Liven up your garden with some new outdoor toys this summer! We've searched the shops to find the best-priced outdoor toys, including swings, slides, paddling pools and lots more!
When the weather is fine there is nothing better than getting out into the sunshine.
Encourage the kids off the couch and into the garden this summer – just buy an outdoor toy or two and they’ll have hours of fun in the sun – or whatever the weather may be.
We’ve got 50 toys that will be perfect for this summer, from garden tennis sets to space hoppers and paddling pools – we’ve got something your child will love to play with!
Keep clicking through the gallery to see all the toys!
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Wannabe nature experts will love identifying all the bugs they find in the garden and countryside wit this kit from Argos for £6.99. The kits also contains a colour guide by wildlife expert Nick Baker on how to use the equipment plus charts identify the creatures.
Wimbledon champions of the future can get started with this garden tennis kit from Tesco for £15. It’s easy to set up the base and pole, and it comes with two bats.
Great for kids over a year old, this sand and water spiral from Early Learning Centre costs £10 is brilliant fun – you can our sand and water into the tunnels and watch them pour out.
Kids over 3 will love this inflatable football – it’s really bouncy and great for developing fitness and coordination. You can buy it in Mothercare for £5.
This complete gardening kit from Asda for £14.97 is brilliant for green-fingered kids. It contains two rakes (one for soil and one for grass), a hoe, trowel, bulb planter and watering can which they can pull around on the trolley.
This beginners’ baseball kits from Toys R Us costs £16.99 and contains everything you need to get started with this fun team game.
These adjustable roller skates from children’s sizes 5-9 from Early Learning Centre for £10 are a great way to develop little ones’ balance and coordination and they fit over standard shoes too.
Kids won’t be able to resist this bubble blower from Mothercare for £15. Just press the button to start the rotating bubble wand wheel and watch bubbles appear from the frog’s mouth.
Use a giant inflatable die to roll your turn with this fun outdoors version of classic snakes and ladders from Argos for £9.99. It even comes with four inflatable snakes which you choose where to place on the mat.
Combine creativity and the outdoors with this great entertainment idea from Asda for only £4. Kids can paint this snail-shaped planter however they want – it comes with paints and brush set too.
Budding golfers can practise their skills with this golf set from Tesco for £3.50. The kit comes with a cart, 3 balls, golf clubs and a putting hole with a flag.
The kids will go crazy for this rotating swing set from Asda for £34.97 as it spins 360 degrees for extra fun. It’s ideal for kids aged 3 – 8 years.
Keep the whole family cool and refreshed with this brilliant paddling pool from Tesco at only £30. The pool even comes with a heavy-duty repair patch to take care of any punctures and a valve to drain the water.
This bright orange bouncy space hopper is great for kids aged 3 years and up when they just can’t sit still. This toy is guaranteed to get your kids off the sofa and into the garden! It comes with a pump too. Grab one from John Lewis for just £12.99.
These little velcro pads can provide hours of entertainment for the over 3s – just fit the catchers to your hand and catch the ball with the Velcro. Play with your kids yourself or let the kids play together with this set from Argos for just £3.99.
Make sure you are not the water-gun target with this twin set of pistols from Toys R Us for only £14.99. These will be so much fun you might even be tempted to grab one and join in yourself! Suitable for over 6s
We don’t all live by the seaside, so introduce your kids to the very British tradition of the sandbox. This turtle sandbox with a smiling face and removable turtle shell lid from Toys R Us is only £24.99.
This Little Tikes rocking horse from Argos is only £22.99 and is sure to have you galloping down to the shops.
Even when they’re over 18 months, it will be a while until your kids get their provisional licence. Why not let them scoot around in this Cozy Coupe from Toys R Us for only £44.99. This foot-powered automobile has a working side door, petrol cap, ignition switch and a removable floor.
This mookie toys boule set from Amazon costs £5.36 and comes with 8 pieces including the jack. Great for the park, beach or the garden. Get the whole family involved with this brightly coloured set of boules!
Fun for all the family and great for entertaining large groups of children, this Connect 4-style four-in-a-row game from Selections is only £13.99 plus £3.49 delivery.
Remember the days of spending hours in the garden with your friends while Mum probably sat down with a cup of tea and a good book? Give yourself a break of your own with this charming playhouse from Argos for only £49.99. With the power of your child’s imagination, this house can provide endless hours of fun for them and their friends.
Make sure your kids don’t miss out on the Wimbledon action with this fabulous swingball set from Argos for only £19.99. Suitable for the whole family, this can bring out the competitive side in everybody – just make sure you mind your head! It’s also water-resistant and comes with a carry case for easy transport.
This 2 player junior set from Toys R Us for only £7.99 is a great way to keep the kids entertained and fit. The rackets have ergonomic foam handles and the kit contains two multi-coloured foam shuttlecocks.
This foam cricket bat and ball, £9.99 from Toys R Us is ideal for your wannabee cricketers. No need for protective clothing, this cricket duo is spongy and safe. A great toy to get all the kids involved. All out!
