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The 5 Most Popular Rainbow Wooden Playsets

5 Most Popular Rainbow Playsets

The 5 Most Popular Rainbow Wooden Playsets

Plus: How to Choose and Customize your Playset!

Spring.

It’s heeeeere.

Your kids are driving you kuh-razy in the house …

And. You. Have. Got. To. Get. Them.

OUTSIDE.

Like NOW.

You keep hearing “Mooooom I’m sooooo bored!” (Even though their noses are buried in their tablets with the video game they just had to have…🙄)

So, you’ve decided!

You’re (finally!) getting a backyard playset. Yay!

(Buuuut….you accidentalllllllly? left that solo one-way ticket to Jamaica in your Trivago cart – just in case….).

You know the benefits of independent, unstructured play and by having your own backyard playset you’ll provide your kids with awesome benefits such as promoting their mental wellbeing, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, encouraging their creativity and imagination, and providing a foundation for dealing with the everyday stresses your kids face.

Aaaaand you won’t have to worry about those creeps watching your kids play at the park!

If you’ve read our blog article, the Definitive Wooden Playset Buyers Guide, you know Rainbow wooden playsets are the best choice for durability, quality, safety, and manufacturer’s warranty.

But with so many playsets and the many options to choose from it can get overwhelming fast, so we made this guide to our most popular playsets to help you along your buying journey.

We’ve also included a section on how to choose a Playset style and customize it.

If you’re already familiar with Rainbow Play Systems, their Playset styles and their amazing warranty, feel free to skip straight to the top 5 playsets.

If you’re not, no worries! Read on to learn about Rainbow, their styles of playsets, how to customize them, and their excellent manufacturer’s warranty.

Background

SinRainbow Play Systemsce 1985, Rainbow Play Systems has been building the best outdoor wooden playsets with top safety features and a best-in-the-industry warranty.

Based in Brookings, South Dakota, Rainbow Play Systems designs, builds and tests their playsets in their 675,000 ft facility in America’s Heartland.

Rainbow has installed over 800,000 playsets and has over 200 showrooms around the world where you can discover the best playset for your family. Your kids can try out Rainbow Playsets before you buy – on swings, slides, and exploring all the fun options to find their favorites. Then you can customize a variety of options within your budget and get the perfect playset for your family!

Key Features

Rainbow Play Systems is dedicated to keeping your kids safe so they make their playsets with top-quality materials. They use 100% Cunninghamia Cedar Lumber and their swing sets and accessories are specifically designed for stability and safety. Rainbow Playstem also tests each swing set thoroughly before it gets to your backyard.

Rainbow’s swing sets are built to last and combine cedar’s durability with its natural decay resistance. Rainbow sources SFI Certified lumber and plants five trees for every one harvested. They have solutions for uneven backyards, thanks to their Exclusive Triple Bracket System that adapts to any unlevel ground.

Rainbow offers versatile swing set options, and recently added an interactive “Swing Set configurator” 3D Builder Tool! You can even fully customize the model, size, package and accessories of your playset and see your design from every angle, while previewing different configurations, slides, swings and more in their Rainbow Play Studio.

Why choose Rainbow?

Parents love the infinite customization, safety, and durability of Rainbow Playsets. You can also customize your Rainbow playset in so many ways – it’s easy and only takes 3 steps!

How to customize your Rainbow Playset

Step 1. Select your style of Playset

Choose from either a Castle or Clubhouse playset:

Castle Playsets have a unique castle silhouette and more open play area overall, with a super flared canopy upper play area, a 360 degree tire swing or race car tire, unique step/chain ladder, Jacob’s rope ladder, extra wide customizable ladders and are best for unlevel yards.

Clubhouse Playsets have a traditional clubhouse silhouette and upper and lower play areas, a picnic table, sandbox or playhouse, optional climbing ramp, optional rock wall, an upper level cabin package option, a beautiful wooden roof cabin option and is best suited for a more enclosed play area overall.

If you’re still undecided, check out our article How to Choose the Right Swing Set for Your Backyard for inspiration and guidance!

