What Are the Best Outdoor Toys for Toddlers?

There has never been a more important time to get our kids on the move. So, we ask our on-staff UK Teachers, what are the best outdoor toys for toddlers? With school back in session, it's time to help healthy bodies work their way towards healthy minds. So, let’s get to training our toddlers for a bright future of learning and play. 


What Can You Do Outside with a Toddler? 


Take the Indoors Out

With traditional games growing in popularity during the lethargy of lockdown, it is no surprise that so many of us are eager to keep the family tree of entertainment growing well into the summer months ahead.


So, let the lounge meet the lounger, as we bring backgammon to the backyard, with Jaques wonderful collection of giant outdoor board games for kids. Whether towering the tallest ladders or slithering along the slipperiest of snakes, there is no better way to keep tradition alive, whilst catching up on some dearly missed sunshine.    


Garden Funfair


Curl the candy floss and say hello to a new goldfish, as we turn the back garden into the ultimate carnival carousel of fun. This is a wonderful way to theme your toddlers’ outdoor toys and test their throwing arm. Fortunately, your fun fair need not be rigged, with plenty of wins assured for mini carnival competitors. Our Tin Can Alley game is the perfect way to turn parents into carny hosts for the day and cool off in the summer sun. That’s right – throw some liquid leisure into the mix and turn the patio playground into your very own water park.  



Target Ball Brilliance

When considering the best outdoor toys for toddlers, it’s also a good plan to try and get the whole family involved. Put your aim to the test and rack up the pint-sized points, with Jaques of London’s Velcro Target Ball GameGetting toddlers involved in family activities is a wonderful way to encourage cooperative play, whilst ensuring that little hands never get left out. This can act as the perfect prep for school sports day, so keep eggs and spoons on standby and lay out the cones, as we turn the garden into the epicentre of family competition. 



Swing SensationsSwing for Kids

Nothing beats the classics. That’s why Jaques recommend swinging your children into sunny satisfaction, with their very own backyard swing setIdeal for early exertiongarden swing sets are also the perfect outdoor exercise for growing bodies, with rapid development of gross motor skills accompanied by more balanced bodies. Swinging can also be extremely beneficial to children with autism, as the outdoor activity is shown to have benefits for the brain's ability to process sensory information more accurately.  




When asking what are the best outdoor toys for toddlersvariety is the spice of life for playful pups. Keep them involved and invigorated with new and exciting ideas, for the most rewarding and entertaining fun. Now that indoor obligations are defeated, we are sure there will be plenty of outdoor family play ahead, with Jaques of London. 

Kate Luke
Head Of Brand
After graduating with a 2.1 Music degree, Kate pursued a career in the Music Industry, becoming a professional West End vocalist and a fully qualified Music Teacher, School Choir Leader and Songwriter. As one of Jaques of London’s Creative Editors, her specialism surrounds building confidence and expression through music & play—drawing upon her qualifications in Music Psychology & Child Development. As well as this, she is an accomplished blog writer and published journalist who enjoys promoting the importance of Montessori learning for all ages.
Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.
Jess Casson
Marketing Assistant
Jess graduated from the University of York in 2022 with a degree in Sociology and Criminology; kickstarting her career in the creative marketing industry through content creation and social media management. One of these roles involved creating content for a children's holiday camp, which alongside a knowledge of Montessori Teaching, formed an interest in childhood development. Utilising her expertise in both these fields has allowed her to promote and share her passions with the online community while exploring her talent for writing and establishing collaborations.
Laura Henderson
Interior Designer
Interior Designer, Laura Henderson, lives in Surrey with her husband and two daughters. Taking a timeless approach to her designs and drawing on her love of colour, antiques, art, modernist furniture and photography she delivers luxurious compositions and peaceful sanctuaries within every space. Her previous experience in furniture design plays an integral role in the development of each of her projects, as does the time she spends getting to know her clients. She uses this to achieve beautiful, practical, reimagined layouts, resulting in projects that enhance a client’s lifestyle, reflecting their individual passions. To learn more see her website www.laurahendersoninteriordesign.com.

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