Updated July 14, 2020 by Jessica Mark
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Best Outdoor Toys For Toddlers
Kids Golf Club Set
This cute golf set is designed with toddlers in mind. It has 4 golf clubs, 5 golf balls, 2 holes and 2 bases to start learning how to play golf. The red handle can be adjusted by height. A good age for this set is 22 months to 3 years old. This kids golf club set is one of the best outdoor toys for toddlers.
Tip: This golf club set can be used inside.
Bubble Lawn Mower
Bubbles are one of the best summer toys that kids love. Especially when the weather is nice and kids go outside more. This bubble lawn mower is recommended for ages 2-12 years, but it’s generally for toddlers or young kids.
Tip: Use outside because the bubble solution tends to come out of the lawn mower when the “grass” is being mowed.
Play Tents, Tunnels, and Ball Pits All In One Summer Toys
My 20 month old loves ball pits and tunnels. This creative course has a lot to play with and currently is a great price for what you get. It is highly rated now with 480 great reviews. The whole set includes a target practice (with 4 target balls), three stops (tents) where balls pits can be and three tunnels. See through tunnels make it easy to see where your kids are. The recommended ages are 1-4 and it is one of the best outdoor gifts for kids.
Tip: Does not include balls so make sure to order some at the same time. I have ordered the ball tent and balls below and my toddler uses it every day, and has given her hours and hours of entertainment. It’s one of her favorite toys. The balls are not crush proof, but only a couple of hers are crushed. You might want to order at least 2 sets if ordering the above set because it’s larger. But if you order the tent below, one set of 200 balls will be perfect.
Spin Ride On Toy
I don’t know if you remember this nostalgic toy, but I remember it when I was a kid. It was a lot of fun! You sit on it and use the center to push or pull yourself in circles. It is recommended for ages 18 months and older. I’m getting one now for my 20 month old. Later I’ll add more to this review after I receive it.
Tip: It’s a smaller size than what you may have remembered back in the day so it’s great for toddlers, but not kids aged 4 and up.
Little Tikes Trampoline
This trampoline is recommended for ages 3-6. it is extremely rated high with over 7,000 ratings now. It is only found on Amazon. Little ones have a lot of fun jumping, and this can help them jump a little higher and burn off a lot more of that energy. Equally It’s great for inside or outside fun.
Tip: Weight limit is 55 pounds, so it will not work for some older kids. On the other hand there are several reports of a 2 year old using this product.
Little Tikes Basketball Hoop Set
The height on this basketball hoop is adjustable from 2 1/2 to 4 feet, which is great for kids of 18 months to 5 years old. The height makes it easier for younger kids to score a hoop. It includes three balls and is great for indoor or outdoor fun. It especially helps kids develop social, motor skills, and coordination.
Tip: Put sand in the base to increase stability.
Best Outdoor Gifts For Kids
Toy Rocket Launcher
This super cool rocket launcher shoots up to 100 feet. It’s so much fun for kids because they can watch it launch over and over again due to there being 8 colorful rockets in this inexpensive outdoor gift. Right now the reviews are great and there are over 300 reviews. What’s great for parents is that it’s easy to assemble and this will give your kids a lot of good exercise outside.
Tip: Some of the rockets come apart easily, but currently there are free returns.
Large Throwing Foam Planes
These outdoor planes are incredibly highly rated with over 1,000 reviews right now. They are different from other foam planes because they are at the large size of 17.5 inches. Secondly, they are created with kids in mind and have no sharp parts on them. Lastly, they include a 1 year warranty right now in case there are any issues on top of them having very durable foam materials.
Tip: If you put some weight at the nose it might fly twice as far.
Kids Play Tent
This tent camping kit for kids is so much fun. First it allows your kids to pretend play in the backyard. Kids usually love to go camping. Secondly, with this set they can pitch a tent, use a lamp, cook food, and use emergency survival equipment. The tent is a pop up tent so you could use it indoors also. Thirdly there is a working Lantern and gas stove that needs 2 AA batteries. However this camping toy set is recommended for age 3 and up.
Tip: Don’t set up outside when there’s wind because it will blow away, and don’t use in the rain because it’s not waterproof.
