If your tot already showing signs of becoming a budding football fanatic, it may be time to treat them to one of these fun toddler football goals to use inside the house or outdoors in a big open space.
According to Early Years Resources, playing football can offer your little one a whole host of benefits, from developing their movement, to improving their communication and teamwork skills, so starting them at an early age can be beneficial.
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There are plenty of options on offer, so we have rounded up 8 of the best toddler football goals which are suitable for all little sports stars to practice their skills.
The best toddler football goals 2023
Best multipurpose goal
Suitable for 1-10 years, this football goal has four actives in one, including a basketball hoop
- Adjustable height
- Equipment included
- May not be stable on uneven floors
Best for interactivity
This goal can either remain stationary or move from left to right to create an even more exciting
- Three game modes
- Uses lights and sounds
- May outgrow out of it quickly
Best for portability
Lightweight and highly portable, this goal is brilliant for a kickabout at the park with their
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
- Ball is wear resistant
- Some users say it's smaller than expected
Best for noises
This colourful football goal comes with three switches that light up and play rhymes to entertain
- Ball included
- Elephant goalkeeper is removable
- Not the most durable of options
Best for music
Suitable for 3 years+, this electronic sports centre includes a football goal and a basketball
- Adjustable height
- Plays 18 melodies and 4 songs
- Goal itself is very small
Best foldable goal
Keep your toddler entertained for hours with this Little Tikes Activity centre, aka one of the
- Digital screen tracks points
- Includes 3 balls
- Batteries aren't included
Best for different games
Your toddler can become an all round sports star with this football goal, which also transforms
- Infrared sensors
- Bowling pins, golf clubs, golf ball and ball included
- Toddlers may need help to adjust it
Best for gifting
This fun football game has three different electronic gaming modes and 25 different melodies for
- Solo and multiplayer challenges
- Wipe clean plastic
- Net may become unattached if oved with force
What to look for when buying toddler football goals
Size - When buying a football goal for kids the first thing you'll need to consider is the size. Not only to determine whether it'll fit in your home or garden, but to ensure that it will see them through many years of playing the sport. A lot of goals can be adjusted which will increase their longevity and usability.
Durability - For those first few years, a simple small goal with a lightweight ball for toddlers will do. If your little one has a lot of strength in their kick, you may want to opt for a sturdier goal for them to kick a football into, as cheap ones could fall apart with the impact.
Features - Many kids' football goals have fun interactive features to keep them entertained, such as lights, bright colours, movable features and songs and sounds.
Usage - Whether your toddler will be using the football net outside or indoors is a key point to consider, as some goals are bigger than others or less sturdier.
Top tip: If your goal is a bit wobbly or unsteady, purchase a sports mat with some grip and place it underneath the goal.
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.