A slide is a great toy to play with, whether in the garden, with water or even in the lounge, it's endless fun for any child. With our guide to the top ten slides for kids, finding the right one for you has never been easier.
In no time at all, you'll have found the best kids' slide for your family. For endless fun in the garden, extra entertainment with water or simply as an addition to toys already in the house, these high-quality slides are a must-buy for your child's fun, adventure and independence.
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Kidadl's Top Pick
Whilst all of the kids' slides on our list are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on price, practicality and good design.
1. Smoby Medium Kids Garden Slide
With its many excellent reviews, this model is loved by slide buyers, so it had to be our top pick! With small steps, this freestanding slide can be used by both young and older children alike. It can even be turned into a water slide during the summer by placing the plastic end into a paddling pool. What's more, it is extremely easy to assemble, taking just 15 minutes to erect.
The flattened end ensures a smooth landing and the large handles make it safer and easier for your child to use. Plus, if the weather's not great and you don't want your kids playing outside, it's also suitable for indoor use. It really is a perfect, high-quality buy.
- Price: £71.99
- Age: 2+
- Assembly time: 15 minutes
- Flattened, plastic end
- Safety handles
- Garden hose attachment
Best For Toddlers
2. Little Tikes First Slide
This Little Tikes slide is an excellent buy for a first slide. Designed with a very stable structure, this is a perfect way to introduce your toddler to outdoor play in a safe way. This can also be used indoors during the year, or if the weather stops any outdoor play. For the best toddler slide, be sure to buy this one!
- Price: £38.95
- Age: 18 months - 6 years
- Easy assembly
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
- Handrails snap into place
- Folds for compact storage
3. Chad Valley Green Bug Slide
For a very affordable price, this tiny green slide is perfect for your toddler. With a sturdy, stable design, this is an excellent little slide to start your child off. Small and compact, it is good for gardens with limited space too.
There are no handles on this slide, so be sure to only let your child use this with adult supervision.
- Price: £25
- Age: 18 months+
- Sturdy plastic
Best Slide And Swing Set
4. TP Fordland Kids Deck Set
This deluxe set comes with a kids' slide and a nest swing for double the fun. With a rustic, wooden build, this is a complete extravaganza of outdoor fun for children to play with. The brightly-coloured slide is a fun addition to the wooden set, so it'd look great in a garden. This set is perfect for children aged over three, so if you've got younger children, this is the model for you!
- Price: £399.99
- Age: 3+
- Easy to assemble
- Rustic appearance
- Climb-up deck
- Nest swing and glide ride slide
- Wraparound brackets for safe play
Best For Large Families
5. Hedstrom Saturn Garden Slide Set
This kids' climbing frame is perfect for larger families as up to four children can play at any one time. This is for outdoor use, but is definitely worth its space in the garden. With two different swings and a bigger, wavy slide, this is an easy way to keep lots of children entertained.
- Price: £154.95
- Age: 3-10
- Swing, glider and slide
- Chunky seats
- Adjustable ropes
- Steel frame
- Ground pegs for extra stability
6. Little Tikes Giant Slide
This slide for children is a larger upgrade of the first slide, and twice the size means twice the fun! With oversized steps for extra-safe climbing, handles to keep support and a wide base for stability, this outdoor kids' slide ensures the safety of your little one while they play, but the fact it is giant just adds to the excitement.
What's great about outdoor slides is that they can be brought inside for use in the winter, so enjoy it indoors too if you have space.
- Price: £109.99
- Age: 3-6
- Wide, stable base
- Oversized steps
- Large handles
- Foldaway storage
Best For Families On A Budget
7. Kids Outdoor Plastic Slide
This simple slide is a great buy. At just under £30, it is waterproof and durable in wet weather and UV protected for summer use. It is quick and easy to assemble, and can be used indoors if you need be. The base is small, so this is ideal if you've got limited space.
- Price: £29.95
- Age: 10 months+
- UV protected
- Strong, durable material
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
8. TP Toys 6m Aqua Slide
There is always extra fun when water is involved. Slide along this 6m aqua slide and get sprayed with water all the way to the end. Place the slide on a sloped surface for extra speed going down, or even put some washing up liquid in the water to make it extra slippy.
- Price: £29.99
- Age: 3+
- Water sprayers
- 1 year guarantee
9. Intex Rainbow Ring Toddlers Play Centre
This rainbow ring play centre incorporates water play and a toddler slide for extra fun. Slide down into the water pool and splash around, or simply use the slide alone; there are plenty of ways to play. You could even add some plastic balls to make a ball pit. Perfect for children aged over three, this is the best inflatable slide for a reasonable price.
- Price: £41.75
- Age: 3+
- Ring pool
- Inflatable slide
- Water sprayer
- Ring toss game
Best Indoor Slide For Toddlers
10. Little Tikes Junior Activity Gym
This is a top-rated indoor toddlers' slide, with a colourful climber and space for up to three children to play at one time, ideal for a play date at your house. Providing endless fun from your living room, this slide is perfect for young children. If it's a warm day, the slide can easily be moved outside, meaning the kids will have fun playing with all year round.
- Price: £139.99
- Age: 18 months - 4 years
- Crawling and climbing holes
- Slide for toddlers
- Climbing wall/frame to raised platform
- Easy assembly (no tools required)
Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for Best Kids' Slides For Ages 2+ then why not take a look at best outdoor playhouses, or for something different take a look at our best space toys for some great inside play and learning.
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