Beautiful weather is here and with it, lots of time being spent outdoors. But you know how it is. Its a beautiful day outside and all you hear from your kids is, “I’m bored“, or “There’s nothing to do outside.”
I know, because those were the exact words I used to mutter when I was a kid. And truth be told, there was plenty for me to do. I just wanted something new and exciting!
But, fortunately, there are tons of cool toys, games, and outdoor activities available for you and your child to enjoy. Hopefully, with a little help from this article, you’ll be able to keep your kids outdoors and entertained from sun up to sun down.
I’ve done my best to find the coolest outdoor toys for kids that I could. I’ve also taken the liberty to break up everything into categories to make it easier to sort through. I hope you find something on the list that will work for you!
In a hurry? Below is a quick table highlighting some of the coolest toys on the list from several categories!
#1 Step2 Up & Down Roller Coaster Ride On
Your kids may be too small to ride an actual roller coaster, but this is a great alternative! The Step2 Roller Coaster features a 10 foot long track thats specially designed to hold the car in place as it zooms forward full steam ahead. It even has non-slip entry steps to help you child hop on incident free.
The whole track assembles easily as it just snaps together with no tools required. The cool thing about this roller coaster is that the car can be used separately if desired. Just take it off the track, throw your little one on and have a blast!
#2 Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Trike
Trikes are just plain fun! And they’re a great way for your kids to stay active and healthy. This Thomas & Friends Trike by Fisher-Price is an excellent choice for your childs first trike.
It features a wide, stable wheel base, easy to grip handlebars, and big foot pedals, making it sturdy and safe for your kids. Its also equipped with a comfortable seat that lifts up to reveal a secret storage compartment! You know your kids will love that. Theres no telling what they’ll store in there!
It also has “off road” tires to give it more of a rugged look. All in all, a trike is one of the best outdoor toys for kids, hands down.
#3 Hauck Lightning – Pedal Go Kart
Another pedal powered favorite, this pedal go kart by Hauck is sure to keep your kids outdoors and entertained for hours at a time, or however long they can pedal for! This go kart is great for building leg strength and endurance in your little one, and its a blast to ride! It comes in three different colors: pink, orange, and green, so finding one to fit your childs style isn’t an issue!
It boasts real rubber wheels, a three point steering wheel, 8 ball style hand brake, and a steel tube powder coated frame for extra durability. It also has a soft, comfortable seat with a high backrest which promotes good posture and allows your kid to ride longer in a safe seating position.
#4 Best Choice Products Ride On Vehicles
When it comes to outdoor riding toys, nothing is more iconic than the battery powered jeep! This jeep, by Best Choice Products has lots of cool features your kids will enjoy. It has bright LED lights, a built in AUX outlet so your kids can jam out while driving, and a stylish rugged design. If you dont like the red, you can also choose from white, black, blue, and green.
This jeep features a rechargable battery and a 12v motor with 3 speed options: low, medium, and high. Its top speed is 3.7mph. Also, the jeep can be controlled manually, by your child, or remotely, by you. It even has reverse so you kids can back themselves out of a tight spot. This is the perfect toy to teach your child some early driving skills with!
If jeeps aren’t your style, you can take your pick from Lamborghini’s, Mercedes, Maserati, Audi, and more!
#5 Royal Baby Bicycle
Bicycles are an essential part of any kids childhood and learning to ride one is a great way for children to build endurance, lower body strength, coordination, and most importantly, self confidence!
This bike by Royal Baby is available in 7 different colors for boys and girls, and has multiple configurations to choose from depending on the height or age of your child. It also comes 95% preassembled and comes with easy to follow instructions and needed tools to help reduce the time it takes you to finish assembling it.
It features a bell, DIY decals, removable training wheels, and a water bottle holder. Definitely check this bike out if your kids are ready to start learning how to ride!
#6 Jetson Jupiter Kick Scooter
This highly visual kick scooter is decked out with over 100 LED’s integrated into the stem, deck, and wheels! This is by far the coolest kids scooter available, hands down. It has a sturdy, wide deck for added stability and the handle bars are adjustable to your kids height. The rear foot brake is easy to find and works well in bringing the scooter to a full stop, quickly. Its lightweight design means its easy to carry, and folds up easily for convenient storage.
