The sweet outdoors is such a magical place for children. Discovering nature through play is the best way to learn about the world. So, what outdoor toys do kids love the most? We’ve got suggestions for some gadgets and other gear that kids will love. In fact, parents will too as it will get the kids out of the house!
If you’re looking for outdoor toys or simply toys that can be enjoyed outside, think about durability. Cloth and dirt don’t mix too well. Sturdy toys that are built to last are the best ones that will be able to sustain more rugged play. Allow the special kid in your life to soak up some sun and breathe some fresh air with these amazing outdoor toys!
$279.99 at the time of publication
Now, this is a gift that will make their eyes go wide than their own house. This Little Tikes Cape Cottage is the perfect place to allow your baby’s imagination run wild. And the best part is, it will be years before they grow out of it! This is the perfect outdoor toy as it provides a place for the little one to find to pretend they’re now your neighbor.
$26.95 at the time of publication
The modern design on this toy will allow a toddler to balance, nest, spin, and stack! This toy is ideal for busy, handsy, curious kids who need to stay busy. These Tobbles Balls are made of “high-quality ABS plastic; safety tested; sturdy design,” according to the manufacturer. That means these sturdy outdoor toys will hold up and should stay relatively clean.
$279.99 at the time of publication
Tell me your toddler wouldn’t light up after receiving their very own car! This Ride On Truck by Best Choice Products comes with LED lights, spring suspension, and 3 speeds. But it also comes with a remote control so that you know someone is always in control! This is the perfect outdoor toy for cruising and exploring the yard.
$67.79 at the time of publication
And if you’d prefer for your toddler to not have a battery-operated vehicle, here is a push option for you! This outdoor toy will be perfect for when you are going on family walks.
$69.99 at the time of publication
This Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table is exactly what your toddler needs next summer! This outdoor toy will keep little ones entertained and cool on hot days. There are so many gadgets and ways to play with this fun water table.
$40.01 at the time of publication
This flaming, red-hot dinosaur toy can roar, spray like-fire, shake its head, flap its wings, and make its eyes glow. The best part is that kids have complete control over how the dinosaur with its included remote control. While you won’t want to allow your little one to, say, throw this in a puddle of water, it should hold up as an outdoor toy if it’s put away after play. They’ll love smashing leaves with this T-Rex!
$29.99 at the time of publication
Is your little one getting the itch to start walking? We know it may be sad to see them growing up so fast, but they’ll love waking up to this Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil’ Rollin’ Giraffe under the tree! What a fun gift! This cute Giraffe can be used indoors, but the manufacturer noted that it is an outdoor toy as well.
$27.61 at the time of publication
Is your little one starting to take an interest in sports? Well, this Little Tikes T-Ball Set comes with a bat and five balls so that you can have them start honing their skills. And it’s a great way to bond with your toddler in the new year! Get this outdoor toy to promote exercise and a potential love for the game.
$25.99 at the time of publication
The perfect addition to any Little Tikes ride-on toy is this Little Tikes Cozy Pumper. This pumper comes with a hose, credit card, and three weather-proof electronic fuel buttons that make six fun sounds! Let’s just call this essential because how else is your little one supposed to run all those errands without gas! You’ll want this to be an outdoor toy if you set it up inside because kids love pressing the buttons to hear the sounds. Over and over! Endless fun!
$29.99 at the time of publication
Now, this gift idea is a traditional one. Who else had a rocking chair when they were babies? This one by Little Tikes will have you and your little one smiling with joy. And according to Amazon, it’s durable enough to last generations as an indoor or outdoor toy!
$24.99 at the time of publication
Move aside gender roles! The toy dump truck is the perfect gift for your children. And ideal for children who like outdoor play. And we must say, we love the colors of this fabulous outdoor toy! Let the little ones fill the truck and create imaginary scenarios with this mini rig!
$13.89 at the time of publication
One of our favorite memories involves playing with a plastic bowling set in the sunshine! Make some incredible memories with your kids this with this Frozen-themed Bowling Set. While you could set this up in a hallway, these are actually better outdoor toys for most children. Anything that involves throwing and crashing are, generally, best enjoyed outside.
$34.99 at the time of publication
These nicknack Mini Magnetic Blocks help introduce STEM into a child’s life at an early and crucial age. And the best part about these magnetic blocks isn’t that they could potentially unlock a creative side in a child you haven’t seen before, but it’s that this is the perfect educational toy for both parent and child to engage in together. If you’ve got a play area for outside toys, put this one on a table to enjoy in the sun.
$19.48 at the time of publication
Does your little one love taking your phone to take pictures? Well, this adorable little play camera is the perfect gift that allows them to pretend like they are taking pictures with this Disney Princess Play Camera that flashes and lights up! While this is not an exclusively outdoor toy, we think young kids will love ‘capturing’ the natural world.
$49.99 at the time of publication
This tent can be set up as an indoor or outdoor toy and is perfect for your princes and princesses! The lights and hard-wearing fabric material can withstand all the wear and tear little kiddos have the ability to put it through while playing in this incredible Orian Princess Castle Playhouse Tent. How cute!
$29.95 at the time of publication
Now this is a piece of tech that will leave you feeling that you have the force within you. A spot-on gift for that little Star Wars fan in your life. The Force1 Scoot LED Hand Operated Drone will keep them entertained for hours. While they may want to play with this drone indoors, we suggest treating it strictly as an outdoor toy.
$22.99 at the time of publication
Raising environmentally conscious children is crucial in 2020! This trendy children’s toy includes a Blippi character action figure, a working lever, two trash cubes, and two recycling bins. Of course, Blippi’s action figure can also sing-along and repeats his popular catchphrases. These can be enjoyed as an indoor or outdoor toy. Playing outside with this toy seems like it would be much more fun!
