Big Kids Gift Guide

Outdoor Play Gifts for Big Kids

Outdoor play is so critical for all kids and especially for big kids who need more activity and are discovering who they are. Our gift guide is packed with items that allow kids to unplug and make memories. At this age, many kids engage in fantasy worlds (floor is lava) and take on different roles with their peers. The best gifts for big kids allow them to connect with each other outdoors, have fun, build skills and learn more about themselves.

We have partnered with long-time kid specialists to curate a collection of outdoor play that allows little ones to be creative, active and use their imagination. 

Our Big Kid Gift Guide features a huge range of games, playsets, swings and sensory play will keep your kidlets busy from dawn to dusk.  Here are some of our favourites and the most popular with our customers. Outdoor kids are happy kids!

  1. Lookout Tower with Swings by Plum Play

  2. Springsafe 14ft Trampoline by Plum Play

  3. Basketball Hoop and Stand by Everfit

  4. Sunnylife Inflatable Volleyball Set for the Pool

  5. NERF Geo Strike Headquarters by KidKraft

  6. The Climbing Pyramid by Plum Play

  7. The H2OGO!® Splash Course Inflatable Mega Water Park

  8. Phobus Metal Climbing Dome by Plum Play

  9. Grand Wooden Teepee by Plum Play

  10. Ainsley Playset by KidKraft

You can view all our Big Kid Gifts or check out the top picks below

Lookout Tower Play Centre with Swings and Slide

You won't get the kids inside! Slide, Climb and Swing on this multi-level playset with tower and fort. This playset inspires valiant voyages and mighty journeys. At the top of the tower, look out onto the horizon and ring down below deck to fire up the engines. 

Plum's Lookout Towers come in a variety of modular options that include swings, slides and monkey bars.  Perfect gift for big kids that offers a balance of activity and imagination.

It comes packed with tons of features to inspire imaginary play - Super swivelling binoculars, Ball Pit, ‘Ha Ha’ funny face mirror and Giant Captains Wheel! You will be chuffed to know it is made from strong and sturdy FSC certified pine, designed to withstand adventurous play all year round.

Recommended Age: 3-12 years

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Plum 14ft Space Zone II Springsafe Trampoline

Trampolines are angels of the backyard. Every parent will tell you kids will bounce for hours, keeping them entertained (and outside). Trampolines can be used to keep kids active and healthy and also double as a chill-out zone for reading or slow play. 

Plum’s Space Zone Trampoline includes Springsafe technology, with a unique jumping mat that fits to the enclosure entirely, giving complete protection from the springs and frame parts. We offer trampolines in various sizes - 7ft, 8ft, 10ft, 12ft and 14ft. We also offer the awesome Plum Bowl Trampoline for extra bounce!

Recommended age: 6+yrs

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3.05M Basketball Hoop Stand Portable Adjustable Blue


A basketball hoop is perfect all year round and it doesn't matter if you are by yourself or the gang. Shooting hoops teaches kids persistence and resilience. Featuring a mega-tough steel pole system, the Basketball System can be adjusted to your preferred height of between 2.45m and 3.05m (full regulation height).

The huge 44” backboard is made from shatterproof 4mm acrylic on PE frame and looks and plays like pro-style glass while the massive base fills easily with water or sand to provide a stable foundation. This basketball system looks good and delivers results.

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NERF Geo Strike Headquarters

Do you have a NERF tragic in your family? A top-secret hideout for surveillance, planning and training, the KidKraft Nerf Geo Strike Headquarters is a geodesic dome that lets you spy on the competition with a hidden periscope and then plan your defense. 

Three entrances allow for undetected advancement and hiding crucial transportation. Walls with stationary, spinning and stacked cup targets give trainees multiple opportunities to practice their aim. Store blasters and darts inside so you’ll always be ready for battle.

Shelter from the elements, the competition or just your parents in this bunker—a beacon of fun in the backyard.

Recommended Age: 8+years

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Take the game where you need it to go with the Sunnylife Inflatable Volleyball Set. It's time to go from pool to cool with our collection of inflatable games.  When the weather warms up and you are enjoying life poolside or at the beach, keep the kids entertained with some friendly competition. It is 3m wide so perfect for your next backyard get together. 

Climbing Pyramid with Swings and Slide

For a troop of adventurers, The Plum Climbing Pyramid is the ideal base for boldly exploring the backyard. Hide out in the pyramid den, chase the rival team and follow the leader into a coup against the enemy.

This one ticks all the boxes - swings, climb, slide....and hideaway den for dreaming and scheming! 

The Climbing Pyramid is made from Plum’s premium dimensional timber which is strong, sturdy and designed to withstand wild weather and serious play. 

Recommended Age: 5-12years

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H2OGO Splash Course Inflatable Mega Water Park

If you have a gang to entertain this summer, a mega water park can't be beaten! Let the race begin! The H2OGO!® Splash Course Inflatable Mega Water Park is just perfect for kid parties and backyard get-togethers to have a splashing good time racing with each other in a thrilling water obstacle set-up.

It is equipped with a large play pool area and a climbing wall with footholds and handles.

Setting up the water park is hassle-free and the entire water park inflates in less than two minutes, using the included blower.

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Phobos Metal Dome - Teal/Purple

Add a splash or fun and colour to your garden. Climb, balance and enjoy a healthy playtime on this geometric frame. It's all fun and games, climbing centres are ideal for developing motor skills during physical play. The assembled size is L300 x W300 x H150cm and we also have a smaller version by Plum if you don't have enough space.

  • Dual colour teal and purple frame.
  • Designed to build cognitive and motor skills.
  • Recommended Age: 3+years

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Join me in my Teepee! The Plum Play Teepee Hideaways are a little garden haven for kids who love imaginative outdoor play. They come in two sizes - Great and Grand!  With the Plum Grand Wooden Teepee the whole family can camp out in the garden. 

Find a shaded spot in the garden on a sunny afternoon, hideaway and enjoy outdoor fun with friends. Get cosy between a mound of cushions read, relax and let the day go by. Mum and Dad can join in too! 

This is a favourite DIY project for many families because it comes in a natural wood, you can add your own special touches.

Ainsley by Kidcraft

The Ainsley Playset by KidKraft is without doubt our most popular playset. It is a great size for most backyards and packed with all the features you are looking for to keep the kids active and entertained. 

Multi-Level Swing, Slide, Climbing Wall and Sandpit Playset - a fabulous outdoor space to fill their imaginations, build their skills and fuel their creativity.

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