Picking the best camping toys and gear for your kids will ensure they have an exciting, fun camping trip with family or friends.
Camping is so popular right now and most kids, from toddlers to teens, really enjoy the experience. From pitching their tent, gathering firewood, roasting marshmallows, exploring their surroundings and more, children think camping is a blast!
We’ve worked really hard to uncover the best kids camping toys and gear available, designed to make your child’s experience in the wild or at a campsite one to remember!
We just know you’ll find the perfect kids camping gear toys for your child!
- 15 Fun Camping Toys And Gear For Kids
- Kidwinz Shock Proof 8X21 Kids Binocular Set
- Learning Resources New Sprouts Camp Out Set (10 Piece)
- Xplore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelets Set Of 2
- Telescoping Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Kit
- Retevis RT628 Kids Walkie Talkies
- MalloMe LED Camping Lantern Flashlights
- Nalgene Tritan 12 Ounce Grip-N-Gulp BPA Free Water Bottle
- Carson Bug View Quick Release Bug Catching Tool And Magnifier
- Compact Sewing Kit for Home, Travel and Camping
- Backyard Safari Cargo Vest
- MalloMe Camping Cookware Mess Kit Backpacking Gear 10 Piece Cookset
- E-Trends Portable LED Lantern Tent Light Bulb (Set of 2)
- Carson MicroBrite 20X-40X LED Lighted Pocket Microscope
- Coleman Kids Wonder Lake Canteen
- Fisher-Price Little People Going Camping Set
15 Fun Camping Toys And Gear For Kids
Kidwinz Shock Proof 8X21 Kids Binocular Set
This Kidwinz Shock Proof 8X21 Kids Binocular Set is perfect for kids who want to explore when camping, hiking or even just to watch birds in their own backyard!
These binoculars magnify up to 8X and have rubber surround eyepieces. They also have a rubber coating that absorbs shocks when dropped, which helps keeps your binoculars from being damaged from minor accidents.
Kids find them very easy to focus and these Kidwinz binoculars come with a 2 foot neck strap, a carrying case, an operational manual, and a cleaning cloth.
Made for younger kids, this awesome set of binoculars is designed to fit children’s smaller faces.
Part of the fun of camping for children is to be able to explore nature. Having a set of binoculars will allow your
child to watch birds, squirrels, rabbits, and other wildlife from a distance.
These Kidwinz Kids Binocular Set is ideal for younger children to take camping or hiking so that they can explore and learn more about the world around them.
Why We Recommend the Kidwinz Shock Proof 8X21 Kids Binocular Set
- Kids love using them to look at all kinds of things!
- Well made and built to last
- Rubber coating helps protect them if they are dropped or bumped when your child is carrying them
- Designed for small faces so they’re very comfortable for kids as young as 3 to use
- Convenient carrying bag is included
- Encourages your child to explore the world around them
- Parents feel they give you great value for your money
Learning Resources New Sprouts Camp Out Set (10 Piece)
The Learning Resources New Sprouts Camp Out Set is a wonderful way to get your toddler or preschooler prepared for their first camping trip!
This awesome set comes with 10 pieces, including a pretend campfire, a glow in the dark lantern, 1 fork, 1 hot dog, 1 marshmallow, 1 chocolate bar, 2 graham crackers and a duffle bag. Your child will have everything they need to make a delightful pretend meal, including dessert.
Plus the convenient duffle bag is a great way to carry all the pieces and also allow them to be kept together when playtime is over.
Your child will love sitting in front of the campfire with you, toasting the hotdog then making a s’more. Pretend camping just doesn’t get any better!
This New Sprouts Camping Set allows your child to go camping any time of the year they want, inside or outside.
It’s also a great toy set for when your child wants to relive previous camping trips and it’s perfect for those fun pretend indoor winter camping trips.
Why We Recommend The Learning Resources New Sprouts Camp Out Set
- Kids think it’s tons of fun!
