You've probably got plenty of outdoor toys for your little one, but having somewhere to rest after a day of adventures is equally as important, so it's worth investing in some kids' garden furniture.
From chairs and tables to picnic benches, sun loungers, outdoor beanbags and even Wendy or playhouses, there are plenty of options to choose from to help you to create the ultimate relaxing space for your child. Just think of how cute everything will look once it's all out!
•Best for style: KidKraft Double Garden Sun Lounger - Buy now from Amazon
•Best for mealtimes: vidaXL Kids Picnic Table & Bench with Parasol - Buy now from Amazon
•Best for lounging: rucomfy Beanbags outdoor Refillable Bean Bag - Buy now Wayfair
•Best for movement: Freeport Park Amya Swing Seat - Buy now from Wayfair
Now you've probably got a few ideas in mind, so it's time to check out our top picks of the best garden furniture for kids to help you to find the perfect pieces for your outdoor space. Many of these products are suitable for indoor use too, making them ideal for the winter months as well.
The best kids' garden furniture 2023
Best for style
This sun lounger is perfect for putting their feet up after a long day at school or nursery. It
- Tie-back curtains
- Cushions are included
- Can't seperate them
Best for mealtimes
If you're planning on eating outside, why not brighten up your garden with this lovely rainbow
- Vivid colours
- Umbrella is removable
- Some users say it was tricky to put together
Best for lounging
What's brilliant about these beanbags is that they're highly portable, so you can move them around
- Broad range of colour options
- Machine washable covers
- Only one per pack
Best for movement
There's no need to the park every day when you have a swing in your garden! A fun place to hang
- Durable design
- Helps to develop coordination and balance
- Doesn't come with pillows
Best for messy play
We love this multipurpose table from TP toys as it comes with not one but two trays which are
- Durable design
- Removable parasol provides plenty of shade
- Younger children may struggle to sit unaided
Best foldable option
Something with their favourites characters on is always going to be a success! Each piece in this
- Sturdy metal
- Lightweight and easy to manoeuvre
- Colours may vary
Best multipurpose option
Whether they come in here to rest or play, this playhouse will be sure to provide a safe space for
- Plastic so easy to hose down
- Doors, windows and shutters are movable
- Tools not included for assembly
Best for two children
Safety comes first with this Hollywood swing. Covered with a cute ladybird design and a huge
- Waterproof material
- Robust metal frame
- Some users say the instructions are confusing
Best for a budget
Available in a broad range of colours, this seat is an excellent choice for the garden and can be
- Wipe-clean material
- Close to the ground for easy access
- Doesn't recline very far
Best for a budget
Made from solid iron and wood, this durable bench will remain sturdy come rain or shine. What
- Sturdy back
- Quite small
What to consider when buying kids' garden furniture
Age rating - Check the specifications to see what age the product is suitable for. Obviously, you can go off of your own judgement too - if your child is tall for their age, for example, they may grow out of certain pieces (like toddler chairs) quite quickly.
Size - You'll need to consider whether or not the furniture is big enough for your child and whether it will fit into your outdoor space. If you've got multiple children or you often have nieces, nephews, neighbours or your kid's friends over, you may want to double-check that they'll all fit around it or even purchase more than one.
Material - Whether it's wooden, plastic, metal or fabric, you will need furniture that is robust and durable. Keep an eye out for products which are unlikely to rot or rust during wet and damp weather.
Weight - If you're not wanting the furniture to be a permanent fixture in your garden, it's worth seeing how heavy it is. Opt for pieces which are easy to manoeuvre, as you could use them inside too.
Accessibility - Will your child be able to use the product safely and responsibly? Will they be able to get in and out without assistance? Some items can be adjusted as they age.
Budget - How much are you willing to spend? If you purchase an adjustable piece, it could save you a lot of money in the long run as it will grow with your child.
Design - You not only need to consider the practical side but the stylistic side too. Sure, a set of tv character-themed plastic chairs may be cheap and cheerful, but are they really the aesthetic you're aiming for? Bear in mind what colour garden furniture you already have and even take inspiration from the plants and flowers around you.
Purpose: If they're going to use the furniture to relax, it should be made out of comfy material or you can add cushions and blankets to it. If they're going to do activities such as drawing or messy play, opt for something that's robust and washable. We love a multipurpose purchase, such as a bench or table that opens up as a sandpit or water table for example.
Arabella Horspool is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby at Bauer Media. She's a bookworm who enjoys cooking and spending time with her many pets.