Spring has nearly sprung, so its time to put the board games away and get outdoors.
We’ve rounded up the best outdoor toys to ensure your little ones make the most out of the summer sun.
Penny Boards Skateboard
Your skater girl will love riding this extra long skateboard with its solid feel, durability and resistance, plus the on-trend colours of pastel mint and pink will look great with any outfit, when she carries it under her arm.
When the weather is good, you’re going to want to make the most of it. Instead of taking the frisbee to the park, how about your very own mini golf set? This take-anywhere mini golf game is suitable for any level surface, so just arrange the obstacles however you wish and get playing. And if the heavens open, you can always set it up at home if you’ve got enough space, as it works well on carpet, too.
Crazy Stuff Crocodile Helmet
What little boy wouldn’t love wearing a fierce crocodile on his head when out cycling? With bright yellow eyes and scary-looking teeth, this helmet is sure to make him feel invincible. But just in case he gets carried away, this helmet is durable, comfy and easy to fit with adjustable straps, meaning your keen cyclist will be protected, however daring he gets. Suitable from 3 years+.
Smallable Nobodinoz Skipping Rope
A lovely skipping rope, with tactile beech handles, and available in pink, green, blue or yellow, your little one will be occupied for a while doing jumps and skips – and it’s good exercise, too. Try suggesting some rhymes for them to skip to – if you can’t remember the ones from your schooldays, check out www.skip-hop.co.uk for ideas.
Canvas Tipi Play Tent
The perfect hideaway for kids, this good-quality tipi play tent made from canvas and wood, works indoors or out – great for protection from the sun or wind in the garden, or ideal for a corner of their bedroom, to either stash toys or themselves in. Beware though – if you make it too comfortable, they may prefer sleeping in the tent than their bed! Suitable for children age 3+.
Early Rider Alley Runner 14 Balance Bike
For your child’s first bicycle, you want them to start on something supportive. This fab bike is made of lightweight aluminium and, as the child steers and stops the bike with their feet instead of traditional pedals and brakes, it’s the perfect introduction to cycling, helping them gain confidence and skills. This model has larger 14-inch wheels, suitable for children from 3 to 5 years old.
The Oak And Rope Company Up And Away Swing
Designed and hand-crafted from sustainable materials at a workshop in Kent, this fantastic monkey swing can be personalised with up to 9 letters, making it a great gift. You do need a sturdy tree to attach it to, but if you have that, just imagine the fun your little monkeys will have, swinging the summer days away!