- Great for imaginative and pretend play
- Ideal to take along on actual camping trips so your child can pretend to do what you’re doing
- The lantern really glows
- Everything stores neatly in the duffle bag
- Can add other pretend camping items to it, such as binoculars, canteens, play cooking utensils or whatever else your child needs to complete their camping adventures
- Well made
- Parents think it gives you great value for your money
Xplore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelets Set Of 2
Families who do a great deal of camping or hiking, especially rough camping in the wild, know that all types of emergency situations can come up. From running out of matches to light the fire, to getting turned around on those hiking trails, you never know what can happen.
Teaching your child how to deal with emergency situations, and giving them helpful and convenient tools in case of an emergency, will make those wilderness adventures more fun.
The Xplore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelet (which comes in a set of 2) is a great way to keep some handy camping and hiking tools close.
This survival bracelet comes with the paracord woven into the bracelet, and it can be unwoven and used to secure items and for other things your child may need a cord for.
It also comes with a flint fire starter, a loud whistle to blow for assistance, a compass for your child to find their way, and a scraper/knife that will allow them scrape fine wood shavings to start a fire.
The bracelet is great for your child to have with them for a variety of different activities including camping, hiking, and hunting. While proper gear is normally brought along for these activities, having extra gear handy in case of lost tools or an emergency can be helpful.
The fact that this Xplore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelet comes in a set of 2 allows your child to wear one bracelet and keep the other one in an emergency kit or a backpack.
These bracelets come in a variety of color combos, making them not only useful, but stylish as well. Kids love how cool they look!
This Emergency Paracord Bracelet is the perfect accompaniment for older elementary age kids, tweens, and teens who enjoy camping and hiking. It’s a cool piece of camping jewelry that has great tools your child can use in an emergency situation.
Why We Recommend The Xplore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelets
- Fantastic 4-in-1 survival kit for any kid going camping, hiking, fishing or hunting
- Comes with a flint, whistle, scraper and compass
- Very stylish and cool so kids actually enjoy wearing it even when they’re not camping
- Has multiple uses, making it very versatile
- Durable and designed to last a long time
- Your child can wear it on their wrist or attach it to their backpack
- Comes in a number of great color combos
- Available in kids, medium and regular sizes
Telescoping Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Kit
Part of the fun of camping for your child is being able to cook over an open fire. However, as a parent. you want to ensure that your children are as safe as possible at all times.
This Telescoping Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Kit can make roasting those hot dogs and marshmallows over an open camp fire safe and fun for children of all ages.
These marshmallow roasting sticks come in a set of 5 and in vivid colors. The roasting forks telescope from 10 to 34 inches allowing children to roast hot dogs, smores, and marshmallows at a safe distance from an open fire.
Then these forks retract to be easily stored away and carried. They come with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
While the fork part is stainless steel, the handles are made from wood with a little wheel that you turn with your thumb so that the fork part can be turned with one hand. The prongs on these forks even come with caps to protect them when they are being stored.
This marshmallow roasting sticks come with a handy orange canvas bag for easy storage, making them perfect for a backpack. The kit is perfect for families with several children, because each child can have their own colored fork when camping.
It also makes a great gift for teens who are building out their own camping gear and it’s perfect for families who love camping too.
Why We Recommend The Telescoping Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Kit
- Kids love the 5 bright colors
- Telescopes out from 10 to 34 inches
- Perfect for roasting yummy marshmallows and smores at a safe distance
- Forks are easy to retract and store
- Handy thumb wheel on handle for turning the fork
- Stainless steel fork with wooden handle makes them quite durable
- Complete with handy bag for easy storage and travel
- Great camping gift for any tween or teen who wants to add to their camping gear
- Comes with a lifetime guarantee offering fantastic value for money
Retevis RT628 Kids Walkie Talkies
Part of the fun of camping for young children is the feeling of independence that camping gives them. However, while most parents want their child to experience a sense of freedom, they also want them to be safe.
This set of Retevis RT628 Kids Walkie Talkies is the perfect way for children to experience that sense of independence when camping while allowing parents or other siblings to check in with them from time to time.
These walkie talkies have 22 channels and operate on UHF 462.550-467.71MHz. They are two way walkie talkies, so your child can both send messages and receive them from whoever has the second walkie talkie.
This Walkie talkie is simple and convenient to use and has an easy talk button. There is even an LCD display that, among other things, shows the battery status.
It has an easy to operate the volume control and has several fun features, like being able to call the ring melody.
