10 of the best outdoor toys and games

These amazing toys will keep your kids active in the garden all summer

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  • Roller Wheel, £45

    Age: 8+

    This is probably the most fun inflatable we've ever seen. Children can climb climb through or roll around in it – unfortunately it doesn't look big enough for adults, but we'd still be willing to give it a try. The inflatable wheel has colourful balls inside that jiggle and bounce around as the wheel rotates. What more could you want?

    Available from: Science Museum Shop

  • Little Tikes Sizzle & serve grill, £25

    Age: 18 months+

    Throw a few burgers on the barbie for hours of fun. Practise your best 'eating-a-pretend-hotdog' face now.

    Available from: Debenhams

  • Water slide, £99.99

    Age: 3+

    The amazing Slide 10 with Water can be connected to a hose pipe – turning it into a water slide!

    Available from: Amazon

  • BoxKart, £99.99

    Age: 6+

    Based on old-fashioned soap box racers, BoxKart brings the design up to date with pneumatic tyres, a working brake and solid birch plywood frame. It's also fully adjustable so is suitable for the entire family to race.

    Available from: KiddiMoto

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  • Plasma Car, 44.99

    Age: 3+

    This little ride-on just works on wiggle power – great exercise for your little one and so much fun!

    Available from: Educational Toys

  • Magical Fairy Door, £26

    Age: 3+

    Let your child's imagination run wild at the bottom of your garden with this magic fairy door. Just fix to a tree trunk, fence-post or plant-pot – and let the magic begin.

    Available from: NotOnTheHighStreet

  • Giant Snakes & Ladders, £33.60

    Age: 3+

    We can't resist this huge version of the classic game – just look at that enormous inflatable dice!

    Available from: Little Trading Co.

  • Happy Hopperz, £39.99

    Age: 5+

    These large horse or bull hopperz are made of durable PVC to withstand plenty of bouncing and can fit 2 people!

    Available from: Happy Hopperz

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  • Wooden Sandpit with Storage, £36.22

    Age: 2+

    This wooden sandpit comes supplied with a protective cover and ground sheet, as well as an integral storage section to hide away a bucket and spade.

    Available from: Tesco

  • Water Sprinkler, £10

    Age: 3+

    This big inflatable ring sprays water in all directions when attached to your garden hose pipe. Perfect for a hot summer's day!

    Available from: Early Learning Centre


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