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35 Best Toys for Kids That Like to Play in the Dirt

Outdoor toys are great, anything that encourages children to get out and about has got to be worth the investment. If your little one loves to get messy, grab them some of these awesome toys that will provide them with hours upon hours of sensory, muddy, sandy fun.

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Rolly toys CAT Construction Ride-On

Rolly toys CAT Construction Ride-On

CAT have been behind the design of some of the best construction vehicles to ever grace our planet. If your child loves to get filthy through play, it seems only fitting that they have their own digger. This extremely durable ride on toy will allow them to shovel as much dirt or sand as they like.

$332.38


Handtrux XL Backhoe Handraulic Power Grip Toy

Handtrux XL Backhoe Handraulic Power Grip Toy

Designed by a professional heavy equipment operator, this Hand Trux XL is the ideal toy for those kids that like to play in the dirt. Shovels and hands are nothing compared to the Hand Trux as it allows little ones to dig as much as they like while they build ramps, huts and just about anything.

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Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer

Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer

Are you familiar with John Deere tractors? Of course, they are on just about every farm! If your little one loves tractors, mud or a mix of both, this battery powered ride on toy will give kids all of the messy, off road fun that they could ever want. It even comes with a working radio.

$265.99


Garden Wagon & Tools Toy Set

Garden Wagon & Tools Toy Set

To get a green thumb, you need to get muddy hands. If your child loves outdoor toys, this children’s gardening set is full of everything that your kid could need to dig, churn and play in the mud, sand and dirt. With 16 pieces included, there’ll be no end to the fun.

$32.97


Back Bay Play Kids Sand and Water Table

Back Bay Play Kids Sand and Water Table

Outdoor play is some of the best play that a child can have. This convertible picnic table comes complete with an umbrella and even benches for everyone to sit down, but that is not the best part. The removable lids expose both a sandbox and a water table for messy, sensory fun.

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Little Tikes Cozy Dirt Digger Battery Ride On

Little Tikes Cozy Dirt Digger Battery Ride On

From Little Tikes comes this awesome and exciting battery powered 12V ride on dirt digger. If you know for a fact that your kid likes messy play, they will love the fact that this digger’s scoop can actually be moved, how awesome is that? With a sturdy design and durable tires, it can go anywhere.

$234.64


Step2 Play and Store Sandbox With Cover

Step2 Play and Store Sandbox With Cover

Ahhh, the sandbox…a true traditional and classic toy. This brilliant sandbox comes with four molded in seats and even a lid to keep things clean, tidy and keep the weather out. With an awesome design and the ability to hold 200lbs of sand, it is perfect for kids that like sensory exploration and play.

$109.07


Growing Hero Toy State CAT Construction Truck

Growing Hero Toy State CAT Construction Truck

Take a look at this officially licensed CAT construction vehicle set. Containing 3 high quality and extremely fun toy trucks, kids can splash through the mud and wade through the water without a worry. The set even comes with the delightfully adorable book: ‘Where do diggers sleep at night?’

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Liberty Imports Pink Princess Castle Beach Set Toy

Liberty Imports Pink Princess Castle Beach Set Toy

Straight from Liberty Imports comes this awesome selection of beach toys. Pretty and pink in color, the toys are ready to get stuck in to the sandy, muddy fun that can be had. From a dump truck to buckets, spades and molds, this enormous set will bring messy fun all year round.

$23.97


Little Gardener Tool Set With Garden Tools Bag

Little Gardener Tool Set With Garden Tools Bag

Are you looking everywhere for the best toys that children can use to get messy? If so, this set could be for you. The high quality gardening set comes fully equipped and ready to help your child begin to flex their green thumb and get stuck in to the dirt.

$16.99


Step2 All Around Playtime Patio with Canopy Playhouse

Step2 All Around Playtime Patio with Canopy Playhouse

Get a load of this! This playhouse from Step2 contains everything needed to give your kids a summer of fun. With a canopy to protect them from the weather, and several different pretend play and sensory play areas, the great looking playhouse has to be seen to be believed.

$153.99


Sand Digger Toy Backhoe With Wheels Dig

Sand Digger Toy Backhoe With Wheels Dig

Simple in design, this brilliantly awesome sand digger is the ride on toy that every little one will want to have a go on. With an exceptionally wide front axle, there is limited risk of accidents, whilst the rotating and moving excavator arm allows kids to dig through the sand and mud with ease.

