13 Best Outdoor Toys for Toddlers of 2022

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13 Best Outdoor Toys for Toddlers of 2022

October 31, 2022
posted by Chelsea Lavin

 child in grey wagon

It is finally November, and we are ready to jingle all the way to the holiday season! Have you started your shopping yet? Whether you’re just kicking off your holiday hunt for top toddler toys or checking your list twice to find that perfect last gift, Radio Flyer has you covered with our list of the 13 best outdoor toys for toddlers. From popular backyard favorites and driveway darlings to on-the-go adventure vehicles, your 2 and 3 year-olds will love these toys for years to come.

When choosing an outdoor toy for your toddler, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Safety: All Radio Flyer products are created with safety at the forefront of design. Also, as we head into the winter season, check out these safety tips from our expert pediatrician on safe outdoor play in colder weather.
  • Durability: To withstand the outdoors, durability is key. Radio Flyer products are built to withstand years of play and miles of smiles. We have a wide selection of products with air tires for all-terrain fun.
  • Longevity: Not only are Radio Flyer products built to last, many are designed for extended play through multiple life stages! Our grow with me products like our Stroll ‘N Trikes® easily transform through multiple developmental stages for years of play for each child.
  • Play Value: Last but not least, a great outdoor toy should be fun to play with! Radio Flyer has been inspiring play for over 103 years. We know the power of play and its powerful role in childhood development. Read more about 5 ways that play helps kids develop skills.


Best Outdoor Toys:

1. Best Custom Push Pull Wagon for Toddlers: Build-A-Wagon®Stroll ‘N Wagon™


Unwrap memories this year with a custom Stroll ‘N Wagon™. Choose a wagon fabric, add your favorite combination of accessories, and personalize for a special touch for the toddlers in your life. With Build-a-Wagon®, you can design your very own adventure-ready ride tailored to your unique needs. Upgrade to all-terrain air tires for the ultimate outdoor wagon designed for smooth rides, even on rough or uneven surfaces. This custom push pull wagon will be a vehicle of imagination for years to come. Shop custom Stroll 'N Wagon.


2. Best Premium Kids Scooter: Flyer Glider Pro and Flyer Glider Jr. 


Gift a scooter that will delight well beyond the holiday season. The Flyer Glider Jr. is the perfect gift for beginner racers. Featuring high performance bearings and adjustable handlebars, little ones can practice balance and coordination with Radio Flyer's lean-to-steer technology. Perfect for kids 2-5 years and available in redbluepurplepink, and teal

Flyer Glider Pro scooters are designed for older kids with a need for speed. Featuring an adjustable handlebar, deluxe hand grips, and high performance bearings, kids can take riding to the next level. Perfect for kids ages 6+ years  old and available in blackpinkbluepurple, and teal.


3. Best Electric Ride-On for Future Race Car Drivers: Ultimate Go-Kart

          child in go kart

Every kid dreams of having their very own go-kart at home, so bring home the fun this holiday season with this ultimate racing machine. Your child will love zooming around outdoors with 3 speed settings –  and top speed of 8 mph! – and using the large rear tires for drifting action. Features like the high visibility racing flag, a hand brake system, and sturdy steel frame add to the classic look and make it a safe ride.

The Ultimate Go-Kart is a perfect gift for toddlers and kids with the need for speed between the ages of 3 and 8 years old. From rookie rider to pro racer, this kids go-kart is sure to be a family favorite. Shop the Ultimate Go-Kart.


4. Best Indoor and Outdoor Climber: Play & Fold Away Treetop Tower

      two children on climber

Let imagination climb to new heights with the Play & Fold Away Treetop Tower playset. It is great for indoor or outdoor use and folds flat for easy transitions and storage. Toddlers ages 2 to 5 will love exploring the fun play features like a telescope, rotating steering wheel, and secret play space. Also available in the following themes: Fire StationModern FarmhousePrincess Castle, and Pirate Ship.


5. Best Bounce House for Aspiring Athletes: All-Star Backyard Bouncer XL


This inflatable bounce house has room for up to 3 kids ages 3-8 to bounce the day away. Featuring an integrated hoop, kids can bounce, shoot, and score! It has high walls and mesh netting and a long bouncy slide for added fun. Quick and easy set up and storage make for long afternoons of active imaginative play. Shop the All-Star Backyard Bouncer XL.


