Perfect Outdoor Water Fun this Summer – ideas for big & little kids in your own backyard

The summer is here, the sun is out and the kids are hot and bothered. Keep them occupied with these boredom busters that also keep them cool and possibly soaking wet.

The trick is, you don’t have to go anywhere, bring the summer fun to your backyard with your very own paddling pool for the little want, water slide for the bigger kids and swimming pool big enough for the whole family.

Top 5 Best Outdoor Summer Water Fun

From Paddling Pool to Water Gun and Water Balloons, we have everything for you this summer, just don’t forget your sun cream, hat and sun glasses.

  1. Paddling Pool
  2. Water Slide
  3. Swimming Pool
  4. Water Balloons
  5. Water Gun and Pistol

1. Paddling Pool

Why settle for a standard two ring circle paddling pool when you can have these. Play center styled paddling pools have more going for it than your two or three ring variety. Check out some of the options below for little ones.



2. Water Slide

Water slide offers a safe way for kids to play, takes less time to set up and don’t have to wait long for it to be ready as you don’t need to fill it up much with water, just connect the hose and off you go. Think of it as a bouncy castle with water.

Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide

This complete inflatable slider includes a blower and pegs to hold the slide on the ground. It features a climbing wall, two slides on either side, a splash pool at the bottom of the slide and climbing wall and a raised island rest area.

Bansai Slide ‘N Soak Splash Park

Here is the closest thing to a water park without leaving the home. It features an overhead sprinkler, a lagoon style splash pool, steps and water slide. The unit includes a blower and is made with durable material. 


Intex Surf’N Slide Inflatable Play Center

This amazing inflatable water slide comes complete with its own elevated top and lower landing mat. The pack also comes with 2 surf riders with heavy duty handles. 

Banzai Spin Out Water Slide Fun – One Tube

This inflatable water slide features an extra wide sliding surface and inflatable body board. The tube slides easily on the surface with the right amount of water. 


3. Swimming Pool

Intex 12ft x 30in Metal Frame Pool Set

This 12 feet diameter metal frame pool set from Intex is 30 inch deep and comes with a filter pump as standard. You will need to get the cover and ground cloth separately to complete the set as these are optional. It has super tough laminated PVC sidewalls held together with steel frames. The Krystal clear cartridge filter pump helps keep the water clean and fresh and is equipped with ground fault circuit interrupter that shuts down the pump if electric current is exposed to water.

Intex 24ft x 12ft x 52in Ultra Frame Pool Set

With nothing to inflate, this 24 x 12 ft rectangular pool based on ultra frame system from Intex is more of your conventional swimming pool. Inflatables and temporary pools are typically round. This however comes with a series of strong and durable steel frames that are powder coated for rust resistance arranged in a rectangular formation, sand filter pump and saltwater system, ladder, ground cloth, pool cover and deluxe maintenance kit.

Intex 18ft X 48in Easy Set Pool Set

This easy to set up, huge 18ft diameter pool with 48-inch depth can be setup in under 30 minutes although it might take longer for it to fill up. You will need to find enough room for it too. Spread it out on level ground, inflat the top ring and start filling the pool with water. It includes a Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter pump, ladder, ground cloth and debris cover. The pool also comes with easy drain plug that lets you connect your standard garden host to drain the water away when finished.


4. Water Balloons

Bunch O Balloons

This instant water balloons in bundles of 35s lets you fill up to over 100 balloons in under a minute. Simply connect the bunch to a hose or tap, fill and make hundreds of water balloons quickly for some serious water balloon fight fun. Please note that these balloons are not suitable for children under 3 as they can be a chocking hazard. Also for children under 8, adult supervision is required. The balloons are available in multiple bundles and in a variety of colours.


5. Water Gun and Pistol

Todays water pistols are no longer your typical squirt guns. These days, water guns and pistols shoots faster, further and more water than before. The Super Blaster Water Guns also known as soaker can shoot up to 30 times per refill with shots reaching up to 25 feet. They are also available in packs of 2 and is great fun in the pool, beach or garden on a hot summer day. The Nerf Super Soaker Scatterstrike is another example of todays water gun warfare choice with a pump to fire action that shoots water up to 34ft and can hold up to 20 fl. oz. (591 mL) of water. Each shot launches 5 streams of water.

Nerf Super Soaker Breach Blast


So there are you five simple water fun ideas to get your started this summer. If you have other exciting water fun activities, please do share it with us here by leaving your comment below.