When summer temperatures start to rise, everyone starts looking for a way to stay cool, kids included. Garden water slides are an easy, inexpensive way to provide hours of entertainment for children and adults.
A home water slide requires very little setup, and are safe for children of all ages, making them the perfect warm-weather toy.
Depending on your budget, the size you want to buy and the features you want, the choices can seem overwhelming. See our favourites for birthday parties, weekend fun, or a whole summer of family memories.
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Our Favourite Water Slides with Reviews
Take a look at our preferred choices together with reviews of the products and their top features
Banzai Splash Sprint Racing Slide with 2 Bodyboards
The brightly coloured Banzai Splash Sprint Racing Slide offers a wide track that can accommodate two sliders at a time, perfect for larger groups when everyone wants to play at once!
You’ll enjoy watching kids race down the slide side by side for lots of good-natured competition.
The long slide ends in a splash pool where water from the sprinklers accumulates for an extra surprise for the race winner. The Bodyboards allow sliders to reach top speeds, making the race even more fun and competitive.
In addition to 2 bodyboards, you’ll also get 2 ground stakes and a repair kit in case your slide gets torn.
Pros & Cons
- 16 Feet Long
- Splash Pool
- None to report
Two lanes for dual racing.
Two racers can go head to head on the 58” wide slide. But you better stay in your lane, or you just might get bumped off the track! It’s made for racing, but the wider width also accommodates adults who want to take a turn.
Inflatable bodyboards give you a smoother ride down the slide and help you fly down the water slide faster. Bodyboards protect you from bumps and bruises that you can get from objects underneath the slide.
Splash Pool and Sprinklers
This water slide features sprinklers down one side and at the end over the splash pool. Sprinklers keep the slide wet so that you can slide smoothly the whole way down and get a light spray the whole way.
Sprinklers utilize the water from a garden hose to wet the slide while you play.
16 Feet Long
A great length for the price point, the Banzai Splash Sprint Racing Slide with bodyboards will give you plenty of room to challenge friends and family to an epic race!
Why not buy a garden shredder so you can clean up your garden of the debris before laying out your water slide?
Wham-O Slip and Slide Wave Rider Double Review
If you’re looking for the original, this is it. Slip and Slide started the trend of lawn water slides, and it has remained one of the best in the business.
What started as a single lane product has grown to include 2-lane varieties like this one, which means double the fun for everyone!
Slip and Slide are durable and fun for all ages. Since 1961, Wham-O’s Slip and Slide has delighted children and given parents much-needed relief as well.
The product’s signature yellow can still be spotted on today’s version – bright as the sun and nostalgic for parents. Slip and Slide expanded their original to include this two-lane variety.
The wider width and a long slide will keep your little ones busy for hours!
Pros & Cons
- Inflatable Bodyboards
- End Bumper
- Dual Lane
- Easy to Setup
- Could be longer
The end bumper of the slide fills up with water from the hose that also fuels sprinklers on one side, plus sprinklers on the bumper itself. The end bumper helps slow you down before you go right off the end of the slide.
2 Inflatable Slide Boogies
Don’t let the name throw you off… These are boogie boards with handles that make it super easy to hang on to them as you speed along the surface of the slide.
It’s twice the fun when you have two lanes for sliding with friends or racing against your biggest competitors. Host a family tournament and go head to head until only one is left standing!
Slip and Slide has setup down to a science. Attach your garden hose and insert the included lawn spikes to keep it in place, and you’re ready for a full day of fun.
Bestway H20GO! 3 Lane Review Adult Friendly Water Slide
Another option for a great lawn water slide is the Bestway H20GO! Triple Lane Racing Slide. This slide, for an affordable price, offers plenty of family-friendly fun.
Race your friends down the slide, create challenges, and stay cool all summer long with this great outdoor toy!
The packaging is small, but the Banzai folds out to be big enough for three children – or two brave adults – at a time!
Once it is secured into place with the included ground stakes, just attach a water hose, and the water will fill up the splash pool bumper in no time. You’ll be ready to slide in minutes.
Our tip about putting a tarp underneath the slide will be useful with this slide since it doesn’t come with bodyboards.
Pros & Cons
- Triple Lane
- End Sprinklers
- Quick Setup
- No Bodyboards
Water-filled splash pool
We love the small splash pool that forms at the end of this lawn water slide. It provides just enough of a reservoir at the end to maintain a splash pool that refills with water from the sprinklers.
This lawn water slide has three lanes that will accommodate a trio of sliders who can race down the slide or adults who want to double the fun by sliding together!
Triple lanes also allow space for people to attempt some tricks and spins as they slide.
Sprinklers line one entire side of the slide to keep the water slide wet so you won’t have to spray it to keep it lubricated. Attach your garden hose and enjoy! Sprinklers also line the splash pool at the end.
Banzai Speed Blast Slide Review
Cool off and enjoy your own back yard like never before with the Banzai Speed Blast Water Slide! Its icy blue colour may only be an illusion, but the fun sprinklers and splash pool are the real deal.
Perfect for small groups, this lawn water slide is easy to install and is a great size for slipping and sliding all day long.
Pros & Cons
- Racing Slide
- 16 Feet Long
- Large Splash Pool
- Simple Design
- No Boards
The Banzai Speed Blast is a great single-lane water slide that gives you all the same features of bigger slides. One after another, kids and adults can enjoy this durable summertime toy.
Large splash pool
Considering that this is a single-lane slide, the splash pool holds a surprising amount of water, so you’ll be sure to make a nice splash each time the sprinklers refill the pool.
The Banzai Speed Blast is really good if you want to try out a lawn water slide without investing a whole lot of money into one, not knowing if your family is really going to get your money’s worth.
There’s no sense in overcomplicating a simple thing. This truth couldn’t apply to any product more than the Banzai Speed Blast. All you need is a water hose and a water source, and you’re all set for a day of fun in the sun.
Take the slide on holiday together with a pop up gazebo for shelter