Longer summers, great Saturday night TV, and toys that would leave today’s health and safety officials very hot under the collar – we love a bit of 90s nostalgia here at Keepmoat.
With the summer holidays just beginning, take a trip down memory lane, through the plastic fantastic garden toys of the 1990s. For the record, we would totally still wear Moon Shoes if we could…
More commonly known as the swinging ball of pain, these were great for keeping kids active, but if one tripped you up, you’d be face planting the pavement. Who remembers their parents cringing as they tried to launch the Skip-It from their ankle – glass patio doors had never been in more danger.
Little-Tikes Cosy Coupe
They see me rollin’…they hatin’. Basically, any child on the street who owned this little red car was one of the cool kids. Remember trying to squeeze six of your mates into one of these and getting told off by your playschool teacher?
Kids are wobbly enough without putting small trampolines on their feet…but thanks to the 90s we did it anyway! The ultimate ‘must-have’ Christmas gift back in the day, parents up and down the country were soon discovering that these bouncy space boots caused endless amounts of fun…and chaos.
Another one for those who love to regularly face plant for fun, the Slip’n’slide always came out on hot summer days and was another example of “organised fun” that could often go off piste. We have to admit though, we can’t turn down a Slip’n’slide when somebody breaks it out at parties these days…
Fisher Price Roller Skates
These iconic yellow skates had been around years before the 1990s but were still an essential item in every kid’s garden toy box. We weren’t as graceful as Torvill and Dean but we loved trying out best regardless.
Similar to Moon Shoes, the Pogo Ball was perfect for clumsy kids who were still developing their coordination skills. Hand’s up anyone who managed to balance on one let alone bounce!
What was your favourite garden toy from your childhood? Let us know in the comments below!
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