Outdoor Explorer Kit For Kids
There is so much to do with this outside exploring kit for kids. It includes binoculars, flashlight, compass, magnifying glass, critter case, whistle, tweezers, bug containers, hat, backpack, and butterfly net. Generally it’s recommended for ages 3-12. Below I included more explorer kits that are popular.
Tip: You can use this explorer kit to teach kids how to use maps.
Parachute Flying Toys
Simple and easy to use, these parachutes go a good distance when your kid throws them in the air. In addition, these parachutes are decently sized at 20 inches across in the air and the army man is about 3 1/2 inches tall. Lastly, they are tangle free, and this kit includes 10 parachutes so if one gets lost in a tree there are plenty replacements.
Tip: Work great as party favors.
Premium Wooden Ring Toss Game Set
Mom and Dad can join in the fun playing ring toss with their kids with this wooden ring toss game. There are Instructions on how to play and this ring toss is helpful because it has markings for the points. The object of the game is to win the most points. In additional to the instructions the game can be changed with a blindfold, by having one eye closed, or by using your other hand to toss.
Tip: You might want to let the young ones get a little closer to make things more fair.
Carnival Toss Games
This carnival games set will give your kids hours of fun! Especially because it comes with 12 toss rings, 12 bean bags, 6 cones, and a toss banner all with a lot of color. In addition to there being a lot of parts, the pricing is fairly good and this set can used for a themed carnival birthday party. They are also great for practicing before going to a real carnival. Finally, on the link below there are some more games ideas. You could even create an obstacle course out of it for another day of outdoor fun!
Tip: Create some indoor obstacle courses to have some fun inside if your little ones need to stay inside during the pandemic.
Aqua Magic Doodling Mat
This large mat is about 40 by 32 inches with cute letters printed around the rim. How does this work? Glad you asked! It’s really unique. You can fill the pens with water and then your kids can draw on the mat. After 3-10 minutes the “ink” disappears. Then they can draw over and over again. Furthermore this set includes the mat, 5 pens, design booklet, 6 stamps, storage box, 6 drawing templates, and 6 drawing molds.
Tip: Bring friends over. More than one kid can have fun drawing at the same time.
Waliki Purple Hopper Ball
This nostalgic hopper ball toy is the perfect size for ages 3-6. It is made with high quality material. In addition to being long lasting this great outdoor toy will give hours of great exercise in the great outdoors. Furthermore, there are many different designs and a pump is included!
Tip: Pump it up before showing your kid because then they will not be anxiously waiting on you to pump it up.
Flybar Pogo Stick
Yes I am mentioning the Pogo Stick! This was popular back in the day, and it’s still popular now with over 2,000 reviews. It is quite durable and is recommended for ages 9 and up. Indeed, this one is nice because it has foam covered grips and frame for comfort and safety.
Tip: You might want to ask what color your kids want before getting it. They come in so many colors.
Pedal Go Kart
This Go Kart is especially made for kids aged 4-7 years old. It’s really neat because it allows kids to bike sitting at a different angle. In addition, the four wheels are nice because it allows getting over a little rougher terrain. Lastly, the seat is custom and ergonomic which allows for a longer more comfortable ride. Most importantly, it is easy to assemble and is very durable. It also comes in two other colors as well.
Tip: If your seven year old is tall you might want to double check the measurements.
Best Toys For Tweens and Teens
Pindaloo Skill Ball Set
This ball set is challenging and fun for kids, teens, and adults. After figuring out the basics there are more challenging moves to try to conquer. Includes two updated softer balls. The company especially has great customer service. If you have any issues it looks like they will replace it for you.
Tip: Great toy to get teens off of video games from what I hear.
Magnetic Dart Set Toys For Tweens and Teens
This set is so much fun and would be a great addition to practicing hand and eye coordination. Save it later and get it out for any parties. In addition teens love to compete, and the magnetic is great because walls will not get ruined. Lastly, they work for indoor or outdoor use.
Tip: Get some more darts for more players.
Razor RipStick Ripster Caster Board
When Razor came out with this board it became popular quickly as one of the best outdoor toys. Right now it has over 2,000 great reviews and is priced very well. This is great for your teen because it helps with coordination and balance. Other colors and versions are available online.
Tip: It is small and lightweight so it’s great taking places.
