It’s difficult to know exactly what a pre-teen wants in terms of gifts, isn’t it? Play it safe and browse our list of outdoor toys for 12 year olds. There’s something for every tween in here, from Nerf guns to trampolines. We’re pretty confident that they’ll love their present and it’ll get them out from under your feet, too.
Nerf Sports Dude Perfect Signature Bow
When you hear Nerf, you think of a Nerf gun which is used to go into play combat with others. But there’s more to Nerf than that – check out this awesome Dude Perfect bow. It comes with 2 arrows which will scream as they fly through the air towards the included target.
This is the perfect toy for 12 year olds who love things a little wacky, because who would be able to keep a straight face while they’re flinging rubber chickens at a target? There are no rules so it’s up to you to make them up every time you play, which keeps it new and exciting.
Get a Swingball set for your 12 year old and they’ll love batting the ball around, getting some exercise and having fun. It can be set up virtually anywhere in your backyard so whether you’ve got grass or patio, you can still get in on the action.
Nerf Sports Dude Perfect PerfectSlam Disc Game
Get your friends over and see who is the best. Players have to try and get the disc inside the black cans, but it’s entirely up to you to create a score system. Give points to the person who gets the most scores, or maybe the one who does the coolest trick getting it inside the can.
Capture the Flag REDUX
Ideal if your 12 year old has a birthday coming up or there’s a big family gathering happening soon, Capture the Flag is a fun game when it’s played in daylight, but what happens when it turns dark? Well, this version is illuminated, so it can be plated by absolutely anyone, at any time.
Wham-O Mini Frisbee Golf Disc Toy Set
We’ve all played disc golf, and it’s an unwritten rule that Frisbee is something we play every summer. So what happens when you combine these two awesome games? You get Mini Frisbee Golf which you’re able to play indoors or in the back yard, making it the perfect game for all the family.
Spikeball Sports Game Set
Grab your friends and get playing Spikeball this summer. It can be played on virtually any surface and the foldable legs and carry bag make it easy to transport it anywhere. If you don’t have anyone to play with but you fancy a game, download the app and find nearby players!
Flickerz Trick Shot Net Game Set
Safe enough for indoor use, this Flickerz Shot Net game is ideal for your 12 year old to play with, wherever they are. The flexible tripod mount can be attached to almost any surface so nowhere is safe from their Trick Shots, whether it’s in their bedroom or on the basketball court.
Playing catch is something humans have been doing for years and years but this game has given it a modern update. Djubi turns a simple game of catch into something more fun, simply by introducing rackets with nets and a foam ball which also floats, so it can even be played in the pool.
BULZiBUCKET Next Generation Cornhole Game
Set the BULZiBUCKET up in your backyard, the beach, or even the pool as it floats. It’s a great game which you can play with friends and family on long summer days. See who’s the best at playing this cornhole game, and have a prize ready for the winner!
Nerf N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire Blaster
Load ‘em up and fire! This Rhino-Fire Blaster has 2 dart drums which can hold 25 darts. It comes with all 50 darts needed to fill it up to full capacity so load up the drums and take aim – have a head to head competition with your friends and see who comes out victorious.
Dude Perfect Blitzball Starter Pack
Practice your throwing and hitting with this Blitzball starter pack. It contains a black bat and 3 bright blue balls so you’ll never miss the target, whether you’re the batter or the thrower. It’s great for honing your baseball skills for the next big game.
Swimline UFO Spaceship Squirter
This is the perfect accessory for any pool party this summer. As well as being a fun float which your child can sit in, there’s also a water squirter which they can use to spray people with water. Get a couple of them and hold a competition to see who’s the best.
Yard Games Giant Tumbling Timbers
Playing Jenga is so much fun, so why not have a go at playing an oversized version? Giant Tumbling Timbers is a game which you can take outside into the backyard and play with everyone you know and love. It makes an excellent party game and it’s guaranteed to raise some laughter.
Maggift Ladder Toss Game Set
If you need some outdoor toys for 12 year olds, this one will provide hours of fun and entertainment. Set it up for their next birthday party and watch them and their friends try and beat each other by throwing the bolas at the ladders.
Skywalker Trampolines Jump N' Dunk Trampoline
Everyone loves a good trampoline, don’t they? It’s a great way to get your kids exercising because they have so much fun jumping and flipping. This one also has an added basketball hoop so they can challenge themselves to get a slam dunk while jumping.
