When my daughter was 2 1/2 we bought a swingset from Timbergyms in Newington. They are really great! It can grow with them, so you do not have to buy one at different ages.
If you have not heard of them, you can actually go and see several of their swingsets all set up. They have a play time during the week. We had our daughters 3rd birthday party there too. We have had our swingset going on two years in May and we have not had any issues. We have the 5x5 swingset. We felt this one was more stable. Our backyard has no shade and the wind can pick up pretty nice in our backyard. There are a lot of companies out there. I would look online and then visit them. If your family is handy you can buy gymsets at Sams, Cosco or BJs. Timbergyms will come out once a year and seal for $100 the wood from cracking etc or you can buy the stuff from them and do it yourself. We didn't have time last year, but this year we are going to do it ourselves. There are so many different options from a sandbox, table, rock wall, and baby swings and regular swings too. My 20 month old loves the slide and adults can even slide down the slide. They usually have deals going on now too. Watch the mail for those flyers or even their website too. The owner is really great to work with. Most of the time he is off on Wednesdays and he answers the phone. I just went to their websites and there are a couple of coupons on the site. I went back and forth to get a used one vs a new one and with the help of both grandparents helping we were able to get a really nice but not too expensive one.
Hope this helps! This is a great time to be looking. Get ready now, because they get busy over the next couple of months and we waited two weeks for ours to be delivered.
Adults can have fun too, remember to enjoy!
Mom of a 4 1/2 and 20 month old girls
I work full time out of the house.