Best Garden Swings For Adults: for all budgets & sizes

By   | Last Updated :   February 1, 2023 | Filed In :   Garden Furniture Ideas

Not just for kids, swinging garden chairs are becoming increasingly popular. We all loved sitting on swings as a kid but did you know that swings have many health and developmental benefits for children and adults alike? The gentle back and forth movement is a powerful stress-reliever, helping to calm nerves or anxiety. Essentially, swinging makes us feel good!

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Best adult garden swing sets you can buy

From inexpensive canvas options to luxurious wooden chairs, we’ve swung into action and put several to the test. Here’s our pick of the best swing seats for your outdoor space.

1. Miami 3 Seater Swing Seat with Cushion, You Garden

Best wooden adult swing for shade in the garden

miami 3 seater swing seat with cushion

Miami 3 Seater Swing Seat, You Garden

Ideal for placing on a flat lawn or patio, this beautiful swing chair comes with a wooden canopy to provide shade from the hot sun and shelter from the wind. Crafted from FSC-certified timber and guaranteed against rot for 10 years, this will be a comfortable and popular addition to your garden.

This swing chair easily seats 3 adults so there’s plenty of space, just as well as it’s so comfortable, we don’t think anyone will want to move once they’ve sat down! The swing seat also comes with a padded cushion and you can add scatter cushions and throws to brighten it up.

2. Summer Dream Swing Seat, Garden Furniture Centre

Best heavy duty garden swing made for comfort

summer dream swing seat

Summer Dream Swing Seat, Garden Furniture Centre

If you have the space, this garden swing seat is a must-have addition to your garden or patio.

At 3 metres long, this incredible seat is roomy enough for 4 people. The set includes a canopy, weather-resistant cushions, footrests, adjustable headrests and side tables. The swing seat also has 5 different recline positions and can transform into a flatbed for the ultimate relaxation on sunny, summer days.

The swing seat is crafted from iroko, also known as African teak, an extremely durable hardwood which is naturally weather-resistant and low maintenance.

3. Sol 27 Outdoor Louisa Swing Seat, Wayfair

Best value for money swing set

sol 27 outdoor louisa swing seat

Outdoor Louisa Swing Seat, Wayfair

At under £200, this swing seat is excellent value for money. With a handy canopy for shade and a comfortable canvas seat, the swing is connected to the frame with heavy-duty springs for extra safety.

This chair will comfortably seat two adults and a child and at just 18kg, it’s lightweight enough to move around should you need to. It’s also available in a choice of 4 colours. Add a matching side table, sit back and let the hours swing by.

4. Polly Double Garden Swing Seat, Jarder

Best outdoor swing for relaxation

polly double garden swing seat

Polly Double Garden Swing Seat, Jarder

Featuring an unusual reclining seat, this ultra-modern swing seat will be the perfect addition to your garden this summer.

The seat is made from practical and comfortable Textilene fabric so it’s easy to keep clean and will easily resist all the incredibly changeable British summer can throw at it. With a padded headrest, handy shade canopy, elevated footrest and built-in drink trays, this is one swing seat that you won’t want to leave.

5. Hangout Pod Swing Chair and Set, Made

Best versatile adult swing seat

hangout pod swing chair and set

Hangout Pod Swing Chair and Set, Made

Fancy packing up your swing chair and taking it on holiday or to the park? Well, with this clever chair you can!

The hangout pod swing chair combines a powder-coated steel stand with a comfortable mould-resistant pod. A cross between a hammock and a chair, it can be assembled in as little as 10 minutes and will be a welcome addition to your garden, with the practicality of being easily dismantled and packed into a carry bag ready to take on camping trips.

The pod may not look super-sturdy but it will hold up to 200kg. It can also be hung from a sturdy tree branch or beam. We think this versatile chair is one of the cleverest swing seats available.

6. Rowlinson Dartmouth Swing Seat, Original Organics

Best trellis garden swing

rowlinson dartmouth swing seat

Rowlinson Dartmouth Swing Seat, Original Organics

Fancy combining a swing seat with gorgeous climbing plants? This wooden, arbour-style swing seat from Original Organics enables you to do just that. Plant pretty climbers next to the seat for visual interest, gorgeous scents and a welcome pop of colour.

The chair is made from pressure-treated FSC-certified softwood so it will last for years. You can also paint or stain the chair to suit your style. It’s easy to assemble and its classic looks mean it will look elegant in any setting, especially in enchanted or Greek style gardens

7. Oak Swing Seat, Garden Furniture Centre

Best for rustic looks

oak swing seat

Oak Swing Seat, Garden Furniture Centre

If you’re a fan of natural-looking furniture, then you’ll love this beautifully crafted oak swing seat. Carefully picked, natural oak branches form the frame for the chair, while a combination of branches and cut oak have been used to create the chair.

The oak used is sustainably sourced from European oak forests. The chair does need assembling, or you can opt for the at-home installation service. You can choose from a 2 or 3-seat option too. All in all, it’s an unusual and beautifully crafted piece of furniture that will enhance any outdoor setting, especially for the classic English cottage look.

8. Malta Double Steel Hanging Chair, Habitat

Best adult garden hanging chair for contemporary gardens

malta double steel hanging chair

Malta Double Steel Hanging Chair, Habitat

This hand-woven swing chair ticks all the contemporary style boxes and will add an on-trend feel wherever it’s placed. Made from natural rattan, it’ll need to be stored inside when not in use and covered in wet weather but as it looks so fabulous, we think it’ll be a great addition inside your home in the cooler months of the year too. 

The chair comes with washable, padded cushions and a sturdy, steel frame, providing a luxurious pew for two.

How to choose the best adult swing for your garden

Measure up

If you’re thinking of enhancing your garden with a swing chair, remember that they’ll need more space than a regular bench. Allow for at least 60 centimetres of swing room on either side of the chair. Possibly more depending on the size of the chair, check with the manufacturer if in doubt.

Shop around

We’ve recommended our pick of the best adult swing chairs but there are hundreds on the market. Do your research and shop around to make sure you’re getting the right chair for your needs.

Test it out

The best way to shop for garden furniture is to visit the store if you can and try it out! Many places won’t offer a refund once the item is assembled, unless it is faulty, so if you can, it’s advisable to try before you buy.

How we tested our outdoor swings for adults

We carefully researched our chairs, finding the best quality pieces that we could, taking into consideration the materials used, the features included and ease of assembly.

And if you are looking for more inspiration on how a new swing seat will fit into your space, check out our full list of garden swing ideas

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