at the top of the slide platform, I think they outgrew it the moment their 2nd child was born. My husband and I can both stand up in ours .


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    We bought one for a 5 year old this summer.
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    Mine are 9 & 11 and friends are 10 & 12 and they usually go out and play on it every time they come over. Actually one of them is here now, they all just finished dinner and are playing on it now!

    I think about doing something with it but then they keep playing on it. They even go out and clean it up at the beginning of the spring, go figure!
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    We have the cheapest junkiest swingset in the world and my kids all still play on it. My oldest are 12. They mostly hang out on it with their friends, gabbing, but still.....lol
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    My 11 year old still plays on ours. Ours is one of the big ones and dh and I can go into the fort, too.


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    My 7.5 year olds don't use ours much anymore. It's a big wooden one. Then again, we haven't been home much this summer (at camp, vacations, day trips, town pool).

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    My boys are 11 and 9 1/2 and still use ours. We just have one of the metal ones. If we are blessed to add to our family I want to build one of the wooden ones. If we do not have anymore we will not as soon I am sure the boys will lose interest.
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    We have an old aluminum set that we paid $129 when K was an infant. That was 11 yrs ago. All of the kids (8 yr old twins & 11.5 yo) still play on it with their friends.


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