This insect lore butterfly garden from Amazon for £14.23 with free delivery is a great way to teach the kids about life cycles. This set provides your children with 5 baby caterpillars and allows them to track the insects’ progress as they grow into butterflies.
This classic game of Twister from Boots for £14.99 is perfect to play in the sunshine. With challenging balance positions and unpredictable changes in the game, Twister is a great outdoor board game.
Sometimes entertaining your kids over the summer can feel like a balancing act. This junior garden seesaw from Asda for £20 is sure to keep them rocking for hours!
So the kids are bored of the same old paddling pool you get out every year? Well why not turn the water into goo with Gelli Baff, £4.99 from Toys R Us. The kids will be well and truly entertained having messy goo fun outdoors!
This Pic-N-Pop walker from Amazon, £14.99, is an ideal toy for toddlers. It’s a unique and fun way to get toddlers on the move – collecting and launching 5 colourful balls from the chute.
How long can your child keep their balance on this pedal racer? This challenging toy from Amazon, £19.12, is great for both exercising and entertaining your children on those long, hot summer days.
Think you’ve got the skills to take on this garden quoits game? £15.01 plus £4.99 delivery from Wayfair, this classic garden toy is bound to get the whole family into the competitive spirit.
Create an adventure with this rope ladder, £10.45, from Amazon. It can be attached to low-hanging trees or climbing frames. Great fun for the adventurer in your family.
Want to create a beach for the kids in your garden? Then this sea life set from Hope Education for £9.95 would be ideal. Fill up your paddling pool with water and drop the sea creatures in. Let your child’s imagination run wild.
Turn your garden into an activity center with these 100 playballs from Asda, £4.50. These are great for the paddling pool, the sandpit or just the garden. You can even create your own ball pit using an empty paddling pool!
Shiver me timbers, these skittles are great! These 6 brightly-coloured wooden pirate skittles, £8.49, Amazon, are a great game to play with your kids.
What a great way to get the kids involved in the gardening with this cool blue wheelbarrow, Toys R Us, £9.99.
The nerf pocket howler, Toys R Us, £12.99, adds fun sound effects to the traditional game of catch. Its rugby ball shape enables it to fly through the air at top speed. Guaranteed to get the whole family involved, even the dog!
These hula hoops from Argos, £4.99, are fun to twist with, to skip with or to just roll around. With the set of 2, the kids can hula by themselves or with a friend. Not only is hula hooping fun, it’s also great exercise!
3-2-1 blast off! This super stomp rocket kit, £10.99 from Sky High Kites (plus £1.95 delivery), is ideal for little adventurers who want to fly to the moon. Why not let them see how far they can send a rocket? The rocket can zoom up to 400ft high into the air. Ideal for parks and big gardens.
Boing! Boing! This Ozbozz pogo stick from Amazon, £18.99, is great for those energetic kids that have a lot of energy to burn. With super spring bounce action and a non-slip replaceable stopper this pogo stick is fun for all the family.
Bean bags are safe and fun for children of all ages. This entertaining toy from Amazon, £8.80, can contribute to a simple game of throw and catch or can play an important role in a round of hopscotch. A great idea to improve hand eye co-ordination and more importantly to have fun with.
Get creative with your kids and these amazing giant chalks from Amazon, £4.60. Create a giant snakes and ladders board or a hopscotch grid on your garden pavement. And don’t worry, the chalk can be easily washed away with some warm soapy water.
The ultimate outdoor toy that can be used for a number of different team games and group activities for kids – there’s an activity guide included too. This parachute from Amazon, £14.99, is perfect for when friends come over and is something that can be played in the park or garden.
This pop-up tunnel from Amazon, £7.50 with free delivery, is quick and easy to set up and great fun to crawl around in. The tunnel even contains holes big enough for balls to pass through. It’s the perfect toy to create a garden obstacle course with.
Have some fun and test your child’s balance on this lolo ball, £10.99 from Amazon. You can also use this ball to bounce on and jump with, burning lots of energy as you go.
This Victorian toy has been providing kids with hours of entertainment for generations – so why let it stop now? The mookie diabolo from Amazon, £5.99 plus free delivery, is great for learning new tricks and impressing friends!
Bullseye! These garden darts from Amazon, £14.49 with free delivery, are great for your little ones to practice their aim. Designed for playing on the grass, this set contains 6 different coloured darts and 2 target rings.
Great fun for the sandbox or the beach, this sand bucket set, from Tesco, £2, allows your kids to create beach themed shapes in the sand. This set will keep the kids occupied for hours.
It’s not the cheapest toy but it’s still great value. If you’ve got space in your garden, this 8ft trampoline from Argos for £79.99 is definitely worth a buy. If you’re interested in a small and cheaper model, Very do great mini trampolines for only £34. Trampolining improves coordination, strength and stamina, while providing an output for all that restless energy in kids of all ages.