Looking for Little Tikes swings or other outdoor toys? Well, swing on by—we’ve got you covered!
With over 50 years of experience, the Little Tikes company has been making safe, durable outdoor toys for generations. Their products inspire imagination and get kids outdoors and moving. While researching this article, it blew my mind just how many of these items I remembered from my childhood, the backyards of friends with kids, and later in my own backyard for my own child. Outdoor activities are crucial to a healthy childhood, and Little Tikes is still leading the way! With our curated list of products, we think you’ll find the perfect fit for your outdoor toy needs.
As far as first slides go, this one is pretty much perfect. It has LED lights and is made for indoor and outdoor fun. The stairs can be removed, so you can easily store it in a closet or shed. Really, what makes this slide great are the lights. Kids love things that light up, and who can blame them? Lights not your thing, try this version.
Besides lights and slides, do you know what else kids love? Playing in water. Unless, of course, it’s bath or shower time—then, all bets are off. This cute slide can be used as a regular outdoor slide. Or if you connect a hose to it, gentle streams of water spray in an arc over the slide. It can be used indoors too, but I recommend disconnecting the hose first.
For those of you looking for a slide built for kids age 2 and up, this one is a great choice. The slide is five feet long, there’s a wide base, and a locking brace for added support. Perfect for older toddlers looking for a slide more their speed.
This toddler slide comes with a ten-foot long water slip mat attachment, creating your very own backyard water park! What kid wouldn’t love to glide down this on a hot summer day? Bonus, the slide can be used as a dry slide for those times when water play isn’t an option.
Swinging in a swing is one of life’s perfect joys, enjoyed by all ages, young and old. This indoor/outdoor swing is targeted at nine months to 4 years old. That means, no matter how much fun it looks like your kiddo is having, you personally can not swing in it—you’re an adult. Settle down. For fans of the color pink, like myself, there’s also a pink version of the swing here.
If you’re looking for a little security, this high back swing is the one for you. With an adjustable seat belt and molded center support to prevent your wee one from sliding down in the seat, this swing makes for an excellent outdoor good time!
This swing seat is for toddlers and older kids up to 100 pounds. Durable and strong, yet lightweight enough to not wreck your kid should it collide with them. I find, the self-leveling rope is a particularly clever feature.
What’s better than just swinging back and forth? Swinging in big circles while also swinging back and forth! This disc swing is made for kids aged 3 to 10, so, get it for your kid while they’re young for a truly great value!
Ride-Ons & Rockers
This adorable little trike for ages 1 to 3 would make any dino-loving tot happy, and its adjustable seat means this trike grows with them. Slightly off topic, but I personally can’t look at reverse trike and not immediately think of being a porter in Kojima’s game Death Stranding—that’s probably just me though.
Have you ever driven a tractor? It’s actually really fun! May as well get your little one’s love of tractors started early with this precious ride-on. Good news too! This is made from recycled plastic and is itself recyclable. Fun, cute, and sustainable!
This fierce trike chomps and swishes its tail, and even roars! Perfect for 3 to 5 year-olds looking to be the kid with the most ferocious ride on the block. There’s also an adjustable seat to accommodate different heights, because fierceness comes in all sizes.
A true classic. This Cozy Coupe is the 30th Anniversary edition of what has become a staple toy for many kids growing up. Why not continue the tradition and share in the delight your child will experience riding around in this timeless ride-on! And if you’re looking for more designs, check out this princess version, or how about this ice cream truck, or this fairy design, or this police car.
Rocking horses are a favorite of kids everywhere. This Little Tikes one is sure to be your child’s favorite. The seat, designed to keep little ones from tipping forward or backward, along with the easy to grip handles, ensures your child’s safety.
Another Little Tikes classic item, this Rockin’ Puppy is ready to go! Sturdy and adorable, you can’t go wrong with this rocker. Great for indoors or out, for kids 1 to 3 years old. Also, a great choice for families with actual pups running around. Gotta stay thematic!
Climbers & Playhouses
The cutest climber out there has been found. I mean, look at it; it’s just so charming! Kids can slide on it, climb on the toddler-friendly rock wall, and crawl under and through the platform, perfect for those rousing games of hide-and-seek. A great way to get the young’ns outside and active! This version comes with a baby swing attachment, if you want to cover all your bases!
