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LET’S PLAY! Outdoor games and summer accessories

Summertime, and the living is easy. Well, sort of. Make things even easier with these fun ideas for alfresco games, toys and cool clothes.
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Children's garden table with sandpit (£34.99, aldi.co.uk)

What an easy way to add a sandpit to your outdoor space. It's even got cushions on the benches for extra comfort. We predict a bestseller…
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TotsBots new summer Bamboozle Stretch nappies (from £11.99, totsbots.com)

Proud owners of seven Mother&Baby Gold Awards, TotsBots Bamboozle Stretch reusable nappies are now in two new summer colourways. Berry has a strawberries and cream stripe and Buzz a bumblebee yellow and black stripe: so cute!
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Scrunch foldable bucket (£7.99, amazon.co.uk)

Perfect for the beach, garden, paddling pool or sandpit, this bucket is made from squashable, safe, non-toxic silicone. Bonus for mums? It folds into your bag or pocket so carting kit is a lot simpler.
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Scootaheadz (£14.99, scootaheadz.com)

Here's how to make a scooter even more fun this summer: personalise it with a favourite animal! Kids can choose from a wide range of options including brightly-coloured ponies and dinosaurs.
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Trilby (£6.50, next.co.uk)

Cool kids will want to hit the holidays in this season's on-trend hat, the straw trilby. This adorable pink striped one should last a few summers.
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Mimi two-pack of floral bibs (£8, monsoon.co.uk)

Possibly the sweetest little bib we've seen all year, and so wonderfully summery. Plus, the flowers may hide a few stains, if you're lucky!
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Little Bird by Jools Oliver rainbow shortie (£10, mothercare.com)

This is the kind of onesie that you can dress baby in all through the hot weather. It's as comfy for naptime as it is cool for days out, and the retro design gets extra style points.
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Lion pram shoes (£7, marksandspencer.com)

Sneakers meet espadrilles in these unisex pram shoes which have a soft jersey lining and strong canvas uppers. Great for adventures on days out.
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Jelly sandals (£12.99, surfdome.com)

It wouldn't be summer without a pair of jelly shoes. They'll take little feet anywhere they need to go, whether it's running in the park or exploring rockpools.
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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Mower (£14.99, argos.co.uk)

With singalong tunes and numbers and phrases to learn, there's much more to this toy mower than meets the eye. Content changes as baby grows so there's always something new. A garden play essential.
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Teepee play tent (£15, johnlewis.com)

Not many play tents are this ornate! Colourful and sturdy, this teepee will make your tot the envy of their friends. Hours of fun in the garden.
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TiiPii Bed (£179, tiipiibed.co.uk)

Not cheap but the Tiipii Bed is a treat for the whole family and will last for years. Pile in together and while away a few happy hours in the sun. Plus it's anti-mould, UV and water-resistant so will age well.
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My Messy Adventure outdoor storytelling game (free to play at persil.co.uk/Roald-Dahl)

This new online interactive game – endorsed by TV presenter and mum of two Gabby Logan - combines Roald Dahl characters with fun and physical outdoor activities. Kids can become the hero of their own adventure story, exploring their local area, tackling challenges such as collecting bugs and leaves with the help of Matilda, The Witches or James and the Giant Peach.
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Litte Pals Garden Kit, £19.99, toxicfox.co.uk

Encourage your little ones to develop green fingers with a fun gardening kits - getting close to nature in your own back garden is great for developing key skills and enjoying the outdoors, as well as getting your tots to help out with your chores!
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