Garden Goals: The Best Baby-Friendly Garden Toys and Furniture

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Credit: Dobbies Garden Centre, featuring Kids’ mini egg chair, £29.99

As summer approaches, interiors guru Ali Howard moves out of the house with a stylish selection of garden toys and baby-friendly garden furniture.

As soon as baby learns to walk they’ll want to get out and about. And while we’re currently restricted with how far we can wander, there are plenty of ways you can transform your own outside space into a hub of exploration and adventure. Our selection of garden toys and garden furniture will open up your little one’s world, while keeping your garden looking stylish and summery.

The Best Garden Toys and Garden Furniture

From Wendy houses to sand pits, picnic essentials to gardening activities for little (green) fingers, here’s how you can turn your garden or patio space into an extension of the playroom (with a little less of the, erm, organised chaos going on indoors…)

Baby-Friendly Garden Furniture and Play Equipment


Jan Frog children’s chair, €24.99 each

Create a colourful setting for your adventurer’s much-needed snacktime with these cute Jan Frog chairs. They’re weatherproof and stackable so you can tidy away neatly after a day full of play.

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Play-Hideaway-garden-furniture-for-kidsPlum Discovery Nature Play Hideaway, £799.95 

The ultimate in outdoor play, this hideaway provide endless hours of play, learning to grow flowers, writing recipes on the clear painting screen and, of course, playing hide and seek.

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aldi-unicorn-paddling-pool-for-kids (1)

Turn your staycation into magical adventure with this Unicorn splash pool from Aldi (an absolute bargain at under £15, too).

Now, check out these fabulous paddling pools for kids

Inflatable Unicorn Splash Pool, £14

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Children’s large wooden sandpit, £114.95

While the British weather means it may sometimes be too chilly for paddling pools, a shallow and easy to step into sand pit will more than do the trick to keep baby busy.

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JoJo Maman Bébé - Djeco playhouseDjeco fabric playhouse, £59.50

This fabric Playhouse by Djeco can be used both indoors and outdoors, so whether you have a small patio or a huge playroom, it’s sure to light up any room.

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Kid's Rainbow Teepee - baby garden toysRainbow Kid’s rainbow teepee, £109

Bring glamping to your garden with this super cute rainbow teepee. The cotton canvas will help keep baby cool during those long summer play adventures.

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Plum Wooden Play Centre

My First Wooden Playcentre, £249.99

The perfect first playcentre for those little scramblers and climbers in your family. This set will encourage healthy, active play and aid the development of gross and fine motor skills all the while unleashing little ones’ imaginations.

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Picnic Essentials

straw-basket-for-garden-toysPiki Basket by Olli Ella, £29

These Piki Baskets by Olli Ella are simply too cute for words. Available in 3 beautiful soft shades of straw, rose and mint, they are perfect for a garden picnic.

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Petit Collage Bamboo Dinner Set - ForestPetit Collage Forest Friends bamboo dinner set, £22.49

The outdoor fun doesn’t have to end at lunchtime. This shatterproof set is perfect for nature-loving little ones on the go.

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patchwork-picnic-blanketSongmics patchwork picnic blanket, £26.99

Soft, weatherproof and well-insulated, this blanket is an essential item for all your summer picnics – we love the colourful patchwork print, too.

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Garden and Gardening Toys

KITE-garden-toys-babyMoulin Roty kite, £6 

This lovely traditional toy by Moulin Roty kite is bright, colourful and comes in a beautiful gift box.

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watering-can-blueQuut large Cana watering can, £15

Reward your little gardener with a cheerful watering can that’s ergonomically designed for the smallest hands

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Liewood Lots Gardening Set, £44

Harness you little one’s love for nature and the environment from a young age with this adorable and sustainable gardening set.

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Sophie Allport Backpack Woodland PartyWoodland Party kids backpack, £26

Every adventurer needs somewhere to stash all their new finds and explorer essentials, this adorable backpack is perfect for a long day in the garden.

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