i have found that little tikes toys and other well known make outside toys go on and on for years!
i think at shops these toys are very overpriced! but if you can get them in the sale from the shops or from bootsales when you have used them your more than likey to get at least half your money back if not more sometimes!
the best thing about these toys are that you can leave them outside all year round as then when summer comes back round again all you need to do is give them a wash!
the best outside toys are made by little tikes then followed by step2 the smoby and feber these are the strongest made toys ive found! the others are a bit flimsy and fade much quicker!