Outdoor Toys & Games For Kids 2023 - Fun Summer Stuff For Older & Young Children

Summer-Approved Outdoor Toys & Games Kids Will Love to Play in Their Own Backyard!

Stuck at home this summer?  We hear ya!  Keep the kids entertained, active, and out of the house with these super fun outdoor toys and games perfect for just about any age!

Outdoor Toys & Games For Kids 2023 - Fun Summer Stuff For Older & Young Children

Finding fun and innovative ways our kids to keep busy this summer is more important than ever, especially with so many of us still practicing social-distancing.  Almost free from the homeschool hell we’ve all been living, the weather is getting nice and, quite frankly, they need to get outside and outside fast!

Different from our traditional ultimate toys gift guide, we’ve focused on a wide variety of summer-approved outdoor toys and game for kids of just about any age.  In fact, we’ve even researched to find some really amazing options for those who may be single children who can still play with some really fun stuff and, of course, ones that are appropriate for the older kids and even into tween and teen years.  And, don’t worry, we didn’t forget about us adults either.  Many of these are actually fun for us to play with too.  Toss in a bottle or two of rosè and you’ve got yourself a party!

Shop some of the best outdoor summer toys (so far) in 2023!

The Best Outdoor Toys of 2023

The Backyard Birdie Gold Game – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Backyard Birdie Golf Game

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Perfect For Ages:  4+
Price Point:  $$$$$

Now your kids can play golf right in the backyard in the safest way possible…without driving an actual golf ball through your neighbors window!  This super fun birdie set comes with 2 golf clubs, 1 flag, 4 birdies, and even 1 caddy pack.  Kids as young as 4 years old can play but, honestly, it’s just as fun for some teens and adults too.  Learn more here.


The Summer Pick

The Backyard Frisbee Toss Lawn Game – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Beach Frisbee Toss

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Perfect For Ages:  5+
Price Point:  $$$$$

We love this one because you can play with a group/team or even just buy yourself.  Setup is quick and simple and all you have to do is try to get the frisbees into the different slots to start racking up points.  It’s perfect for your yard, the beach, or basically anywhere outside and is actually a lot of fun for the kids and adults alike.  Learn more here.


The Backyard Family Pick

GoSports Backyard Cornhole – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Backyard Cornhole

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Perfect For Ages:  8+
Price Point:  $$$$$

Here’s one fun idea that never gets old.  You can’t go wrong with Cornhole!  And how cool are these American flag-inspired boards?  It comes with 2 regulation size boards and two sets of bags.  Fun to play along or with family and friends.  Land on the board or in the hole and get points.  Whomever gets to 21 points (without going over) first wins.  There are even some boards with LED light options so you can play outside at night!  Learn more here.


The Cool Pick

The Giant Inflatable Unicorn Sprinkler – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Giant Unicorn Sprinkler

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Perfect For Ages:  3+
Price Point:  $$$$$

It wouldn’t be summer without running around outside and getting soaked!  Well, these aren’t the sprinklers that we were used to growing up.  These inflatables are 6-feet tall, easy to blow up (and store away) and shoot out water at everyone who dares to run by!  There are actually a bunch of fun ones to choose from outside of this magical unicorn like the dinosaur, the ape, the elephant, the 9-foot tall giraffe, the corgi, the monster, and so many more.  Learn more here.


The Older Kids Pick

The Spikeball Kit – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Backyard or Beach Spikeball Game

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Perfect For Ages:  10+
Price Point:  $$$$$

This is the classic pick that won over millions of fans when they debuted on Shark Tank.  It’s a great option for some of the older kids (and teens).  You typically play with 2 teams of 2 people, can learn it in less than 10 minutes, will keep everyone super active and competitive, and is actually fun for the whole fam to play together.  Go figure!  Learn more here.


