Using outdoor toys to explore the outdoors gives children the independence to discover their natural environment while having lots of fun too. Here are 10 of the best outdoor toys for children we love.
Outdoor play isn’t just fun it is a key part of a child’s development. Outdoor play helps children to improve their physical health, development, self-confidence, social skills and have fun outdoors! We have picked out 10 of our favourite outdoor toys for children that encourage hands-on learning and spending time outdoors.
Benefits of outdoor play;
- Outdoor helps to improve overall physical fitness and helps to reduce levels of childhood obesity.
- It helps to improve children’s confidence.
- It helps to reduce stress and mental illness.
- It increases levels of vitamin D
- Helps children to concentrate, solve problems and assess risk.
- Allows children to be curious, ask questions and connect with nature.
1. Triple Mud Kitchen with Working Tap
There is nothing better than a mud kitchen to make an outdoor space exciting for children. This Mud Kitchen includes a working tap that easily attaches to any standard garden hose. There’s also a separate water dispenser that simply lifts off to refill, so adding water to the muddy mixture is easy. It also features a large chalkboard that is perfect for noting favourite recipes and shopping lists, a sliding draining board that reveals a large splash tub and creates extra playing space when extended, and plenty of shelves for collecting favourite pots, pans and utensils. We found assembly really is easy and value for money as it is made from thick Fir wood panels.
The natural wood provides the perfect opportunity to decorate your little one’s Mud Kitchen in their favourite colours.
Dimensions: L 110 x H 90 x 45cm
Height of play surface: 55cm
Length when fully extended: 143cm
Fully safety certified to EU standards for children aged 18 months+
- Premium mud kitchen for hours of messy play. Sensory toy such as this toy kitchen encourage imaginative play.
- Includes a working tap with hose attachment – easily attaches to any standard garden hose
- Sliding draining board reveals a large splash tub/outdoor sink perfect for making muddy mixtures - removable and easy to clean in this outdoor kitchen
2. Play Camping Set with Large Tent and 18 Camping Toy Tools
This is a lovely choice for imaginative play. This tent can be used both indoors and outdoors, giving your child the freedom to take it with them anywhere they go. We love its pop up design which makes this set so easy to assemble that children can build it themselves, encouraging them to be independent. Each camping accessory is battery operated, allowing your child to use each item to cook with and even use for light. The accessories can be kept in the portable carry case included, allowing your child to take this set with them when they’re outdoors.
- CAMPING PLAY TENT AND ACCESSORIES: Looking for a play space for your child? This foldable camping tent is a great way to provide your child with a space of their own! Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, this is the perfect gift for an outdoor enthusiast or a camper.
3. Outdoor Explorer Kit, Bug Catcher Set
This all-in-one nature exploration kit has everything children need on an outdoor bug-catching adventure. Stimulate their curiosity and make the outdoors exciting. It allows your little one to distinguish and learn about different types of insects. This kit comes with a telescope and magnifying glass for little explorers to see everything in nature more clearly.
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4. Bungee Jumper Soft Pogo Stick
We love these fun and safe pogo sticks, they are a great way to have fun outdoors and be physically active. They feature soft, durable foam handles to ensure a strong long-lasting grip for both big and small hands. Super strong and super stretchy bungee cords are built for long-lasting fun and are perfect for riders of all sizes. The base is made from durable materials which ensure the Bungee Jumper is safe to use both indoors and outdoors.
They have a maximum weight limit of 115kg (18st), the Bungee Jumper can be used by kids of all heights and weights. It can be even be enjoyed by parents who want some hopping fun of their own! Your child can safely use the Bungee Jumper indoors and outdoors. It won’t even leave scuff marks on surfaces like hardwood floors!
- SOFT & SAFE POGO STICK FOR KIDS - Foam pogo stick for fun, healthy play. Ideal first pogo stick for boys or girls; each jump makes a fun squeaky sound!
- SAFE PLAY FOR KIDS, INDOOR OR OUTDOORS - With comfortable handles and a soft, cushiony base, your child can safely use the Bungee Jumper indoors and outdoors. It won’t even leave scuff marks on surfaces like hardwood floors!
