Flexible Flyer Swing Set Reviews – 6 Model Compilation

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Many thanks again for taking the time to visit and welcome to this Flexible Flyer Metal Swing Set review compilation which will cover 6 different models under this brand including the popular Flexible Flyer Play Park Swing set, the Flexible Flyer Fun Fantastic II and also the Flexible Flyer Big Adventure Swing set so at least you have more than one choice when it comes to making a final decision. As there are so many models available under the brand, we have split this review into 2 parts as follows so feel free to skip to whatever part interests you the most…

  • Part 1 – Will cover the Play Park, Big Adventure and Fantastic Fun Models
  • Part 2 -  Will cover the Outside Fun II, Fantastic II and Dogwood Models

Please note also that guide prices can only be shown at the time of this review as prices can change from month to month depending on local promotional activities so please make sure to view the price checkers provided below to ensure you have the most up to date accurate price information.

In addition, we will outline all the main features that you need to be aware of for each model and also the main pros and cons and a summary table to help you make your final decision. At the end of this page, we have also provided additional price comparison options that are worth checking out also if you wish to explore prices elsewhere, so without any further delay let’s get started…

Swing Set Review Overview:

Brand:Flexible Flyer
Models:6 Model Review Compilation
Orders online:Yes, orders accepted online
Home Delivery:Yes, home deliveries available
Warranty:Seller dependant – generally 180 days (please check individual models)
Price Range:$80 up to $230 (at the time of this review)
Cheap Place to Buy: Walmart – View current stock availability here

Flexible Flyer Swing Set Review Part 1 - Play Park, Big Adventure and Fantastic Fun

Flexible Flyer Play Park Metal Swing Set

Pros:

Made in America – support your own
Great selection of different activities
Can accommodate 10 kids at once
Assembly much easier than wood
Great for birthday parties & more
Includes a 6 foot wave slide
A trapeze bar is provided
Comfortable 2 kid air Glider
Passenger swing can hold 4 kids
Outer frame is solid and robust
Height of the swings are adjustable
Chains are vinyl-coated
Assembly can be done in 2- 4 hours
A lot less money than a wood set
Great overall value for the price

Cons:

Price is generally $200+
Can deteriorate and rust in time
Need to treat for rust prevention
No anchors are included
Anchors need to be bought separately
Limited to 81Ibs per child
Manual instructions could be better
Assembly will be difficult for some
Max age of 12 yrs is questionable
More like 8 years or even younger
Slide could be larger and higher
Selecting the correct screws is hard
Missing parts have been reported

Flexible Flyer Big Adventure Swing Set

Pros:

Made in the USA & affordable
Toddler swings can be added
Outdoor active play & exercise
Provides 6 different activities
Can accommodate 9 kids
Resistant to weather elements
Swing heights are adjustable
Chains are vinyl coated
Much cheaper than wood sets
Includes a shoe loop swing
Mini see saw provided
A PVC wave slide 6 foot long
2 swings and a trapeze bar
The Rocket glider is included
Quick assembly in 2- 4 hours
For kids aged 5 to 8 years
Great value for the price level with so many activities

Cons:

Price also tends to be $200+
Anchors could be better
Needs quick crete in soft bases
Only allows max 81Ibs per child
Very small for 7 or 8 year olds
More like 6 years or younger
Cases of small parts missing
Need to be careful with screws
Susceptible to rust in the future
Assembly needs careful attention

Flexible Flyer Fantastic Fun Swing Set

Pros:

Much lower price level available
Price tends to be <$170
Provides 6 different activities
Protected from weather elements
Chains are vinyl coated
3 swings and a trapeze bar
Includes the 2 person air glider
Includes a 6 foot wave slide
Outer frame is solid & strong
Toddler swings can be added
Also made in the USA
Assembly is only 1 to 3 hours
Attractive colors blue / white
Deluxe comfort seats provided
Can be used by toddlers 3 yrs+
Can be used by 7 kids at once
Good value for the price tag

Cons:

No rocket glider is included
No Mini see saw available
Slide could be a lot taller
Limited to max age of 8 years
More like age level of 6 or 7
Max weight per child is 81Ibs
Must 1st read all instructions
Difficult to identify all bolts/screws
Seats can be a bit slippery
Needs to be anchored solidly

A quick summary table for the Flexible Flyer Play Park, Big Adventure and Fantastic Fun Metal Swing sets is outlined below.