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Kid Galaxy Mega Construction RC Excavator & Bulldozer

Kid Galaxy Mega Construction RC Excavator & Bulldozer

Not all kids want the fastest remote controlled vehicles, some just want the most awesome! Built with a whopping 10 different functions, this RC excavator boasts real rubber tank treads and the ability to actually simulate the action of digging and excavating. If your kid loves the dirt, this is for them.

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Step2 Spill & Splash Seaway Water Table

Step2 Spill & Splash Seaway Water Table

Water tables are excellent. If you are looking for outdoor toys, this Step2 table could be the one for you. With both an upper and lower activity pool, this water table is the best way to get your little one interested in sensory play; water certainly will splash and spill as kids play and have fun.

$84.99


Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Sand Brick-Building Set

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Sand Brick-Building Set

Does your child just love Melissa & Doug toys? Perfect. This sand molding set is the ultimate toy for you to take away on any and every beach adventure that you go on. With 2 pieces included, the simple set allows kids to mold bricks out of sand; ideal for building and constructing.

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Step2 Dino Dig Sand & Water Table

Step2 Dino Dig Sand & Water Table

Do you know of the benefits of your little one having access to a water table? There are many. Treat them to something special with this dinosaur themed table that has a side for water and a side for sand. With a working volcano, dinosaur figures, and other accessories, this is one roarsome toy.

$79.99


Kinetic Sand

Kinetic Sand

Award winning and seriously creative, meet Kinetic Sand. This sticky icky sand never dries out and allows kids to mold just about anything! With over 20 different ways to play, this beach day fun set has been made with natural sand, and comes supplied with accessories (unless you just want the sand itself).

$11.99


Quut Alto Beach Toy

Quut Alto Beach Toy

Building sand castles, towers and buildings has never been easier. The Quut Alto is the most useful beach toy you will ever buy. The 3 included pieces makes it faster and easier to build with sand; they even stack neatly together for convenient transport and storage when not in use.

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JustForKids Kids Garden Tool Set Toy

JustForKids Kids Garden Tool Set Toy

Check out this 4 pack of garden toys that your kids will love. Brightly colored and high in quality, they are the perfect way for your kids to get used to a little bit of gardening. Containing a shovel, a rake, a hoe and even a leaf rake, their green thumb will grow in no time.

$21.77


Caterpillar CAT Construction Toy Truck Play-set

Caterpillar CAT Construction Toy Truck Play-set

Is your child in absolute awe every time they lay their eyes on any of CAT’s construction vehicles? It is easy to see why, they look awesome! Treat the little one in your life to this set of 4 mini toy construction trucks and watch as they never ever put them down again.

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American Plastic Toys Sand Table

American Plastic Toys Sand Table

From the patriotic American Plastic Toys comes this sand table. Supplied with a waterproof cover, this sturdy and well constructed table is ready to hold a whole load of sand that kids will love to play with. Standing at just the right height for kids, it really is a good investment.

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Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table

Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table

Brought to us by Step2, this is the naturally playful sand table. If your little one loves to get stuck in and get their hands (and just about everything else) dirty, this is for them. The legs allow for children to comfortably reach the sand area whilst the included accessories make for a more fun playtime.

$69.99


RC Truck Shovel Loader Tractor

RC Truck Shovel Loader Tractor

Remote controlled toys are fun. If your child doesn’t want the fastest or the flashiest RC car, grab them this. The big, beefy and awesome to look at tractor is filled with brilliant levels of detail and even boasts a working front loader and LED lights.

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Garden Tool Toys Set

Garden Tool Toys Set

If your child is taking a big interest in outdoor toys and gardening, it is up to you as their parent to provide them with the right tools. On the following page you will find a huge 16 piece gardening toy set that will make children feel like they are really making a difference in your yard.

$29.95


Beach Builder Create-A-Sand Castle Building Kit

Beach Builder Create-A-Sand Castle Building Kit

Back in the day, sandcastles were built over a matter of hours using just one bucket and one spade! If your kid loves to play in the sand and get messy, use this ultimate and exciting sand castle building kit. Comprising of 18 pieces, the enormous set even allows for your castle to have windows and doors.