This castle climber inspires imagination and physical activity. With its rope bridge, slide, multi-level climbing surfaces, and crawl-through areas, your kid will probably never stop playing on this. Couple this with some fun costumes and you’ve got the makings of years of fun-filled adventure!
This one raises the bar (and the price) over the previous entry, but holy cats, does it look fantastic! There’s a slide, crawl-throughs, a climbing wall designed to scale from easy to challenging as little ones grow more confident in their climbing skills, and, finally, the double-cherry on top, a steering wheel and a telescope. All that amounts to years of physical activity and imagination time for kids. This is rated for ages 2 to 6, so for optimum value get this early, especially, if you plan on having more than one baby.
There’s something magical about tiny houses; this one is no exception. Modeled after a cottage home, this playhouse has working doors, windows, and shutters, and even has a mail slot and flag holder! Another great feature, the entire cottage only weighs about 32 pounds, making it easy for you to move around the yard (or bedroom, if you’re using this indoors).
If you want a playhouse with a more open-air concept, check out this bungalow house. With a pretend stove/sink kitchenette area, a lemonade stand with a real chalkboard, and a too-cute gardening station complete with pretend flowers, this playhouse is sure to inspire little one’s imaginations for years to come!
This playhouse goes above and beyond! Each side has a different theme to it, maximizing the fun potential. The front is a schoolhouse (or firehouse if you prefer), one side is a market with an ATM machine, and the other side is a gas station (which would pair perfectly with a Cozy Coupe). On the back is a sports wall, complete with a basketball hoop and soccer goal. If variety is important to you, truly, this is the perfect playhouse!
Looking for some that encourages your mini-chef’s imagination? This patio playhouse has a built-in kitchenette, with pretend burners, an oven, cupboards, and a fireplace. Kid’s can pass the food through the window to their eager patrons sitting at the table. Or friend’s can ring the doorbell and join them in the fun!
For the ultimate outdoor fun, look no further than this Little Tikes bouncer! It comes with everything you need: a heavy duty blower, stakes, repair patches, and a storage bag. Made for kids ages 3 to 8, with a three child capacity, this is an amazing way to get kids active and outdoors!
Even if you don’t expect your child to be the next LeBron James, this indoor/outdoor basketball hoop will help develop your child’s motor skills, coordination, and social skills. The base can be weighed down with sand for added stability. And, not gonna lie, this is one of those rare toddler toys that’s fun for adults to play with too—there’s just something about shooting a basket that is so satisfying.
Batting is a fantastic way to develop multiple coordination skills. Plus, it’s really fun to hit a ball with bat, no matter what age you are. Speaking of age, this set is rated for ages 1 to 6 and comes with an adjustable “T” to accommodate varying heights. I hope you have a high fence, because it won’t be long before your kid is knocking ‘em out of the yard!
Golf is a great sport to build balance and develop hand-eye coordination. This golf set is perfect for an indoor putt-putt course, or an outdoor driving range. As an added bonus, golf is a very lucrative sport that doesn’t require one to destroy their body in the name of sport. There’s a reason why so many old people play golf, I’m just saying. May as well get your little one started early on what could become a lifelong activity.
Okay, this cart and wheelbarrow overloaded my cute sensors, and I just stared at it for a solid minute thinking, “D’aww…” As every parents knows, getting dirty is another favorite pastime of children, and gardening is a great way to allow that while also teaching about nature and our connection to it. With this delightful cart, your child will be your eager lil’ garden buddy!
If your kids like getting dirty but don’t want to garden, this sandbox is an excellent option. There’s a working excavator arm, a dump truck, a shovel, rake, sand cup, and sifter, and 2 construction worker figures, for added fun. The blue truck ramp doubles as a lid for the sandbox, keeping it dry during rainy days.
Another classic Little Tikes product ends our list. This friendly wall-eyed turtle makes a great backyard addition. The front legs act as little seats without taking away from the large sand area which holds up 150 pounds of sand. This was one of my kid’s favorites—okay, it was one of my favs too. Playing in sand is fun, dang it!