Once you’ve decided on a Castle or Clubhouse style, you can …

Step 2. Select your playset Size

Choose the size of your Castle or Clubhouse playset based on Deck Height. Heights range from 5 feet up to 7 feet 2 inches!

Step 3. Customize your playset with features including:

  • Universal Options: binoculars, telescopes, monkey bars, and a crow’s nest
  • Swinging Options: flat, bucket, tire, or ship swings
  • Castle Options: periscopes, flags, swinging tents, and crawl tunnels
  • Clubhouse Options: playhouses, picnic tables, sandboxes, and a wooden roof
  • Swing Beams & Slides: wave slides, spiral slides, 3-position swing beams and more
  • Monkey Bars & Penthouses: monster monkey bars and a super penthouse

If you need more guidance on customizing your playset, check out our article Choosing the Best Features for your Rainbow Swingset!

The Rainbow Play Systems Warranty

Rainbow Play Systems has the best warranty in the business and is considered the Gold Standard in the residential playground industry! Their warranty coverage is not only exceptional but unique – because it is a manufacturer’s warranty and not merely a dealer’s warranty.

Let’s dive into Rainbow Play Systems Warranty coverage, where I’ll highlight its key features, inclusions, and exclusions.

Warranty Coverage

Lifetime Warranty

Structural Integrity

Rainbow provides lifetime coverage for all its Cunninghamia Cedar lumber components and guarantees their resilience against structural failure.

Specific Components

Lifetime warranty on Plastisol Coated Rungs, Scoop Slides, Super Scoop Slides, Spiral Slides, Wave Slides, Crawl Tunnels, Crow’s Nests, Commercial Swing Hangers, Rainbow Plaque, 360º Tire Swivel, Super Duty Tire Swivels, Panel Mounts, and Structural Hardware.

Five-Year Warranty

Various Components

Rainbow provides a five-year coverage for Binoculars, Tarps, Telescope, Periscope, Ship’s Wheel, and other specific items.

Swing Components

Coverage includes the Sky Curve Swing, Web Swing, Tire Swings, Chains, Chain Ladders, and Swing Seats.

Powder Coated Steel Components

Rainbow offers a five-year warranty on Fireman Poles, Grab-N-Go Bars, Corkscrew Climbers, 90º Brackets, 45º Brackets, T-Brackets, Chin Up Bars, Swing Beam Plates, Ladder Rungs, Monkey Bar Rungs, Safety Handles, Ladder Handles, and Ship Bell.

Rainbow Ropes and Flags

Rainbow covers ropes and flags for two years.

Warranty Exclusions

Rainbow Play Systems’ Warranty won’t cover the natural imperfections inherent in wood, cosmetic cracks, surface rust on hardware or metal components, color fading of plastic components, using a residential unit in a commercial playground setting, or incidental or consequential damages.

Warranty Considerations

Rainbow does not authorize any other entity to provide warranties, and no other warranty, including for merchantability or fitness for use, replaces this exclusive warranty from Rainbow Play Systems, Inc. directly to the original purchaser.

Rainbow Playsets

Outdoor Castle Playhouses

Castle Playhouses are a great choice for uneven backyards and adapt to just about any play area. These castle-themed outdoor wooden swing sets come complete with slides, and their spacious open play designs offer kids plenty of room for climbing, sliding, and swinging.

Rainbow Castle Playsets feature:

  • 18 oz. Heavy Duty Canopy
  • Spacious 7’ headroom
  • Vertical Spindle Safety Rails
  • Fastener Free Decking
  • Tire Swivel
  • Tire Swing
  • Two Extra Wide Ladders
  • Round Climbing Rungs
  • Deck Level Top Rung
  • Large 4’ x 6’ Main Beam Deck Supports
  • Notched Wood Angle Braces
  • Ladder Ground Runners

You can opt to upgrade your Circus Castle to a Super Castle which is 45% bigger and has over twice as much cubic headroom, and even get Super Monkey Bars that are 63% wider!

