Best Outdoor Playsets For Toddlers

Looking for the best outdoor playsets for toddlers? We’ve made a great list for you. When you have a toddler, getting them a place where they can let all of their energy out while doing some activities that can help them in their development can be a true blessing. One of the problems, though, that you come across when trying to pick a playset for your kids is what can be considered safe, and what set is actually not beneficial to them. We want to help you weave through some of the options that you’re going to have out there. So that you can pick the playset that your kids will enjoy the most. While also having it be a set that you as a parent are comfortable with.

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Little Tikes First Slide Toddler Slide 

This one is as simple as it gets. So much so, that we understand if some people question its inclusion in our list of the best outdoor playsets for toddlers. These small slides have been a staple for generations. There are good reasons for that. Number one, they are truly a set that toddlers enjoy. It’s easy for you as a parent to build, and you don’t need to have a large backyard to set it up. The dimensions on this slide are 39 x 18 x 27.5 inches. It’s made from hard plastic that usually holds up well over time. If you’re looking for something simple to maybe complement other sets this could be the one! 

SMkidsport Dome Climber with Canopy 

There’s an argument to be made that this dome climber is an option that’s better suited for bigger kids! In any case, it can be a great idea to set this up when your kids are rather young. That’s going to allow them to really get years out of this dome climber. Years out of one toy is something that’s not common at these ages. The dome is made from a steel frame that can hold up to 1000 pounds. This means that multiple kids can play in it at one time. It’s recommended that at least two adults are on hand for the installation process. It could take a little longer to install than some of the other options. Once you’re set up though you’re good to go for years to come! 

step 2 naturally playful woodland climber

Step2 Naturally Playful Woodland Climber II

When many people think about a traditional playset this is potentially what they envision. The dimensions of this item are 75 x 47 x 53.75 inches. Even though you can have multiple kids using it simultaneously, it doesn’t necessarily take up a ton of space. Speaking of having many kids on it at one time it can hold up to about 250 pounds. In a sense this is a set that is aimed at toddlers. Some of the features though like the rock climbing small wall can be enjoyed by kids that are a bit older. There was no way we wouldn’t include one of these in the list of the best outdoor playsets for toddlers.    

Step2 Play Ball Fun Climber With Slide For Toddlers

Most of the options that we’ve looked at so far are very many sets that you would need to install in an outdoor area. The Step2 Play Ball Fun Climber is an option though that you can set up indoors. We would say that the set is small enough (35.75 x 53.25 x 38.25 inches) to where it would fit even in smaller apartments. Weighing in at 25 pounds, moving it around shouldn’t be too much of a problem for mom or dad. It’s just the perfect height to where toddlers can really explore the entirety of the set from a very young age. While still being small enough to the point where the slide is all fun, and no concerns for the grownups.




Create & Play Life Size Structures All in 1 Set  

In many instances, kids will at one point feel that they may have “conquered” the set. When this happens there’s a chance that it’s going to become less interesting. With this option though, you have a chance to create new challenges for your kids. Since the set can be dismantled and put back together in all sorts of different shapes. In fact, it can work for both toddlers and older kids. With toddlers, you as the parent can create new designs. When you have older kids you can almost use this as a life-size Lego set that you can then play on. Just make sure that the wheels that it comes with for easier movement are properly locked in place when your kids are playing on this set.   




Radio Flyer Play & Fold Away Pirate Ship

The thing with many of these playsets is that they are set up to last for a long time. Yet, they aren’t exactly portable. In fact, there are instances where you’re not going to want to find yourself in the need to move these. This fold-away pirate ship or princess castle is a great portable option if you’re on the move a lot. It has the slide feature, and the middle area does a great job creating that pirate ship design. We feel that it’s important to point out that it can hold about 50 pounds. This is a true option for toddlers. Not necessarily something that you want bigger kids getting on at any point.




Step2 85314 Game Time Sports Climber and Slide   

Talk about maximizing the space that one of these playsets takes up. This isn’t necessarily a big set; the product dimensions are virtually the same as some of the other options that we’ve looked into. The basketball hoop, and counter, as well as the soccer goal, or crawlspace area take it to another level. We say this because you have the slide, and you have the climbing area. Something that most of these options feature. The hoop and that crawl space area though can bring a lot of different games into play. Something that you maybe aren’t getting from the other options. This is a true toddler version as the size really makes both the climbing area and the slide adequate for kids 2 to maybe 4 years old. Again, it allows kids to come up with a ton of different ways to play. That gives the set longevity which is potentially something that parents are looking for.




Step 2 Sports-Tastic Activity Center Playset  

If you’re looking for something that’s truly both indoor and toddler friendly this is an option you want to look into. We did promise the best outdoor playsets for toddlers, and we’re talking about indoor options. The reason this happens though is that this option is small enough to be able to use both indoors and out. When you set it up the first time around you’re going to be able to comfortably carry it around and use it wherever it is that you take your kids. This option actually also features a hoop and a little baseball bat. Giving the child more play options. In reality, this may not be the set that you stick with for years on end. For that short time frame, though, in which your child is actually a toddler it can work wonders.




Lil’ Monkey American Ninja Warrior Dome Climber

The next entry on the list is these portable monkey bars. It’s an official American Ninja Warrior product. That’s a cute extra feature, but perhaps the most important aspect about these monkey bars is that they’re easy to assemble. The bars stretch and lock in place. Yet it’s light enough for you to carry around without too much trouble. There are no tools required for assembly. The only thing that worries us about this playset is that you really don’t want older kids getting on it. According to the manufacturer the structure can hold up to 177 pounds. It’s built for kids from ages 3 to 6. We get the sense that 6-year-olds could pull on the structure enough for it to be a problem for them. Maybe not enough to break the structure, but they can unbalance it and that can be a problem.




Yohood 440lbs Upgraded Waterproof Swing Sets for Backyard Metal Swing Set Heavy Duty  

Another best outdoor playset for toddlers, a swing set for your kids is always going to be a good idea. Particularly this type of set that’s made from extremely durable materials. Naturally, it’s not portable at all like some of the other options out there. It’s actually heavy enough to be able to hold up a ton of weight. Up to 440 pounds. That and the metal frame allow this set to be used not only by toddlers but much older kids. You can just switch out the swings when your kids get older. It comes with a tree swing moodle that is perfect to put toddlers on. They can then graduate to the regular swing over time. The frame is waterproof, which means it won’t rust as easily. It’s supposed to be able to last quite a long time.  

With any of these toddler play set options, it ultimately comes down to what each parent is looking for, for his or her child. Be sure though that you chose something that you feel can be fun, and exciting. Although no one is going to judge you if you want some peace of mind along with that excitement!    

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