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    31 Toys From Walmart For Kids Who Love To Play Outside

    These outdoor toys definitely make us wish we were kids again.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A surfing swing to encourage kids to practice balance and agility, whether just for fun, before introducing them to a real board, or in-between surf sessions.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "The coolest swing ever! My kids LOVE this swing! Great for a wide age range. Amazing quality for years of fun!" β€”Lauren

    Price: $129.99

    2. An outdoor playhouse that'll offer kids β€” whether solo, with a friend, or with siblings β€” a safe place to get creative and use their imagination.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "I bought this for my 3-year-old and 5-year-old grandkids and they LOVE it. I can also get inside with them and can stand straight up (I'm 5'4"). Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase and I'm sure the kids will enjoy it for many years to come." β€”Happy Glamaw

    Price: $399.00

    3. A splash-and-surprise water game to keep smaller kids entertained and cool on hot summer days, so they can stay out and active for longer.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "I received this product for my sons about three weeks ago and I'm so happy I did. Now, my sons have something that they could play with outside without making too much of a mess. The product is easy to put together and it's not heavy." β€”Monique B.

    Price: $55.95

    4. A basketball set with an adjustable net and ball that'll help teach them hand-eye coordination, athleticism, and good sportsmanship for years to come.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "I bought a similar one for my son when he was 3 years old and he loved it! I now bought one for my 3-year-old grandson and it is more than I expected! It has a slam dunk rim!!! We both love it!!!! β€”Mimoso

    Price: $49.97

    5. A bubble machine to give smaller kids hours of chasing, catching, and popping fun.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "If I had known my grandchildren would laugh as much as they have in the days since I gave them this, I would have bought it so much sooner! By far the best gift I have ever given them! First thing this morning: 'BUBBLES!!!!' Definitely a good machine, easy to set up and use and so much fun!" β€” KatieO

    Price: $48.99

    6. A backyard slide and swing set that'll keep a group of kids social, occupied, and totally active for hours.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "This was a perfect choice for our 6-year-old and 2-year-old! It looks nice, it's sturdy and my girls have absolutely enjoyed it! I thought the rock wall and slide might be too big for my youngest right now, but she can't stay off of it. Also, we got the Dome at Walmart too, months ago and it's a great addition!!" β€”leveld

    Price: $559.00

    7. A plastic toboggan for little thrill-seekers, whether it's the first snow or the first day of summer. Pair it with a hill (and a helmet) for a full day of fun.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "This sled was just what we wanted for our toddler granddaughter. It is solid and sturdy with a rope that is long enough for an adult to pull comfortably. She is three and I think she will be able to comfortably sit in it through early grade school." β€”LindaN

    Price: $24.99

    8. A picnic table that'll get kids together to enjoy some snacks, crafts, board games, and other indoor activities easily taken outside.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "This table is sturdy and fit my daughter and her three friends ages 3 to 5 years old and held everything perfectly. My mom also sat at the table with her. Highly recommended it!" β€” SheayJ

    Price: $78.05

    9. A baseball water slide so you can combine the best of summer sports with a pool party. Get kids together for an elevated and soaking wet version of this classic game.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "Good for boys and girls, especially the under-8-years-old crowd. I played outfield and we had sooo much fun." β€” Julio

    Price: $27.99

    10. A bouncey castle for birthday parties or playdates, especially if you want yours to be the coolest house in the neighborhood.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "My son loves it and it is built to last. Tough materials that are thick and resilient. I love it! And so does he. It says 120 lbs only but I can lay down inside it while he jumps and it's fine. Great price, as well! So satisfied! Definitely an awesome, fun buy for the kiddos." β€”anonymous

    Price: $43.19

    11. A tricycle with a detachable handle that'll get kids ready to ride a bike on their own, but also give guardians an active way to be there to support the transition.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "I love how this trike can grow with my daughter through the years. It was a great first birthday gift for her, as she is able to ride it herself just like a big girl! Overall, this is a great first tricycle, and a great way to help your little one learn how to eventually ride it all by themself." β€” Becca

    Price: $44.97

    12. A dune racer for adrenaline-pumped backyard adventures or supervised neighborhood drives.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "BEST DECISION I MADE for my grandson's sixth birthday. We've had it for a couple of months now and he looks forward to riding it every visit. I'm very happy with this product and HIGHLY recommend!!" β€” Walmom

    Price: $199.00

    13. A National Geographic play sand kit that'll bring the beach to kids and gets them building, molding, and slicing their own sand masterpieces.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "My kids loved this! They liked how the sand felt and how easily it molded. The molds that came with it had cute details and they were able to make a little city. I like how it came with 6 lbs of sand β€” it was enough for them to play with time after time." β€”KLew

    Price: $22.99+

    14. An outdoor chaise lounder for relaxed kids who prefer to watch the action, take breaks from it, or participate in the adults' discussions (we love to see it).

