Best Toddler Outdoor Toys
For those warmer seasons of the year, the top 10 outdoor toys for toddlers include some creative ways that little ones can have a great time – right in their own backyards (aka “the great outdoors”). Nice, right?
Our top 10 list of outdoor toddler toys is comprehensive in nature and offers hours of backyard fun for your little ones. We’ve got crazy-fun slides, whirlpool water tables, trampolines, t-ball and golf sets, foam pogo jumpers, and even a cottage-style playhouse. All provide your children with the mental stimulation they need for healthy, creative, imaginative brains that run no risk of going stagnant. These toys emphasize the importance of maintaining your brain to your kids…whether they realize it or not (believe us, they will one day!). Have fun shopping…and watching your kids have a great time in your backyard.
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best kids outdoor toys for toddlers was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of tents are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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Post Updated: April 9th, 2017
1. Little Tikes First Slide
2. Step2 Wild Whirlpool Water Table
3. Little Tikes Wet & Dry First Slide
4. Little Tikes 3′ Trampoline
5. Step2 2-in-1 T-Ball and Golf Set
6. Step2 Sports-tastic Activity Center
7. Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse
8. Kidoozie Hop & Squeak Foam Pogo Jumper
9. Step2 All-Star Sports Climber
10. Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go Mower
Top 10 Outdoor Toys for Toddlers:
Ages: 18 month to 4 years
First among the top 10 outdoor toys for toddlers spring and summer 2017 is the Little Tikes First Slide.
This little slide is so cute and tons of entertainment for tiny tykes. True, this list is for outdoorsy toys, but this slide can be used indoors on rainy days. Features single-handed fold-down mechanism for instant fun and compact storage.
Ages: 18 months to 5 years
One from Step2 makes it to #2 of the ten best outdoor toys for toddlers this year with their Wild Whirlpool Water Table.
A personal favorite of mine—this sand and water table is adorable with a sea creature theme, as you can see from the octopus water spinner. Other features include scoops, a miniature boat, a vortex tower, and 6 fishy floats.
Ages: 2 and up
Third on the list – Little Tikes Wet & Dry First Slide.
Consider this the first-ever slip-and-slide for toddlers. The mat is attachable, but kids can use the slide without it. To beat the heat of the summer sunshine, add a water hose for slippery, sliding fun. Slide comes with detachable handrails.
Ages: 3 – 6
The Little Tikes 3′ Trampoline is a new addition to the “best of” toddlers’ outdoor toys for 2017.
For energetic youngsters, this miniature trampoline is perfect for burning off that second wind before bedtime. Toddlers can hang onto the centered handrail to control and stabilize their bounces. Great for encouraging young kiddos to stay active throughout the year.
Ages: 2 – 5
Also making a “hit” with toddlers this year, Step2 2-in-1 T-Ball and Golf Set is a wonderful outdoor toy.
T-Ball was a smash hit when I was a kid, so this miniature T-Ball set brings back some fond childhood memories. Only this set is two-in-one, converting from t-ball to golf with a detachable tee that doubles as a putter.
Ages: 1 – 4
Hitting 6th among the best outdoor toys for toddlers 2017 – Step2 Sports-tastic Activity Center.
Perfect for keeping kids interested in staying active from a young age. The Sportstastic Activity Center is a three-in-one set with a centered miniature slide. Includes a basketball hoop and basketball, little soccer goal, and attached big baseball with bat.
Ages: 2 and up
At #7 on our list we have the Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse.
Lightweight and great for both indoors and outdoors, this little cottage is decked out in red with molded bricks, a letterbox, attached flagpole, two windows, and two swing-out half-doors. The interior is spacious and cute for hours of pretend play.
Ages: 3 and up
The Kidoozie Hop & Squeak Foam Pogo Jumper is another wonderful favorite among toddler outdoor toys this year.
Good news, Mom! This Pogo Jumper is way safer than a typical pogo stick. Kids jump on a firm foam bar to improve their balance, build core muscles, and hone their strength and coordination—all while having great, bouncing fun.
Ages: 2 – 6
A returning favorite on the list – Step2 All-Star Sports Climber comes in as one of the best toddler outdoor toys for 2017.
Talk about tons of active fun! This activities center features all kinds of sporty games that will make your toddler feel like an all-star. Some of the best features include a climbing ladder, miniature sports balls, slide, and score keeper.
Ages: 18 months and up
The final item on the list of the top toddler toys for outdoors this year is the Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go Mower.
For kiddos who love helping out around the yard, this miniature mower is a bead-popping, smooth-rolling must-have for pretend play. No batteries required. Kids simply push the mower to get the bead balls popping. Includes a little removable gas can.
This Top 10 Outdoor Toys for Toddlers page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.