If you love camping, then it sort of permeates your life – you get camping shirts, camping mugs, camping decor… and of course, if you have kids, fun toy camping sets and toys!
I’m not gonna lie, I’m a sucker for camper themed stuff. I’m totally the person that falls for all those cute camping shirts, and the amazing mugs (my husband has one that says “camping is IN-TENTS” LOL!).
So, it’s not surprising really that I’ve gone down the rabbit hole of kids camping toys.
And OH MY GOSH! I want to get some just to display in my own bedroom!
So much fun camping play – from camping themed games, play sets, glowing campfires, heck.. even Barbie seems to enjoy getting out!
JUMP TO: Here’s what we’ll cover in this kids camping toys guide
- Toy Camper Trailers
- Best Toy Campfires for Kids
- Best of Kids Camping Toys, Books and Activities!
- More Camping Stuff For Kids (Lanterns, Binoculars etc)
- Barbie Camping Fun Camping Sets!
If you’re camping with kids, don’t forget to get your
9 page planner! It makes your trip so much less stressful!
It can seem pretty intimidating to have to pack up everything you need to take care of the kids while you’re out – but it’s alot easier if you stay organized!
That’s exactly why I made this planner – after many trips forgetting things, or not thinking of something ahead of time, I wanted to have a planner for each of our trips so that I wouldn’t worry so much!
Here’s what’s in it –
- Camping Checklist for making sure you pack everything!
- An activity planner to beat boredom at the campground
4 daymeal planner + shopping list so everyone stays happy and full!
- An easy guide to picking a campground to ensure the safest and
camping experience for your baby or older children! funnest
- 4 camping and hiking songs they’ll love!
- 3 crafts and activities to making camping with your baby even more fun!
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Hot wheel style, lego style, heck there are even coin banks camper trailers (which I would still count as toys because my 3 year old has been begging me for a coin bank!)
I’ll try and divide it up even further so that it’s easier for you to find what you need!
LEGO Toy Camper Trailers
These are FREAKING adorable and perfect for the little camper who loves legos!
LEGO RV Camper with Pull Behind Boat!
You can build an opening camper with awning, picnic table, boat, grill and even a bear! It includes a woman and child figure, and guess what..
This can be rebuilt into a Summer Home AND a Yacht! I love multifunctional toys!
This is best for older kids around 9 to 14.
“Mia’s Campervan” LEGO RV with tent and camp toys!
This is probably my favorite one!
It has a fully functioning RV (bathroom
This is THE camping set to get!
LEGO Truck with Pull Behind Camper!
This set has a removable roof (to play inside the camper!), an opening side and support leg.
It includes a mom, dad, child and.. a crab? LOL!
For the Van Life People… a LEGO Camper Van!
I couldn’t leave out the camper van when dong a camping post – they are sort of all the rage now!
While this one is beach themed, it does have all the neccessities – a camp grill, some chairs, and a stand up paddle board (OK, it’s actually a surfboard.. but maybe you’re camping near the ocean!)
This is another multi use LEGO set, and it can be converted into a quad bike + lifeguard tower or a beach buggy!
Classic Style Toy Camper Trailers
These campers all have a classic touch to them, which means they are really well made, or perhaps made out of wood!
PLAYMOBIL Summer Camper
I love this set because it is SO well made, and they have really paid attention to detail!
This set includes two adults, two kids, as well as tons of camping accessories such as a mtrres, table, chairs, dishes, food and more!
The figures can even sit, and of course the roof comes off so that kids can play inside the camper too!
Wood Glamper Camper Set
Simple, wood toys are BIG right now – and for good reason! Simple toys really inspire imaginative play, and durable toys like these are perfect for little hands!
This camper also has little magnetic spots to keep the charcters (2 adults, two kids.. and two flamingos for fun!) in place!
I love how this looks, as well as the timeless, classic feel of the wood!
Shopkins Rainbow Beach Camper Van
I included this one because it does look really functional and awesome, and I’ve heard alot about Shopkins!
My kids aren’t of the age for it yet, but I know they will be soon and wanted to remember this one!
This cute toy camper van includes a shower,
Best Camper Trailer Toy for Babies and Toddlers!