    Walmart

    Promising review: "We purchased two for our 21-month-old and her friend when she has playdates. They are such great quality that we decorated our entire patio around them! She loves watching her iPad, playing puzzle games or eating snacks in her chair(s)!!!!" β€”TiffanyR

    Price: $59.99

    15. A giant animal kite, because this'll look impressive and unique in the sky. Kids can also practice their hand-eye coordination and understanding of physics while enjoying a sunny afternoon outdoors.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "Our 3.5-year-old loves it. It flies well and has a long sturdy string. It also has a pouch that flies behind it with long streamers." β€” lifeat7777ft

    Price: $14.60

    16. A pool volleyball kit to give kids with a competitive edge hours of volleyball challenges and fun. It's a great pool party game for older kids, though we're certain all swimming ages could totally enjoy.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "Tons of fun with this volleyball set for the pool!" β€” Lucky

    Price: $14.82

    17. An inflatable movie screen for evenings outdoors with kids of all ages. Project a movie in any season without worrying about having to interrupt the fun because of a little precipitation.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "Wow your family and friends by purchasing this inflatable movie screen. This thing is HUGE and the picture is crystal clear. It's pretty cool to say the very least. It was very easy to set up too. We purchased this for our daughter's birthday party and the kids and adults absolutely loved it. I think we will have lots of people asking to borrow it very soon. I would highly recommend it!" β€”cmlnrh

    Price: $118.23

    18. A cedar sandbox that'll keep small, creative kids safe at play for hours, especially with the help of a few sandbox accessories.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "This sandbox is wonderful! It's priced right and easy to assemble with two people. Bags of sand were just $4 at the local landscape store. And the kids love it!" β€” Grandma

    Price: $89.99

    19. A set of play hoops to get and keep kids active. Add in a few dance moves or other impressive variations and these classic toys definitely make for a fun afternoon outdoors.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "These are strong and hold up well with our rambunctious four- and five-year-olds! They were a great purchase and I was pleasantly surprised by the value!!" β€” Melanie

    Price: $18.58 for a set of six

    20. A beach ball sprinkler that'll give smaller kids their summer water fun while you get to keep it isolated to certain areas of your backyard or neighborhood (perhaps even for the benefit of your lawn).

    Walmart

    Promising review: "My grandaughter loves Paw Patrol. She is almost 4 years old and full of energy. She just loves the sprinkler. Great for your yard too: it waters the grass as the kids play." β€” Kathy

    Price: $14.97

    21. A ball bouncer to encourage mobility and exploration in a super fun way. And what's more fun than a bouncy ball race (at any age, really)?

    Walmart

    Promising review: "The grandkids love them! The foot pump is great to have too; super easy to get them inflated and ready for fun!!" β€” MsOShopper

    Price: $13.99

    22. An inflatable water slide play place that'll be a total centerpiece for your summer kids' party. A rock-climbing middle leads to water slides on either end, so everyone's having fun at once rather than waiting for their turn.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "This is a great backyard summertime center! The kids loved it and the parents were even more impressed with the entertainment. They played for hours and had fun with the water-dumping bucket on top!" β€” KinzK

    Price: $309.99

    23. A small slide to keep toddlers entertained for a while, especially when guardians are right there at the end to catch then and encourage their bravery.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "I almost bought a similar slide that was twice as much but decided to get this instead. I am so glad I did!!! It is perfect for our 2-year-old son and will be great for years!" β€”Momofboys

    Price: $99.99

    24. A mini rollercoaster that'll give nervous kids an opportunity to practice their bravery and wild children a thrilling outlet. It will definitely be a hit at the park.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "I got this roller coaster for my 18-month-old's Easter present and she and everyone else loves it! We took it to the park and set it up downhill and the kids (ages 18 months to 8 years) had a blast riding on it. A lot of people passing by commented on how fun it looks. It was a huge hit and I got my money's worth in just one day. I really wish I had this toy as a kid." β€”Evilboohbah

    Price: $116.99

    25. A Lightning McQueen racecar for a dream come true. Complete with some sunglasses and good music, your little one will feel like the coolest in on the block.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "Bought this car for my grandson for his third birthday and he loves it so much. He plays with it every day and wants us to take him outside to play with it often. He gets so many compliments on his car. It was easy to build, too." β€” Millie

    Price: $149.00

    26. Or a play truck complete with a horn, LED headlights, and an MP3 player, for surprising a kid who can't be kept up with.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "Santa got this car for my almost 2-year-old daughter and she loves it. It's the perfect size for her. So happy with this product." β€” Kristian

    Price: $104.99

    27. A mountain bicycle for helping kids to get around, as the texture and width of the wheels makes it ideal for maintaining control through changes in terrain.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "My daughter absolutely loves her new bike. She received this as a birthday surprise and hasn't stopped riding it since. She's 5' tall, so this tween bike is just the right height for her long legs. It's also nice and sturdy." β€” Imanismom32

    Price: $98.00

    28. A ball pit that'll be a fun and therapeutic place to play, especially when kids have outgrown a sandbox. It's stimulating for multiple ages, easy to clean up, and perfect for a game of hide-and-seek.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "My niece LOVED this. It's the first thing she goes after as soon as she gets to my house. She can get in and out easily." β€”samantha

    Price: $29.98

    29. A 14-ft trampoline for keeping kids of any age active for hours. Add in some group games or solo challenges for kids to try and you've got all-day entertainment.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "We absolutely love everything about this trampoline! The style is unique and the entrance/exit is brilliant. We will be buying another for the grandparents' house." β€”megan

    Price: $249.00

    30. A helicopter drone to fly solo or supervised outdoors...but grab two or more and you can make it a playful battlefield in the sky.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "This is a great toy enjoyed by both me and my 9-year-old grandson. Easy to fly. Good battery life. We have crashed ours many times without needing to use the included replacement blades. Fun!" β€” Keith

    Price: $19.88

    31. A hoverboard, because this'll challenge balance, coordination, and agility and, once mastered, could even be used as a mode of transportation around the neighborhood for older kids.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "Wonderful in every way! I got the shark print for my 11-year-old daughter and unicorn for my 9-year-old daughter for Christmas. The Bluetooth speaker works wonderfully. The design is bright and the lights work great!" β€”Smithmomof4

    Price: $89.99

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