The walkies talkies come with clips to attach to a backpack or belt they have a 3000 to 8000 foot range. As long as both walkie talkies are in range, your child can easily hear and be heard when they speak or listen to the walkie talkie.
Designed for children age 3 years old and up, even children as old as 8 or 9 find this walkie talkie set is fun and functional.
Many of the walkie talkies that are made for children are not well made and won’t last for more than a few play sessions. These walkie talkies are more like adult walkie talkies and are exceptionally durable so you’re getting value for money.
Why We Recommend The Retevis RT628 Kids Walkie Talkies
- Perfect for your kids to take camping, hiking, playing at neighbors and more
- Kids love these walkie talkies and get tremendous fun playing with them!
- Have a great range compared to other kids walkie talkies
- Sound over walkie talkie is clear and crisp
- Comes in a pair so allows kids to communicate with parents, siblings or friends
- Gives your child a sense of freedom and independence
- Small, light, and extremely easy for kids to use
- Clips to belt or backpack
- Once you set the channel, you can lock the keypad so the kids don’t change it
- Very durable, should last well and great value for money
MalloMe LED Camping Lantern Flashlights
Most younger children are fascinated by all the different camping equipment that their family uses when camping.
Lanterns are especially attractive to children, but most lanterns are too heavy for your child to carry.
Now your child can have their own camping lantern to carry around since the MallowMe LED Camping Lantern Flashlights are the perfect size and are lightweight enough for a child’s small hands.
The MallowMe LED Camping Lanterns come in a set of 2 (each lantern is a different color) and you can choose between a number of different colored pairs.
These lanterns use 3AA batteries each (they come equipped with the first set of batteries).
The lanterns shed 360 degrees of light and are made of durable and safe ABS materials. They’re great for your child when camping and are safe to use in the tent.
They will give over 100,000 of light and are water-resistant. Each lantern is 146 lumens each. The light can be turned on by pulling down on the handle.
While these lanterns are perfect for small children, they also work well for teens who enjoy hiking and rough camping and for emergency as well as regular camping lighting.
Why We Recommend The MalloMe LED Camping Lantern Flashlights
- Although these lanterns are made from plastic they are extremely well constructed and will last for years if not abused during use
- Extremely lightweight and durable making them easy to carry in a backpack and able to withstand being dropped a time or two
- Shed plenty of light allowing you to attend to camp chores using this light or read, or for children to use when playing in the tent at night
- Easy to turn on and off, which is great for for small children
- Extremely affordable especially since you get a set of two lanterns for the price that you pay for many other different brands of lanterns
Nalgene Tritan 12 Ounce Grip-N-Gulp BPA Free Water Bottle
If you have spent a lot of time camping, you know that spilled drinks, especially sweet drinks, can attract many unwanted guests (bugs) to your campsite.
The Nalgene Tritan 12 ounce Grip-N-Gulp BPA Free Water Bottle has a spill valve to help prevent that from happening and is the perfect choice for kids going camping.
It’s designed for toddlers and preschoolers, but actually can be used for children of all ages, by removing the spill valve, turning the cup into a regular drinking water bottle.
These water bottles come in several colors and have rubberized lids and a valve that prevents spills should the water bottle get tipped over.
The mouthpiece for these water bottles is stong and durable and the bottle holds 12 ounces of your child’s favorite drink. The bottle has an indented profile that is easy to grip for toddlers and it’s made in the USA.
If you are looking for a great water bottle for toddlers, pre-schoolers or the entire family for camping then these Nalgene Tritan 12 ounce Grip-N-Gulp Bottle may well fit the bill.
Why We Recommend The Nalgene Tritan BPA Free Water Bottle
- Doesn’t leak when valve is used so it won’t leak when it is tipped over, and leaks very little, if at all, should a toddler turn the cup upside down and shake it
- Easy to hold thanks to its indented design. Even small children can grip the bottle easily with both hands
- Easy to clean as these cups can be taken apart, including the valves, making them easy to clean either by hand or in a dishwasher
- Removable valve turns the bottle from a sippy type cup to an actual water bottle for older children, tweens, teens and adults.
