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Outdoor toys to make your garden a child’s paradise

22 May 2018

It may feel like winter has lasted a lifetime, but summer is just around the corner, meaning it might the right time to start thinking about how to keep the kids occupied during the long summer break. There is a common stereotype going around that today’s kids are addicted to technology, gaming and staying indoors. However, this simply is not the case. With the right equipment, children can be occupied outside for hours at a time while keeping active and building an appreciation for the great outdoors. The following toys are just a few ideas to give you inspiration for making your garden a paradise for children:

1. Paddling pools and swimming pools

An old childhood classic, the paddling pool is an inexpensive and simple way to keep your child occupied for hours on a beautifully sunny day. It is also a great way for them to cool down when the heat gets a bit too much. Unlike paddling pools of years gone by, today’s pools also tend to include some great features to increase the fun. This rainbow paddling pool, for example, includes a water slide, a water sprayer, a wading pool, a ball roller game, and a ring toss game so your child and their friends can get a little competitive while enjoying their time in the pool.

For those with slightly older children, or who would also like to get the adults involved, a larger swimming pool may be a better option. Indeed, you no longer have to be a member of the rich and famous to have a pool in your back garden, with a number of reasonably sized and inexpensive collapsible pools on the market. This durable swimming pool is a great option for families.

paddling pool

2. Trampolines

Trampolines provide a great form of exercise for kids and do not have to take up huge amounts of garden space. Indeed, they vary in size from the large to the small. There really is a trampoline for everyone.

Trampoline

3. Playhouses and tunnels

Playhouses are the perfect way for your child to enjoy the great outdoors while finding some much-needed shade during peak summer months. Depending on the size of your garden and how many features you want the playhouse to have, there are a range of great options on the market. This playhouse, for example, is a great way for kids to role play, with a menu board and counter just like a real-life market stand. For those who would like a slightly more permanent garden feature, this playhouse provides a beautiful summer refuge for your children and their friends to play all day. There is even a slide to make exiting the house much more fun. Have you seen any items you like that might go towards your summer garden paradise? Why not save money with Argos vouchers?

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