#7 Rollplay Nighthawk 12V Electric Ride On
The Rollplay Nighthawk is a super cool, electric, kids ride on toy thats a blast to ride and safer than some of its alternatives. Because your child is in the seated position when riding, theres less of a chance of turning it over and causing injury.
The Nighthawk is powered by a 12V battery and has a easy to use push start feature. Its pedals let riders twist, turn, and glide around obstacles with relative ease at at speed of up to 6 mph! Its lightweight and easy to store, and requires very little assembly. Give your kids a unique riding experience that they’ll love with the Rollplay Nighthawk!
#8 Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide Bouncer
A bouncer with a climbing wall, two slides, and a splash pool! What more could you ask for. This is probably one of the best outdoor toys for summer time fun, hands down!
This heavy duty water bouncer by Little Tikes is designed to entertain four kids at a time for a max weight limit of 350 lbs. It comes with a heavy-duty blower, repair kit, and a storage bag. Theres also a 90 Day Limited Warranty in place on the fabric and a 1 year warranty on the blower for extra peace of mind.
If its warm out and you need something fun for your kids to do, definitely check this bouncer out!
#9 Inflatable Shark Summer Sprinkler
Can you imagine how much fun your kids would have with a giant shark sprinkler in the backyard! This is one of the cheapest, simplest, most fun inducing toys money can buy.
To get started, fill the base up with water. The arch portion is filled with air and comes with stakes to keep it in the upright position. Then hook up the water hose, cut it on and let the fun begin. The only downside to this toy is that all the neighboring kids will see how much fun it is and want to come over!
#10 Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table
Kids love water! Thats a fact. And this water table by Step2 is a great way to let your kids get their fix of H20 in a way thats fun and helps them learn. Its large enough to support multiple kids playing at a time and comes with lots of different accessories to keep it fun and interesting.
It also promotes STEM learning. As the water moves throughout the table, the maze-like spinners, ramps, and buckets are activated, helping your child learn the concepts of cause and effect. If you want a fun activity for your child to enjoy that also promotes early learning, this water table is a must!
#11 SplashEZ 3-in-1 Splash Pad
This splash pad by SpashEZ is a great way to keep your kids cool and entertained this summer. It features 12 sprinklers and doubles as a wading pool. Its 60″ in diameter and comes in multiple color options including the one seen above with the alphabet and animals, another featuring the map of the world, and the third a colorful balloon pattern.
If you have young kids and you need a budget friendly way to cool them off, definitely consider this amazing splash pad!
#12 Bobor Trampoline Sprinkler
A sprinkler hooked up to a trampoline! Sounds crazy right? The Bobor Trampoline Sprinker is a fun, unique way to keep your kids cool that they will absolutely love! I mean, who else will have a trampoline as cool as this?
The sprinkler system is specifically designed to fit trampolines and installs quickly. The hose is mounted to the outside of the trampoline net to avoid any accidental entanglements while your kids are playing and can easily be detached when not in use and use instead as a regular water hose.
#13 Intex Dinosaur Inflatable Play Center
The Intex Dinosaur Inflatable Play Center is perfect for indoor and outdoor play. Its main function is to be used as an outdoor pool. However, if your kids just want a cool inflatable to play on indoors, it can be used for that as well.
As a pool, it holds 57 gallons of water, more than enough to keep your littles ones cool and has a drain plug in the floor making it easy to drain when they’re done playing. It also shoots water out of the “palm tree” and has a cool waterfall feature that kids of all ages will love.
#14 Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Sprinkler
Another fun way to keep your kids cool this summer is with this super neat sprinkler by Melissa & Doug! Its designed for kids ages 3-6 but can be used by kids of all ages! It comes equipped with 12 sprinkler heads to keep the water flowing, promoting active play and coordination.
Melissa & Doug products have been labeled as “the gold standard in early childhood play” and are recognized for their beautifully designed, innovative kids play toys. They have a 100% Happiness Guarantee on all their products!