- Great for use around camp or when traveling, as well as for taking out in a boat when fishing, taking a ride or using on those floating islands when playing on a lake or a river
- Extremely durable and made to last for years of normal use
Carson Bug View Quick Release Bug Catching Tool And Magnifier
A large part of the enjoyment of camping is being closer to nature. Your children too should enjoy communing with nature as part of their camping experience, and this Carson Bug View quick Release Bug Catching Tool And Magnifier is the perfect way for your child to observe some of the smallest wildlife up close and humanely.
This bug viewer features a little clear box on a handle, with a magnifier on top of the box to view the insect or bug that they catch in all of their living splendor.
On the handle, there is a thumb operated slide that you use to open the little box and then close the box without touching the bug or insect.
The magnifier magnifies up to 5 times and will hold bugs 2 inches and under.
This catching tool measures 10.6” X 2” X 1.5” and is extremely fun for your child to use. It comes with a 1 year warranty.
This tool allows your child to catch the bug, examine them under the magnifier and then release the live bug.
Your child will have a great time using this bug catching tool and magnifier and will be able to explore and learn more about different type of bugs while enjoying the camping trip and exploring their surroundings.
Why We Recommend The Bug View Quick Release Bug Catering Tool
- Fantastic fun for your kids when they go camping with you or their friends
- This bug catching and viewing tool is well made and durable and sure to last for several years
- Magnifier works extremely well allowing your child to examine such things as the hairs on a bugs legs, what the spots of a lady bug looks like close up, and other features of other bugs
- Makes catching bugs easy for your child without actually touching the bugs
- Can be used outdoors at home as well as on camping trips
- Great travel toy for adventure holidays
Compact Sewing Kit for Home, Travel and Camping
No matter how good the quality of your children’s clothes is, accidents happen, so having a small Compact Sewing Kit that your teen can carry with them to make quick repairs when traveling or camping is a great idea.
This sewing kit is perfect for stitching up a seam, repairing a broken bathing suit strap, or simply fixing that hole in your little ones stuffed animal.
Its small size makes it extremely handy. You can keep it in your purse, backpack, cars glove box, and other places where it is always available for quick repairs.
The sewing kit comes with a pair of small scissors, a measuring tape, 12 colors of thread, 24 needles, 8 small and large safety pins, 6 black and white buttons, 2 needle threaders, 5 colored straight pins, a seam ripper and a thimble.
The entire kit comes in a compact zipper case to keep everything neatly together and is easy for your teen to pack in their rucksack when going camping.
This kit may be small, but it is good quality. The 12 different color threads are colors that should meet most needs, and the needles, buttons and other tools are good quality and perform like they should.
If you want to be prepared for any clothing malfunction during your next camping trip or simply when traveling, this compact sewing kit may be just what you are looking for.
Why We Recommend The Compact Sewing Kit for Home, Travel and Camping
- Good quality kit with lots of different sewing gear to meet most needs
- Handy size for your kids to take with them when camping, travelling and more
- Great case holds all the sewing gear neatly so that each tool you need has its own place and is easy to find
- Nice gift idea
- Perfect kit for a sewing emergency!
Backyard Safari Cargo Vest
If you are looking to make your next camping trip special for your younger child, then the Backyard Safari Cargo Vest is one way of accomplishing this goal.
Made from a fairly durable Poly-Twill with reinforced detailing, it has lots of pockets and rings to store and attach camping essentials that your child seems to want to carry with them.
As well as that, it also has those safety items you want them to keep close.
This vest comes with 2 cargo pockets with velcro enclosures, a zipper pocket with mesh outer pouch and a clear front pocket.
It also has 4 D rings to attach such ‘necessities’ as a compass, binoculars or a magnifying glass.
The pockets are perfect for holding a small flashlight, whistle, water bottle and snacks.
Designed for children ages 6 years and up, it would make a wonderful gift idea for children who love camping outdoors.
While this Backyard Safari Vest isn’t an essential part of camping clothing, this vest is a fun addition to any young child’s camping wardrobe.
Why We Recommend The Backyard Safari Cargo Vest
- Kids love it and it makes them feel extra special when camping or having outdoor adventures with their friends!
