We’ve rounded up the best kids beach toys to ensure your little one has fun in the sun this summer holiday.
With the promise of long, summer days ahead, why not get inspired for fun family days at the beach with our roundup of fab kids beach toys and accessories?
A recent survey, commissioned by the Eco Attractions Group, claims a generation of children are growing up without experiencing outdoor activities, such as splashing in puddles and building sandcastles, preferring to play computer games or watch TV instead. It’s a sad statistic, so make this the summer you enjoy quality family time together in the great outdoors. Here’s our roundup of great products for brilliant beach days…
Groover Bear Sled
Not just for snow-covered mountains, this cute polar bear Snowboogie sled is also perfect for sliding down sand dunes. With an inflatable air tube and plastic handles to hold onto, your little ones can slide the day away. Well, a good few hours anyway.
Sunny Life Iluka Tablet Sound
Take this to your picnic on the beach and the kids can play to their own soundtrack – or you can sneak in some of your favourite songs when back-to-back One Direction gets too much! It can be used with smartphones, MP3 players and tablets and you can still operate touch screens when in use. The pretty pastel chevron stripes make it an eye-catching addition to your beach bag.
Cheeky Rascals Quut Beach Toy Scoppi
Nothing beats building sandcastles when you’re at the beach. This innovative digger and sand sifter makes it easy for kids to use their feet and hands to move sand around and create their wonder fortress. Beware if you’re having a snooze though, they might decide to use this to bury mum instead!
Intex Froggy Fun Swim Set
For your little divers who want to explore the creatures swimming around in shallow waters, they’ll love wearing this cute frog mask and snorkel set. Suitable for 3-8 years.
John Lewis Beach Ball
Classic and timeless, kids of all ages can play games with this beach ball. The brightly coloured panels make it easy to spot too, and of course, no one will sustain any injuries if it accidentally bops them on the head!
Melissa & Doug Seaside Sidekicks Sand Pizza Set
To go beyond traditional sandcastle-building, this pizza set lets kids use sand to make pizza on the beach. It includes four moulds to make different toppings they can mix and match, plus a turtle-shaped pizza tray, shell plates, a pizza cutter and crab spatula to serve. Great for imaginative play and so much better than having a tea party with pretend tea.
Melissa & Doug Speck Seahorse Sand Ice Cream
And for dessert – there’s ice cream! Not quite a 99, but kids will have lots of fun scooping up sand and serving it in the holders. Chocolate flakes optional.