20 Best Outdoor Water Toys for Kids
by Amy Hogan
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Kiddie Pools that Make a Splash
As the temperatures start to soar in the spring and summer, there’s no better way to help kids beat the heat and maybe even get a little education and exercise than a fun, new batch of water toys. It doesn’t matter whether you have an Olympic-size in-ground pool in your sprawling backyard or a postage stamp-size patio that’s a few miles from the beach, there’s a water fun toy to fit your family’s needs, space requirements and budgets.
20 Best Outdoor Water Toys For Kids
- EverEarth E Lite Waterproof Beach Blanket & Kiddie Pool
- H2OGO! Single Water Slide
- Unicorn Sprinkler
- Rainbow Inflatable Sprinkler
- Step2 Busy Ball Water Table
- The Pad Floating Foam Mat
- Melissa & Doug Seaside Sidekicks Sand And Water Sifting Funnel
- Splashin’ Kids Sprinkle And Splash Play Mat
- Green Toys Seaplane
- Bunch O Balloons Water Slide
- Water Wubble Water Balloon Balls
- Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Blossom Bright Sprinkler Toys
- Little Tikes Anchors Away Pirate Ship
- Nerf Super Soaker Barrage Soaker
- Balnore Blaster
- Coconut Float Swan Inflatable Kiddie Pool
- Intex Dinoland Inflatable Play Center
- Intex Sunset Glow Pool
- Just For Kids Beach Toys
- Sportspower Outdoor Battle Ridge Inflatable Water Slide
Some classics from our childhood, including kiddie pools, are still around. The Slip ‘N Slides have been upgraded to include even more fun features like water balloons and giant splash pools, and Nerf Water Blasters are still one of the best ways to get little boys to turn off the video games and get some fresh air and exercise disguised as water fun. And speaking of those kiddie pools? Well, now they have inflatable, cushioned bottoms and even interactive water features.
But then there’s a whole new world of whimsical sprinklers to explore, including giant, inflatable unicorns, rainbows and dinosaurs that spray the dog days of summer away. Of course, water and sand tables will always be the perfect, safe way to let toddlers explore the great outdoors and everything that water fun has to offer at their fingertips. And, if your summer vacation involves traveling, there are plenty of products that are compact and portable and will guarantee that family beach days are a breeze.
If thinking about all of the options that are available makes you feel like you’re drowning, relax, we’ve got your life-preserver right here: Our list of the 20 best outdoor water toys to stock up on this summer.
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