Summer sunshine and garden games will always go hand in hand. But when it comes to keeping kids entertained over the school holidays, there's a few outdoor toys and games that you simply can't live without.
Even on the sunniest days the lure of smartphones, TV screens and tablets can still be mesmerising to little ones, however, it's time to put the tech to rest and explore some of the most timeless activities, toys, games out there. Getting your kids out in the garden is the perfect way to spend those seemingly endless summer breaks. Having fun in the backyard will keep kids active in body and mind and will help make some wonderful childhood memories to reflect on in years to come.
From skipping ropes to seed sets, Birdkids have handpicked some of our favourite and most popular outdoor toys and games for children and toddlers of all ages to enjoy time and again in the summer sun. Discover toys and games from trusted brands like Djeco, House of Marbles and Traditional Garden Games.
Safe and fun for kids as young as 3 years old! Enjoy hours of fun with the soft tennis set, featuring safe and squishy foam tennis balls that are perfect for taking into the garden or trips to the beach and park. These soft tennis balls won't cause injury or damage and you won't ever have to worry about broken windows in the garden!
Great for adults and children alike, this all-time House of Marbles favourite is easy and fun to fly. The surprisingly large kite comes with a super-long tail and can pack easily into a small colourful bag at the end of the day.
Get active with this colourful skipping rope that's vibrant enough for any sunlit garden. Featuring solid wooden handles with a rainbow colour scheme, this is a truly timeless toy that will get generations of enjoyment.
Make a splash with this classic fishing game featuring bathroom-style plastic ducks, each with their own character and wearing a different hat with a number score! Perfect for the paddling pool and dry land, equip yourself with a colourful fishing rod and challenge your teammate... the highest score wins!
Perfect for bug lovers to safely store and view the creepy crawlies they find in the back garden! This bug box comes with mesh sides for fresh air, a viewing hole and a carry handle for little ones to take around the garden.
Great for budding sports champions, this badminton set will be a fun favourite for the whole holiday! Set it up at the beach, in the park or have it as a summer fixture in your back garden.
A must-have for any princess, these Fairy Gliders are super easy and fun to assemble, allowing children to create their very own magical fairies and fly them around the home and garden. Perfect for imaginative play and providing hours of fun.
Allow a passion for gardening to flourish with this beautiful children's seed set. It includes sweet peas, forget-me-nots, lavender and daisies to grow with the set also including natural husk pots, expanding compost and chalk labels.