It’s still early in the season to know exactly what the 2021 summer will bring. Last year, water parks and local pools were closed or hard to come by. Despite these setbacks, that doesn’t mean your little ones have to forgo water fun all together. There are many awesome ideas for having a splashing good time in your back yard, even if you don’t have a pool. I highly recommend getting a sprinkler, slip-n-slide or splash pad to beat the heat this summer. If you’re looking for a cool way to cool off during this years heat wave, than check out some of these awesome outdoor water toys by Banzai.


This year we added the Banzai Jr. Splish Splash Inflatable Water Park to our collection of water fun. Now that our baby is a toddler, we thought this 3 in 1 water play center would be a perfect fit for our little guy. Splash Pad Jr. is designed for little ones ages 18 months to 3 years old. You will find this toy to be affordable, durable and super easy to setup; making it the best bang for your buck! Available at Walmart, Bed, Bath & Beyond for under $30! Visit Banzai to learn more.



If you have kids you know that sprinklers aren’t just for watering grass! Water play is all the rage these days. Banzai makes the best sprinkles. Two years ago we invested in the Wigglin’ Water Sprinkler and it is still our go to on hot days. You just attach the sprinkler to your hose and away you go. My boys love jumping through the water! To find the perfect sprinkler for your family be sure to check out the different options on the Banzai site. The Wigglin’ Water Sprinkler was on sale at Kohls for under $15.


We don’t have one yet; however, many of our friends do. While these are a bigger investment they are well worth it! Especially with many public pools being closed or having limited capacity this year due to COVID. Not only the kids (but kids at heart) will go completely bananas over this over-the-top oversized inflatable water park. This giant inflatable features a huge water slide and climbing wall. Your kids are sure to wear themselves out from all the energy they burn off playing on this all day long. Banzai has a dozen options to fit your budget or yard size.

Nothing tops the traditional Slip ‘N Slide! Water slides are a fabulous way to provide your kids with lots of fresh air, physical activity, and fun during the hot summer months. Banzai now has a double wave racing option that lets two kiddos take the plunge towards the finish line at the same time. Be sure to check out all the slip-n-slide options.

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