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.

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 »

Gifts For Teenagers

Our Pick Of Presents For Teenagers What are the best Presents For Teenagers? Teenage boys and girls are notoriously difficult to buy for. Here’s our pick of the Hottest Gifts For Teens. We’ve got teenagers so this is our specialist subject area. All the links on this page go to Amazon where you can also check… Read More »

New Toy Crazes 2021

The Latest Toy Crazes For Kids Here’s our pick of the New Toy Crazes 2021. These are the coolest new toys we think will be popular for boys and girls this year. 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 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]. My First Scalextric Mains powered Scalextric… Read More »

Best Toys Children 5-7 Years

Toys For 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 Toy… Read More »

Art and Craft Toys

Get Creative With Arts And Crafts Art and Craft Toys are a great way to learn new skills and explore creativity as well as pass the time. Many parents like them because they allow kids to take a break from screens. The results are always special because they reflect the time and commitment you put… Read More »

How To Spend It Well At Christmas

Spend It Well On Toys How To Spend It Well At Christmas was on back ITV1 this week. In the first show this year the testers looked at Toys. Broadly, it featured the following: Retro Toys and their more recent ‘twists’; Family Board Games; Inclusive Dolls; Robotic Toys; Science or STEM toys; inline skates and… Read More »

Amazon’s Top 12 Toys

Amazon Christmas Toy List Here’s the Amazon Christmas Toy List 2020 which includes 12 top toys this year. These are the products that major online retailer Amazon is predicting will be the must-have toys this Christmas. All links go to Amazon [disclosure]. Barbie Fresh ‘n’ Fun Food Truck Barbie’s Food Truck comes with lots of… Read More »

Top Christmas Toys 2020

What Are The Top Toys For Xmas 2020? Here’s our pick of the Hottest Top Christmas Toys 2020 for boys and girls. This year, we have curated our list from the best toy selections of the biggest retailers, industry experts and parenting blogs. If you can’t find any locally or want to check prices, we’ve… Read More »

This Morning Must Have Toys For Christmas

Top 12 Toys For Christmas What are the This Morning Christmas Must Have Toys 2020? This year, there are 12 top toys on the list from the ITV show This Morning hosted by Holly and Phil. Some of these toys and games also appear on the Christmas Lists of other retailers like Argos, Smyths and… Read More »

Hamleys Top 10 Toys For Christmas 2020

What Will Your Kids Want For Christmas? Here’s the Hamleys Christmas Toy List 2020 which was published recently. These are the products that the iconic children’s toy store Hamleys is predicting will be the must-have toys this coming Christmas. There are 10 top toys for 2020 including Super Mario LEGO and Kidizoom Studio which also… Read More »

Dream Toys

What Are The Dream Toys 2020? Dream Toys 2020 are the annual Christmas toy predictions from the UK Toy Retailers Association. Announced a little earlier than usual in 2020, the list contains 12 Top Toys For Christmas 2020. If you can’t find them locally, we’ve included links to Amazon where you can also check prices [disclosure].… Read More »