The Southampton Swing Set is the ultimate family outdoor play center, with decorative architecture, 3 levels of deck, 2 exciting slides, a family sized picnic table, and much, much more. This Wood Complete Ready-to-Assemble play set kit features the award winning Rapid-LOC Bracket System. The Southampton kit includes: all premium stained pre-cut lumber, 3 decks totaling 29 sq. ft., Tunnel Twister slide, Alpine Wave slide, decorative gable Wood Roof, 3 paned windows with decorative shutters, 4 ft. Climbing wall with 8 climbing rocks, family sized picnic table, 2 Swing seats, Ring/Trapeze combo, Magnetic chalkboard, Safety Handles, and Anchor-It kit.
The Southampton Wood comes with a fully-illustrated plans and all necessary hardware. They estimate an 8 hour assembly time with 2 or more people. Unlike the Lifetime and Gorilla playsets the Swing n Slide playset does require anchoring.
Like the Gorilla playset there are also several areas of required maintenance. A hacksaw should be used after installation to cut off protruding threaded ends and a metal file should be used to remove sharp edges. And all equipment and hardware should be checked twice monthly for sharp edges. All nuts and bolts need to be checked twice a month for tightness. You will need to oil all metallic moving parts monthly. In order to prevent deterioration of materials, you should remove plastic swings and other plastic accessories and bring them indoors when not in use. You will also need to check swing seats, chains, ropes, and cables monthly for evidence of rusting and sand any rusted metal parts and repaint them. Lastly check for severe rusting or excessive wear near the top swing hanger or at the seat connection. These are indications of chain deterioration. The manufacture offers a 5 years limited warranty unlike the 10 year offered by competitors.
The Southampton is an inexpensive playset alternative for the short term experience. We recommend consumers looking for longer lasting or more durable playset consider other options.
We gave the Swing - N - Slide
Southampton Wood Playset our #8 choice for consumer-based playground equipment sets based on a combination of durability, ease of assembly, materials and warranty.
Number of Activities 14
Space Requirements 31'x28'
Deck Size (Sq. Ft.) 29
Deck Height (In.) 30,48,60