Tire swings are a relatively basic idea - a tire suspended from a rope - although more and more manufacturers are continuing to enhance the designs of tire swings in order to keep them in high demand. Tire swings are now available in many different shapes such as horses, birds and even kangaroos. These designs are very popular for families with small children. Tire swings are hung from trees as opposed to being attached to swing sets. Tire swings can cost very little if you just use an old tire and tie it to the tree, however tire swings with creative designs such as birds or horses, may cost up to $150, or possibly even more.