The 10 Best garden toys

From the bounciest bouncers to cool slides and outdoor vehicles toddlers love, here is a great selection of fun

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1. Argos Football Goal


This 7ft x 5ft, no-nonsense, affordable metal football goal is perfect for practice at home. It includes a three-ply white net and ground pegs for added stability.

2. Step 2 Sandbox


Here's a snappy number! This crab-shaped sandbox has a lid to protect the sand from pets and rain. It has two "claw" seats and can be used as a paddling pool.

3. Smoby Adventure Tower


Inspire active adventures with this tower from Smoby, including platform, ladder, slide tunnel and climbing wall. You can even put the slide into a paddling pool.

4. Toys R Us Trampoline


A great value trampoline ideal for smaller gardens. It's good for kids of all ages and boasts galvanised steel inside and out for rust-free protection and increased strength.

5. Early Learning Centre Swing and Glider


This brightly coloured swing set features a strong metal frame with a height-adjustable rope swing and two-person "glider-rider".

6. Little Tikes Cozy Cab


A fantastic outdoor toy, this new model in the Cozy Coupes range is available in black or yellow and comes with stickers so little ones can personalise their vehicle.

7. TP Toymonster Monkey Bars


A climbing frame that is sturdy, compact and easy to put together. Children can make it into a tent, use it to play pirates or simply climb and swing.

8. Science Museum Space Hopper


Never has a space hopper bounded and bounced as high as this monster. It's a third bigger than most of its hopping rivals.

9. Plum Kudu


There is no getting round it, this costs a fortune. But if you do have the cash, it's the crème-de-la-crème of play equipment, being so comprehensive and robust.

10. Mookie Swingball


The Swingball's a great way to develop hand-eye co-ordination in younger players, as well as being ideal to play as a family. Simply fill the base with sand or water.