Best Outdoor Toys for 2017

Sun’s out, fun’s out! It’s the time of the year where parents frantically scramble the toy shops to get their hands on the best outdoor toys for 2017. Finding it can be the difference between your child getting active in this lovely weather, and wasting most of their time still idly annoying their classmates on social media. There are tons to choose from but, in case you don’t have the time to hunt down the latest and greatest summer toys, we’ve drawn up a rundown of our recommendations.

Plum Climbing Cube Wooden Play Centre

Plum Climbing Cube Wooden Play Centre

Climbing frames make for timeless kids’ outdoor toys. They’re relatively simple to assemble, safe to use and entertain young children for hours on end. This Climbing Cube Wooden Play Centre ticks all of the right boxes in delivering a robust timber structure boasting climbing wall footholds, monkey bars, a cargo climbing net and an 8ft wavy slide. And, in keeping with the theme of the rigorous assault course-style climbing frame, the Climbing Cube also offers a den underneath boxed off using a camouflage fabric separator that rolls down into place. If you’re looking for outdoor toys to last, then this is definitely an awesome choice.

  • Encourages energetic, adventurous activity
  • Safe for children aged 3 – 12 years
  • Supplied with assembly instructions

Big Time Toys Sumo Bumper Boppers

Big Time Toys Sumo Bumper Boppers

The essence to finding amazing summer toys is that they encourage participation, require mobility and don’t become tiresome. Sumo Bumper Boppers turn humans into bumper cars, essentially. They are inflatables summer toys that are fun, soft and safe to use. Use the supporting handles to hold the bumper in place and boink and bump your mates till you’re laughing so hard that you can’t get up any more.

  • More fun than bumper cars or a pillow fight
  • Suitable for users aged 4 Years +
  • Contains one body bumper and one repair patch

Razor Crazy Cart Shift Electric Go Kart

Imagine a go kart that can drive in literally any direction. Well, you don’t have to imagine anymore with the Crazy Cart Shift because that’s exactly what it can do. It’s innovative drive system can propel the cart forward, backward, sideways and diagonally, and the 360 steering allows you to control the cart like no other. With two modes to choose from – between the Crazy Cart and the more stable Go-kart option – and 40 minutes of continuous use on a single charge, the Crazy Cart Shift is one of those summer toys with some genuine unpredictability factor that just enhances the excitement.

  • Two modes: Go-kart and Crazy Cart.
  • Drive system goes forward, reverse, sideways and diagonal.
  • 360 steering lets you pivot in place and make tight turns.
  • Variable-speed foot pedal reach speeds of up to 12mph.
  • Drift Bar helps control back-end drifts.

Syma X12S Nano Quadcopter Drone

Syma X12S Nano Quadcopter Drone

Drones will be hot-selling kids’ outdoor toys this summer but you don’t want to go spending a fortune on a hefty, impractical flying machine then giving it to an uncoordinated toddler, do you? That’s where the miniature Syma X12S Drone comes in offering a more child-proof alternative to the high-flying RC range of popular summer toys. Measuring at just 7cm, the X12S is small enough to carry around in a pouch or a lunch box. Still, for such a tiny unit, it offers a lot of power and usability with its 6-axis flight control system, intuitive remote controller and high-speed toggle switch that enables the X12S to perform mid-air stunts.

  • 6-axis control systems
  • High speed toggle switch
  • Allows for 6-8 minutes of flight time
  • Charges fully in in under an hour
  • Includes gyro stabilisation technology

Plum 8ft Whirlwind Trampoline and Enclosure

Plum 8ft Whirlwind Trampoline and Enclosure

Plum are the best at manufacturing outdoor kids’ toys that marry style, performance and safety into a single product. Their 8ft Whirlwind Trampoline and Enclosure combo keeps your little bouncers safe from the dangerous parts of the trampoline without compromising on engineering quality. Simply find a clean, level spot in your garden and set up the trampoline’s push button locking system to secure the trampoline in place. Employing a galvanised steel frame, zinc-coated springs and waterproof materials that protect the trampoline’s integrity through trying weather conditions, the Whirlwind is one of those outdoor kids’ toys that you can enjoy beyond the summer months.

  • Trampoline frame made from steel galvanised
  • Galvanised steel Tramp Klamp® bracket encases the joints for rust free protection and delivers great integrity and longevity
  • Inspires energetic outdoor play
  • Includes swirl effect enclosure with colourful green outer foam
  • Innovative 3G® enclosure design curves in to protect the jumper from springs, whilst maximising jumping space

Yvolution Y Fliker A3 Air Series Scooter

This is more than just a three-wheeled scooter – the Yvolution Y Fliker A3 Air is a stylish, innovative invention that utilises the movement from its user’s hips to propel it forward. Built rigidly with split foot plates dissecting from the handlebars, kids can forget about kick pushing themselves down the streets of their neighbourhood and focus on drifting and carving them up in style; simply sway your hips and watch the Y Fliker go! Once you’re through, pack the scooter away quickly and effortlessly using its clever twist and stow folding system for neat storage.

  • Revolutionary new design
  • Industrial design casters for self-propelling fun
  • Increased control and ensures a safe, fun ride!
  • Suitable for children aged 7 and over.

Fuze Cyclone Water Blaster

Fuze Cyclone Water Blaster

Fuze specialise in cool outdoor toys for kids. This time around, they’ve created the Cyclone Blaster: a water canon that introduces a different dimension to water fights by attaching securely to handlebar frames. Using a special motor-controlled water blasting system, riders can shoot out powerful streams of water at one another, in an 180° radius, simply by pressing the handlebar-mounted buttons. Fill up the water reservoir quickly without even having to detach the canon and hit targets at a distance of up to 25 feet away.

  • Mounts securely to the handlebars
  • Shoots up to 25 feet
  • Requires 4x AA batteries

Bestway H20GO! Double Slider

Bestway H20GO! Double Slider

Like climbing frames or trampolines, you can’t go wrong with a water slide when shopping for summer toys this year. But, often times, water slides are too big or cumbersome for the average garden. The H20GO! is just big enough to support two lanes for slide races but not big enough that it can’t be packed and stored effortlessly in a nook somewhere in your house. Connect a hose and keep the jollies wet and wild throughout, and its speed ramp acts as both an incline to achieve acceleration and as soft landing insurance for sliders.

  • 5.49m (18’) in length
  • In built speed ramp for a fast slide
  • Connect a garden hose and go
  • Repair Patch
  • Full Colour Box