5. Sports Day Toys
This sports day toys kit is great for use outdoors. Children can have endless fun making up their own games or making obstacle courses. This outdoor garden games equipment set can be used for many occasions like carnival games, children/teenager games, adults and family games, sports day kits etc. The set includes 6 soft safety cones, 12 coloured bean bags for throwing, 12 toss rings, and a drawstring bag. All equipment is soft and safe to use.
SAFE & SOFT PLAY EQUIPMENT SET: this kids soft play equipment set is produced with premium nylon and pp plastic, bean bags for throwing are made of sturdy smooth fabric to make it durable and reliable. Bean bags kids throwing,soft cones is flexible to avoid unexpected injury when playing many sorts of sporting games like soccer
6. Walkie Talkies for Kids
Walkie talkies are one of our favourite outdoor toys for children. This particular model will support up to 2km range in neighbourhood conditions, up to 3km range in open water conditions. With developed clear voice technology, crisp and smooth sound quality with adjustable volume level, your child’s voice will be clearly heard perfectly. They are great for games outdoors and use whilst camping. They are small and easy to use, with a cool looking exterior, compact bodies, these will fit comfortably in children’s hands with their special ergonomic design. We love the built-in flashlight function.
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7. My First Microscope
It’s lovely to see children excited about science and introduce them to the miracles of magnification with this fully functional microscope. Magnify any small object you find outdoors with the My First Microscope, designed especially for early learners. This is a perfect first microscope for any preschool child. It is a fully functional microscope that features two large eyepieces, eliminating the need to close one eye. It also includes a focus adjuster for simple focusing. An LED light is included for enhanced viewing of small details.
- Ideal first microscope for any preschool child.
- Fully functional microscope features two large eye pieces, eliminating the need to close one eye.
- Includes focus adjuster for simple focusing.
- LED light included for enhanced viewing of small details.
These binoculars are brilliantly designed for children’s eyes only. They are shockproof and have a strong waterproof design and rubber grips should the worst happen these binoculars will survive undamaged. These binoculars feature placement goggles for comfortable wearing, they are light blocking and easy to position. They include a neck strap with a breakaway safety feature. These binoculars are perfect for bird watching in the garden or a jungle safari role play. As children have fun discovering their surroundings, they won’t even know they’re learning.
- DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN: Unlike cheaper competitors Kidnoculars are designed to work for kids eyes only.
- SHOCK PROOF: With a strong waterproof design and rubber grips should the worst happen your binoculars will survive undamaged.
- CHILD SAFE: Features placement goggles for comfortable wearing, light blocking and easy positioning; Includes neck strap with breakaway safety feature
9. Kids Gardening Set
Get children playing and involved with gardening. This kids garden set includes kids gardening tools, kids garden bag, plastic watering can, apron and kids gardening gloves, it’s a perfect start to get children gardening. This kids gardening set allows kids to explore and tend to nature, they will learn to respect plant life. The kids gardening tools come with no sharp metal heads and wooden handles, which are more durable than plastic and safe for kids playing.
- 【7Pcs Toddler & Kids Gardening Set】- This kids garden set includes kids gardening tools, kids garden bag, plastic watering can, apron and kids gardening gloves. Perfect kids gardening toys as gift or reward.
10. Rock Painting Kit
This rock painting kit is a brilliant way to transform a natural item with children. The kit includes 6 natural polished rocks, 6 manufactured glowing rocks, 2 brushes, 12 standard paints, 6 glitter paints, 2 palettes, 10 googly eyes, 12 stone holders, 6 transfer stickers, also comes with an apron and sleeves for kids. Of course, though… you can buy paints and search for your own rocks. This however makes a fantastic gift to enjoy outdoors together.
- All-In-One Kit: Lekebaby rock painting kit includes 6 natural polished rocks, 6 manufactured glowing rocks, 2 brushes, 12 standard paints, 6 glitter paints, 2 palettes, 10 googly eyes, 12 stone holders, 6 transfer stickers, also comes with the apron and sleeves for kids