Category Archives: Top Toys

Top Toys

What Are The Best, Must Have Toys Around?

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?

Top Toys 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: STEM Toys – also known as STEAM, Playground Toy Crazes, Baby And Toddler Toys and Family Games.

New Toy Crazes 2020

The Latest Toy Crazes For Kids Here’s our pick of the New Toy Crazes 2020. These are the coolest new toys we think will be popular for boys and girls in 2020. Toy Crazes are often smaller collectible toys that build around a theme such as unwrapping, slime, unicorns, aliens or dinosaurs. They are sometimes… Read More »

Best Toys Children 8-12 Years

Toys For Older Primary School Kids Best Toys Children 8-12 Years. This is our pick of new releases as well as classic toys, games and activities for children between the ages of eight and twelve years. In case you can’t find any of these toys  locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure]. See also new… Read More »

Christmas Toys John Lewis

What Will Your Kids Want For Christmas? The kids are back at school and so the Christmas Toy Lists from the top toy-sellers, websites, magazines and suppliers are starting to come through. Here we are with Christmas Toys John Lewis. Go to John Lewis’s website for more details but if you wish to check prices… Read More »

Toy Advent Calendars

The Best Non-Chocolate Advent Calendars 2020 There’s no doubt Toy Advent Calendars are becoming very popular. Many parents prefer these advent calendars to more traditional ones. An advent calendar makes a great gift. What’s more, the anticipation of a daily surprise can help kids cope with their excitement as Christmas comes. So, below is our… Read More »

Best Toys Children 3-4 Years

Toys For Pre-schoolers Best Toys Children 3-4 years. This is our pick of new releases as well as classic toys suitable for children between the ages of three and four years. In case you can’t find any of these toys and games locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure]. Gotta Go Flamingo One of the Argos… Read More »

Best Toys Children 5-7 Years

Toys For Early Primary School Kids Best Toys Children 5-7 years. This is our pick of new releases as well as classic toys suitable for children between the ages of five and seven years. In case you can’t find any of these toys and games locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure]. See also new… Read More »

Argos Christmas Toy List 2020

What Will Your Kids Want For Christmas? Here’s the full Argos Christmas Toy List 2020. This year, there are 12 Top Toys on the list. All links take you to Amazon [disclosure] but you can connect to the Argos site here. Gotta Go Flamingo Feed him and watch his neck wriggle as the food goes… Read More »

Gifts For Teenagers

Hottest Presents For Teenagers What are the best Presents For Teenagers? They’re notoriously difficult to buy for. Here’s our predictions of the Hottest Gifts For Teens. We’ve got teens so this is our specialist subject area. If you can’t find any of these products locally, the links on this page go to Amazon where you can… Read More »

Buying A Paddling Pool

A Splashing Lot of Fun Buying a paddling pool The sun’s out so it’s time to think about buying a paddling pool. Here’s a list of things to look for when buying one. Always check the age suitability for each product carefully. Children should be under constant supervision when using any kind of pool or… Read More »

Top Games To Take On Holiday

Brilliant Travel Games Here’s our pick of the top games to take on holiday this year. Whether you’re in a caravan sheltering from the rain or a Greek taverna staying out of the sun, travel games are great fun on holiday. Everyone is relaxed and there’s time to fill. Good holiday games and travel games… Read More »