TRYING to keep your kids entertained and off their screens during summer months can be a real challenge.
With this in mind we’ve compiled a list of the best outdoor toys that will keep them entertained for hours.
Depending on what your little ones like – whether it’s playing in the pool or having fun in the sand – there are plenty of options out there to transform your garden into a small playground.
Of course, safety comes first, so don’t forget to always keep your kids protected from harmful sun rays and supervise them if they’re playing in the water.
Worried you don’t have enough space? There are plenty of compact options available on the market – like this Tree playhouse – that should fit right into small gardens and patios.
Splash around, build sandcastles and jump for joy in the comfort of your own home, with the items in our round-up below, promising fresh air and smiles all around.
In need of a fun inflatable pool float for this summer? Of course you are.
Wayfair has brought out an adorable toucan version just in time for the holiday season.
Suitable for children aged three or older, this inflate float can be used for gliding round a swimming pool but is also perfect for paddling in the ocean.
Created with two durable handles and a repair patch included, it features three air chambers to keep your little ones safe.
Sand and picnic table
Your kids won’t want the day to end with one of these in their garden.
There’s a whole lot of explorative fun to be had with this cheerfully designed sand and picnic table.
You little ones can use it for drawing, playing games and al fresco eating, but when they fancy a play in the sand all you have to do is remove the top panel to reveal the sandpit underneath.
The Plum Junior Trampoline and Enclosure in Pink is a great option for kids aged three to four, as they get to grips with a trampoline for the first time.
The trampoline has a lower height frame than most and a safety enclosure to keep your children safe.
It also comes with an UV protected foam padding to withstand seriously hot weather.
The Puppet Theatre with Hand Puppets will keep your kids entertained for hours.
It comes with colourful hand puppets to encourage imaginative play and most importantly keep your kids off their screens.
Easy to construct, it can also be used as storage place for toys to help keep your space tidy and mess-free.
Bare in mind that it is not waterproof so use it on sunny summer days only and don’t forget to bring it back indoors after a long afternoon in the garden.
With enough space for six people this Plug and Play Spa is perfect to have loads of fun in your garden with your kids and friends.
If you’re worried about your kids getting too much exposure to the sun, then this completely shaded pool is perfect to keep them protected from harmful sun rays.
A water sprayer on top of the shade is also there to keep you cool during particularly hot summer days.
The Plug and Play Spa liners is protected against sun damage making it a worthy investment in the long term.
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If you want to treat the little ones to some new toys over the Easter holidays, you’ll want to check out Mothercare’s sale.
The retailer has slashed the cost of toys by up to 70 per cent while also giving shoppers the chance to pick up three for the price of two.
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