The Creative Pick

The Official Glitter Sidewalk Chalk – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Glitter Sidewalk Chalk

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Perfect For Ages:  4+
Price Point:  $$$$$

While we always loved sidewalk chalk (especially because it quickly washes away), it’s become more and more popular as we’re all staying home these days.  Crayola kicked things up a notch with these glitter sidewalk chalk pieces.  They come 5 to a pack and in really cool glittery colors.  There are also neon and tie-dye options available, which are super cool.  Learn more here.


The Nature Pick

The GoFindIt Nature Scavenger Hunt – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Go Find It Scavenger Hunt Game

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Perfect For Ages:  All Ages
Price Point:  $$$$$

If you’re ready to get them outside and actually learning something, this is one of your best bets!  Kids can play buy themselves or with up to 6 different players.  You can quickly set it up so everyone will use all of their senses and you can either play it quickly (in under 10 minutes) or have it last for the day!  Learn more here.


The Fun Pick

The Stomp Rocket – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Stomp Rockets

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Perfect For Ages:  5 – 12 yrs old.
Price Point:  $$$$$

It’s a great way for them to get all their pent-up energy out this summer!  The Stomp Rocket comes with three different foam stunt planes and all they have to do is run, jump, and then stomp to make them shoot up and fly up to 100-feet in the air.  Who can get it the highest?!  Learn more here.


The Mini Pick

The NHL Street Hockey Set – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Backyard NHL Street Hockey Game Set

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Perfect For Ages:  5+
Price Point:  $$$$$

“Get out and play” is what we’re pretty much all yelling all day long!  Just because hockey season may be over, doesn’t mean they can’t practice their stick work and shots.  This Franklin Sports street hockey set comes with 1 mini goal, 1 mini right-handed stick, 1 mini left-handed stick, and 2 foam mini hockey balls.  It’s fun and lightweight enough to set up pretty much anywhere.  Learn more here.


The Unique Pick

The Light-Up Archery Bow & Arrow Toy Set – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Archery Bow & Arrow

 

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Perfect For Ages:  7+
Price Point:  $$$$$

Now they can be like the new and improved Robin Hood with this modern light-up bow and arrow archery set.  It’s a great way for them to have fun, work on their hand-eye coordination, concentration skills, and just might keep them quiet for a decent amount of time.  Score!  Learn more here.


The Water Lovers Pick

The Foam Water Blaster Set – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Foam Backyard Water blasters

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Perfect For Ages:  3+
Price Point:  $$$$$

Whether they’re in the pool or just running around the yard, these foam water blasters will keep them nice and cool and having outdoor fun all day long.  These are actually pretty cheap and currently come as a pack of 6 so invite the kids in the neighborhood over or, better yet, send your kids over there!  Learn more here.


The Active Pick

The At-Home Dome Climber Play Set – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Backyard Play Center Dome

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Perfect For Ages:  5 – 10 yrs old.
Price Point:  $$$$$

If you’re not ready for them to head out to the park, why not bring the park to your house!  This geometric dome play set isn’t too terribly tough to put together, is weather and rust resistant, and is 10-foot wide by 5-feet tall.  They’ll have a blast climbing all over it!  Learn more here.


The Cool AF Pick

The 40-Foot Lawn Water Slide – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: 40-Foot Slip-n-Slide

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Perfect For Ages:  4+
Price Point:  $$$$$

This 40-foot rainbow lawn water slide is everything!  Sure kids love how long it is (and that they can use tubes on it), but even teens and adults love it too.  It’s a bit on the pricier side, but will provide hours of cool fun all summer long.  Learn more here.


The Genius Pick

The Quick-Fill Water Balloon Set – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Water Balloons

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Perfect For Ages:  4+
Price Point:  $$$$$

Nothing is better than a water balloon fight, except when you can fill up dozens of water balloons in mere seconds!  Learn more here.


The Splashy Pick

The Sprinkler Splash Pad – Buy It Here

Outdoor Summer Toys 2023: Backyard Sprinkler Pad

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Perfect For Ages:  18-months+
Price Point:  $$$$$

Keep the littles ones safe and cool all summer long with this fun sprinkler splash pad!  It’s easy to set up, just basically attach the hose and you’re ready to go!  Learn more here.


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