Backyard Clubhouse Playsets

Rainbow’s Backyard Clubhouse Playsets are the best choice of outdoor playset for compact yards due to their traditional silhouette.

Rainbow Clubhouse Playsets feature:

  • 18 oz. Heavy Duty Canopy
  • Spacious 7’ headroom
  • Vertical Spindle Safety Rails
  • Fastener Free Decking
  • Six Structural Uprights
  • Lower Level Customization
  • Deck Level Top Step
  • Notched Wood Angle Braces
  • Dual Bolt Construction Detail
  • Large 4’ x 6’ Main Beam Deck Supports
  • Oversized Base Board

Special Playsets

You can special order Rainbow’s most unique wooden playset: the Pirate Ship Playset and Swing Set, which comes in three different configurations – one even has a Spiral Slide!

The 5 Most Popular Rainbow Playset Models

Now we’ll (finally!) dive into the top 5 most popular wooden Rainbow Playset Castle and Clubhouse models!

The 4 most popular Castle playsets are:

  • Circus Castle Package II Feature Model (8A)
  • Rainbow Castle Feature Model II (16A)
  • Monster Castle Feature Model II (20A),
  • King Kong Castle Package V (25E)

And last but not least, the most popular Rainbow Clubhouse playset: the Rainbow Clubhouse Feature Model II (36A).

If you’d like to go with one of our most popular playsets, here they are!

#1 CIRCUS CASTLE FEATURE MODEL II (8A)

The Circus Castle Feature Model II (8A) is part of Rainbow Playsets’ Circus Castle Series. This model is an entry level play system and a best seller loaded with exciting features your kids will love.

Features like the timber rock wall ladder, 360º tire swing, 10′ safety scoop slide, trapeze combo, binoculars and telescope will trigger their imagination.

Your kids will create cherished memories right in your own backyard. With its durable construction and an array of exciting features, the Circus Castle Feature Model II (8A) will bring your kids endless hours of fun and excitement.

Rainbow Circus Castle Feature Model II 8A

Rainbow Circus Castle Feature Model II (8A)

Your little explorers can conquer the Castle with its bright red, yellow and blue canopy setting the stage for some epic adventures. The sturdy 4″ x 4″ Timber Rock Wall and Timber Step/Rung Ladders let them scale new heights.

Circus Castle Model II (8A) Specifications:

Weight 920 lbs.
Dimensions 24′ x 11.5′ x 11′
Deck Height 5′
Deck Size 4″ x 6′
Swing Beam Height 8′
Slide Length 10′ Safety Scoop
Headroom 6′
Overall Length 24′
Width 11.5′
Height 11′

 

The Trapeze Combo, Jacob’s Rope Ladder, and an exhilarating 360º Tire Swing promise endless hours of excitement, and as they take command of the Ship’s Wheel, peer through the Binoculars and scan the horizon with the Telescope, their imaginations will soar.

Rainbow Circus Castle Feature Model II 8A

Rainbow Circus Castle Feature Model II (8A)

Key features include:

  • 4′ x 6′ Castle
  • Red, Yellow & Blue Canopy
  • 4″ x 4″ Timber Rock Wall Ladder
  • 4″ x 4″ Timber Step/Rung Ladder
  • Trapeze Combo
  • Jacob’s Rope Ladder
  • 360º Tire Swing
  • Ship’s Wheel
  • Binoculars
  • Telescope
  • 2 Pair Safety Handles
  • 10′ Safety Scoop Slide
  • Grab-N-Go Bar
  • 3 Position Swing Beam
  • 3 Pair Commercial Swing Hangers
  • 2 Sling Swings
  • Knotted Rope with Disc

Safety is Rainbow’s top priority, so rest assured as your kids zip down the 10′ Safety Scoop Slide and swing on the 3 Position Swing Beam. The Circus Castle’s two Sling Swings, Knotted Rope with Disc and safety handles aplenty help make every adventure secure and unforgettable.

