The Best Pools and Water Toys for Summertime Fun

Fill your summer with splash pads and more!

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May 25, 2020
By: Amanda Mushro

Photo By: Digital Vision.

Make a Splash This Summer

Now is the perfect time to snag a few toys that will make a splash this summer with your kids. No matter what size yard you have, there are plenty of toys that will ensure your kids have some fun in the sun. From kiddie pools to sprinklers and water toys, here’s what you need to help your kids beat the heat and have a swimmingly great summer.

Unicorn Sprinkler

What’s more magical than a unicorn? A giant inflatable unicorn sprinkler, of course. This inflatable sprinkler stands over six feet tall and, according to reviews, it’s super easy to setup. Just attach a hose and the silver horn sprays water. If you have a unicorn fan in your house, this one is a summer must-have.

BUY IT: Target, $50


What happens when you have 100 water balloons and a waterslide? So much fun, that’s what. Your kids will have a blast with this slide and water balloon bunch combo. This one looks like so much fun, you’ll want to get in line to take a turn.

BUY IT: Target, $20

Inflatable Pool

Perfectly sized for your little ones, this jungle-themed splash pad has a little bit of everything—a small wading pool, a slippery slide, a fun water sprayer and a ring toss game. It even comes with a detachable giraffe and monkey so the jungle friends can join in the fun.

BUY IT: Target, $40


How about some water play without getting wet? Kids can jump, roll, lie, sit and make waves on top of this water blob. Spray the top to add an extra layer of cool to the floating fun.

BUY IT: Target, $35

Inflatable Family Pool

Need an inflatable pool that keeps it simple but is big enough for a few kids? Here you go! This 10-foot pool inflates in minutes, is inexpensive and is ready for your kids to swim a few (short) laps in.

BUY IT: Walmart, $25

Spinning Water Sprinkler

Who wouldn’t want to run through this sprinkler a few dozen times? This sprinkler spins and whirls as it entertains and cools down your kiddos. Since this one is so simple to setup, your kids will want to use it every day.

BUY IT: Amazon, $16

Splash Pad with Sprinkler

This splash pad is perfect for small spaces and small kids. With adjustable heights for the water sprays, your baby and toddler can cool off all summer long. This one is a great alternative for regular kiddie pools and can easily be setup and taken down when you aren’t using it.

BUY IT: Amazon, $30

Waterpark Arcade

Bring the fun of carnival games to your own back yard with the Waterpark Arcade. Kids can use the water blaster to shoot down cups, play with the spinning paddles and duck hunt flippers, and hit a bullseye target that funnels water into a fill-and-spill bucket. The arcade will fit perfectly on a deck, porch or in your backyard.

BUY IT: Walmart, $43

Inflatable Shark Shade Pool

Create the perfect soak zone for your little one with this shaded kiddie pool. This one is great for babies and toddlers because of the cushioned bottom and sunshade, and the fun shark, giraffe, unicorn or dinosaur design. It’s easy to inflate and deflate and will be a great place for your babe to cool off all summer long.

BUY IT: Walmart, $13

Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark Water Table

Water tables are perfect for hours of play. Kids love to splish and splash and, to change up playtime, you can add a few tablespoons of bubble bath for some sudsy fun.

BUY IT: Amazon, $101

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