- TVest is well made and is perfect for summer wear. It is actually pretty durable
- Perfect for camping or fishing adventures.
- It’s lightweight and comfortable and perfect for various aged children
- Useful pockets and rings for kids to carry and attach their ‘essentials’
- Fires your child’s imagination and makes them feel like they are on a real adventure adding excitement to any camping trip
MalloMe Camping Cookware Mess Kit Backpacking Gear 10 Piece Cookset
This anodized aluminum MallowMe Camping Cookware Mess Kit Backing Gear Cookset is a 10 piece backpacking gear cookset designed specifically for one or two people.
This cookset collaspes into a small bundle weighing about 14 ounces. It’s lightweight and won’t add much additional weight if your child is hiking long distances, making it easy to carry along when backpacking or camping to prepare small amounts of food for one or two people.
It consists of a pot cover, little pot, frying pan, 2 BPA free bowls, a folding stainless steel spork, a BPA soup spoon, wooden spoon and spatula, a cleaning sponge and drawstring back as well as 10 recipe ebook.
This cookset is extremely easy to clean making it perfect for camping where teens have so many other things they want to do. It even comes with a cleaning sponge that fits neatly into the kit so teens don’t need to bring extra supplies with them.
The handles on this mess kit are sturdy, and hold both the frying pan and little pot sturdy even when filled with food.
It is advised that you don’t put the handles directly over the heat and you might want to have a cloth to wrap around the handle when removing the pan from the heat.
Perfect for any teenage child who goes on overnight camping trips and needs to warm or cook food for camping or overnight hiking trips.
This cookware works best when used over a controlled fire like a cook stove or place on top of a grill when cooking over coals.
If you have a teen that is an avid camper or hiker and spends a lot of time hiking or camping with friends, then this 10 piece cookset may be the perfect addition to your teens camping gear.
Why We Recommend The MalloMe Camping Cookware Mess Kit Backpacking Gear 10 Piece Cookset
- FDA Approved Non-Toxic High Quality making it safe for your kids
- Comes with 10 pieces of cookware essential for camping
- Lightweight making it easy for kids to carry in their backpack
- Easy to Clean with sponge included
- Comes with a Nice Carry Bag that your teen can pack into their backpack or attach to the outside of the backpack
- Sturdy Handles
- Great value for money and top seller
- Nice gift idea for the camping enthusiast
E-Trends Portable LED Lantern Tent Light Bulb (Set of 2)
When camping with children, you are going to want to have safe lights so that your children can see clearly in camp after dark or play or get dressed in the tent.
These E-Trends Portable LED Lantern Tent Light Bulbs are safe small battery light bulbs that take 3 AAA batteries each, and are water resistant and come with a hanging hook that is great for the top of the tent.
The light bulbs can be turned on bright, dimmed or can be flashing. These tent lightbulbs can be hung on the top of the tent, small branches around the campsite, or from ropes.
While the lightbulbs do shed a good deal of light, the light is cool so the bulbs won’t get hot and are not likely to cause a fire, making them safe for parents who are camping with children.
These lightbulbs come with a 30 day guarantee and are perfect for kids on backyard campouts or playing outside after dark.
When your teen goes on overnight hiking trips, carrying lanterns and other sources of light add to the weight they have to carry. These lightbulbs are lightweight and easy to carry allowing your teen to have a source of light even when camping in more remote locations.
This 2 pack of tent lightbulbs are a handy item for anyone who is camping with children to provide them with light even late at night in locations where the campground offers no lighting for camping.
Why We Recommend The Portable E-Trends Portable LED Lantern Tent Light Bulbs
- Made of plastic, these lightbulbs are nice quality and shed a good amount of light on for your campsite or to light up your tent, portable outhouse or other area when camping
- These lightbulbs work great in tents since they will light up even a large tent and are completely safe to use. They shed enough light that your child can even play games after dark
- Easy to pack in your backpack and lightweight
- Can be hung on branches, top of the tent or place around the campsite for added light
- Dimmer control feature for saving energy giving value for money
- 3 colors available – red, blue or yellow
- 30 day money back guarantee
Carson MicroBrite 20X-40X LED Lighted Pocket Microscope
The Carson MicroBrite 20X-40X LED Lighted Pocket Microscope makes exploring the world around your campsite fun and educational for your child!