#15 Intex Surf ’N Slide Inflatable Play Center
Intex makes its way on the list again with this super cool surf ‘n slide inflatable. The surf’n slide is similar to the traditional slip’n slide only your kids slide out the mouth of the shark on inflatable boogie boards. This is just as fun, but much safer than the original. Included with your purchase is a landing mat that sits underneath the surface for additional padding.
To use, simply inflate the surf’n slide and hook up the water hose. Its quick and easy and your kids will have a blast!
#16 Inflatable Football Toss
Unleash your little ones inner QB with this awesome inflatable football toss by Island Genius. This 60″ tall inflatable has a 12″ diameter net target and a 6″ soft inflatable football thats the perfect size for kids little hands.
The base of the inflatable is designed to be filled with sand, water, or dry beans to help keep it in place. And the body can easily be inflated either by pump or mouth. This outdoor toy is a great way to keep your aspiring QB in shape and ready for the next season!
#17 Franklin Sports Goal-Post Set
Another must have for the football fanatic, this youth field-goal set is the perfect addition to the inflatable shown above. It features a weighted base to help keep it upright and is easy to assemble. Its not an inflatable so you dont have to worry about it getting punctured and having to repair it over time.
This youth field goal set is perfect for any kid who wants to learn how to “put one through the uprights”, or just wants to have a good time outdoors!
#18 Franklin Baseball Pitching Machine
With this baseball pitching machine by Franklin, your little one won’t have to go to the batting cage all the time to practice their swing. It holds up to 9 balls and will pitch every 7 seconds automatically. It also has a red light indicator to let you know when the pitch is about to be thrown.
Another cool feature about this pitching machine is that you can adjust it to the height for your child. As your child grows, you’ll be able to adjust the pitching machine to match. Six balls are included with the purchase but more can be purchases separately if needed. This machine is not to be used with regulation baseballs. Only the balls included with the set should be used.
#19 Little Tikes Basketball Goal
Little Tikes is known for making high quality toys that kids love, and this basketball goal is no exception. It adjusts from 4-6 feet to accommodate kids of all heights and includes a junior sized basketball perfectly sized for kids smaller hands.
The base, like all other stand-alone basketball goals, has to be filled with sand to help keep it properly stabilized. After all, you dont want this thing flying over in the wind, or tipping over if your little one decides to slam dunk! But just in case they do, the breakaway rim will keep them from hanging on it and potentially hurting themselves!
#20 Spike Ball
Spike Ball is a super fun game that gained tremendous popularity when it was made mainstream on Shark Tank. Since then, its gained a ton of momentum and is played by people all over the world. Spike Ball is a great outdoor game that will keep you and your kids engaged and having a blast!
The Spike Ball kit is easy to put together, comes with a cool travel bag, and has an adjustable net so you can decide just how challenging you want it to be.
#21 Elite Outdoor Ring Toss
Every kid loves to play ring toss! Now with the Elite Outdoor Ring Toss kit, you and your kids can enjoy playing whenever you want. This kit includes a total of 15 rings, platform, ring toss stakes, and a convenient carrying case. The whole thing can be set up or packed away in minutes, making it perfect for trips to the park or beach, or just to set up in your own backyard!
#22 Giggle N Go Flarts
If you’ve ever wanted a safer version of lawn darts for your kids to play, now you have it. Flarts by Giggle N Go is a safer alternative to the tradtional game of lawn darts. The “darts” of this version are inflatable and have a weighted bottom to help them stick to the board when tossed. Each kit comes with a board, 4 stakes, and 3 inflatable darts. The game can be set up or packed away in minutes. A must have for any backyard!
#23 GoSports Ladder Toss
Ladder toss, or ladder ball, whichever you prefer to call it, its a great outdoor game that kids and adults love. This ladder ball kit by GoSports comes with everything you need to start playing right away including 2 targets with score trackers, 6 rubber bolos, carrying case, and, of course, the official list of rules.
All the PVC used for the targets are pre-glued so assembly takes less than two minutes. The PVC tubes are also more heavy duty (50% thicker) than some of the other models out there, making it strong and durable. All in all, this ladder toss kit is a great buy and is sure to keep your kids entertained.
