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, we are 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, we have 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? That’s no problem: we have you covered. In our Ride on Toys category we have 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.

Toys for the water

Two kids holding surboards by the water

Summer means going to the beach. Which is why we want to highlight our selection of water sports and boating gear. Yes, you read that right. Best Buy online has a wide range of products that are ready to be taken out on the water. Let’s take a look at some examples:

Paddle boards

Paddle boards are a great way to get out on the water in a safe, relaxing way. The paddle boards we carry are between 10 and 12 feet long and can hold between 200 and 300 pounds. Inflatable paddle boards come with a paddle, a carrying case, a safety strap for your ankle, and a pump so there is nothing additional you would need to purchase before hitting the water.

Paddle boards have become more and more popular every summer as they are easy to set up and provides lots of fun and exploration while on the water. They are made for both kids and adults, which makes them fun for the whole family. You can even take your dog out on the water with you during a nice summer afternoon! 

Inflatable boats

if you are looking for something a bit bigger, check out the inflatable boat selection. These are very compact which makes it easy to travel with to the lake, or up to the family cottage. They are also very lightweight so kids and adults can carry them in and out of the water. Most inflatable boats come with a pump and paddle so just like the paddle boards, you will have everything you need, however there are accessories available such as life jackets for an extra layer of safety. Inflatable boats are typically designed for two people, so it is always important to read the weight limit on whichever boat you choose but they tend to be able to hold up to 400 pounds.

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 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. 

Have some summer fun!

Summer is around the corner, but it is never too early to start checking out new outdoor toys. Head to to find your summer fun.

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.


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