This Microscope measures about 1.12″ X 3.57″ X 2.12″ and magnifies between 20 and 40 times, allowing your child to view things they may not be able to see with the naked eye.
Other great features are that it comes with 2 specimen slides, has an adjustable focus, and the bright LED light ensures your child will get a clear, bright view of whatever they’re looking at.
The base is removable so your child can get a close up view of objects too large to fit on a slide such as rocks, larger sea shells, and plants.
The Carson MicroBrite requires 3 LR-44 batteries (included) to operate.
This little pocket microscope is a great way to keep your child learning and having fun when camping, at the beach or simply playing in the backyard.
It’s compact and affordable and makes an ideal first microscope for young children. And what better place to use it than on a family camping trip where there’s lots for your child to explore and discover!
Why We Recommend The Carson MicroBrite 20X-40X LED Lighted Pocket Microscope
- Kids think it’s fun and easy to use!
- LED light is bright and ensures clear views of objects
- 20X – 40X magnification allows your child to see a lot of details that may not be visible to the naked eye
- Versatile. It can be removed from the stand so your child can view objects close up that are too large to fit on a slide
- Extremely Portable
Coleman Kids Wonder Lake Canteen
Whether camping, spending time at beach, or just playing outside on a hot summer day, kids often don’t drink as much as they should. Trying to get them to carry a water bottle with them is an uphill battle because they will often set it down when playing and then forget all about it.
This Coleman Kids Wonder Lake Canteen is a great way to encourage your child to drink more water when playing outside at home, the park, the beach or exploring that campground.
It holds 23.7 ounces of water and keeps it cools for 5 to 8 hours. The adjustable shoulder strap allows your child to easily carry the canteen with them, while keeping their hands free to play and explore.
It even has a glow in the dark logo making it more fun for your child. How cool is that!
The outside of the canteen is soft insulating cloth so it won’t hurt your child should it bump them when they’re running or jumping.
If you’re looking for a way to keep your child hydrated when they’re out and about outside, this handy Coleman Kids Canteen is well worth considering.
Why We Recommend The Coleman Kids Wonder Lake Canteen
- Encourages hydration
- The shoulder strap allow your child to carry it and keep their hands free for other things
- Makes it possible for parents to carry one less water bottle on those afternoon hikes, or fishing trips
- Adjustable shoulder strap makes it easier for children of different ages to carry this canteen without it being too long or too short to wear comfortably
- Keeps water cool for 5-8 hours
- Well made
Fisher-Price Little People Going Camping Set
The awesome Fisher-Price Little People Going Camping Set is a great way to introduce your child to their first camping adventure!
This camping set comes with a tent, two sleeping bags, two campers (Mia and Jack), a moose, a picnic table, a cooler, a marshmallow on a stick, a hot dog on a stick, an SUV, and an ATV.
There are so many pretend play activities your child can do with this playset. They can build a fire and roast a hot dog or marshmallow. Or they can flip down the hatch of the trailer and go exploring on the ATV.
Plus, with a moose on the loose, they’ll be excited to check out the wildlife! And there’s even a little bird on top of the tent that your child can spin around and when they do, a little window at the top of the tent show them cute pictures of nature.
Another really fun feature is that when your child pushes down on the sticks, the fire pops out of the fire pit, and when they pull up on the sticks, the fire goes back down. So they’ll feel like they’re actually building a campfire and putting it out.
This Little People Camping Set is sure to provide your child with hours of pretend play fun! Whether they’re hitting the trails in the ATV or building a campfire to have something to eat, this cool little camping playset will give your child a real feel of what camping is all about.
Why We Recommend the Fisher Price Little People Going Camping Set
- Kids think it’s a blast!
- Great for imaginary and pretend play
- Fun way to familiarize your child with camping activities
- Enough toys for 2 kids to play with at once so it can help improve your child’s social and sharing skills
- All the pieces are just the right size for little hands
- Pushing down on the sticks ‘builds’ the fire and pulling up on it ‘puts the fire out’
- Helps improve your child’s fine motor skills
- Durable and can be used inside or outside