There’s something about that soft white powder which brings out the inner child in all of us, stirring a level of excitement which lay dormant while the Fall rains hammered down. Of course, our own excitement is nothing compared to our actual children who love playing in the snow more than anything else in the entire world – our Top 10 Toys for playing in the snow are designed to help transform simple playtime into memories which will last a lifetime.
In 2017, there are so many incredible inventions unique to winter that we struggled to whittle it down to only ten. However, we did it in the end, and here they are for your enjoyment!
What’s here: A range of snow-based toys for kids of all ages, from little ones who have never witnessed a White Christmas before, to more seasoned adventurers looking to dominate the 2017 snowball fighting scene!
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They say nothing lasts forever, but Dump Trucks must come close. The first entry on our Top 10 is this heavy duty Snow Plow Truck by Bruder!
We all know that kids have boundless creativity, and they could probably turn an old shoebox into a snow truck if they wanted to – however, a real snow truck toy with articulated parts is definitely more enjoyable! Not only can the doors be opened, the hood popped, and the mirrors adjusted, but you can also attach (and detach) certain components to broaden gameplay.
The truck is extremely well-made for the price, and is isn’t going to break during your child’s first motor accident.
There’s something to be said for racing down hills on proper sleds, with finely-tuned steering and control: however, there’s also something to be said for hurtling down hills on a Lucky Bums Flying Saucer with virtually no control at all!
Not advised for toddlers, of course, but for older children (and adults!) the Saucer Sled is the most exhilarating way to descend any snowy hillside. There are built-in handles to keep you in place, but there’s no slowing down if you’re on a steep slope! The black color makes it easy to find after a crash, while the bottom surface is nice and smooth for maximum vitesse. Expect to get years of use out of the sled even if it’s used every day during the winter, with the sled’s robust materials giving it a good, strong exterior.
Of course, any toy which capitalises on pop culture is going to be loved by young kids, and nothing has been more popular in the past few years than these fun, pineapple-loving Minions from the Despicable Me franchise! Designed for racing down slopes on fresh powder, the Moto is only really suitable for kids over about 6 years old – thankfully there’s no real upper limit.
Impressively, despite its unusual design, the Snow Moto is incredibly durable, handling bumps and falls without any major damage. A definite crowd-pleaser this winter!
There are plenty of people who think that snowball fights are just for fun…but they’re usually on the losing side. The Arctic Force Snowball Slingshot helps you overcome any adversary!
Designed with a striking green-on-black color scheme, the Arctic Force looks every bit as powerful as you’d expect. Incredibly, it can hold and fire up to 3 snowballs at once, so you can engage multiple opponents in tandem. The slingshot is ideal for the stealthy snowball fighter, since you can hide yourself among the trees of behind a mogle, rising and firing in just a second!
It may look like a bizarre mini jet ski with a chimney poking out the top, but in reality it’s one of the most practical and cost-effective ways to enjoy the snow this winter. You can carry it over your shoulder (since it weighs only 1-2 pounds) and it can itself carry up to 250 pounds of weight! The steering takes a bit of getting used to, so it’s probably more suitable to kids that are 3-4 and older, who already have a bit of experience hurtling down snowy slopes, and all adults!
Crafting a decent snowball with your bare hands, when they’re all cold and numb, is a valuable life skill. Obviously. But sometimes we need to enjoy a bit of luxury, and this Snowball Maker can provide that! The real fun with using a snowball maker is that you can build snowballs which are genuinely smooth, round and aerodynamic: that means th
Struggling to navigate the cold and slippery streets or parks this winter? Invest in a pair of Lucky Bums Youth Snowshoes to get a surer grip.
Made from a super-high strength aluminum frame, these shoes can take a decade’s worth of beating without batting an eyelid. The straps are highly adjustable (which is handy for kids’ growing feet) and the crampons on the base get a sure grip on the ground without posing any dangers – i.e. they’re not sharp. Available in a range of colors to suit every taste.
This is a list of awesome toys for playing in the snow, and it doesn’t get much more awesome – or ridiculous – than this! Don’t worry though, these tubes are made of much sterner stuff than what you’d use in a pool, including an ultra-thick bottom and material which is high performing in cold weather. The use of Raid valves means you and quickly inflate and deflate either side of trips, while the build-in handles give you a fair element of steering control!
You remember the minions-based sled from earlier in the list, right? This is like a more professional version of that: it’s the Wham-O Deluxe Winter Snow Sled.
From its sleek navy-on-grey color scheme, to the rubber-grip handle bars and stirrups, this “toy” exudes class and great build quality. It does look a bit like you’ve taken a wrong-turn of the highway and are riding your motorcycle down the snowy hillsides, but with proper steering and great balance, it’s you that’ll be laughing as you outstrip everyone else in the area!
This inflatable wall measures roughly 4 feet across and 3.5 feet high, with sloping barriers at the sides so you’re protected on 3 fronts. Park yourself in behind its protective shield to craft your snowballs, then either bring yourself up and over, or round the side, and launch your own offensive!
These toys bring an element of tactics to snowball fights, which makes the whole experience more memorable and enjoyable than simply lobbing snow at one another.