I know you’re just as hyped as I was to get your kids involved in anything camping as soon as possible! So I thought I would add a couple of baby safe toys (without so many little pieces!) for parents (or friends and relatives!) who were just like me
P.S. if you’re going to be camping with a toddler for the first time, I find songs are always a fun activity to do with them too! Check out these free printable camping songs to sing with them around the campfire!
Fisher-Price Little People Songs and Sounds Camper
This is CUTE! Everything stores inside of it, it has tons of songs and phrases about camping, and even a glowing campfire!
Babies and toddlers will love pressing the many buttons to hear animal sounds and fun camping songs, as well as being able to pack it all up and use it as an actual vehicle (the wheels work great on this guy!)
No camp out is complete without a campfire! Check out these super cute campfire toys to really bring the magic into your inside camp out!
P.S. Make your own glowing DIY campfire for super cheap here!
And if you want to make real s’mores, check out this yummy s’more guide (You DON’T need to even be outside to make some of these!)
Learning Resources New Sprouts Camp Out!
This adorable kids campfire camping playset includes the essentials – the campfire, a hotdog roaster, smores, and a lantern!
Best of all, it all stores in a duffle bag so that it’s easy to keep track of as well as bring to a friends house for an indoor camping party!
“Happy Camper” Plush Campfire Play Set for Kids!
You have PROBABLY seen this adorable campfire plush somewhere, and it’s no wonder why… it’s really cute!
I love that this campfire toy is made of soft materials so that even younger kids can enjoy it – I know that my three that are three and under are in the smack
Campfire Kids Camping Play Set
This is a really awesome set of campfire essentials!
It includes an actual LIGHT UP FIRE (don’t worry, it’s cool to the touch!), bacon and egg fry set, a lantern, and of course roasting sticks for hot dogs and marshmallows!
This campfire toy is kind of the deluxe of the one I first listed, and I really love that it has such detail!
Now, I only have kids that are super young (3 and under) but I know we tend to find
Before you spend any money (especially for younger kids!) check out this post on 11 fun and easy activities to do around the campground! You might end up not needing as much as you thought!
However, if you’re looking for some fun camping games to break up long camp trips, or maybe for a rainy day inside, or perhaps just for your indoor camp party… you’re at the right spot!
It’s always good to prepare for anything new by reading and talking about it first! I have written an article on the best camping books for kids – it has over 13 fun,
Nature Scavenger Hunt Card Game
I love this scavenger hunt because it includes
Each card has a picture with it making it a fun game even for kids as young as three who can’t read yet!
It’s great for sensory play, and really teaching kids to observe what’s around them!
Little Explorers 20 Piece Camping Toys For Kids!
While you could bring your own pots and pans (which I do, but only because at the time I didn’t know they had handy sets like these!) you could definitely bring this cute set instead!
I love this because it makes just a perfect outdoor toy set – I see lots of backyard camping play going on with this gem!
Toasted or Roasted Card Game
This goal of this fun card game is to be the first player to start your campfire and toast three marshmallows – what makes it fun is that opponents can mess with your campfire and try to mess you up!
It comes in a nice, waterproof resealable package (perfect for bringing on camp trips for raindy days!) and people said the kids as young as four were enjoying it!
Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag (for older kids!)
This sounds like a blast!!!
Imagine laser tag – dark, flashing lights, lots of running and laughing (or for me, hiding!) and then imagine the awesomeness of brining it to your campsite (or backyard camp out!)
This glow in the dark game has everything you need, and you can get started in minutes!
Play your own camping games with this fun list of over 20 ideas!
Let’s not forget that you don’t HAVE to have toys!
This is an awesome list of camping games for kids that require next to nothing to play!
Some examples include
- I spy
- Camping Tic Tac Toe
- Park Ranger
- Freeze Tag
- Sleeping Bag Relay
- The alphabet game
I highly encourage you check it out!
This list isn’t neccessarily toys, but it’s stuff kids will LOVE to play with anyways, such as play tents, walkie talkies, binoculars and more!
Kids really love having their own versions of camping items so that they can have some AWESOME play time!
I’ve compiled the top rated items from each category!
If you’re camping with kids, don’t forget to check these out too for more gear
- If you have a baby, find out the baby camping gear you need to have a fun camp trip… with WAY less crying!
- Check out these easy ways to keep babies entertained (and if needed… contained!) while camping!
