little girl riding a ride-on car

It’s that time of year again to start checking out what outdoor toys are available to keep the kids busy outside! The weather is warming up and school is almost out for the summer. To help you and the kids get ready, I am going to look at some of the top outdoor toys that you and your family can enjoy all summer long. Whether you have really young kids, teenagers, or even want to check something out for yourself, there is something on this list for everyone. Let’s take a look at the latest and greatest outdoor toys available at Best Buy.

Toys with wheels

white ride-on car with doors open

Is there anything more fun than cruising around town on a nice summer day? If you are looking for a toy that your kids will love for a long time, Best Buy has the perfect selection of toys with wheels for you. Below are some examples of what is available:

Powered ride-on cars

It is never too early for your kid’s first vehicle, right? So, why not get them a Lamborghini, a Range Rover, or if you really want to be the coolest parent ever, try a mini motorcycle? One of the coolest toys available on the market today are the powered ride on cars and trucks designed to look and run like a real vehicle. These toys are made for kids between 3 and 6 and require assembly by an adult. They also come with more safety features than before. They have the option for the rider to control it themselves using the pedals and steering wheel or they come with a remote control so parents can control it for them.

These toys are also proof that you do not need to sacrifice safety for design. The vehicles come with a single or double seat with a safety seatbelt and go about 3 mph. And if you need further evidence that these toys are the real deal, they have start-up engine sounds, a functional horn, and some even have bright LED lights in the front and rear. Your child can ride around in pure luxury this summer with many options available at Best Buy.

Push cars

Have a little one who is not quite ready for a big car? In Best Buy’s ride on toys section you’ll find a wide selection of luxury cars for kids between the ages of 1 and 3. These ride-ons do not require power as your little one can just sit and relax while cruising around with your help.

Just like the powered ride-ons, safety is a big feature with these toys. They come with a backrest so that your child’s back is protected, a cover for shade to keep them out of the sun, and a guardrail to make sure they stay in securely. With these ride-on toys your toddler doesn’t have to wait to get older to enjoy the fun and experience of a realistic vehicle with their functional steering wheels and horns.

Remote control cars

Remote-control (RC) vehicles are battery-powered cars that are driven using a remote. These can be enjoyed outside, or inside on a rainy day. And just because they are smaller, doesn’t mean they are not as cool. RC toys come in a wide range of models so you can choose from a sleek-looking sports car or even a monster truck. Remote-control toys come with the car, a remote, a charger for the remote if needed, and some include batteries but some do not, so make sure to check if you need to purchase batteries separately. The remote can make the car move forward, backward, turn left or right and even have some fun making the car drive over some obstacles, providing hours of fun this summer.

Toys for the backyard

Kids playing on an inflatable water slide in a backyard.

Playgrounds are a great way for kids to spend time playing outside. With the different play sets and outdoor toys available at Best Buy, you can now bring summer fun into your own backyard. Let’s take a look at the different types of playgrounds that are available and popular amongst kids:

Inflatable bounce houses

The best birthday parties always had the huge bouncy houses for everyone to jump around in. Now the kids don’t have to wait for a birthday party to have all the fun! These are a great way for kids to stay active as they allow them to jump, climb, and slide. Inflatable bouncy houses come with a pump, carrying case, a user’s guide, and repair patches to make sure you have everything you need.


Playhouses are always a hit with kids. They are a great way for kids to play and learn at the same time, while using their imagination. You can choose from wooden playhouses and plastics ones, which are both safe and durable.

Playhouses do require set up so it is important to check what you would need to assemble one before making the purchase. In most cases only a screwdriver would be needed to screw in any doors or windows, making these sets relatively easy to set up. 

Outdoor games

Who doesn’t like some friendly competition? In the outdoor games category, we have games that can be played by the whole family. Everything from a bean bag toss, educational toys for the kids, to big tower blocks to test your hand-eye coordination this category has it all. Outdoor games are the perfect addition to backyard parties, summer barbeques, or just something fun for the family.

Gel blasters

Gel blasters are upgraded water guns. These toys come with tiny water-filled gel bubbles that explode on impact. This means there is no mess to clean up which makes them great toys for outside and inside. Gel blasters come with Gellets. Soak them overnight and they are ready for battle. Additionally, all Gel Blasters come with protective eyewear so the kids can enjoy themselves while also staying safe. Put the old water guns away check out Best Buy’s selection of gel blasters.

Have some summer fun!

Summer is around the corner, but it is never too early to start checking out new outdoor toys at Best Buy.

Rachel Sturm
I am a Learning Specialist for Best Buy Health, living in Toronto. I ensure my writing is inclusive of everyone from all walks of life. In my spare time, I’ll often be reading a book, cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs, or golfing.