#24 Driveway Games All Weather Cornhole Set
Cornhole is a game enjoyed by millions of people all around the world, including kids. This set by Driveway Games is made from heavy duty plastic and includes waterproof bean bags made of all weather canvas material and filled with moisture proof plastic pellets. Unlike traditional wooden sets, these wont warp or rot if left outside for too long. You can keep this set in your backyard for your kids to enjoy for as long as you like!
#25 Champion Sports Rubber Horseshoe Set
The game of horseshoes has been around for nearly 2000 years and is a game predominantly played by men. For the most part, children aren’t able to play due to the sheer weight of the horseshoes and the distance they have to be thrown. However, with this rubber horseshoe set by Champion Sports kids can now play as much as they want! The horseshoes are lightweight and can easily be thrown by kids of all ages. This set can be used indoors or outdoors, whichever you prefer.
#26 Melissa & Doug Tootle Turtle Target Game
The Melissa & Doug Tootle Turtle Target Game is perfect for kids ages 3-6 years old. The turtle target is numbered from 1-5 and acts as the point system for the game. It also helps kids start learning their numbers from a young age. Also included with the set is the stand and 4 self stick bean bags which are thrown at the turtle target. This is a fun, engaging way for kids to learn early math skills that they can carry with them forever!
#27 Giggle N Go Inflatable Bowling Set
Another super cool toy by Giggle N Go, this oversized inflatable bowling set is sure to provide tons of outdoor fun for your little ones. Each pin has a weighted bottom to help keep it upright and in position for the roll. They’re heavy enough to stay upright but light enough to fall over when hit. The set includes 6 inflatable pins measuring 27″ tall and a inflatable bowling ball thats 24″ in diameter. Your kids will love this!
#28 XDP Recreation Swing Set
No backyard is complete without a swing set. This one by XDP is a great choice for any size backyard. It has 5 different playstations which allows up to 6 kids to play at a time. Each seat has a 80 lb. weight capacity so your kids can use it for years to come!
This swing set is ASTM and CPSIA compliant which means it passes industry safety standards. It also includes foam leg guards that can be attached to the bottom of the swing posts for additional safety. Definitely check out this super cool swing set if you haven’t got one already!
#29 Gorilla Playsets Nantucket
If you want to go a step further than the swing set above, you could always opt for a playset instead. This playset by Gorilla has tons of cool play features that your kid will love! It has 3 swings, a slide, rock climbing wall, sandbox, upper level clubhouse, and more!
Gorilla has been in business since 1993 and are considered to be an industry leader. All of their playsets meet/exceed ASTM safety standards and are built to last. They even come with a 10 year warranty on lumber and a 1 year warranty on all other components and accessories.
You can view this product on Amazon but if you prefer, you can buy directly from one of their authorized retailers. I like American Play Store the best for Gorilla products as their site is super clean and easy to navigate. They also offer free shipping, 30 day return policy, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. I’ll leave the link below!
#30 Merax Trampoline
Another great addition to any backyard is the good ol’ trampoline! This trampoline by Merax is perfect for kids. All of the poles are padded for extra protection while playing and it has a netted enclosure and entry ladder for additional protection.
It has a weight limit of 330 lbs. and comes backed by a 5 year warranty. Its also super easy to assemble and doesn’t require any special tools!
#31 Lifetime Geometric Dome Climber
The Lifetime Dome Climber is a great piece of outdoor play equipment thats perfect for entertaining multiple kids at a time. Its heavy duty construction is designed to hold 3-10 kids at a time and has a total weight capacity of 600 lbs! When fully assembled its 10 ft. in diameter and 5 ft high. Its low maintenace meaning you wont have to stain or paint it like other types of playground equipment and it comes with a 1 year warranty.
#32 Step2 Skyward Summit Climber
If you’re not a fan of the design of the climber above, this style may fit you a little better. The Step2 Skyward Summit Climber is designed with four unique climbing surfaces to challege your kids in different ways. It features 2 climbing cargo nets, 1 floor net, and 9 hand/foot grips. It has a recommended age range of 4-8 years old and has a maximum weight limit of 320 lbs. This climber is designed to hold 4 children at a time, perfect for small families!