Rainbow Circus Castle Feature Model II 8A

Now that we’ve explored the delightful features of the Circus Castle Feature Model II (8A), let’s move on to the Rainbow Castle Feature Model II (16A), where bigger adventures await …

#2 RAINBOW CASTLE FEATURE MODEL II (16A)

Next in our Castle Series is the Rainbow Castle Feature Model II. This model is a little longer, taller, and wider than the Circus Castle Feature Model (8A).

This playset is a grand adventure waiting to unfold in your backyard kingdom.

Your kids can go on an epic adventure with this big beacon of fun. Watch them climb to the 5’ 8” high Castle deck, topped with a captivating red, yellow, and blue canopy that inspires their sense of wonder. The sturdy Rock Wall Ladders will make their ascent to the top filled with excitement and anticipation.

Rainbow Castle Feature Model II 16A

Rainbow Castle Feature Model II (16A)

The Trapeze Combo, Jacob’s Rope Ladder, and an exhilarating 360º Tire Swing promise endless hours of adventure. Your kids can take command of the Ship’s Wheel, peer through the Binoculars, and explore the unknown with the Telescope.

Rainbow Castle Feature Model II (16A) Specifications:

Weight 1485 lbs.
Dimensions 25.5′ x 12′ x 13′
Deck Height 5’ 8”
Deck Size 5.2’ x 5.2’
Swing Beam Height 9′
Slide Length 10.5′ Safety Scoop Slide
Headroom 7′
Overall Length 25.5′
Width 12′
Height 13′

 

The Safety Scoop Slide, Sling Swings, Knotted Rope with Disc, and plenty of safety handles ensure worry-free play for your little adventurers, so every moment is fun yet secure.

Rainbow Castle Feature Model II 16A

Rainbow Castle Feature Model II (16A)

Key Features include:

  • 5.2′ x 5.2′ Castle
  • Red, Yellow & Blue Canopy
  • 4″ x 4″ Timber Rock Wall Ladder
  • 4″ x 4″ Timber Step/Chain Ladder
  • 3 Spindle Rails
  • Trapeze Combo
  • Jacob’s Rope Ladder
  • 360º Tire Swing
  • Ship’s Wheel
  • Binoculars
  • Telescope
  • 2 Pair Safety Handles
  • 10.5′ Safety Scoop Slide
  • Grab-N-Go Bar
  • 3 Position Swing Beam
  • 3 Pair Commercial Swing Hangers
  • 2 Sling Swings
  • Knotted Rope with Disc

The Rainbow Castle Feature Model II lets your kids unlock their imagination and create great memories in the safety of your backyard. Durable construction and so many fun features, this playset promises to be the highlight of outdoor playtime for years to come.

Rainbow Castle Package II Feature Model 16A

Hopefully we’ve inspired you to picture how the Rainbow Castle Feature Model II (16A) will look in your backyard and imagine how much fun your kids will have with it.

But there are a few more top playsets to consider! Let’s move on to Rainbow’s MONSTER CASTLE FEATURE MODEL II (20A), a colossal playground that promises excitement at every turn …

#3 THE MONSTER CASTLE FEATURE MODEL II (20A)

The Monster Castle Feature Model II (20A) is also part of Rainbow’s Playset Castle Series and is a mammoth playset that can grow along with your kids!

This Monster Castle is modular – so you can add on tons of cool features like periscopes, flags, swinging tents and crawl tunnels!

Rainbow Monster Castle Feature Model II 20A

Rainbow Monster Castle Feature Model II 20A

Enjoy watching your kids summit the towering castle structure and its sturdy rock walls, rope ladders, and spacious decks!

Monster Castle Feature Model II (20A) Specifications:

Weight 1,710 lbs
Dimensions 26.5′ x 13′ x 13′
Deck Height 6′
Swing Beam Height 9.25′
Slide Length 11.5′ Safety Scoop Slide
Deck Size 5.2′ x 5.2′
Headroom 7′
Overall Length 26.5′
Width 13′
Height 13′

 

They’ll love swinging on the trapeze combo, spinning on the tire swing, and commanding the ship’s wheel. Safety is the focus, with features like sturdy construction and safety handles, so your kids can have a blast while you watch worry-free.

