The first thing I wanted to do when we purchased our homes to get a playset for my tiny humans to play on. My question, though, was, “are playlets worth it?” My short answer is yes, but there are a few factors when deciding to invest in one for your family.
In this blog post, I will take you on my journey to getting a playset for my children from Farm+Yard in Waco, TX.
Benefits of Backyard Playsets
Quality Play Sets Encourage Healthy, Outdoor Play!
There are many kinds of playlets available to buy. Depending on your children and the size of your yard, the possibilities are endless. The ones that are available at Farm+Yard are:
- Ladder-Based Playset- These are well suited for backyards with uneven surfaces! The designs have popular features like 360 swivel tire swings, climbing ladders, and rope ladders. In my opinion, these are very much perfect for kids with high energy that need more active play.
- Fort Based Playset- These are every imaginative kid’s dream! Designed to either have a playhouse, picnic table, or sandbox on the lower level. It does not only get energy out like the ladder-based playsets but with the added creative play.
Both are an excellent option and depend on what you think would be best for your children.
Backyard Playgrounds Create Lasting Memories!
There isn’t anything like building memories that your tiny humans can carry with them well into having their little ones of their own. The lasting memories created with their siblings and mom/dad, or even friends, the shrieks of joy coming from the backyard and wafting into the house as I am getting dinner prepared or getting things done around the house. How else do y’all think I get my laundry done?
In the two months that my tiny humans have had in the backyard with their playset, climbing up the rock wall, my daughter learning how to swing herself, and the swing jumping contests my oldest two has had almost daily, is truly worth more than the dollar amount spent on the playset.
They Offer Peace of Mind Providing a Safe Place to Play.
Since the panorama had started, the sad look on my tiny humans’ faces that we couldn’t go to the playground so they can play was one of the key reasons that we finally just said, let’s do it. When I take the kids to the park, I always get anxious when they play. Let’s not forget when it is time to go home, and NONE of them are ready. Having this playset in our backyard means they can play out for however long they would like, and I don’t have to worry too much about the fight to load them in the car to get dinner or such ready. Honestly, the not loading/unloading them in the car has me legit praising Farm+Yard for coming through clutch for this mama.
Playsets Can Increase Your Home’s Value.
Did you know a playset can boost the curb appeal of your home?
Think about it, if you ever wanted to sell your home and a family comes in and sees an already installed playset? Your house instantly sold. I’m joking y’all, I know it takes more time than that to secure a sell. But let’s be honest, it honestly wouldn’t hurt. So, let’s think long-term. Like anything you add to your home, it is an investment that can be returned.
6 Things to Consider Before You Spend Money on a Playset
1. Type of Material Used
While wood is most popular for backyard playlets you can also use metal and plastic.
Are your children old enough to use the playset without your assistance? Do you want to keep grass underneath or put a barrier?
3. DIY Installation vs Done-for-You
You can purchase playset from places like Farm+Yard and have them put it together for you, or you can buy the pieces and do it yourself.
As many things you have to maintain it to ensure that it is safe for use and looking good. Thais. can become costly with any material.
5. Cost vs Your Budget
As you determine if playsets are worth the money for your family.
6. Your Backyard Space & Family’s Needs
This is very important to know going in. You want to ensure your yard is leveled. You have enough space, what materials you want, and the design of the playset.
My Family’s Experience with Our Backyard Playset
At the beginning of this post, I told you guys that I did a lot of research before landing on my decision to go with Farm+Yard. I looked at many online retailers talked to other mamas in my local mom groups. Finally, after checking out and talking to the owner of Farm+Yard, Travis, I knew that I was going with the right choice to get a quality set.
Selecting a playset was such an easy process. There are two ways to do it. You can go down to Farm+Yard and check out the playsets in person, or you can go straight to their website and decided. I chose to look online because of safety and was not disappointed. Their website is very informative and easy to navigate. It maps out the two types of playsets they have available, and in each category, there are about 30 different styles to choose from, and when you click the picture, it shows you all the specs to help you decided more efficiently. The thing that sets Farm+Yard apart is that there isn’t a check out cart.
After you find a suitable playset for your family, you will fill out a contact form, and a member of their sales team will contact you and go over all the things that you want and need to ensure that not only your new playset would be the perfect fit for your home, but it is financially feasible. They offer free yard evaluation and three easy ways to buy. You can purchase right out, rent to own, or you can finance.
Once you’ve set up your purchase, you will be put on schedule to have a professional team come out and install the WHOLE thing for you! Yes sis, you heard me. You won’t have to lift a single finger, no late nights after dark with the flashlight trying to figure out where those last five bolts need to go to put this well-crafted, solid wood, premium playset together! I don’t know about you, girl, but if I don’t have to do it, it’s for me, hahaha!
Honestly, I think backyard playsets are worth it because seeing the smiles on my kids’ faces when they first saw it and how they’ve been the happiest, ready-to-go, rain, or shine to play in our backyard outweighed any cons possible.
Still on the Fence?
How long do outdoor playsets last?
Depending on the kind of wood and how you maintain it, a high-quality fence can last you 20 or more years.
What is a good age for a swing set?
For unassisted play, three to four years old is a good age. However, if you have an infant/toddler seat, your baby can also play.
Are metal or wood playsets better?
I think the preference is yours, but in my opinion, a plank of high-quality treated wood is the best choice.
What is the best brand of outdoor playsets?
Farm+Yard is the best place to get a playset from if you are in Texas. They offer free delivery up to 50 miles from their store and then charge for delivery past that. It is a small price to pay to have a well-seasoned team come out and put it together for you.