In this guide we’ll take a look at the best kids slides for safe and fun play.
I’ve compared design, safety, build quality and cost
to give you my top recommendations.
What Is The Best Kids Slide?
More Detailed Kids Slide Reviews
Little Tikes Easy Store Large Kids Slide Review
This Little Tikes Large Kids Slide is 5-foot-long with a gentle slope and wide, easy to climb steps making it suitable for children aged from 3 to 6 years. The slide is nice and chunky and made from durable materials.
It has a nice wide sturdy base and a locking support arm runs from the slope to the steps for extra stability. It has smooth, rounded corners and high sides for added safety.
This large kids slide is easy to assemble and also folds flat for easier storage. The dimensions of this product are 33.5 x 51 x 150 cm and it is suitable for children weighing up to 34 kg.
While this kids slide is suitable for indoor or outdoor use, it is a little on the large size for indoor use unless you have a big playroom. Even when folded it takes up quite a lot of space so you should consider where you are going to store it if you plan on using it indoors. This slide is a really good size for outdoor use and is suitable for a wide age range meaning you will get years of use from it.
This kids slide is sturdy, safe, great for a wide age range and will give many years of fun and exercise. It is great value for money for such a durable toy.
Little Tikes First Kids Slide Review
This Little Tikes First Kids Slide is suitable for toddlers for the age of eighteen months up until around four years.
This kids slide is sturdy and stable and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. The compact size means this is more suitable than the previous product if you plan on using it as an indoor toy. It folds easily for storage when not in use. The product is well made from lightweight yet sturdy plastic.
It is easy to assemble and does not require any tools as it simply clicks together. It is recommended for children up to 27.2 kg in weight.
While this kids slide is suitable only for younger children, it is a perfect safe, stable and colourful first slide. It is sturdy and easy to store and offers great value for money.
Smoby Garden Kids Slide Review
This Smoby Garden Kids Slide is a metre tall with a 150 cm slope making it ideal for younger children from 3 years old. The item is sturdy in use and has a bar between the steps and slope for extra stability. It is made from weather resistance plastic making it suitable for use indoors or out.
The cut-out steps are safe and easy for little ones to use and the extension at the end of the slide means there is no bump when little ones reach the bottom. The handles are also easy for small hands to hold.
The slide has a drop at the beginning which helps children slide a little faster, so they really enjoy using this toy and it is fun for even slightly older children.
This kids garden slide is easy to assemble, and the dimensions are 159 x 100 x 68 cm. This is a fun slide that is perfect for children from 3 to 6 years old.
Outdoor Playground Wavy Kids Slide Review
This Outdoor Playground Wavy Kids Slide is a slightly larger outdoor slide that is suitable for a wider range of ages than the small toddler versions. The manufacturer’s recommendations are for children aged 3 and up, though confident toddlers could use it with supervision. It is suitable for children up to about 7 years old.
This kids garden slide has a 5.8 ft slope with a double bump and provides a nice fast ride. The steps are sturdy, and the slope has nice high sides to prevent small ones from slipping off halfway down. The frame is made from powder coated steel for strength and weather resistance and it comes with anchor pegs for extra stability.
The slide is a bit tricky to put together and is easier to do if you have two people. Once constructed, the dimensions are: length x 177cm, width x 102cm and weight x 110.5cm.
This is a good quality kids slide that will provide years of fun, especially if you buy it when your children are still quite small.
Kids Slide Buying Guide
Slides have been a popular playground attraction for years. Kids just love them. But the large slides at the park are too high for little ones and often crowded with other, bigger children. Luckily, with a kids slide, you can bring all the fun of the playground into your own garden or living room. Here your toddler can play safely while you keep a close eye on them.
When the weather is warm a garden slide provides hours of entertainment and exercise for little ones outside in the fresh air. These toys can also help your children develop motor skills, balance and coordination. Playing on a slide also helps them develop strength in their muscles.
There are kids slides available to suit a range of ages from small toddler versions to ones suitable for bigger kids. Some can be used indoors and outside. They are easy to move around and some fold down for storage. They are safe and durable and will last for many years and can be passed down through the family as your child grows, develops and moves on to bigger things.
When choosing a kids slide, you should consider where you will use and store it. Small toddler versions are great for indoor or outdoor use. Larger slides are usually only practical for outdoor use.
While toddler slides are a great introduction and suitable for children from eighteen months, your children will soon out grow them so be prepared to invest in a bigger slide in a couple of years if you make this choice. They are a great indoor toy for little ones, though, especially on wet days, and many fold away for easy storage.
Larger kids slides are suitable for children aged 3 and up but are also often suitable for smaller children with close supervision. Larger versions will last for longer as your children won’t grow out of them until they are much older. Even bigger kids can have fun playing on these.
If you plan on leaving your slide outdoors, make sure it is made from weatherproof materials such as UV resistant plastic or powder coated steel.
Are slides safe for toddlers to use?
Toddlers should only be allowed to use slides that are an appropriate size for them as they could fall from large slides and hurt themselves. Even with toddler sized versions, it is important that your child is supervised. Teach your child how to climb the steps safely and hold on the handrails at all times when climbing. As long as you follow these guidelines, slides are a safe way for toddlers to have fun and get some exercise while learning valuable physical and motor skills.