Rainbow Monster Castle Feature Model II 20A

Rainbow Monster Castle Feature Model II (20A)

Monster Castle Feature Model II (20A)

The Monster Castle has lots of fun features to keep up with your kids’ energy!

Key Features include:

  • 5.2′ x 5.2′ Castle
  • Red, Yellow & Blue Canopy
  • 4″ x 6″ Timber Rock Wall Ladder
  • 4″ x 6″ Timber Step/Chain Ladder
  • 3 Spindle Rails
  • Trapeze Combo
  • Jacob’s Rope Ladder
  • 360º Tire Swing
  • Ship’s Wheel
  • Binoculars
  • Telescope
  • 2 Pair Safety Handles
  • 11.5′ Safety Scoop Slide
  • Grab-N-Go Bar
  • 3 Position Swing Beam w/ Header
  • 4″ x 6″ Timber A-Frame Legs
  • 3 Pair Commercial Swing Hangers
  • 2 Sling Swings
  • Knotted Rope w/ Disc

The Monster Castle Feature Model II is huge with lots of engaging features and is where your kids will want to be for outdoor playtime for years to come.

Rainbow Monster Castle Feature Model II 20A

And now, on to the next playset in our Rainbow Castle Series- the King Kong Castle Package V (25E).

This popular model has loads of fun features for your kids and is a playground masterpiece that will spark the imagination of your little ones like never before.

#4 KING KONG CASTLE PACKAGE V (25E)

Introducing the King Kong Castle Package V (25E), the big finale to Rainbow’s Castle Series! This colossal playset could be the ultimate centerpiece for your kids’ backyard kingdom.

You won’t be able to pry your kids off this castle!

(OK, maybe with some Graeter’s ice cream …)

Rainbow King Kong Castle Package V 25E

Rainbow King Kong Castle Package V 25E

This castle has a spacious 27 square foot deck topped with a colorful canopy that will stimulate their sense of wonder and adventure. They’ll be filled with anticipation as they climb the sturdy Timber Rock Wall Ladders and Step/Chain Ladders -and flushed with success at the top!

King Kong Castle Package V (25E) Specifications

Weight 2,335 lbs.
Dimensions 28 x 17.5′ x 14.5′
Deck Height 7’ 2”
Deck Size 5.2’ x 5.2’/27 sq. ft.
Swing Beam Height 10.5′
Slide Length 14′ Safety Scoop
Headroom 7′
Overall Length 28′
Width 17.5′
Height 14.5′

 

Your kids can test their dexterity with Jacob’s Rope Ladder, and spin ‘til they’re dizzy on the 360º Tire Swing, and then pretend they’re a captain at the Ship’s Wheel and discover the unknown with the Binoculars and Telescope! Safety handles and sturdy construction make sure their play is both fun and safe.

Rainbow King Kong Castle Package V 25E

Rainbow King Kong Castle Package V 25E

Key Features include:

  • 5.2′ x 5.2′ Castle
  • 2 Red, Yellow & Blue Canopies
  • 4″ x 6″ Timber Rock Wall Ladder
  • 4″ x 6″ Timber Step/Chain Ladder
  • 6 Spindle Rails
  • Jacob’s Rope Ladder
  • 360º Tire Swing
  • Ship’s Wheel
  • Binoculars
  • Telescope
  • 3 Pair Safety Handles
  • 270° Spiral Slide
  • 14′ Safety Scoop Slide
  • Grab-N-Go Bar
  • 3 Position Swing Beam w/ Header
  • 4″ x 6″ Timber A-Frame Legs
  • 2 Pair Commercial Swing Hangers
  • 2 Sling Swings
  • Knotted Rope w/ Disc
  • Monkey Bar
  • Easy Climb Monkey Bar Support w/ Handles
  • 32″ x 61″ Penthouse

Create awesome memories when you add the durably constructed King Kong Castle Package V (25E) to your backyard. It has so many awesome features like a Penthouse and TWO slides -an 11½ foot 270 degree Spiral Slide AND a 14 foot Safety Scoop Slide!