Jumping around on a trampoline is so much fun, and this 15ft one has plenty of space to bounce and play. The enclosure means it’s super safe for your kids, and the added basketball hoop makes it more fun and allows them to practice their ball skills.
EasyGo Giant Checkers Game
Checkers is a great game to play indoors on a rainy day, but what happens when it’s sunny outside and you want to play in the backyard? Well, you upscale the game board so you can carry on your game outside while enjoying the lovely weather.
Play Platoon Lawn Dice
Made from strong and sturdy wood, these lawn dice can be used to play a multitude of games in your back yard this summer. As well as the 6 dice plus carry bag, you’ll also receive instructions for 3 games you can play with them, which will keep you all amused at the next family BBQ.
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor play, Goodminton is an easy racquet game which can be played with both children and adults. Inside the box, you’ll find 2 racquets as well as 4 birdies – 2 slow and 2 fast – so every ability can play this awesome game.
Wham-O Trac Ball Racket Toy Game
Perfect for those warm summer evenings, this game will keep the whole family entertained. Designed to be played between 2 people, take a racket and try to catch the ball which you throw between each other. Perfect for anyone above the age of 6, young or old.
Nerf Sports Dude Perfect Flying Disc
There is nothing better than getting together with your family and having a party or picnic. Why not bring this along to your next one and enjoy some friendly competition with your relatives? It’s flexible, easy to throw and the bright blue means you won’t lose it in a hedge!
GoSports Portable PVC Framed Cornhole Game Set
When it comes to toys for 12 year olds, they love something with a little bit of competition so they can show off. This cornhole game set can be packed up and taken anywhere with you this summer, so your pre-teen needs to get practicing and show everyone how good they are.
Champion Sports Rubber Horseshoe Set
Going to the fairground is a fond memory we all hold dear, and playing the awesome games they have there is so much fun. But instead of waiting for the fair to roll into town again, why not set up this rubber horseshoe game in your backyard and have some fun yourself?
Nerf Zombie Strike Brainsaw Blaster
Say hello to this Nerf gun with a difference. It comes with 8 foam darts which you can use to take out your opponents, but there’s also a spinning saw blade, too, so if you run out of the darts, you can still try and defeat your enemies with the added bonus weapon.
Elite Birthday Party Kids Outdoor Games
Give your 12 year old some practice for this year’s sports day with this 3 in 1 fun family game set. Inside you’ll find a sack race, egg and spoon race, and also the 3 legged relay. Get the family together and host your very own sports day to find out who the most athletic is.
This looks just like the ring toss game you’d find at a carnival, except this one doesn’t have a prize you can win at the end (unless you decide to provide one!) It makes a perfect addition to a birthday party or family gathering, and the best part is that everyone will already understand the rules.
Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot Blaster
When you’re in the middle of a Nerf war, you need a gun which has one handed blasting. This weapon holds up to 5 Zombie Darts which are perfect for taking out your enemies, or even those dreaded zombies in your pretend and made up games.
Swimline Super Hoops Floating Basketball Game
Turn that pool party into a competitive basketball game with this floating basketball hoop. The game will be more challenging with the hoop bobbing around on the water, and it’ll really give you the chance to show off your basketball skills to your friends and family.
Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster
When it comes to Nerf guns, the bigger the better as they’re able to hold a lot more ammo. Check out this one; it’s able to hold 6 darts in each of its 2 flipping dart drums, which means it can fire 12 at once without the need to reload.
Nerf Official N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster
This Strongarm Blaster from Nerf can fire darts up to 90ft, allowing you to reach your targets from a safe distance. It comes with 6 Elite darts, and the Slam Fire slide will rapid-fire them in all directions. When you’re out of ammo, the rotating barrel flips open for easy reloading.
GoSports Giant Wooden Playing Dice Set
These giant dice are available in either 2.5” or 3.5” and come in a canvas carry bag so you can take them with you wherever you’re heading to this summer. They also come with a wipe clean Rollzee score board where you can keep a track on how everyone is doing.
Activ Life Best Kid's Frisbee Rings
Available in 6 different combinations of colors, these Frisbee rings are a great way to encourage your kids to get off the sofa and join in with family time. Grab your kids and take them to the local park for some fun and free exercise.
Nerf N-Strike Elite SurgeFire
Lock and load the 15 dart rotating drum and have an all out battle with your friends. It’ll fire darts up to 90ft, which is a great distance when you’re in the middle of warfare, and when you’re out of ammo, load up the drum and start over again.
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