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Swing-N-Slide Metal Monkey Bars
The monkey bar kit is designed to mount to most wooden play sets. Each kit includes 6 metal rungs, fully illustrated plans and all hardware required for mounting.
  • Metal monkey bars
  • Mounts to most wooden play sets
  • 6 Metal rungs
  • 23" total length
  • Fully illustrated plans and all hardware for mounting
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • For ages 3-10 years
  • Assembly required
  • For residential use only
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1 Year Warranty

Doesn't ship to Alaska or Hawaii

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Swing-N-Slide Metal Monkey Bars
 
4.5

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (16)
  • Easy assembly (15)
  • Weather proof (14)
  • Fun (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backyard (15)
    • Young children (8)
    • Older children (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Do-it-yourself (9), Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Novice (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Easy to Install Monkey Bar Kit

    I bought two of these kits so that I could build monkey bars and also use the bars as ladders for the fort and to climb up to the monkey bars. They are sturdy...Read complete review

    I bought two of these kits so that I could build monkey bars and also use the bars as ladders for the fort and to climb up to the monkey bars. They are sturdy and are easy to install. This kit is by far the least expensive I found online. One complaint is that one kit contained Phillips head screws and the other contained 1 Phillips head screw and the rest had a star shaped head that required me to take a trip to [...] for the correct bit to drive them with (at least it was less than $2). I would give this product 5 stars if not for that small hiccup with hardware.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good, but needs improvement.

    I bought this kit through Meijer.com to add an overhead ladder to my grandchildren's play structure. First, you should know that the lumber is not included, you get only the metal bars. This...Read complete review

    I bought this kit through Meijer.com to add an overhead ladder to my grandchildren's play structure. First, you should know that the lumber is not included, you get only the metal bars. This is mentioned in the advertisements, but not clearly stated. There are some other problems with the kit and the advertising.The ad on the Meijer website says that all hardware is included, but that is NOT the case. The screws that attach the metal bars to the boards, which require a special star-slot driver bit (not included) are supplied, but the rest of the hardware is not. You have to purchase carriage bolts, washers and nuts separately. That would not be a huge problem, except that the "Wood Loc" washers that are called for in the instructions are nearly impossible to find. These are special washers with a square hole to fit carriage bolts and four pointed tines to grip the wood. No hardware or home improvement store has them. You can special order the washers from Swing-n-Slide which are on clearance sale, but you have to order a box of 500 for $10 and pay nearly $10 more for shipping. You need only four washers for the kit! These washers are normally not sold directly to the public but have to be ordered through [...] or [...]. I tried to do that, but ran into all kinds of problems: Lowes would not order such a small quantnty, Swing-n-Slide is not a listed vendor, etc. These washers are not really needed anyway. I will use regular hex bolts and flat washers. A minor problem with the instructions - they show the need for two 3-1/2-inch step supports cut from a 2x4, when you actually need four. Also, the plans tell you to bury 18" of the vertical 4x4 supports in the ground. This is tedious, time consuming and unnecessary, and would make moving the structure very difficult. My reccommendation is to cut the 4x4s to the correct height to make the horizontal bars level and then secure them to the ground with auger-type swing set anchors which would be easy to remove if necessary. There are many other simple ways to anchor the uprights without digging two deep holes.Despite these problems, any handyman can modify and use the kit to make a sturdy set of monkey bars

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    4.0

    Good!

    By The Dad

    from Stl

    About Me Do-It-Yourself, Handyman, Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Assembly
    • Fun
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backyard
      • Older Children

      Comments about Swing-N-Slide Metal Monkey Bars:

      Easy!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Judysue

      from Phila, PA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Sturdy
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Backyard

      Comments about Swing-N-Slide Metal Monkey Bars:

      We used these to replace old wooden monkey bar rungs which just wore out and started to splinter and crack. We cut the old ones off and the new ones fit right over the top of the existing frame perfectly. They came very quickly and we are extremely happy with them.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Swing-N-Slide Metal Monkey Bars

      By Retired engineer

      from Ohio

      About Me Do-It-Yourself

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Assembly
      • Fun
      • Sturdy
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Older Children
        • Young Children

        Comments about Swing-N-Slide Metal Monkey Bars:

        Easily added to an existing play set to keep the set fun for older grand kids .

