Toddlers love to climb, so why not give them a safe space outdoors where they can climb all they want?
There are lots of different great outdoor climbing toys for toddlers and best of all, most of them can even be used indoors on those cold or rainy days.
Most of these toys not only offer climbing areas but usually will have tunnels and even slides that toddlers can play on as well. Be sure to check out all the different types of climbers for toddlers below.
The Best Climbing Toys for Toddlers
Step2 Naturally Playful Woodland Climber
Two of the four sides have a rock wall that toddlers can climb up and down and then there is a ladder in the back that kids can climb to get up to the platform on the top.
Toddlers can also have a bunch of sliding down the slide in the front and simply just climbing back up again.
There are even 2 fun steering wheels on the top platform area where kids can play and use their imagination as well.
Although this climber will stand up to the elements of being outside, there is no problem putting it inside your home in a play room or basement. This could be a nice option during winter time when your toddler can’t get outside to play with it.
It is a bit more expensive than most other toddler climbers but it’s bigger and has more features than most as well. It also can be used for younger toddlers as young as 18 months but can also work well with even preschoolers.
Step2 Castle Top Mountain Climber Toy
This is another awesome toddler climber that was recently released by Step2 and is great option for climbing and sliding.
This super fun structure has two rock climbing walls that lead up to a small platform at the top of the toy. There is then a slide that kids take to go back down and start climbing all over again.
The crawl through holes at the top of the climbing walls even double as guard rails for safety features when your little one is at the top.
A cute feature that makes this climber unique are the bars on the bottom connecting the structure are actually little benches that kids can sit on. The inside of the benched under the platform can even double as a little hiding adventure place to play as well.
With this climber though, beware that the slide is a little steeper and may not be for younger toddlers under the age of 2.
Step2 Play Ball Fun Climber
If you are looking for a less expensive and smaller climber for your toddler, then check out this super fun Play Ball Climber from Step2.
Your toddler will have tons of fun playing with the balls as they zig zag down the ball drop. The toy even comes with 10 colorful balls to play with in the ball drop. You can also buy more balls to go along with the climber.
Kids can also climb up the ladder and then slide down the small slide in the front. This is nice for smaller and younger toddlers that may not be old enough for some of the taller slides on swing sets.
They can even crawl through the bottom tunnel of the structure for a little hiding area as well.
This climber is recommended for younger toddlers starting at the age of 18 months. I would not recommend this smaller climber for toddlers over the age of 3.
Since it is on the smaller side, this one is definitely a toddler climber that can be used indoors as well as outdoors.
Toy Monster Monkey Bars Tower
If you have an older toddler or even a preschooler you may want to take your climber up a notch and check out the Monkey Bars Tower instead.
This is a climbing toy that won’t just last a few years like some of the smaller climbers above, but instead can be used even as your child gets older. The maximum weight on the toy is 150 pounds.
The climber is made of durable plastic tubes and connectors that interlock with a double self locking spring.
Just like the other climbing toys though, this can definitely be used indoors as well as outdoors. It’s actually quite portable and easy to assemble so it can be moved inside once the weather starts getting cold.
Some parents prefer a climbing toy like this for their toddler because it can be used up to around 6-7 years old and really encourages imagination as well as gets a child’s energy out. It is really a matter of preference if you would prefer something more like a clubhouse activity climber or a playground climber like this one.
If you are looking for a fun climbing toy for a preschooler or a child age 4 or older, then some of the climbers above may not be a good option but you may want to go with something that can be used more for bigger kids.
I recommend you check out either the Monkey Bars climber above or the Step2 Skyward Summit for ages 5 and older.
No matter what climber you pick for your toddler, they are bound to have fun not only climbing or sliding but also growing their imagination and getting creative with the way they play.
You may also be interested in the best playhouses for toddlers.