The best outdoor toy storage ideas

by Samantha Ball |
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When it comes to storing your little one's outdoor toys, you might be struggling for space. Nobody tells you just have much room those Little Tikes cars take up in the garage, let alone the water table and all the footballs dotted around the garden.

But there are some practical ways of storing toys outside, from organisers that you can buy to little DIY hacks that are easy to do.

What are the best ways to store outdoor toys?

  • Add a pegboard to the side of your shed or on a fence and attach hooks on to it. This makes it easier to store toys that you can hang up, such as skipping ropes and buckets. You could even hang the paddling pool over two hooks to save yourself some floor space.

  • Create a storage organiser using a shelving unit and baskets. Label baskets with different items such as balls, water toys and cars, and store them on the shelves. It looks super tidy and it makes finding toys a lot easier for little ones.

  • Buy a storage container bench. This idea is practical as you have somewhere to store all those garden toys, as well as sit down on.

Check out some of our best buy outdoor toy storage solutions:

Outdoor Bench Storage
Price: £129.99
Alternative retailers
JD Williams£139.99View offer
Wayfair UK£171.03View offer


Available in beige or grey, this bench is an ideal way to keep your little one's toys stored. It

2. Weatherproof Outdoor Box


These sweet little boxes don't take up too much room on the garden, and if you had a few you

10 Hanging Metal Flower Pots
Price: £12.21


While this isn't technically storage, it's a quirky way of organising the little outdoor toys such

Steel Pegboard
Price: £59.83


If you hang a pegboard in your garden, you can create your own unique storage area. If your little

5. Ferryman Toy Storage Bag


This one is a bit different... It opens out into a floor mat, at about 60 inches (150cm), then you

6. CrazyGadget 42 Litre Buckets, pack of 5


These brightly coloured buckets are so useful to collect toys in, with handy lids so you can store

CHRISTOW Small Garden Shed
Price: £169.99


Cuter than your average shed, this small, tall garden shed is ideal for storing toys - and we

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