NO summer party or holiday is complete without the perfect float.
From inflatable toucans to avocados, with so many options available out there, we’ve done the hard work for you, and whittled the choices down to the best ones.
Lounging inflatables have become one of summer’s must-have accessories and it seems that there’s a new pool float on the market every week
Before buying, check whether you’ll need a pump to blow it up and be sure it fits in your pool or garden (some are bigger than you might think).
If you want to use it together with friends, check the size and the weight suitability too to avoid disappointment.
From chilling on a rainbow to straddling a wave rider, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite must-have pool accessories from Argos, The Entertainer, Amazon and Disney – so you can dive head first into the summer.
- Intex Cupcake Inflatable Lilo, £19.99, Argos – buy here
Simply fun, this inflatable cupcake is well suited for both children and adults to play in the water or relax whilst floating.
With its eye catching design it will have you lounging in your pool in style – an ideal accessory if you’re after Instagram-friendly pictures.
Easy and quick to inflate (five minutes), it is the perfect float to put in your suitcase when going on holiday.
It even comes with a repair patch in the unlikely event of a puncture.
- Intex Ride on Unicorn Inflatable Lilo, £19.99, Argos – buy here
It wouldn’t be summer without the popular Instagram-worthy choice: the unicorn pool float.
Suitable for children aged 3 and over, your kids can enjoy riding the unicorn and use the duty handles to hold on.
Bear in mind that it’s maximum user weight is 40kg, so if you’re looking for a float for the whole family, it’s probably better to opt for a bigger version.
Swim Ring Pug Dog
Swim Ring Pug Dug, £6.66, The Entertainer – buy here
Be the envy of the pool with this cute swim ring.
Suitable for children aged 8 and over, it’s easy to climb on and to paddle around the pool.
You’ll get a lot for your money too, with the floating pug dog measuring 90cm.
Currently available for just £6.66 down £10, make sure you don’t miss the deal, if you’re a fan of the design.
Rainbow with Cloud
- Rainbow with Cloud, £10, The Entertainer – buy here
How would you feel about spending your summer floating on a cloud, with a rainbow arching over you? If it sounds like a dream this pool float is made for you.
Made of thick, durable vinyl the giant 80cm inflatable rainbow will stand the test of time and will keep you floating all summer long.
For even more fun, the cloud is infused with colourful glitter which shimmers in the sunlight.
You can currently buy it for £10 down from £15.
Magic Carpet Pool Float, Aladdin, £30, Disney Store – buy here
If you want a “Shining, Shimmering, Splendid” summer this is the pool float for you.
Inspired by Disney’s live action Aladdin this 182cm Magic Carpet pool float even includes an adorable Abu float to keep you company.
If you’re a fan of the movie or the original 1990s cartoon, you’ll love the design which features the classic Aladdin artwork.
Bear in mind that at £30 this model is the most expensive one in our round-up.
- Inflatable shark, £7.75, Amazon – buy here
The inflatable shark is just the right size for a single rider to drift about the pool on.
The heavy duty handle makes staying on the inflatable shark easy, even when slippery from pool water.
Made from durable vinyl, it’s also able to withstand the rough and tumble of playtime in the pool.
The best thing ? It will cost you less than a tenner on Amazon.
- Wave Rider Ride-on, £8.38, Amazon – buy here
The Intex Wave Rider Ride-On has a bright, bold sleek design with a wide base for extra stability to allow your kids to zoom across the water.
It also comes with heavy duty handles for children to hold on to, while having fun in the water.
The wave rider ride-on usually costs £15, so this is a pretty good deal from Amazon, if you’re looking for a budget friendly pool float for your kids.
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