$54.99 at the time of publication
This Amazon exclusive outdoor toy is all about Mickey Mouse! Go camping with him and Pluto in his awesome outdoor explore camper! It plays Mickey’s most popular phrases and sound effects and lights up.
$21.98 at the time of publication
This is so much more than a pretend fishing game. With this wooden delight, enhance color recognition, hand-eye coordination, math counting skills, cognitive level, and help your child learn the alphabet all this this single toy! Talk about a game that can do it all! This can be enjoyed as an indoor or outdoor toy and would be even better outside, we imagine.
$24.05 at the time of publication
There is nothing quite like sitting in a pop-up tent with your siblings or friends and letting your imagination run wild! This FoxPrint Rocket Ship Tent is the perfect outdoor toy for any backyard! But, don’t just leave it there. This is such a lightweight and easy to use tent that you can bring it with you and set it up for your little one in all sorts of places.
$84.39 at the time of publication
The Jolly Jumper is one of the most highly rated jumpers on Amazon! These indoor/ outdoor toys help babies build coordination among other important motor skills, making this the perfect gift for your little one. You can let them bounce around inside with it or easily take outside to enjoy warmer days.
$188.95 at the time of publication
This Step2 Up & Down Roller Coaster Ride On is just the fun toddlers need after being stuck in the house for most of the year! Sit your kid on the car and let them feel the wind in their hair as they zoom down the wavy track. This works inside but we think its more fun as an outside toy and will be just like most real rollercoasters that way.
$37.18 at the time of publication
Help your baby on to go, go with this adorable Fisher-Price Walk, Bounce and Ride Pony. With its ability to do all that, plus glow, sing, and count, your baby will love getting this amazing gift. It works well as an outdoor toy as children can play with reckless abandon on a bed of soft grass.
$89.99 at the time of publication
Another great addition to your family walks is this smarTrike Zoom Toddler Tricycle! Strap your little one into the seat and push him along as you get your daily steps in! This outdoor toy allows toddlers to feel like they’re in control of their adventure by the convenient handle. What a smooth-looking ride!
$27.99 at the time of publication
Not only can they use these Avenger-themed walkie talkies to talk with their friends and go on adventures, but they also come with the ability to send and receive special character phrases, sound effects, and so much more! How fun does that sound? Walkie Talkies make for excellent outdoor toys as they can help facilitate imaginative scenarios.
$94.95 at the time of publication
Legos but for toddlers! Help Mickey, Donald, and Goofy build their beach house so they can have fun in the sun. The house comes with a boat, a deck, functioning doors, and so much more! Allow your child to get the most out of this outdoor toy, by setting up a play pool for the Disney characters to play in.
$15.95 at the time of publication
Another toy that would make for a bath time to remember, this Yookidoo Spin ‘N’ Sprinkle Water Lab. Just add water and watch the wheels start turning! This works as an exceptional outdoor toys if you’ve set up a play pool to go along with it. It’s just so wacky and adorable!
$24.97 at the time of publication
Make Lightning McQueen do tricks and then put out fires with this super cool playset! And get this, you can fill the fire truck up with water and use the hose to change Lightning McQueen colors! Again, if it’s got water, we think it’s best as an outdoor toy.
$44.99 at the time of publication
And if you’re looking for something a little bigger but not huge, this Mega Bloks First Builders Build ‘n Learn Table is another option for your toddler as well. If you’re looking for the perfect addition for your backyard or patio, consider this excellent outdoor toy.
$163.68 at the time of publication
A toddler climber and swing set that can be used all-year-round because it’s able to be stored indoors. This outdoor toy is perfect for swinging and sliding in the yard. You’ll never get them off the swinger the slide! There are so many possibilities, that we imagine this swing set will keep kids occupied for hours.
$119.99 at the time of publication
If you’re looking for something a little pink, this 6V Ride-On Truck also comes with a parental remote control to keep your little one safe at all times. This is the ideal outdoor toy that will make your little ones feel all grown up. They’ll have tons of fun learning to ‘drive.’
$59.99 at the time of publication
Hang it from a tree or from the ceiling in their playroom, your toddler will love swinging from this Swurfer Swift. The best part is that it’s easy to install, so take it with you while camping if your family is into that sort of thing! A swing is the quintessential outdoor toy because it allows kids to feel as if they’re flying to the sun.
$229.99 at the time of publication
Now, this is an outdoor toy your toddler’s jaw will drop over. The Costzon Inflatable Bounce House comes complete with a slide, a climbing wall, a jumping area, and a splash pool. How amazing would this be in the summer months? All of the neighbor kids will want to come over! Make a splash!
$230 at the time of publication
Are kids climbing all over the furniture? If so, then this might be the best outdoor toy for your family. The Triangle Pikler for Kids gives toddlers a specific space to do their climbing! Set it up in a soft patch of grass and they will reach for the sky. Now, that’s awesome!
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$22.99 at the time of publication
This kitchen sink toy is perfect for pretend and because it can be filled with water, it works well as an outdoor toy option. You won’t have to worry about having to dry up after this one! They can ‘cook’ and splash with all their heart’s desire.
There you go! We gave you 35 wonderful outdoor toys to choose from. You might even found gifts that you want to get for yourself (we kind of want the little tent). We’re not judging. Finding toys that can be enjoyed in the yard isn’t hard! We sincerely hope we’ve made the search for the perfect gift a bit easier by connecting you with these cheerful items that can easily be purchased on Amazon and delivered right to your door.
In a year when we’ve all spent so much time indoors, make sure you’ve got some toys for your child that they can enjoy outside!
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