Target For Nerf Guns
This new Nerf gun target practice set is easy to put together and easy for teens to operate. All four targets can be pressed down and will automatically come up 3 seconds later. When all targets are hit a fun congratulations sound happens and they will reset and go up again. This is a great Nerf gun target practice for tweens also and can be used outside or inside. These make great summer toys.
Tip: If you can hit all the targets make it harder: other hand, blindfold, one eye, or jump shoot.
Lightning Shocking Game
Wow, I can’t believe I’m listing this toy, but I know my teens would get so much fun out of it. Furthermore it is the talk of the party at Birthday Parties. It is so crazy highly rated right now with over 3,000 reviews. This brings a lot of laughs.
Tip: This is not a game for anyone 14 or younger so no sisters or brothers who are younger can play due to the power of the shock.
Nerf Bow For Teens
Clearly this Nerf bow is made for teens. First, the size of it is right over 4 feet! In addition this bow can only be found on Amazon and it comes with 2 arrows that make whistling sounds as the fly through the air. Also, this comes with a target for practice which is really fun. When this virus is over they can play with their friends and challenge them on shots. It is especially great because this bow can shoot as far as 105 feet! It should be noted that the whole collection of Nerf makes great summer toys that keep on giving hours and hours of fun.
Tip: If you can hit all the targets make it harder: other hand, blindfold, one eye, or jump shoot.
Convertible Pool and Table Tennis
This table is currently at a great price for getting all that is included: The table, pool balls, 2 pool cues, rack, 2 chalks, brush, 2 ping pong paddles, net, and 2 ping pong balls. It’s a good size because it’s not too big or small at 6 feet in length and makes great toys for tweens and teens. The quality is durable and built to last for years. It’s not made for outside, but works great for the garage or game room.
Tip: May take two people to assemble.
PlingPong is a great game if your kids like to play any version of Beer Pong, but are not old enough to drink. First, this game is very creative and uses a lot of coordination and thinking skills. Secondly, 2-4 players can play at one time. Lastly, I put this in outdoor gifts for kids because it’s a game that is sometimes played on a tabletop outside.
Tip: Great for ages 8 plus.
Best Backyard Gifts For Adult Kids
Waliki Hopper Ball For Adults
Yes, now you can hop along with your kids! Kids have so much fun competing with these, and now you can join the fun and exercise with them. There are several different faces and colors. They are great toys for tweens, teens and adults and can hold up to 250 pounds. Lastly, these summer toys are great because they can give hours and hours of fun.
Tip: These are very popular right now and are selling fast. Only one option is available.
Bocce Ball Set
You can play just about anywhere with this fun Bocce Ball Set. If you haven’t heard about this game it’s really fun and doesn’t take a whole lot of learning. It’s fun toys for tweens, teens or adults to play and can be taken to the park or beach to play it. These balls are especially highly durable and should last for years.
Tip: It’s easier to play on level ground.
Franklin Sports Horseshoes Set
This is another easy to learn outdoor game for teens and adults. This horseshoe set is nice because two horseshoes are blue. This set also comes with a convenient carrying bag to take them to the part or other places. These make great outdoor gifts for kids who are older or adults.
Tip: Bring a hammer with you wherever you set up because it might be easier to get the stakes in the ground.
Giant Yard Dice
There are so many fun games that can be played with dice. Yardzee and Farkle are among the most popular. It’s so much fun to play outside and get some fresh air while playing these with the family. They are a great size at 3.5 inches across (not too big to grab). Lastly, they come with a collapsible bucket, lid, and 5 large laminated score cards.
Tip: Get a variety of small dry erase markers for everyone to use. Be careful using them on a deck because they might cause chips in the wood.
Intex Inflatable Kayak
Relax and enjoy this fun inflatable kayak. It is the great size of 10 feet and can hold 2 people up to 400 pounds total making it a great toy for tweens, teens or adults. It is made for use on lakes and mild rivers. It is especially great because it includes a pump, 2 paddles, and a carry bag. It inflates and deflates quickly.
Tip: Keep some patches with you in case a seam breaks.
GoPong Portable Beer Pong Table
Tip: You can use this with younger kids by not filling the cups with anything or filling them with things they can eat. Or put creative things in the cups and make the other person eat it if you get the ball in the cup.