$21.97


National Geographic Play Sand

National Geographic Play Sand

Wow! Check this out. Brought to us by National Geographic, this ultimate play sand set is seriously cool. Choose your preferred color and watch and play with permanently ‘wet’ sand. Mold it into any shape you like or use the templated molds to build something awesome; perfect for messy kids.

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Play Dirt Bucket

Play Dirt Bucket

Dirt, lots of people are grossed out by it, but boy is it fun, right? If you know for a fact that your child is one of those little people that loves to get filthy, grab them a bucket of indoor dirt. Awesome to play with, the mud is safe, moldable, easy to clean and definitely reusable.

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ROCA Toys ROCA Toys

ROCA Toys ROCA Toys

Are you a gardener? Does your child watch you with envy as you dig, hoe and tend to your crops and plants? If so, invest in one of these brilliantly cool children’s gardening set from ROCA. With real tools included along with a tool bag, your kid will have all that they need to get started.

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Click N' Play Beach Sand Toy Set

Click N' Play Beach Sand Toy Set

Do you live near the beach? Or failing that does your kid have access to a sand pit? If so, this bundle of sand toys will bring them a ton of joy! Colorful and creative in design, the set contains sand molds, buckets, shovels, rakes, a watering can and a whole lot more.

$18.49


Prextex Beach Toy Set in Reusable Zippered Bag

Prextex Beach Toy Set in Reusable Zippered Bag

Beach toys are great, but boy can they be messy. If you’re looking for a set of beach toys that are easy to keep clean, this is for you. With molds, spades, a bucket and more included, your little ones will have loads of fun whilst you benefit from the mesh bag and plastic storage bag.

$17.49


Oversized Friction Dump Truck Construction Vehicle

Oversized Friction Dump Truck Construction Vehicle

From Liberty Imports comes this 15″ dump truck. Created to an exceptionally high level of detail, the truck is awesome to look at and even more cool to play with! Friction powered, the truck appears to move by itself and even has a moving dumper for transporting and emptying stuff.

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Step2 Splash N Scoop Bay

Step2 Splash N Scoop Bay

Water tables are cool, sand tables are awesome, put them together and you’ve got the Step2 splash n’ scoop bay. The cover can be used to separate the 2 sides, or can be even be combined with the water tower to create a waterfall! Complete with toys and accessories, the fun will never end.

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Costzon Ride-on Sand Digger

Costzon Ride-on Sand Digger

Ride on diggers are awesome. Children love to be able to control the dump and scoop as they move around mud, dirt, sand or just about anything. The simple design and sturdy metal frame allow little ones to safely fill the enormous shovel without over exerting themselves. How cool is that?

$42.99


Melissa & Doug Beach Memories Sand Casting Kit

Melissa & Doug Beach Memories Sand Casting Kit

Would you love to always remember the fun that you and your little ones have at the beach? If that is the case, this Melissa & Doug sand casting kit will ensure that you have an artsy crafty permanent reminder. Fun to make, the children will absolutely adore it.

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Toysmith Garden Tool Set

Toysmith Garden Tool Set

Simple yet extremely effective, this 3 piece outdoor toy set is ready and able to bring a ton of gardening fun to your child’s life. Featuring a trowel, a rake and a shovel, all of which are kid sized, your little one will be able to play and plant all at the same time.

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3 Diy Activities for Dirt Loving Kids

Diy Sand Motocross Track

Diy Sand Motocross Track

Does your child love mud, motocross, or a little bit of both? If so, you can use this brilliant DIY guide to find out how you can make your little one a motocross track made from sand, perfect for their toy bikes. The best part? You can make the sand yourself.

Diy Pallet Mud Kitchen

Diy Pallet Mud Kitchen

Pallets are perfect for so many different DIY projects. If you would love to make your child a homemade place to play and get messy, check out this awesome article that will direct you to a list of instructions on just how to make an exciting pallet mud kitchen.

Digging for Dinosaur Bones Math Game

Digging for Dinosaur Bones Math Game

Education doesn’t have to be boring! With this DIY guide, you will be able to create a fun and messy game that involves digging for dinosaur bones AND practicing math at the same time. A lot of fun to make and a lot of fun to play, it’s a great game that kids will enjoy.
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