FeaturePlay ParkBig AdventureFantastic Fun
Kids Accommodated:1097
Slide:Yes (6 foot)Yes (6 foot)Yes (6 foot)
Trapeze Swing:YesYesYes
Shoe Loop SwingNoYesNo
Glider:Yes (2 kids)Yes (2 kids)Yes (2 kids)
Swing seats:223
Passenger Lawn Swing:Yes (4 kids)NoNo
Weight Capacity per child:81Ibs per child max81Ibs per child max81Ibs per child max
Max weight Capacity:810Ibs729Ibs567Ibs
Age Suitability:5 to 12 years5 to 12 years3 to 8 years
Size Dimensions:200 by 96 by 72 inches213 by 130 by 72 inches15 by 8 by 6 Feet
AnchorsNoYesYes
See saw:NoYesNo

Flexible Flyer Swing Set Review Part 2 – Outside Fun II, Fantastic II and the Dogwood

Flexible Flyer Outside Fun II Swing Set

Pros:

Great price tends to be <$100
A trapeze bar is included
2 comfort swing seats included
Can accommodate 4 kids at once
It is ASTM qualified for safety
Nice ivory and dark hunter green
Effective safe small slide
Suitable for 3 to 8 year olds
Toddler swings can be added
Quick and easy assembly
Cheap and basic budget set

Cons:

Much smaller unit overall
Limited additional activities
No shoe lace swing or gliders
Only allows 4 kids at once
Limited to 3 activities only
Very basic and cheap
Needs to be anchored down
Too small for 8 year olds
Small parts reported missing
Slide is too small for 6 yr olds

Flexible Flyer Fantastic II Swing Set

Pros:

Also made in the USA
Fair price usually around $150
Mini side see saw included
2 person air glider provided
Has the trapeze swing
Includes 2 comfort swings
Also has the shoe loop swing
Great selection of activities
Can entertain 9 kids at once
Toddler swings can be added
Slide is 6 foot long
Assembly takes only 1 to 3 hours
Resistant to the weather elements

Cons:

No passenger glider included
Small parts missing reported
Assembly needs careful attention
Difficult to manage all the bolts
Slide could be larger / longer
Parts missing from time to time
Needs to be anchored in solidly
Separate anchors are needed

Flexible Flyer Dogwood Swing Set

Pros:

Mini side see saw included
Made in the US – support local
2 comfort swing seats provided
Swing heights are adjustable
A shoe loop swing included
Quick assembly – 1 to 2 hours
Price usually less than $150
Suitable for 3 to 8 year old kids
Toddler swings can be added
Cheap and basic budget set
ASTM qualified for safety

Cons:

No trapeze swing or air glider
Very limited activities
Basic and cheap overall
No stabilisers included
Need to buy anchors separately
No lawn passenger swing
Too small for 8 year olds
Slide is far too small
Missing parts also reported
Problems with screw durability

A quick summary table for the Flexible Flyer Outside Fun II, Fantastic II and the Dogwood Metal Swing sets is outlined below.

FeatureOutside Fun IIFantastic IIDogwood Metal
Kids Accommodated:496
Slide:Yes (6 foot)Yes (6 foot)Yes (6 foot)
Trapeze Swing:YesYesNo
Shoe Loop SwingNoYesYes
Glider:NoYesNo
Swing seats:222
Passenger Lawn Swing:NoNoNo
Weight Capacity per child:81Ibs per child max81Ibs per child max81Ibs per child max
Max weight Capacity:324Ibs729Ibs486Ibs
Age Suitability:3 to 8 years3 to 8 years3 to 8 years
Size Dimensions:144"L by 88"W by 72"H213 by 130 by 72 inches 144"L by 88"W by 72"H
AnchorsNoNoNo
See saw:NoYesYes

If you would prefer to look at Wooden Swing Set Reviews instead, then these may be of interest to you also…

In addition, if you would like to compare prices elsewhere, then make sure to take a quick look at the options provided below which could end up saving you a few dollars before you make your final decision...

Have your kids any personal experience with Flexible Flyer Metal Swing Sets in the past? If so, then please share your thoughts and feedback with the wider community by leaving a comment in the comment section below – So that they can learn also!

Finally, many thanks for taking the time to read our review and best of luck to you and your family with your final decision

Regards

Ryan

 

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2 Comments

  1. Great info, our family will be buying a Flexible flyer swing set in the next few days and we have been reading several reviews and this is one of the best we have seen. Great to know all the pros and cons for each so at least we know what to expect and I reckon the Play park one will be the us for us. Thanks for sharing your work and your review and I hope the kids have years of fun with it.

    • You are more than welcome and best of luck with the Flexible Flyer Play Park swing set, the kids will love the Passenger Swing. Best wishes to you all and thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, Ryan

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