Toddlers should be able to get outside and play when the weather cooperates. Outdoor play is great for getting out of the house and running around and getting physical activity as well as learning about science and just having fun.
There are lots of great outdoor toddler toys to choose from. Some kids may like water play while others may enjoy a bike or ride on toy more. It all depends on what your child enjoys doing and playing with as well as how much room you may have to outside.
Here are some of the best outdoor toys for toddlers that encourage physical activity, learning and having a bunch of fun.
Little Tikes First Slide
This is a nice beginner slide for a toddler that they can have a ton of fun on in their own backyard. The slide is recommended for ages 18 months up to 4 years old.
It’s not too tall that toddlers can’t do the slide on their own but is still enough of a challenge so that kids will have hours of fun.
The nice thing about this slide is that it easily folds down so you can store it in the winter time or move it around the yard easily.
This slide can also be used indoors as well.
Little Tikes Toddler T-Ball Set
Get your toddler interested in playing sports and getting physical outside with this great toddler t-ball set.
The set comes with two plastic oversized balls as well as a plastic tee with a base. You also get the big yellow bat that is lightweight and eay enough for a toddler to swing.
This set is recommended for ages 18 months to 5 years old. It no only makes a fun toy but it can be used to help teach your little one how to hit a baseball for t-ball as well.
Step 2 Lookout Playhouse
This is a great activity tree house for children ages 18 months to 4 years old. The platform measures 19″ and is large enough that two younger kids can stand on the platform at once.
The ladder is easy to climb to get up and the slide is super fun for a toddler to slide down. There is even a periscope out the roof so kids can make up their own pretend stories.
A nice feature of the activity center is that there is a roof over the top so your kid won’t be in the direct sun all the time while playing.
Fisher Price Rock, Roll n’ Ride Trike for Toddlers
This is the ultimate trike for toddlers. There are 3 different ways that this trike can be used so it will grow along with your child.
You can take the back handle and fold it underneath the bike and use it as a simple rocking fun toy. It won’t move out of place but a child can rock back and forth. This is nice for younger toddlers as well as for indoor play as well.
The second way you can use the trike is seen above with the large handle so that a parent can help push and steer the child as they are learning how to use the trike.
Once your toddler gets the hang of that you can take the top of the handle off the back and your child can simply ride his trike all by himself. The back bottom portion stays on to help support your little one from falling off the back of the bike.
The nice thing is that you can easily convert it without needing any tools. You will definitely get your money’s worth from this type of tricycle.
Little Tikes Pirate Ship Water Table
Have some water fun with your toddler with this cool pirate ship themed water table.
It has a bunch of different spinning features as well as a water cannon that really squirts water. You can even raise and lower the anchor on the side of the table using the crank.
It also come with some additional toys that you can use such as pirate figures, a small boat, and buckets.
This water table will provide your toddler with hours of fun and learning.
Little Tikes Gas N’ Go Toy Lawn Mower
Your toddler can be just like mom or dad and cut the grass whenever they want. This is a great inexpensive outdoor toy for a toddler that also helps encourage creativity and imaginative play.
As you push the mower, the beads will pop making a sound that sounds similar to a lawn mower as it cuts the grass. When the cord is pulled, there are engine sounds that mimick the start up of a real mower.
There is also a cool key that can be turned and has a clicking sound as a well as a throttle that clicks up and down as well.
This toy mower even comes with a removable gas can so that your toddler can fill the mower right up and then store the gas can right on the mower.
This toy is recommended for ages 18 months and up.
Step2 Naturally Playful Sandbox for Toddlers
There’s nothing better than a big sandbox for a toddler.
This sandbox comes with a cute matching cover and has a boulder-like texture so it won’t stand out like a sore thumb in your backyard. The cover is a must for keeping out bugs and small critters from the sandbox.
Each corner of the sandbox provides a seat for a child. It will hold up to 200 pounds of sand.
There are tons of different sand toys that you can buy along with the sandbox for your toddler. In fact you can find a great big bag of sand toys for under $15 that would keep your little one playing in the sand all day.
Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Hoop
This basketball hoop adjust from 2 feet to 4 feet so it will grow with your toddler as they get older. It’s great for outside play but can be used indoors as well.
You get the hoop with the base along with a small soft basketball that is the perfect size for little hands. You can add sand to the bottom of the base if you want it to be more stable for your child.
This hoop is not only a bunch of fun but it helps your toddler develop coordination and motor skills.
It is recommended for ages 18 months up to 5 years old.
Washable Sidewalk Chalk for Toddlers
You can use the chalk for everything from hopscotch to tracing outlines of your bodies on the ground.
Sidewalk chalk may be best for older toddlers and preschoolers as I would recommend age 2 years and up for a big pack of sidewalk chalk.
You can check out all the different games you play with sidewalk chalk and just let your child use their imagination to play out in the sun.
For even more great outdoor toys for toddler ideas, check out our article on Fun Garden Toys and Tools for Toddlers.