As the days start to get warmer and the summer holidays sneak up on us, it’s time to start thinking about activities to keep the kids entertained. With an abundance of online games and gaming consoles out there, we wanted to give you some fun ideas for outdoor activities that will reduce screen time and get kids out into the sunshine! Whether it’s for in the back garden, park, or if you’re really lucky, the beach, here are our top toys and games to help keep the kids entertained this summer…

1. Paddling Pool

Ideal for toddlers, this paddling pool is perfect for their first splash! Little ones will love cooling off in this pool. And what’s more, you can bring it indoors and fill with plastic balls to create a super ball pool if it’s a cloudy day. We’ve even included a repair patch in the box in case of any little accidents.

For bigger kids, we’ve got a great selection of larger pools… You’ll just have to try to get the adults out of them first!


2. Water fights

Is there anything better than a water fight when the sun is blazing to help cool the kids off? Check out our whole range of water toys, including water guns, to help the whole family cool off this summer!

3. Sand and Water Table

Bring the beach to your garden with this fun sand and water table, perfect for hours of fun in the sun. Easy to assemble, it’ll be ready to go once filled with some play sand. There’ll be no queuing in traffic for hours to get to this beach either! We call that a win.

4. Bubble Machine

Create a continuous stream of bubbles with our bubble machine, perfect for loads of fun in the great outdoors. Make up games around who can catch the most or see how many bubbles you can get in the air at once with our whole range of bubble kits.


5. Ball games

From batting games to a good old game of football, ball games are an affordable and fun way to entertain the kids and get the whole family involved.

6. Children’s Slide

Great fun for either indoor or outdoor fun, our foldable kids’ slide is perfect for kids aged 2 – 6. It’s best feature? Attach a hose to the clever fitting at the top of the slide to transform it into a water slide for amazing outdoor fun.

7. Children’s Pop-Up Play Tent

For some instant fun this summer, our kids tent pops up seconds ready for the adventures to begin! Set it up inside on a rainy day to keep the kids entertained or put it outside to provide a fun shady spot in the garden.

We’d love to hear your kids’ favourite outdoor activities and games. Let us know what your plans are for the summer @LoveWilko on Twitter or drop us a line on our Facebook page.

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