Get ready for summer fun with Walmart’s Buying Guide to the best outdoor toys for kids. We’ve got ideas to help keep the kids active and entertained outdoors all summer long.
As much as I love the longer days of summer, it can be a challenge keeping the kids busy outdoors and away from tech gadgets when school is out. I don’t know about you, but I’m always searching for outdoor toys for kids that help stimulate their development as they burn off some of their youthful energy. Whether you’re managing tiny tots, or trying to keep middle schoolers away from the game console, these fun, outdoor toys for kids will help keep them busy and active all summer long.
Best Outdoor Toys for Kids:
- Play Day Sand and Water Table
- Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse
- Step2 Alpine Ridge Climber & Slide
- Shoot ‘n Slam Basketball Trainer
- PAW Patrol Marshall Bottle of Bubbles
- Step2 3-in-1 Soccer, Hockey and Pitchback Goal
- Scooter Y Fliker A3 Red
- Blue Wave 3D Action Hologram LED Dive Sticks
- Aerobie Pro Flying Ring/Flying Disc
- Polaroid Explorer PL2600 Wi-Fi Live Stream Drone
Great to keep little ones active on hot summer days, this sand and water play table by Play Day will help keep them cool as they enjoy the fresh outdoor air. Perfect for the backyard, kids can experiment with the spinner tower by funneling sand or water. Best part? Parents don’t have to worry about the cleanup! For ages 18 months and up.
We bought this kids’ playhouse by Little Tikes for our daughter. She loves playing house. She especially enjoys keeping the red doors closed … to keep her older brothers out! This Cape Cottage Playhouse is designed for easy assembly and can be used inside or outside. For ages 2-5.
A backyard climber can be so much fun if you have space for it. This Alpine Ridge Climber & Slide by Step2 helps keep toddlers and preschoolers entertained as they tackle outdoor challenges. This outdoor playset helps children develop their sense of balance and coordination as they crawl, climb, slide and explore. For ages 2 and up.
On our street, summer afternoons inevitably lead to kids gathering at the basketball net on our neighbour’s driveway. This basketball trainer set can help your kids practise their hand-eye coordination as they learn the social skills involved with playing a sport. The basketball set by Little Tikes grows with your kids as it expands in height from 4 to 6 feet. Includes one junior-sized soft basketball. For ages 2-6 years.
I always get a kick out of how much kids of all ages enjoy making bubbles! Now kids can blow bubbles and save the day with their fave PAW Patrol pups! Each bottle includes 8 ounces of premium bubble solution and features a sculpted character head topper. Choose from Marshall, Chase and Skye. Bubbles are non-toxic with no dyes. Wand is included. For ages 3 and up.
It amazes me how quickly our garage and shed fill up with the kids’ toys and sports gear. This kids’ sports set by Step 2 is a real space saver. The kids can work on enhancing their gross motor skills as they pitch, catch, kick or stick handle the ball at the target. Recommended for all ages.
Kids don’t even realize they’re active when they’re zooming around and having fun on a scooter. This scooter by Fliker is a new family of three-wheeled scooters. Riders move their hips and legs from side to side to get going—no more kicking the pavement like with two-wheeled scooters. A quick response hand brake offers kids increased control and helps to ensure a safe ride. It features a twist and stow folding system for easier travel and storage. Remember always to ride safely with a helmet, elbow pads and knee pads. More than 100 reviewers gave this scooter a 5-star rating! For ages 7 and up.
Toss the water-activated 3D action LED dive sticks into the pool. Then have a swimmer slip on the included 3D action kids goggles. When they dive underwater, they will see dolphin images projected from the illuminated dive sticks. The diver can collect all three Blue Wave dive sticks and bring them back to the surface so the next diver can experience the fun! It’s a whole new level of excitement for the kids’ pool party when the sun goes down.
This outdoor toy made Today’s Parents list of Best outdoor toys and games for kids. Easily thrown twice as far as any conventional disc product, the Aerobie Pro was used to set a world record for the farthest thrown object: an incredible 1,333 feet (406m)! This small and super-light ring packs easily so be sure to take it to the park or any other wide open space to let it fly.
Older kids can work on their spatial learning and orientation skills with this PL2600 Explorer Wi-Fi Live Stream Drone by Polaroid. It features an adjustable 420p camera that streams live to a Smartphone for instant aerial footage. Through the app (download required) or remote control (included), you can control takeoff, flying, landing, pictures and video. For ages 14 and over.
We’ve touched on some of the best outdoor toys for kids you’ll find at Walmart this summer—for kids of all ages. Be sure to check out all of the outdoor games and activities for kids that Walmart.ca has to offer. You’ll be glad you did.