10 best outdoor toys for kids this summer

Posted on November 11th, 2016

It’s summertime! Get your kids outside with these fun toys that will keep them playing in the garden or on the beach for hours. By Licia Selepe

Best outdoor toys for kids

Outdoor play allows little ones to explore their outside environment, develop muscle strength and have fun freely. So switch off the TV and make the most of the summer weather with this round-up fantastic range of outdoor toys.

Sunny Car Slide

R460, Game, Toys R Us, Makro

This slide provides a never-ending adventure for your little ones. It allows toddlers and preschoolers to enhance their gross motor skills as they climb and slide.

 Sunny car slideSoccer Set

R109, The Crazy Store

Create excitement and play soccer in your garden, in the park or at the beach with this soccer set. It is portable and easy to assemble for use anywhere.

Soccer set

Gowi Bucket and Pump

R195 for Mysmartkid members and R215 for non-members, www.mysmartkid.com

Children will enjoy playing in the sand with this set. It contains everything they need to build fantastic sandcastles.

Growi bucket and pump

Little Tikes Gas and Go Lawnmower

R699.99, leading toy stores

This outdoor toy is perfect for little hands that want to help in the garden. The sounds and hands-on features of this toy lawnmower encourage kids to move.

Little Tikes Gas and Lawnmower

Cars Wagon

R169.90, Toys R Us

This perfectly-sized wagon is ready to take along to the park, beach or anywhere. Little ones will enjoy pulling along their favourite toys when out and about.

Cars wagon

Sofia the First Hopper Ball

R179.99, leading toys stores

Have fun bouncing around the garden on Sofia the First Hopper Ball. The easily inflated ball hopper is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

 Sofia the first hopper ball

Little Tikes Sand and Sea Playtable

R3 499.99, leading toy stores

This play table is both a sand box and water table, which has covers to keep the contents clean. Sand and water play lets kids experiment with textures and construction – great for their imagination and creativity.

Little Tikes sand and play table

Melissa and Doug Funnel Fun

R230, www.takealot.com

Pour water or sand through this whimsical tower of sea creatures, then watch as the different layers funnel, tip, spin and sift.  With a convenient carry handle, it’s easy to bring it along to the beach.

 Melissa and doug funnel fun

Half Shell Pit

R159, Makro

Whether you fill it with water, sand or playballs, this shell pit will provide the kids with hours of fun in the garden.

Half shell pit Hamleys Bubbleator

R299.95, Hamleys

This fun bubbles gun is a great outdoor garden toy, and kids of all ages will be delighted with the stream of bubbles they can produce.

 Hamleys Bubbleator

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