I have to say that my favorite toy in our yard is the Little Tikes 8-in-1 Adjustable Playground. Sure it is a little steep if you buy it new (at $499), but this thing will last forever!
We have had ours for over a year and a half and it looks the same as the day we bought it! Ours stays outside in the full sun and does not have any cracks or wear other than some minor sun damage (given that we live in San Diego, Ca. that is pretty good).
Here is what I love best about this playground:
- Great for early walkers to age 7
- Bright colors are eye catching
- Can be configured tons of different ways
- Stands up to all kids of weather with no damage other than some minor discoloration
- Has 2 slides-so my kids don't fight
- Has a tunnel which can be placed high for climbers, or low for crawling babies
- Has a little playhouse with door
- Does not have any high ledges that kids can fall off of