best outdoor toys for toddlers

17 Best Outdoor Toys For Toddlers – 2022 Edition

Get your toddler excited to go outside with these 17 Best Outdoor Toys for Toddlers – 2022 Edition.

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These outdoor toys will keep your toddler entertained and active and make great gifts.


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Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

This toddler car is a classic – its been around for 30 years!

Easy to drive and can be moved indoors after a good clean during colder months.

Activity Idea: Car Wash – give your toddler a bucket with soap and a big sponge and let them wash their own car.

Dinoland Inflatable Play Center Pool

I still can’t believe how inexpensive this pool is considering its size and all the dinosaur inflatables. We got this for our toddler when she turned 1 and she enjoyed it just as much the following years.

Big enough for adults to sit on either end and help little ones up and down the slide.

Activity Idea: The pool itself comes with balls and a dino “basket” as well as a slide.

Water Table

Any water table will be great, but this best seller from Step2 will be really enjoyed by your toddler.

Water tables can keep a toddler entertained for hours.

Activity Idea: Make the water extra fun by adding bubbles

Balance Bike

This Balance Bike is meant for kids 18 months to 5 years old. It teaches them balance and spatial awareness without training wheels.

Also super lightweight so a toddler can take out and put away their bike easily.

Step2 Game Time Sports Climber and Slide

A climber is a great way to keep your toddler active while outside.

This climber is great for toddlers as it has steps and an age appropriate size.

A basketball hoop is also included for some extra fun.

Step2 Happy Home Cottage & Grill Kids Playhouse

A playhouse is great for toddlers and will continue to be played with as they become preschoolers and beyond.

This cottage also includes a grille so they can bbq like mom and dad.

Activity Idea: Just like the coupe above, fill a bucket with soapy water and give your toddler a sponge (and if you dare…a hose) and let them keep their house clean and tidy.

Lydaz Bubble Mower for Toddlers


Bubble lawnmowers have been around for ages, I remember having one as a kid.

If you have a pretty flat yard this will be easy to push for your toddler. We have a bumpy lawn (we’re working on it!) and so we use it on our deck and the bubbles come out great.

Rechargeable Bubble Machine

Yes, two bubble ideas in a row.

If the lawnmower won’t work in your space, this bubble machine is a great alternative.

Its also rechargeable which is a bonus.


We got this sandbox for our toddler at age 2 and she will sit by herself and dig away (big deal as she isn’t great at playing alone!).

We like that it has a lid to keep animals out at night and keeps the sand clean.

Activity Idea: Bury some toys and have a “dig”

Don’t forget the sand! You will need a few bags.

Little Tikes Inflatable Jump ‘n Slide Bounce House

If you have the space and budget for a bigger buy then a bouncy castle is it.

In the summer at my daughter’s preschool they have Bounce Day and blow up this bounce house and all the toddlers and preschoolers go crazy for it.

Also great to have for family bbqs and parties to entertain a group of kids.

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Splash Patrol Sprinkler Toy

Get ready for tons of giggles as your toddler runs through this adorable sprinkler.

Water Shoes can help keep slips at bay when the grass starts to get really wet.

The Little Tikes Garden Table Play Set

This little table is perfect for when your toddler wants to “help” you garden.

As they get older you could let them plant real flowers in this table and teach them about caring for plants.

Outdoor Toys For Toddlers – Small but loads of fun list

Outdoor toys don’t need to be big to be enjoyed often. Here are my favorite little things that keep my kids outside and playing.

1. Sidewalk Chalk

2. Fubbles – Toddler friendly no-spill bubbles

3. Watering Can

4. Spray bottle

5. Wagon

Best Outdoor Toys For Toddlers 2022 Edition – Conclusion

Its recommended that toddlers spend time outdoors and the above toys can help you encourage them to stay out a little longer.

Many of these toys can be played with in summer or winter (sliding into a pile of snow is tons of fun!).

Have I missed anything this year? Please share in the comments!


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