Target summer splash pads and mats are hitting shelves to make backyard fun a lot more interesting. With fun designs like an inflatable fountain sprinkler and Dinoland play center, they’ll also inspire imaginative play (not just a cool-down). But, really, the best part is they are affordably priced, starting at $29. If you’re a Target RedCard member, you’ll also save 5% during checkout.
Summer is always best spent outdoors (and, for the love of all things, off screens). And while there are plenty of free things to do with kids during the summer, water play is such a low-key way for kids to stay active without leaving home. If you’re super loyal to the Target Sun Squad line, they have plenty of great new finds, too. Based on it selling out fast last year, this splash mat is probably going to be a hot seller again this year, so shop for it now. I actually own it and that thing delivers on fun.
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Sun Squad Ombre Water Blob, as low as $41.80 (reg $44)
This big, inflatable ombre water blob is versatile because you can fill it up with water and jump, slide, or just relax on it. The design features a cool, gradient effect, and it’s big enough for multiple people to enjoy at once. Plus, it’s easy to inflate and set up. Just hook it up to a hose and let the water do the work. It’s perfect for backyard parties, family gatherings, or day in the sun with friends. This water blob sold out in 2022 and my Target store never restocked it, so grab it for 2023 if you’ve been eyeing it!
Target’s Splash Pads and Mats
Minnidip Exclusive Resort Collection Splash Pad, as low as $30.39 (reg $31.99)
If you like to do things for the ‘gram (no judgment), the Minnidip Exclusive Resort Collection Splash Pad makes for a stylish and photo-worthy addition to any backyard. With a rattan and palms design, it’s giving tropical paradise energy. The 5.5-ft. x 1.5-ft. pad is large enough for multiple children to play at once. It’s easy to inflate and has several sprayers that shoot water up to 10 feet high. Connect it to any standard garden hose for easy setup and use.
Minnidip Gradient Splash Pad, as low as $30.39 (reg $31.99)
Designed with a color pattern that goes from light blue to dark blue, this 5.5-ft x 1.5-ft gradient splash pad has kind of a groovy vibe for backyard fun. Like the other pads, it has multiple sprayers and connects to a standard garden hose.
When not in use, it can be easily deflated and stored in a compact carrying case for storage or travel.
HearthSong Starfish 5-Foot Sprinkler Splash Pad, on sale for $15.17 (reg $39.98)
The HearthSong Starfish 5-Foot Sprinkler Splash Pad is another great option for outdoor water play and it is on sale at 60% off online right now. Another inflatable pad, the starfish shape brings the ocean to your outdoor space. It measures 5 ft. in diameter, providing space for a couple of kids to play at once. The multiple water sprayers shoot water up to 12 feet high.
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Minnidip Exclusive Resort Collection Fountain – Nautical Tiles, as low as $40.84 (reg $42.99)
Listen, you’ll hear me say, “I need this,” a lot while meandering about Target. But, for real, I need this. According to the manufacturer, Minnidip, it’s the first-ever inflatable fountain sprinkler. It looks like a pattern of nautical tiles in a real courtyard fountain. It even has a trickling water sound and a pillar surrounded by a basin, all of which is inflatable. The water sprayer is built-in and adjustable, controlled by a standard hose. Kids 6 and up can enjoy it, but it’s big enough for 2-3 adults, too (count me in). Now this is on the speedy side at over $40, but cheaper than a trip to Santorini. It’s your call.
Minnidip Palm Leaf Splash Pad, as low as $28.49 (reg $29.99)
How about chilling on a splash pad sprinkler designed to look like a giant palm leaf? It’s made of premium soft-touch non-toxic vinyl, which means it’s durable and safe for kids to play on. It’s 5’8″ long and 5ft. wide, so big enough to cool several people off at once.
Minnidip Splash Pad – Citrus Wave, as low as $30.39 (reg $31.99)
The Minnidip Splash Pad Citrus Wave has a bold and bright citrus design that brings a pop of color to your backyard. Set up is easy with a standard air pump or a hairdryer set to cool. The built-in water sprayer has adjustable spray height and is controlled by a standard garden hose, making it a great way to beat the heat without using electricity.
Intex Dinoland Play Center, as low as $93.09 (reg $171.99)
If you have a kid who loves dinosaurs, this Dinoland play center will take their summer into overdrive. But, please, please, please buy it at the sale price of $97.99, which is a 43% savings off of the original price. The outdoor water play area features a dinosaur theme with water sprayers, waterfalls, slides, and fun games, providing endless hours of entertainment. The pool is made from durable vinyl material and can hold up to 74 gallons of water. It also comes with a convenient drain plug, making it easy to empty and store when not in use. The pool is suitable for kids 3 and older.