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Backyard Playground Equipment for at-Home Summer Fun

Backyard Playground Equipment for at-Home Summer Fun

Save the summer with some of the coolest backyard playground equipment this year has to offer.

Many of our summer go-to spots—public swimming pools, beaches, camps, amusement parks, and more—are closed or operating very differently this summer. Until you know what will become of these places, you can embrace the summer fun you can have in the safest place possible right now: your own backyard. Here is a list of backyard playground equipment that can turn your backyard into kids dream backyard playground.

Backyard Playground Equipment for Kids Ages 2-3 

Inflatable Splash Pad Sprinkler by Zen Laboratories. 

If you want your little ones to have a safe place to cool off, but don’t want to deal with the upkeep of a kiddie pool, then the Inflatable Splash Pad Sprinkler is for you. Connect it to your garden hose and you have an instant splash pad without having to go to the local park. $28, Amazon.

Step2 Up & Down Coaster Ride-On by Step2

A personal rollercoaster and no long lines? Yes, please! And when she isn’t riding on her personal track, your toddler can take the riding toy for a spin around the yard. $125, Target.

Little Tikes TotSports T-Ball Set by Little Tikes

You can’t have summer without baseball and this set will help your future hall- get a head start playing America’s favorite pastime. The oversized bat makes it easy for children to hit the ball and helps develop their hand eye coordination. This set is a home run! $16, Walmart.

Backyard Playground Equipment for Kids Ages 4-6 

Hydro Swirl Spinning Water Sprinkler by Tidal Storm 

This spinning sprinkler features six wiggle tubes that spray water everywhere keeping the whole family cool. Connect it to your garden hose and you’re good to go. Just make sure you have enough water pressure to get maximum fun. $16, Amazon.

EzyRoller Classic by EzyRoller

The EzyRoller Classic comes in a variety of colors and can extend to grow with your child. Kids move around by steering in a snake like motion. It’s also a great exercise! $99, EzyRoller.

OGOSport® Disk Game by OGOSport

What can’t these disks do? Throw it like a traditional frisbee, play tennis, volleyball, water balloon toss and so much more. The possibilities are endless and so is the fun! $40, Young Explorers. 

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Backyard Playground Equipment for Kids Ages 7-10

Zuru Bunch O Balloons by Bunch O Balloons

What’s summer without a water balloon fight? But who wants to be the one on balloon tying duty? Enter the very popular Zuru Bunch O Balloons. Attach a set to your garden hose and 100 balloons will fill with water in 60 seconds. The best part is that these balloons are self sealing, so no struggling to make those tiny knots. $25, Target.

WOWMAZING Giant Bubble Wands Kit by WOWMAZING

Take your bubble game to the next level with the WowAmazing Giant Bubble Wand kit. Kids will enjoy creating long and giant bubbles like they’ve never seen before. $15, Amazon.

Football Red Zone Challenge by GoSports

Football season may not start for a while, but have fun while you practice tossing the ball around with this backyard set. It comes with four balls, a pump, score board and more. $50, Amazon.

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Backyard Playground Equipment for Kids Ages 10 and older

Nerf Super Soaker Tri Strike Crossbow Soaker by Supersoaker

Kick your water gun game up a notch by shooting three streams of water at the same time. This bad boy holds 40 fluid ounces of water and can hit targets up to 38 feet away. $45, Amazon.

Coleman Camping Skydome Tent by Coleman

Is your kid still upset that sleepaway camp got canceled? Give them the next best thing with a backyard campout complete with their own tent. S’mores optional. $60, Amazon.

One Step Tie Dye Kit by Tulip

Tie dye is the tween version of adults making sourdough bread, so if you haven’t tried this comeback trend yet then what are you waiting for? Tulip makes it easy for you. All you need to bring is what you want to transform and add water! $16, Joann.

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