This playset will be the ultimate destination for your kids’ outdoor playtime for years (and the envy of your neighbors!)

… Did somebody say Graeters?

King Kong Castle Package V 25E

Now that we’ve explored the mighty King Kong Castle Package V, let’s head over to Rainbow Clubhouse Feature Model II (36A), where imaginative play and outdoor adventures collide – but in a good way!

#5 RAINBOW CLUBHOUSE FEATURE MODEL II (36A)

Last, but not least, we have the most popular model in our Clubhouse Series, the Rainbow Clubhouse Feature Model II (36A)!

Kids love this Clubhouse because there’s actually a kid-sized picnic table with seating under the deck – the perfect spot to take a break and snack with their friends!

You may never get them into the house for lunch again …

The Rainbow Clubhouse Feature Model II is the crown jewel of Rainbow’s Clubhouse Series. Designed to delight and inspire creativity, this playset is a kid favorite for its unique features and endless opportunities for imaginative play.

Rainbow Clubhouse Feature Model II 36A

Rainbow Clubhouse Feature Model II (36A)

Kids can explore the Clubhouse with its colorful canopy for shade, and climb the Timber Step Ladder and a 4’ x 4’ Rock Wall, and zip down the 10 ½ foot Safety Scoop Slide!

Rainbow Clubhouse Feature Model II (36A) Specifications

Weight 1,575 lbs.
Dimensions 21′ x 17′ x 13′
Deck Height 5’ 8”
Deck Size 5.2’ x 5.2’
Swing Beam Height 9′
Slide Length 10.5′ Safety Scoop
Headroom 7′
Overall Length 21′
Width 17′
Height 13′

 

Watch your kids swing on the two Sling Swings and the Trapeze Combo, then imagine they’re the captain at the Ship’s Wheel, scan the horizon with Binoculars, and search the skies with their Telescope!

Rainbow Clubhouse Feature Model II 36A

Rainbow Clubhouse Feature Model II (36A)

Rainbow Clubhouse Feature Model II (36A)

Key Features include:

  • 5.2′ x 5.2′ Clubhouse
  • Red, Yellow & Blue Canopy
  • 4″ x 4″ Timber Rock Wall
  • 4″ x 4″ Timber Step Ladder
  • 1 Pair Cozy Rails
  • 4 Spindle Rails
  • Trapeze Combo
  • Ship’s Wheel
  • Binoculars
  • Telescope
  • 1 Pair Safety Handles
  • Picnic Table
  • 10.5′ Safety Scoop Slide
  • Grab-N-Go Bar
  • 3 Position Swing Beam
  • 3 Pair Commercial Swing Hangers
  • 2 Sling Swings
  • Knotted Rope with Disc

The Rainbow Clubhouse Feature Model II lets your kids embark on unforgettable journeys and create treasured memories in the comfort of your own backyard.

Its unique features and durable construction make this clubhouse the favorite place for your kids and their friends for many years.

Rainbow Clubhouse Feature Model II 36A

Rainbow Clubhouse Feature Model II 36A

From grand castles to charming clubhouses, Rainbow Play Systems offers a world of possibilities for outdoor fun and exploration. Whether your kids prefer scaling rock walls, soaring through the air on swings, or going on an imaginative journey, these playsets will inspire their creativity and foster active, independent play.

Now that you know about Rainbow’s most popular playsets and their incredible benefits, it’s time to get out there and see for yourself which Rainbow Playset is right for your family and which will be the one to transform your backyard into an adventure-filled oasis.

Make your backyard the envy of the neighborhood and your kids’ favorite destination for endless fun and … have a blast choosing which playset to get!

I recommend you visit a local Rainbow showroom (best option) or you can shop online to find your family’s dream Rainbow playset.

I hope this guide helps you find the perfect playset!

Check out the Rainbow Playset Buying Guide for more information on these and all of Rainbow’s playset models.

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