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24 fun toys for summer outdoor learning

Girls blowing bubbles in garden
It's well established that outdoor play is important for young learners and provides opportunities to develop physical, social, fine and gross motor skills. Our editor, Kate Morgan, has put together her top picks of outdoor toys. So get the kids outside, having fun and learning this summer. Let the games begin!
Kid's toy kite for outdoor learning

Colourful kite 

£11.99, Amazon

Measuring toy for outdoor learning

Outdoor Measure Mate

£39, Learning Resources


Coding game for physical activity

Let's Go Code! Activity Set

£38, Learning Resources

Water toy for play outdoors

Octopus Sprinkler

£15.99, Amazon

Bug hunting toy


£13, Learning Resources

Selection of bucket and spades

Beach Toys Set

£16.99, Amazon

Sports game toys

Garden Sports Day Kit

£19.99, Amazon

Chalk set for outdoor arts

Jumbo Chalk Set

£8.99, Amazon

Giant magnifiers for kids

Jumbo Magnifiers Set

£27.50, Learning Resources

Catch ball set for outdoor play

Catch Ball Set

£6.19, Amazon

Ring throwing game for outdoors

Toyrific Quoits Set

£6.99, Toyrific Store

Football outdoor playing set with balls and goals

Garden Football Set

£26.99, Dreamon Store


Walkie Talkies for kids

Walkie Talkies

£14.99, Amazon


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