The 10 Best outdoor playsets

From sandpits to monkey bars, have lots of fun in the sun

1. Sand pit

£59.99, woodentoyshop.co.uk

This dinky playpit in a tasteful wood design won't make your lawn look like a Disney outpost.

2. Slide

£99.99, outdoortoysworld.co.uk

With rounded corners, chunky footholds and wide, stable base, this slide is great for little ones.

3. Tree swing

£22.95, johnlewis.com

If you are lucky enough to have a tree, turn it into one big garden toy with one of these wooden swings for over-fours.

4. Paddling pool

£14.91, tesco.com

Alas, there have been precious few chances for swimming this summer. But make the most of every ray with this paddling pool.

5. Junior trampoline and enclosure

£99, argos.co.uk

No need to worry about mishaps on this junior trampoline – it comes with cotton safety sides.

6. Adventure set

£899, plumproducts.com

This costs a fortune, there is no getting around it. But if you do have the cash, there is no better play set than the sturdy Kudu.

7. Dining set

£15, expressfurnituredirect.co.uk

Children's furniture doesn't come much cooler. It's stackable, hard-wearing and easy to clean.

8. Monkey bars

£99.99, tptoys.com

A set of these monkey bars will keep children amused for hours. They're made of a durable plastic, so they won't rust.

9. Water play table

£59.99, elc.co.uk

Fill it full of water and watch the fun start. It's big enough for two children to play with at once and comes with a crow's nest for toys.

10. Play house

£129.99, toysrus.co.uk

Big enough for two – or three, at a push – this house has shutters, a windowed door and even a skylight in the roof for extra light.

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