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The best outdoor toys for kids this summer

The best outdoor toys for kids this summer


Carly Glendinning rounds up the best outdoor toys to keep kids entertained this summer...

Liewood Paddling Pool (main image)

Kids outdoor toys don’t get much more stylish than this striped paddling pool from Liewood. This one is a great size for babies and can be used for splashing in, as well as water play activities.

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Sunnylife Dinosaur Sprinkler

If you don’t get any other garden toys this summer, make it this dinosaur sprinkler from Sunnylife. Besides looking super-cool in all of your summer snaps, little ones will love playing with this giant inflatable – whether the sprinkler is on or not. It’s a fun one for summer birthday parties too!


Little Dutch Balance Bike

Kidly has an awesome range of outdoor toys – with every toy type imaginable from climbing equipment to beach toys. With chunky tires, this ride on bike from Little Dutch is perfect for helping little ones develop their balance, coordination and gross motor skills.

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Liewood Water Blaster

This retro water blaster from Liewood will provide hours of fun, especially given the hot weather this summer! Perfect for the garden, park, or swimming pool and a must-pack for holiday.

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Nobodinoz Play Tent

Perfect for creative play, little ones will love holding outdoor tea parties, teddy bear picnics, or reading stories in the fresh air with this tent from Nobodinoz. A great investment as it can be enjoyed year round, it would make a cute addition to any playroom or kids bedroom too.

Scandiborn Bush Baby Swin Set

Plum Play Wooden Swing

Scandiborn stocks lots of outdoor play brands. Plum Play make brilliant outdoor play equipment – from climbing frames, to mud kitchens. We love this classic wooden swing. Blending in well in any outdoor space, it’s suitable for little ones from ages 3-12.