9 Best Active Play Toys for Toddlers of 2020

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9 Best Active Play Toys for Toddlers of 2020

November 12, 2020
posted by Chelsea Lavin


With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to make our shopping lists (and check them twice!). Looking for the perfect gift for the energetic toddler in your life? Check out our list of the 9 best active toys for toddlers. These outdoor & indoor energy burning toys for toddlers will have your little one racing & riding, moving & scooting, and laughing all the way all year long.


1. Best Car for the Littlest Tesla Enthusiasts: My First Model Y


Give the superior Tesla experience to the littlest drivers with the My First Model Y. Developed in partnership with the Tesla Design Studio, this premium ride-on is an authentic kid-sized version of the beautifully sculpted Tesla Model Y body.

Black Induction Wheels with rubber grip tread create a smooth ride both indoors and outdoors. Thoughtful features like working steering and a honking horn add to the play value of the My First Model Y. Little ones ages 18 months to 4 years will love scooting, driving, and burning energy with this active toy for toddlers. Shop the My First Model Y.


2. Best All-Terrain Wagon for Outdoor Adventures: All-Terrain Steel & Wood Wagon


As classic as candy canes and hot cocoa on a cold December morning, the All-Terrain Steel & Wood Wagon is perfect for any winter adventure. The combination of the Original Little Red Wagon body with wooden stake sides creates a premium and timeless look for a wagon that is both durable and comfortable for riders. The rugged all-terrain air tires ensure a smooth ride and durability on all terrains. Shop the All-Terrain Steel & Wood Wagon.


3. Best Toy for Toddlers Who Love to Dance: DJ Dance & Spin


There is no better way to get the holiday party started than with DJ Dance & Spin™. With the press of a button, this all-in-one dance party car will twist, wiggle, and shuffle to 5 original tunes for endless active indoor entertainment.

Kids ages 1½ to 4 years will love being the DJ to their very own battery powered dancing car. They can also steer freely using the green push-to-go button for fun driving adventures up to 2 MPH thanks to the car’s rechargeable 6V battery. The whole family will have a blast moving & grooving to DJ Dance & Spin’s tunes even if they aren’t in the driver’s seat, making this one of the best toys for active toddlers! Shop DJ Dance & Spin™.


4. Best First Horse for Active Play: Boots™: Rolling Pony


Your child will love seeing the smiling face of their new friend Boots under the tree this year. Boots the rolling pony is ready for imaginative pretend play when your toddler is – no assembly required. The pony’s head is plush like a stuffed animal – soft to the touch and perfect for hugs!

Thanks to the horse’s EZ-Glide wheels that spin 360⁰, toddlers can create their own motion and move in any direction. Enjoy the riding horse anywhere from hardwood floors to the driveway or sidewalk. The rolling caster wheels are safe for both indoor and outdoor play. Shop Boots™: Rolling Pony.


5. Best Grow with Me Custom Trike: Build-A-Trike®


Make your family’s holiday merry & bright by gifting a Build-A-Trike®, the ultimate custom trike for toddlers. Pick your favorite style and features to create a push trike that easily transforms into a classic trike as your child learns to ride. With 4 riding stages, Build-A-Trike® is perfect for active kids in all stages of their gross motor skill development.

Parents can use the adjustable push handle to steer and stroll with their toddler when the are younger. As they grow and learn how to pedal, transform the vehicle into a classic trike to ride for active toddlers up to 5 years old. Shop Build-A-Trike®.


6. Best Gift for Beginner Walkers: Classic Walker Wagon


Celebrate the season with a classic gift that will help your beginner walker flourish. The Classic Walker Wagon features safety resist clickers that prevent the wagon walker from moving too quickly while your tiny toddler masters their first steps and builds confidence. With a natural solid wooden body and classic design, this push wagon is sure to be a part of many warm memories that will last well beyond the holidays.

Plus, the furniture friendly no-scratch bumper protects your home as your toddler learns to walk, making this classic gift the perfect indoor toy. The high wooden sides add to the timeless design and create a perfect toy box while not in use. Your little one can store their favorite toys for imaginative play indoors or bring them along on their adventures! Shop the Classic Walker Wagon.


7. Best for the Sidewalk Speedster: Color FX EZ Glider®


Do you know a toddler with a need for speed? They’ll love unwrapping a Color FX EZ Glider® this holiday season. The 3 wheel design and heavy duty deck of the scooter enhances stability for active toddlers ages 3 years and older. High-performance urethane wheels ensure a fast & smooth ride.

The scooter also features a rear foot brake for added control and is specifically designed with lean-to-steer technology for improved balance and coordination. With an adjustable handle bar featuring soft foam grips, the glider scooter ensures years of sidewalk zooming and comfortable riding. Shop the Color FX EZ Glider® in your favorite color: Red, Pink, Purple, and Blue.


8. Best Driveway Toy for Active Toddlers: Ziggle®


If your toddler loves to move and wiggle, look no further than the Radio Flyer Ziggle®! There has never been a more fun way to ride on the driveway. Simply twist the front and wiggle the back and you’re off. Advanced riders can gain speed and drift into 360⁰ spins for added thrill. Big and little kids alike will love the spin out action.

The adjustable bike seat grows with your child, making it one of the best active toys for 3 year olds to 8 year olds. Plus, whether your child is 3 or 8, this cool ride is equally as fun. Padded hand grips, grip tape for feet, a solid steel frame, and the four caster wheel design add comfort and control for young riders. Shop the Ziggle®.


9. Best Classic Ride-On for Active Indoor Play: Little Red Roadster®


For a gift that will deliver years of indoor active play, let the Little Red Roadster® be the shining star of your list this holiday season. This little red ride-on delivers a retro look with a modern design. With a steel body and classic finishes like the shiny metal grill, kids and parents alike will love its style.

Your toddler can scoot, play, and drive for hours on their new set of wheels. The working steering wheel lets kids choose their path and helps develop gross motor skills, perfect for burning energy indoors. What imaginative adventures will your child go on with their Little Red Roadster?


Which Radio Flyer active toys for toddlers will your little one unwrap this year? Don’t forget to add a bow for the perfect finishing touch to a memorable gift! Share your #UnwrapRadioFlyer moments with us by tagging @radioflyerinc or using #radioflyer on social media.