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Best Kids’ Sprinkler Toys for a Summer Full of Water Fun

You may already have a sprinkler system in your garden. Maybe you use it for watering your garden, your lawn, your yard, and your children? Wait, what? Your children?

Yes, that’s right, there are sprinklers out there designed with your children in mind.

Unfortunately, these sprinklers haven’t set out to make your children grow faster, but they do have an outstanding element of fun. Imagine the hottest day you can remember. What would have been the best way to cool down? A sprinkler system, of course.

Nowadays, there’s a ton of fun and creative designs and styles out there to choose from, helping you to create a summer with your children that they’ll never forget.

5 Best Kid-Friendly Sprinklers to Cool Down on Hot Summer Days

Are you ready to create a watery wonderland in your back garden? Check out these awesome sprinkler systems that will have your children running around all day long.

1. Little Tikes Beach Ball Sprinkler

When I first discovered the Little Tikes Sprinkler Beach Ball, I couldn’t help but get excited. A beach ball that squirts water everywhere... How could your children not have fun with it?

This incredible 88 inch giant beach ball is perfect for all kinds of summer activities. It’s also so easy to use. Simply inflate it using your mouth or air pump and plug in a water hose and you’re ready for some crazy summer time games.

Even if you don’t want to use the water feature, you can still use this massive beach ball like a beach ball. That’s endless hours of summer fun, no matter how you decide to use it.

What's Great About It: To guarantee the quality of this product, this beach ball has won the Parent’s Choice Award, ensuring it’s awesome build that’s going to last for many summers to come. I don’t know about you, but that’s enough fun to keep your kids busy through the whole summer holiday.

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2. Banzai 54-inch Sprinkle and Splash Play Mat

This play mat is exactly what the title suggests it is. The mat itself has a 54 inch diameter, which is more than enough space for any kind of summer water games you wish to play with your children.

All you have to do is inflate the outer ring and plug in a hose. Then, water will shoot out from all angles, creating a ring of constant water that will keep your children entertained for many hours to come.

The mat has a fun underwater themed design that my children love. Thanks to the inflated edges, it also creates a shallow pool-like area in the middle, which is ideal for sitting and relaxing in or slipping and sliding about.

What's Great About It: I was a bit dubious about this product at first since kids were going to be running around on it, so I thought it was going to break pretty easily. But to this day, the play mat still stands, even after hours of running about on it. Even Dad had a go, and it still didn’t break or puncture.

3. Glorden Flower Design Circular Spot Sprinkler

Why not save yourself a bit of money by getting yourself a sprinkler that will keep your children entertained for endless hours while it waters your lawn. That’s exactly what you can do with this awesome little sprinkler from Glorden.

This highly-durable aluminum flower can create a spraying range of 30x30 feet. This is a huge amount of spraying power, ensuring your children will get soaked, no matter what games they’re playing.

The metal body is a vibrant yellow color that will help it to stand out, reducing the risk of children accidentally stepping on it and hurting themselves. The toy can also be a great companion during your kid's bath time.

This sprinkler sprays in a full 360° direction, meaning there is more than enough room for all the kids and parents to get involved when it comes to having some fun in the sun.

What's Great About It: Glorden is one of Europe’s leading sprinkler manufacturers that pride themselves on quality. This means you’ll not only have an amazing toy for your children to play with, but you’ll also have a high-quality sprinkler that you can effectively water your grass with.

​4. Fun Splashers Fire Hydrant Garden Hose Sprinkler Splashers

As you can see, this is a fun-looking sprinkler that’s designed with your children in mind. My favorite feature of this unique and engaging sprinkler is the fact that the top spins, shooting water everywhere that you can imagine.

That’s in addition to the sprinkler function that shoots water around the immediate area. Altogether, this system creates a fun water-soaked area of around 8 feet. That’s more than enough room for all your children to play in with you and their friends.

The hose itself is an engaging and awesome fire hydrant design, complete with eyes and a happy face that your children will love. The sprinkler stands around 8 inches high, so there’s more than enough room for it to be avoided and easily spotted by children having a run-around.

What's Great About It: I love the fact that you can change the water pressure that goes into this hydrant. The higher the water pressure you put through the sprinkler, the higher the water goes. This means that if you only want a certain area getting wet, simply turn the pressure down.

​5. Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Blossom Bright Sprinkler

This is such an adorable and simply beautiful sprinkler system that’s bound to be loved by all of your children and their friends. It’s a gorgeous flower patch design that makes sure that it looks great no matter where in your garden you set it up.

All you have to do is plug your hose into the universal adapter and turn it on. Then you’re ready to enjoy hours of water-filled fun. The water itself shoots out of the ends of the flowers, so you can be sure there will be water flying in all directions.

The only thing I found was connecting multiple hoses together so it would reach the back of my garden. This caused a low amount of water pressure, but if you’ve got an average to the high-pressure system, this won’t be a problem!​

What's Great About It: I love the durability that this sprinkler has. From the moment you take it out of the box, you can just feel how sturdy it is and how high-quality the build itself is. All the joints are well connected, and even when one of my children stepped on it while washing their feet, and it still didn’t break.

Everything You Need to Know About Child-Friendly Lawn Sprinklers

To many parents, the very idea of a child-friendly lawn sprinkler may seem like a foreign concept. However, it doesn’t need to be this way. To give you a helping hand, here’s a guide to telling you everything you need to know.

Design & Colours

One of the best ways to tell whether a sprinkler system is suitable for children to play with is the design. Traditional lawn sprinklers that don’t have children in mind may have fast spinning parts that are unprotected.

If one of your children were to run into it or step on it, it’s going to cause a lot of pain and a potential injury. This also refers to the color of your chosen lawn sprinkler. The brighter the colors, the less likely your children are to stand on it while playing with it.

Size & Spraying Distance

You won’t want a sprinkler that simply shoots water in a straight line. That’s going to completely limit play time. Instead, you’ll need a sprinkler that can shoot water out in all directions simultaneously.

This creates a large area of play, meaning there’s more than enough room for everybody to get involved. With most sprinklers, you should be able to turn down the water pressure for a reduced spray area. This is perfect if there are relaxing parents nearby who don’t want to get wet.

Multi-Functional

When buying a sprinkler system for your children, why not pick one that’s suitable for watering your lawn at the same time. This will save you having to buy two sprinklers. For this, you’ll be looking for certain features that include a large water spraying area and multiple pressure settings.

A Safety Note

As with all activities your children enjoy, you’ll want to bear in mind the safety aspects of your chosen sprinkler. Always check to see what age range your chosen sprinkler is recommended for. Some sprinklers may have small parts that can pose a choking hazard. If you have young children, look for a sprinkler without small parts.

The Bottom Line

Water sprinklers are so much fun, especially when the whole family gets involved. They’re great if you’re simply playing in your back garden, hosting a BBQ or you have all of your child’s friends over.

A sprinkler is a great way to cool your kids down on a hot day while getting them outside into the fresh air for some physical activity. In short, get ready for an enjoyable experience that will last all summer long.

    Sandra Cobain
     
    Sandra is the head of content for BestForTheKids. When she's not busy crafting posts & researching about compelling content ideas, she can be spotted playing outdoors with her two adorable children.
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