Category Archives: Top Toys

Top Toys

The Top Toys are new or trending toys that look set to be popular this year in the UK. They could be ‘crazes’ or bigger, higher value toys. Unlike some other blogs, we don’t just list toys that are popular at Christmas. Elsewhere on our site, there are more established toys that are also ‘must-haves’. These are toys that have stood the test of time.

Top Toys

What makes a top toy? The best ones engage a child’s imagination and creativity as well as supporting their learning. They also need to be fun. There isn’t a recipe for a good toy but it needs to catch the eye quickly. Social media is a great way of doing this with many toy trends now starting on YouTube.

Categories of UK Top Toys include: STEAM (STEM) toys, Playground Toy Crazes, Baby And Toddler Toys, Sports And Outdoors, TV And Film, and Arts And Crafts.

LOL Surprise Dolls

Unwrapping Fun Here’s The LOL Surprise Dolls! LOL Surprise Dolls are a huge hit worldwide. The original series came out early in 2017, followed by a second series in summer 2017 and series 3 in 2018. They feature on our list of Toy Crazes. New For Christmas was LOL Big Surprise which contains 50 unwrapping dolls. Series… Read More »

Top Ten New Toys 2018

The Toys And Games You Simply Must Have Here’s our pick of top new toys 2018 for all ages and interests. If you can’t find any locally, we’ve included links to Amazon. Top New Toys 2018 – Jetts Razor Trainer Wheels One of the Hero Toys 2018. Jetts Razor Trainer Wheels fit UK shoe sizes… Read More »

8 Slimetastic Slime Sets

Slime Is Still A Big Craze The Slime craze doesn’t seem to be running out any time soon. Here’s our pick of 8 Slimetastic Slime Sets to get you started with slime or create new types of slime in your own home. See also our page on other Latest Toy Crazes. Slime is a bit… Read More »

Volume Limiting Headphones For Children

Best Headphones For Kids More and more children are wearing headphones to listen to music, play games and watch films/TV shows on their tablets and other devices. But the workings of a child’s ears are very delicate so you should only buy equipment that keeps volume within safe levels. Here’s a selection of Volume Limiting… Read More »

How To Shop Well Online

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Internet Shopping We Brits are buying more and more stuff online. Everyone is taking full advantage of the convenience and range on the internet. In fact, British shoppers buy more food this way than consumers anywhere else in the world (source Telegraph Business 2/6/17). But there are… Read More »

Party Bag Ideas

How To Cut The Plastic From Your Party Bags In the old days they were called “going home presents” and usually comprised sweets and a balloon if you were lucky. Now there’s a whole industry around party bags and a lot of the fillers are, frankly, a bit rubbish. But how can you cut out… Read More »

What Are The Top Toys 2018?

Best New Toys 2018 We look at the best new toys 2018, best-selling toys, games and toy crazes, toy trends and awards to see what might be the Top Toys 2018. These are likely to be the must-have toys and games for boys and girls this year, and popular for Christmas 2018. Some of the… Read More »

Toy Industry Predicts The Must Have Toys 2018

Unveiled in January 2018, the Hero Toys 2018 are market-leading products, selected by industry experts, that look set to be the Must Have Toys 2018. They are so new that most are yet available. If you can’t find them locally, we’ve included links to Amazon where we can. Must Have Toys 2018 – Playmobil Wedding… Read More »

Best Toys Children 9-11 Years 2018

We look at best-selling toys, toy trends and new releases to bring you our pick of the Best Toys Children 9-11 Years 2018. See also Best Toys Children 5-8 Years 2018  Best Toys Children 3-4 Years Baby And Toddler Toys and Latest Crazes. In case you can’t find any of these toys and games locally, we’ve included links… Read More »

Best Toys Children 5-8 Years 2018

We look at best-selling toys, toy trends, educational toys and new releases to bring you our pick of the Best Toys Children 5-8 Years 2018. See also Best Toys Children 3-4 Years 2018. In case you can’t find any of these toys and games locally, we’ve included links to Amazon. My Fairy Garden Picnic Basket… Read More »