Childrens Rope Swing with Inscription
Child on Oak Rope Swing

Wooden Garden Swings for Children

Going on adventures and exploring the woodlands as a child conjures glorious memories of raincoats and wellies, sunlight streaming between branches overhead, puddles to jump in and - of course - the perfect rope swing for an extra touch of magic.

Bring the wonder back into your garden with your very own Wooden Garden Swings, available in gorgeous Seasoned Oak with the opportunity to add your own unique carving or inscription, if you like.

The seat measures 45cm wide, 18cm deep and 4cm thick (that's 38cm between the ropes).

Our standard hempex rope lengths are 16mm thick and 4m long each side with our clever no knot fixings included, so putting up your swing couldn't be simpler.

The breaking strain of the ropes is 1951kgs each side. 

Don't forget: you'll need enough rope to be able wrap around the bough twice, so please measure carefully. 

Don't worry, longer rope lengths are available in the drop down box when you order online. Or, if you'd prefer, call us on 01297 443084 to place your order and ask any questions - we'd be delighted to help.

If it's a last minute gift, we can help - we have a small stock of uncarved swings and can get them to you as a next day special. Please phone us to discuss.

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Finding Your Perfect Rope Swing

Watch as Sitting Spiritually founder Martin Young guides you through the key things to consider when choosing a rope swing. The type of wood, rope length, how they're assembled and the different ways of personalising your rope swing all inform the decision making process.

Children's wooden rope swing

What makes our swings the best

Our rope swings have the credibility of our established brand, so much so that we are the only swing makers Licensed by The RHS. The National Trust have also bought our products for their gardens, and believe us, their testing & safety procedures are extremely vigorous, so what greater endorsement could you ask for?

Where others have the ropes spliced around the rope swing, meaning the wood may be prone to split over time, our ropes, which are made by a long established marine rope maker, are threaded through the rope swing. Our rope swings have strengthening oak battens underneath them adding to their stability and each rope swing comes with our unique, simple, no knots hanging system as standard.

The corners and edges of our rope swings are gently rounded, meaning a little one (or adult) will never get a painfully sharp knock.

I want to hang from a frame/ceiling/porch ?

If you would like us to build a rope swing to your own measurements? No problem, just give us a call.

Single Swing Seat with Frame

Do you need a frame for your swing?

If you do not have a suitable tree or support in your garden we also offer oak frames to match your rope swings.

You could take a look at the Trilogy Frame which can hold two seats with three configuration options or the High Oak Frame which holds one swing.

Thank you so much for making us the children's swing which takes pride of place alongside the lovely adult sized one you made us some time ago. We have a lovely time sitting together. 

- James and Christina

How To Hang Your Children's Rope Swing

This video features Sitting Spiritually founder Martin Young providing you with a tutorial on how to hang your rope swing to a tree. If you have any questions on how to hang your tree swing or need some assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01297 443084 or email

Sitting Spiritually Swing Hanging from a tree
Sitting Spiritually Gardens Swings stacked in a workshop

How To Hang a Swing on a Sloping Bough

By changing the fulcrum point from the bough to the pole, you will improve it by approximately 60%. It involves two simple knots and any suitable pole. Note: click on the image to enlarge.

Hanging a swing on a sloping bough

Step 1: You will need to climb up to the bough, and using these two simple knots insert the pole in each end.

How to hang a swing on a sloping bough

Step 2:  Move the pole up as close as you can to the bough making sure it’s horizontal. 

How to hang a swing on a sloping bough

Step 3: Here's how to tie the knot.

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to call us on 01297 443084 and we will gladly guide you through the process.


We do have available our stainless steel pivot sets. They create a smooth and seamless swinging experience. To enquire about having these, please contact Martin on 01297 443084 or 07837 651283

Note if you have ordered and single high oak frame or The Trilogy they will come complete with the correct ropes and pivot sets 

We will need to know the ceiling/beam height.

The kit consists of   

2x 10mm stainless steel eyebolts 200mm long ( Longer available upon request)

2x stainless steel 8mm D shackles

2x specially made nylon pivot bushes 

2x bespoke length ropes spiced in thimbles (as shown)

These cost £99.50

Special pivots for your Swing by Sitting Spiritually
D-Shackles Swing Seat Sitting Spiritually


Made especially for Sitting Spiritually products, our d-shackles create a wonderfully smooth swinging experience.

Stainless Steel Eyebolt

Stainless Steel Eyebolts

Our stainless steel eyebolts with a woodscrew thread are commonly used for hanging indoors and screwing in to an existing ceiling.

Eyebolts For Beams

Eyebolts for Beams

These eyebolts are specifically for hanging swing seats and rope swings on beams and come in 65mm, 200mm and 300mm.

Rope Swing Accessories

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