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The best outdoor toys for kids

With our list of the very best outdoor toys for kids, your crew will never be bored again! We're sure of it.

Allie Early
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Allie Early

Looking for the best outdoor toys for kids this season? Check out our roundup of great summer picks, including beach toys, outdoor games, gadgets, swim gear and more to make the sunniest season even more loveable. Scroll down the list (organized in age order from youngest to oldest!) to see our full list of awesome outdoor toys for kids, including outdoor toys for toddlers, tweens and teens. 

In search of even more fun for kids? Explore our list of the best outdoor activities for kids, swimming pools for kids, beaches near NYC and even these great summer weekend getaways just in case you're looking to escape the city. And if it's more toys you're after, be sure to browse our roundup of great toy stores in NYC.

Best outdoor toys for kids

Ice cream truck playhouse (Toddlers)

For aspiring ice cream tycoons, a lightweight cardboard playhouse that looks like a NYC ice cream truck is just the ticket. The doors really open, and it’s 100 percent recyclable! $69,

Fishy windup bubbles (Toddlers)

Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere! Give your toddler as many as their little heart desires with this easy-to-use, battery-free bubble toy. $25,


Spill & Splash Seaway water table (Toddlers)

Have a backyard or a deck? Take your kid’s play space to the next level with a water table that has two deep buckets, sea creatures and a teeny umbrella! $63.07,

Beach Kit (Toddlers)

Tots can brave the tide pools with a lightweight bucket, digging tools and a tiny octopus,
a crab and a whale. The kit is also easy for Mom and Dad to pack up once it’s time to head home! $18,


Butterfly Fantasy wings (Toddlers)

Kids can let their imaginations fly by transforming into beautiful butterflies with the help of these comfortable cloth wings. $19.98,

MerFin (Young kids)

Available in aqua or coral, this eco-friendly product is a new take on your average fins. The easy-to-wear swim aid helps kids paddle faster and feel like they’re real mermaids!


Ice cream kite (Young kids)

Let your little glutton’s love of ice cream be known to all with this large, cartoonesque fabric kite that flies high in the sky. $9.90,

Micro Mini Deluxe Kick scooter (Young kids)

For tykes on the go, grab a grow-with-you scooter that boasts an adjustable T-bar. It goes from 17" to 25"! $90,


Banana towel (Young kids)

Dry off after an underwater adventure in the pool by snuggling into this soft, kid-size banana-print towel. $29,

Sunnylife icy pole molds (Kids)

Freeze juice or flavored water into
cone-shaped Popsicles at home for a truly cool summer. $20,

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