- If you are concerned about sleep while RV/camper camping, you may want to check out my guides on toddler sleep while RV camping or baby sleep while RV camping,
- For my tent camping families – check out the #1 sleeping bag for your camping baby + awesome tent sleep tips
- How to find a safe but fun campground for your toddler!
- This kids camping packing list and tips to make sure you bring enough (but not the whole house!)
Kids play camping tent
This play tent is perfect for indoor our light outdoor use, and can fit multiple three year olds in pretty comfortably!
It is really easy to set up, stores just as easy, and has a play tunnel port it can connect to for even more fun!
I love having something like this to sort of keep the
Educational Insights “Kidnoculars” Binoculars!
These binoculars are perfect for little hands!
They are the only binoculars designed for kids – focus free, giant comfy eye pieces and easy fit goggles.
They are also way more rugged than normal binoculars, and have a break away neck strap!
There’s been a couple other educational insights brand items on the list – they are consistantly high rated, and seem to know their stuff!
Discovery Kids Starlight Lantern!
Nice, functional lanterns designed for a little abuse are perfect for camping trips!
Besides being just fun, this lantern is a great toy to take camping fora toddler who might be camping for the first time feel a little safer in the dark!
Related: DIY your own glowing camping lantern with just a plastic bottle, some paper
This also doubles as a fun starry night light for the tent, camper, or bedroom for your next camp out!
Kids Walkie Talkies for Around Camp!
Walkie talkies are just pure magic for kids – I remember have a set I always used with my brother when we would go out exploring!
This walkie talkie has a nice shape for little hands, and is easier to use too!
I was really impressed at the amount of awesome camping and outdoor themed stuff that barbie has!
I grew up with barbies, but don’t remember ever seeing ones that did stuff outdoors… anyways, I hope you’ll enjoy the “cream of the crop” with these awesome barbie camping items!
Barbie Pop Up Camper Toy
Oh man I wish real pop ups were like this! Haha!
Barbie Dream Camper
This Barbie Dream camper is legit!
With just the push of a button, the sides pop out and the back extends to create over 2 feet of barbie camp play!
This camper of course includes all the camper norms such as bathroom amenities, a kitchen area and chairs!
Barbie Chelsea Camping Fun Set Wilderness Adventure
Chelsea comes with a tent, campfire, marshmallow sticks, frying pan and more!
Have a fun campfire night with Chelsea – she even has matching pillows and blanket!
Barbie Camping Fun Tent (Skipper Doll + Accessories)
This set seems to include the basics of what you need for your full size camping barbie – a Skipper Doll, tent, campfire and some chairs!
One person mentioned that the tent this barbie comes with can actually fit four barbies! Yay for friends!
Barbie Camping Fun Barbie and Stacie
This seems to be the “starter” camping barbie, and has
P.S. there is another camping fun barbie starter set I found, but this one is the Camping Fun Stacie Doll with a Horse! Fun!
Barbie Camping Fun Campfire Accessories
These are simple little add on sets so that you can perfect exactly what kind of camping activities to do with your camping barbie!
I picked some of the cutest ones!
Barbie Made to Move Dolls
I wanted these dolls to have their own mini section because they are awesome!
These are dolls that show what women can really do such as climb massive mountains and hike for miles!
I adore these and they will definitely be on the birthday list for my little camping twin girls when they are old enough!
Barbie Made to Move Posable Rock Climber Doll!
This doll is ready to conquer!
She has over 22 joints meaning she is just as movable and flexible as real rock climbers!
Not to mention she comes with awesome accessories like a backpack, hiking stick, trail map, harness, carabiner hooks and rope!
Barbie Camping Fun Hiker
This hiking and climbing doll is another variatoin of the one above – I just wanted to include her because she is awesome too!
She also has all the rock climbing gear, and is amazingly fashionable while doing it!
Girls are awesome!
PIN THIS to prep for your big family camp trip! <3
Camping with kids can be SO much fun – if you’re prepared and have the right expectations!
It’s true that just the act of camping will likely be enough to entertain your kids. However, it’s always good to bring a back up plan (like some awesome toys!) just in case things get rough!
Besides, even if you don’t need them for your actual camp trip, these toys are just fun to play with for pretend play and back yard camping!
Before you go, you have to check out this toddler family camping guide – it is literally EVERYTHING you need to do from planning the trip to packing up camp! If you are a parent of littles, I’m sure you’ll love it!
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