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love IT

        By griff the contractor

        from hamilton ohio

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Assembly
        • Fun
        • Sturdy
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backyard
          • Older Children

          Comments about Swing-N-Slide Metal Monkey Bars:

          Have put this set up on may swing sets and have had many happy cumstomer

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Good set of monkey bars

          By Josh

          from south mills

          About Me Do-It-Yourself

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Assembly
          • Sturdy
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backyard

            Comments about Swing-N-Slide Metal Monkey Bars:

            Awesome product. The kids love the monkey bars. Built our own wood frame, but not to the directions included. It was added to an existing playset. I used 2x4's for the supports and they work fine. I can swing from them and I'm 180lbs. Oh, and the fasteners included work just fine. They require a torx bit, folks. TORX. You can find them everywhere.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Monkey bars for kids

            By Tender

            from Massena, NY

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Assembly
            • Sturdy
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

            • Directions unclear

            Best Uses

            • Backyard

            Comments about Swing-N-Slide Metal Monkey Bars:

            The hardest part was figuring out how to attach the monkey bars to the swing set as there was no examples mentioned it just states to attach it. Thank goodness for [...] a couple of corner brackets and attaching it became real easy. Also it states all hardware required for mounting which was not included in my set.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Solid, safe, attractive

            By BikeBum

            from Perrysburg, OH

            About Me Handyman

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun
            • Sturdy
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backyard

              Comments about Swing-N-Slide Metal Monkey Bars:

              I used the included screws to mount these bars every 12" across two six foot 2"x6" boards which I mounted on our play set. My kids love them.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Swing-N-Slide Monkey Bars are awesome!

              By Rich

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy Assembly
              • Hours of Fun
              • Sturdy
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Group Play
                • Individual Play
                • Older Children
                • Physical Activity
                • Small Children

                Comments about Swing-N-Slide Metal Monkey Bars:

                These monkey bars are extremely durable and very cost-effective. They were easy to install and I was grateful that I could buy just the bars and not the entire kit. [...]The only con was that a Star bit for installing the screws was not included, but I knew that already from someone else's review. Not a big deal as it's only about 50 cents to buy your own star bit. This is a great product. The entire neighborhood comes over (adults too) to swing/workout on these monkey bars!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                Good, but needs improvement.

                By Mike

                from Orange County, NY

                About Me Experienced handyman, Grandparent

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy Assembly
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Hardware hard to find
                • Most hardware not include

                Best Uses

                • Group Play
                • Individual Play

                Comments about Swing-N-Slide Metal Monkey Bars:

                I bought this kit through Meijer.com to add an overhead ladder to my grandchildren's play structure. First, you should know that the lumber is not included, you get only the metal bars. This is mentioned in the advertisements, but not clearly stated. There are some other problems with the kit and the advertising.The ad on the Meijer website says that all hardware is included, but that is NOT the case. The screws that attach the metal bars to the boards, which require a special star-slot driver bit (not included) are supplied, but the rest of the hardware is not. You have to purchase carriage bolts, washers and nuts separately. That would not be a huge problem, except that the "Wood Loc" washers that are called for in the instructions are nearly impossible to find. These are special washers with a square hole to fit carriage bolts and four pointed tines to grip the wood. No hardware or home improvement store has them. You can special order the washers from Swing-n-Slide which are on clearance sale, but you have to order a box of 500 for $10 and pay nearly $10 more for shipping. You need only four washers for the kit! These washers are normally not sold directly to the public but have to be ordered through [...] or [...]. I tried to do that, but ran into all kinds of problems: Lowes would not order such a small quantnty, Swing-n-Slide is not a listed vendor, etc. These washers are not really needed anyway. I will use regular hex bolts and flat washers. A minor problem with the instructions - they show the need for two 3-1/2-inch step supports cut from a 2x4, when you actually need four. Also, the plans tell you to bury 18" of the vertical 4x4 supports in the ground. This is tedious, time consuming and unnecessary, and would make moving the structure very difficult. My reccommendation is to cut the 4x4s to the correct height to make the horizontal bars level and then secure them to the ground with auger-type swing set anchors which would be easy to remove if necessary. There are many other simple ways to anchor the uprights without digging two deep holes.Despite these problems, any handyman can modify and use the kit to make a sturdy set of monkey bars

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Buy!!

                By Liz

                from Los Lunas, NM

                About Me Do-It-Yourself

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy Assembly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backyard
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Swing-N-Slide Metal Monkey Bars:

                  We added these monkey bars to 2 by 4's and made our own steps to complete it. They turned out beautifully. It was easy to assemble. I have a 2 and a three year old and they practice swinging on them often.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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