WITH the intermittent sunny spells increasing week on week, it’s safe to say summer is most definitely on its way.

To help you and your little ones make the most o fit, we’ve found a selection of the best summer toys to keep them occupied and clothes to keep them cool.

SmarTrike is the world’s leading tricycle brand and they have just launched a brand new trike – the Boutique. Suitable from 10 months to 3 years, this clever trike transforms in four different ways as the child grows. In the early stages parents take control with the steering handle, but once your little one has mastered the pedals all they need to do is press the magic button to let your child take charge. Great for exploring the great outdoors now that the weather is better. £119 from Toys R Us.

Frugi is one of the UK’s leading children’s wear brands. Their Spring/Summer collection is suitable for from birth to 10 years, and is inspired by the beach and festivals. The adorable Baby Party Dress printed with icecreams and lollies is perfect for your little princess to wear to summer barbecues and family parties. £24 from www.welovefrugi.com.

Green-fingered children will love exploring the garden with Seedling's Junior Gardening Kit. The set includes a cute terracotta pot, children's cotton gardening gloves, a set of garden tools, easy tips for planting seeds and planter stickers for decorating. Great for getting children of all ages excited about learning new things. Explore the garden with friends and relatives before planting something small and watching it grow into something beautiful. Recommended for children aged four and above, the Junior Gardening Kit offers beautiful, eco-friendly packaging and is perfect for encouraging outdoor play. £19.95 from www.kindtoys.co.uk

This beautiful Tepee from Vilac will bring big imaginations to life. Just the right size for using as a secret hideout, this model boasts a durable wooden construction and a beautiful printed design that will instantly attract creative thinkers. Great for encouraging imaginative play among children of all ages. Whatever the activity, this tepee will turn it into an adventure! Perfect for use both inside and outside, the playroom will be a forgotten memory when this exciting tepee arrives. £95.95 from www.kindtoys.co.uk

Soulet Fargo Wooden Playcentre - as a young child nothing is more exciting than the prospect of heading to the playground to have fun with friends. Now you can let your child enjoy the benefits of a summer playground in the convenience of your own back garden with the Soulet Fargo Wooden Playcentre. This awesome swing centre is packed with the necessary equipment for never-ending entertainment. This set comes with two plastic moulded swings that are both strong and safe, and will allow your child to feel the wind in their hair without the usual worries you have while they are on old worn-out swings at the public park. The giant wavy slide is always a hit and your child will love climbing up the stairs and enjoying the thrill of speeding down onto the grass. The wooden frame is large and sturdy, and meets the highest quality standards to ensure that your child has a safe place to play. All of the wooden parts have been pressure treated to prevent insect infestation or fungus. Styles may vary. This set includes a robust wooden deck, plastic moulded swing seats, skyride and 7.8 ft Giant Wavy slide. Available from www.smythstoys.com w as £349.99 now £249.99.

This adorable M&Co Strawberry Swimsuit and Hat will ensure your little one is protected from the worst of the sun while still looking ridiculously cute. A bright red strawberry print swimsuit with white dots and a green frill trim to the neckline with little flower appliques on the front straps, there is a matching sun cap with flap at the back to protect her neck from the sun. From £12.