18 Awesome Outdoor Toys & Games Perfect for Summer
School, whether you’re still remote or in person, will be ending soon, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll be looking for ways to keep your kids busy during the long, hot days of June, July and August. Keep play time fresh with a few new outdoor toys for kids. From awesome bubble gear to epic backyard inflatables and giant outdoor games, see our editor’s picks for the best products to add to your outdoor play rotation below.
Wicked Big Sports Tipping Point
It's classic cornhole with a twist! You'll get the same bags, the same mesh goal pocket, but the board tips back and forth, making for more of a challenge. The set includes the tipping board and six bean bags.
Buy it here, $64.99.
Duo Tone Light Up Hoop
Why should the hula-hooping fun stop when the sun goes down? This light-up ring will keep your kiddos hooping long into the summer night.
Buy it here, $7.97
Giant Jenga Set
This outdoor lawn game is over five feet tall and is fun for summer nights either by yourself as a family or with a small group of friends.
Buy it here, $118.50.
WOWMAZING Giant Bubble Wands
If there’s anything better than bubbles, it’s giant bubbles. This four-piece set comes with bubble solution, one want and a tips and tricks booklet.
Buy it here, $14.95.
Hanging Woven Rope Tunnel Bridge
Kids can build strength while climbing or chill out and read in this unique rope tunnel. It supports up to 400 lbs and can be hung between two trees.
Buy it here, $349.
KidKraft Modern Outdoor Playhouse
We wish this adorable modern outdoor playhouse came in a size big enough for us! There’s a built-in kitchenette and a working mailbox for hours of pretend play fun.
Buy it here, $331.57.
Doodle Hog DIY Chalk Kit
It's all good, outdoor vibes with this one-of-a-kind stencil set! Each kit comes with six chalk sticks and three large stencils with sunshine, pineapple, rainbow, avocado and Good Vibes designs. It's a fun way to up your sidewalk chalk game!
Buy it here, $9.99.
Ninja Warrior Training Equipment Set
This 32-piece set has nine obstacles and a zip line! It’s perfect for letting kids burn off all that energy.
Buy it here, $149.98.
Throw Throw Burrito: Extreme Outdoor Edition
From the creators of Throw Throw Burrito come summer's go-to game, in an Extreme Outdoor Edition! Giant, inflatable burritos take the place of the OG game's squishy foam version. You can expect giant-water resistant cards, waterproof tokens and two 3-foot tall inflatable burritos to throw at each other throughout this raucous family-friendly game that will get everyone outside.
Buy it here, $23.99.
Giant Inflatable 2-in-1 Darts & Soccer Set
Throw darts or kick goals at a giant velcro scoreboard/target! Fun for ages 5 & up.
Buy it here, $99.
These chic kiddie pools are so popular, they’re hard to keep in stock! Luckily, we spotted some at Target, and they couldn’t be more fun. Choose from three fun patterns, and stay cool with style this summer.
Buy it here, $31.99.
Capture the Flag
Warm summer nights are calling your name, and this glow-in-the-dark version of Capture the Flag from Star Lux Games is perfect for a family game night!
Buy it here, $44.90.
Giant Snakes and Ladders
Lawn games are always fun, and this one is easy to play, even for the youngest members of the family. There’s a huge board, four giant playing pieces and one large foam die.
Buy it here, $15.98.
Kids’ Water & Sand Table
This incredible outdoor play station is made from recycled plastic that will hold up to the outdoor elements, and it comes with a five-year warranty!
Buy it here, 1,089.99.
Bean Bag Bucketz
It’s like frisbee golf got mixed up with corn hole to make a fun and new game! You’ll get 16 bean bags, and to win, toss them in one of seven bags. The first person to make it to 21 points wins the game! Easy to store and set up, this is a fun game for an outdoor family night.
Buy it here, $59.96.
Wonderwave Rocking Seesaw
Not like the rickety seesaws of our youth, this cool outdoor active toy has a padded metal frame, is made from durable polypropylene and promises hours of fun (max is 4 kids at a time!).
Buy it here, $228.99.
Hit the birdie with golf clubs! This fun game from Hog Wild combines two classic outdoor games, but with this, you can create your own course. The weighted flag can go just about anywhere, too.
Buy it here, $49.99.
Sunrise Climbing Dome & Jungle Gym
Whether they just want to hang around or climb to their heart’s content, this jungle gym is fun for everyone from preschoolers up to tweens.
Buy it here, $399.
— Gabby Cullen
Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, all items were available for purchase.