#33 Merry Go Round
Merry Go Rounds are a blast! As long as you don’t get dizzy or sick, of course. This 4 seater merry go round by Epoch Air is the perfect outdoor toy for keeping your kids entertained! Instead of pushing it around in a circle and then hopping on, like traditional merry go round’s, this one is self propelled! It spins by using the hand and feet pedals which is great for helping your kids get the exercise they need while having fun at the same time.
#34 Pure Fun Swivel See-Saw
See-saws are a great way for kids to exercise and interact with others at the same time. They’re also a great lower body workout! This see-saw by Pure Fun, however, takes the see-saw to a whole different level. Instead of just bouncing up and down, over and over and over, this one allows your kids to swivel simultaneously. It has a weight limit of 175 lbs. per seat and is recommended for ages 4 and up.
#35 Step2 Sand Box
The Step2 Sandbox is a great outdoor play toy thats fun for kids and helps them learn how to interact and coordinate with each other. This one features and elevated design, and comes with a lid that can be strapped down to help keep the sand clean and dry. It includes 2 shovels, 2 claw rakes, and a bucket.
#36 KidKraft Outdoor Wooden Playhouse
The KidKraft Wooden Playhouse is a stylish outdoor playhouse designed to provide your kids with hours of fun and entertainment. It features an attached picnic table, front door, a mailbox, and an outdoor grill with removable lid. Let your kids imagination run wild with an outdoor playhouse!
#37 Peek-a-Boo Caterpillar
The Peek-a-Boo Caterpillar is a super cool, fun outdoor toy that your little ones can enjoy for years! Its perfect for helping children develop early motor skills as they can climb, crawl, and interact with the caterpillar in lots of different ways! The bright colors are super attractive and help keep your child engaged. If you want a super cool caterpillar in your backyard for your kids to enjoy, look no further!
#38 Joymor Slackline Kit
The Joymor Slackline Kit is a cool DIY kit that allows you to set up a slack line in your own backyard! It has a weight capacity of 660 lbs. and includes a total of 65 ft. of line. It includes everything you need to get going right away and can be set up in a matter of minutes. If you want a unique play feature for your kids to enjoy this is defintely the way to go! I mean, who else has a slackline in their backyard?
#39 Blast Zone Inflatable Bounce House
If you’ve ever stepped foot in a bounce house, you know just how much fun it is! Now multiply that by 20 and thats how fun your kids think it is! With the Blast Zone Bounce House, you can bring that fun and excitement to your own backyard for your kids to enjoy every day.
Fully inflated, it measures 12W x 15D x 7H. It includes its own pump and inflates in seconds. It will hold a max weight of 600 pounds and is designed to hold 6 kids at a time! Definitely check out this super cool bounce house if you want to have the coolest backyard in the neighborhood!
Kids Outdoor Electronics
#40 Potensic Kids Drone
Drones have gained tremendous popularity over the last decade, and as technology continues to advance, they become more and more affordable. This kids drone by Potensic is a great outdoor toy for kids! It comes in 4 different colors including green, red, white, and an American flag pattern.
It comes with 2 batteries, and has 3 adjustable speed levels for amateur and advanced pilots alike! Your kids will love flying this drone as its super easy to fly and takes no time to learn. Your kids will become ace pilots in no time and enjoy every minute of it!
#41 Whirlt Remote Control Car
Similar to drones, RC cars have also exploded in popularity. Not only are they a blast to play with, they also help encourage hand eye coordination and the learning of cause and effect. This RC car comes with 5 batteries, a remote with a 230 ft. range, and the ability to go forward, backward, right, and left. You can also fine tune the speed and direction of the car. Definitely check out this RC car if your child is ready to start driving!
#42 Obuby Walkie Talkies
Obuby Walkie Talkies are great for kids who like to explore the great outdoors and be able stay in touch! Their small ergonomic design is perfect for kids smaller hands and the button layout makes it easy for kids to identify what button does what. They also feature clear, crisp sound and an anti-interference function to help reduce static noise. Let your kids stay in touch with these super cool walkie talkies!