6. Best First Bike for Little Riders: Flyer Kids Bike 


Kids will have a holly, jolly good time riding & gliding their Flyer Kids Bike . These bikes were designed with kid-specific geometry for easy handling, stabilty, and a comfotable riding position. Plus, the adjustable comfort seat grows with your child, making it a perfect fit from holiday season to holiday season!

Find the perfect fit with three different sizes: 16"20", and 24". Plus, give the perfect gift by picking their favorite color as each bike is available in 5 fun colors!


7. Best Driveway Ride-On for Toddlers: Cyclone™

         child in hand push ride on

Watch your toddler zoom, spin, and grin after finding the Radio Flyer Cyclone™ underneath the tree. Zooming forward? Sure thing. Racing backward? No problem. 360⁰ spins? Absolutely! With large 16” wheels and arm-powered action, the Radio Flyer Cyclone™ toy can go every which way all over the driveway. This outdoor toy for toddlers will deliver hours of outdoor toddler entertainment and thrills. Shop the Cyclone™.


8. Best Toy for Little Green Thumbs: Kid’s Wheelbarrow

         child with red wheelbarrow

Give the gift of gardening to your toddler this holiday with this adorable Kid’s Wheelbarrow. It’s a real wheelbarrow designed for toddler sized fun! This backyard toy for 3 year olds and up is perfect for all types of outdoor play. Use in the garden, for imaginary play, or even to create a beautiful floral display! The seamless steel tray, real wood handles, and durable molded wheel make this backyard toy perfect for both outdoor and indoor use. Shop the Kid’s Wheelbarrow.


9. Best Classic Trike for Neighborhood Strolls: 3-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike®

         child in red tricycle

Sleigh the sidewalks with the versatile 3-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike®. With three riding stages, this outdoor trike is the perfect vehicle to help your toddler as young as 18 months navigate the neighborhood as they learn to ride.

Removable features such as the adjustable push handle and safety ring easily transform the vehicle from a parent-assist toddler trike to a true classic trike, allowing your child to ride independently as they grow. Don’t forget about the rear storage bin – your child’s favorite other toys can join in every sidewalk stroll! Shop the 3-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike®.


10. Best Dual Canopy Wagon: Discovery® Stroll 'N Wagon 



Whether you live somewhere with sunshine year-round or you’re thinking ahead to warmer summer days as we enter the winter season, the Discovery® Stroll 'N Wagon is the best gift for families. Families can use this wagon to stroll and see the holiday lights, as a spot for sitting while listening to carolers, or as a place to store their favorite toys, waters, and snacks. The removable canopies and peak-a-boo window provide the perfect opporutnity for parents to keep kids in view at all times. Shop the Discovery® Stroll 'N Wagon.


11. Best Bounce House for Kids and Groups: Backyard Bouncer

      three kids jumping on bounce house

The Backyard Bouncer is the perfect inflatable bounce house with slide for up to 3 kids ages 3-8 years. Parents will love how the bounce house encourages active play and includes safety features like an extra-grippy bounce surface, high walls, and mesh netting. Shop the Backyard Bouncer


12. Best Adjustable Race Car: Grow Kart™

     childing riding red go kart

The Grow Kart™ is the first go-kart for kids with a unique telescoping frame that expands six inches to grow with the driver. With grip tread on the rear wheels and a parent-controlled speed switch, this go-kart is great for beginner riders ages 2-5 years old. Shop the Grow Kart™.


13. Best Wagon for Parent Storage: City Luxe Stroll 'N Wagon


This push pull wagon is great for sunny afternoon walks with dual adjustable UV protection canopies. Discover three wagons in one with two rider seating, hauling, and bench mode. When the fun is done, easily remove the canopies or one hand fold for easy storage. Shop the City Luxe Stroll 'N Wagon.


Looking for more great toys for your child to unwrap this year? Check out our list of our 11 best indoor toys for active toddlers for those chilly winter days and our top 13 gifts for the holiday season. 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.