Unique Outdoor Toys
#43 Costzon Giant 4 In a Row
Play 4-In-A-Row like you never have before with the Costzon Giant 4-In-A-Row game set. This giant version of the original is great for outdoor fun that the kids will enjoy time and time again. Its made from high quality materials that are super durable and built to last. The total weight of the set is 25 lbs. so it can moved relatively easily if needed. Its also really easy to put together and disassemble, taking only a few minutes of your time. If you want a fun way for your kids to enjoy an old classic, definitely give this a shot!
#44 2-in-1 Giant Checkers & Tic-Tac-Toe
Similar to the 4-In-A-Row game shown above, this over-sized checker/tic-tac-toe board is sure to provide your kids with hours of fun and entertainment! The board is made up of high quality EVA foam tiles that interlock to form a huge 4ft x 4ft board that can be used for checkers or tic-tac-toe! This is perfect for outdoor use as all of the materials used are water repellent and will retain their colors for years to come. If your kids like checkers or tic-tac-toe, they’re going to love this!
#45 Glow in The Dark Capture the Flag
Capture the flag has never been more fun than it is while playing in the dark! This glow in the dark capture the flag set is great for kids of all ages who need a twist on the original. This set includes 25 light up pieces with 12+ hours of battery life. Its recommended for ages 8 and up and can accommodate up to 20 players at a time! This is a great way to keep your kids playing well into the night and help them to get all their energy out before bed!
#46 Flybar Foam Pogo Stick
The Flybar Foam Pogo Stick is a much safer alternative to the original. This innovative outdoor toy is perfect for the first time “pogoer” and is great for developing coordination, lower body strength, and endurance. Upon each jump, it makes a fun squeaky sound making it even more enjoyable for young kids. It also comes in 13 unique color options to fit any childs personality! Help your kids develop their balance and stay in shape with this awesome pogo stick by Flybar!
#47 Giant Jenga
This giant Jenga set is huge! When set up it measures in at 2.5 ft. tall to start with and can reach heights of over 5 ft! This is a great spin on the classic, and because its so big, its perfect for outdoor use. It even comes with its own travel bag and is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! Let your kids build to new heights with this giant Jenga set by Yard Games.
#48 4M DIY Water Rocket Kit
Kids love experiments, and this DIY Water Rocket Kit is one of the coolest DIY kits available! This kit allows your kids to transform a used soda bottle into a fully functional water rocket capable of blasting up to 90 ft. in the air. Included with the kit is a set of detailed instrucions and everything you need to get your bottle rocket up and launching! It does require the use of a bicycle pump which isn’t included, so make sure to order one if you dont currently have one already.
#49 Kidz Xplore 20pc. Explorer Kit
Its hard to properly explore mother nature without a proper set of tools! Equip your kids with everything they need with this Kidz Xplore Kit. This kit is packed with tons of cool exploration equipment such as binoculours, a magnifying glass, nets, containers and much more. Theres even a neat little book all about bugs your child could find in the backyard. Now your child can be prepared for anything they might find in the great outdoors!
#50 DIY Kite
This DIY Kite kit is a great way for your kid to unleash their inner artist! These kites come with a blank canvas, ready for your kid to let their imagination run wild. Included with the kites is a full set of colored markers, and everything your child needs to get their kite up and going. If your child prefers to color, there are some models available with pre-drawn designs ready to be colored in instead.
#51 Trailblaze Ninja Warrior Kit
If you’ve ever watched the show American Ninja Warrior, you know just how tough their courses are. Now you’re little one can get a leg up on the competition with their own backyard Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course kit by Trailblaze. This kit comes with everything you need to get started right away including the main line, ratchet, strap buckles, monkey bars, gym rings, monkey fists, and a heavy duty swing seat. Its also backed by a 1 year warranty and a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!
#52 Colorful Balancing Path
This super colorful balancing path kit is a great way for your kids to learn early motor skills. Each block can be interlocked with antoher to create as many different paths as you or your child chooses. A total of 28 blocks comes with the set. The blocks are made of durable, high-density plastic with a non slip surface for added safety! Help your kid learn balance with this unique outdoor play toy!
There you have it! 52 of the best outdoor toys for kids. I hope this article has been of value to you and that you’ve been able to find something your kids will enjoy. The internet is full of fun, creative, outdoor toys for kids and as thorough as I’ve tried to make this article, I’ve really just scratched the surface.
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