UK Toys

Jungle Bells

Sophia Walker | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

This year, my favourite novelty kitsch comes courtesy of Jo Jo Maman Bebe with this red cashmere mix jumper (£22), a very fabulous Christmas jumper from George by Asda (£8), some festive winter warmer Peppa Pig PJs from Boots Mini Club (£14) and fabulous furry socks from Mothercare (£8). I mean, what's not to love...

Win One Of Ten LEGO® DUPLO® Packs For Your Toddler

Polly Rayne | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents

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What’s With The Towers, Kids?

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents

Being a parent of a toddler is fabulous (your baby is becoming more of an individual, learning new words and new skills seemingly every day) but it ca...

High Tech Robot Needs Playground Power To Suceed

Andy Robertson | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

We try out a wide variety of robotic toys in our family which vary greatly in both cost and performance. Over the last few years we've enjoyed products like the Sphero remote controlled robot ball at one end of the price spectrum and simple wind up robots at the other.

This Toy Advert Is Smashing Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Parents

A kids’ toy advert is being praised for breaking gender stereotypes and sending a positive message to children. Smyths Toys recreated Beyonce’s ...

Boy Wrote To LEGO After Losing Mini Figure, Got Best Reply

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Parents

When seven-year-old Luka lost one of his favourite LEGO mini figures, he was pretty devastated to say the least. Luka had spent his pocket money on th...

Toys R Us Reveals 14 'Must Have' Christmas Toys

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Parents

Toys R Us has released their annual prediction of the top toys for kids this Christmas. The children’s retailer has picked 14 toys they believe will...

Toys R Us' New Payment Plan Aims To Ease The Cost Of Christmas For Parents

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Parents

Toys R Us has introduced a payment plan that will allow parents to spread out the cost of Christmas presents for their children. The retailer’s ‘T...

Sindy Doll Just Got A Major Makeover

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new generation of girls is about to be introduced to Sindy, but this time, the doll has a “realistic body”. The makers of Sindy, UK-based Pedigr...

Why A Cardboard Box Is All Your Child Needs

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Parents

The most alluring potential toy for your tot? Nope, not your iPad mini/ the TV remote/your smartphone. It’s an empty cardboard box. With infinite po...

Baby Had Toy Stuck In Throat For Two Weeks: Advice For Parents

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum whose baby was struggling to swallow was shocked to discover a toy had been stuck in his throat for two weeks. The mum, identified only as Jude,...

What Your Childhood Toys Could Now Be Worth

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Holding a tea party for all your My Little Ponies, forgetting to feed your Tamagotchi, being the first in class to get a Game Boy... You’ve probably...

Mum Discovers Swear Word In Sainsbury's Kids' Toy

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum was horrified to discover a swear word was hidden in her children’s new toy. Melissa Smith, from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, had taken her two son...

10 Toys That Could Harm Kids This Summer

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have been warned about toys that could present potential hazards to children throughout the summer. The non-profit organisation World Against ...

These Are The Toys You'll Be Buying Your Kids This Christmas

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Parents

The summer holidays haven't even started but Argos have already released their annual predictions for the top Christmas toys of 2016. Each year, the c...

Wise 4-Year-Old Sums Up The Problem With 'Girls' Toys'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have been celebrating their sons' love of "girls' toys" after a four-year-old boy succinctly summed up why toys are always gender neutral. Rhe...

Toddler's Train Track Illusion Is Freaking People Out

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Parents

A dad's video of a mind-boggling optical illusion involving his toddler's train tracks has been shared by thousands of people who can't believe their ...

Bring on the Pink

Samantha Simmonds | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents
Samantha Simmonds

Before I became a parent I was a fully paid up member of the right on- politically correct brigade. If asked, I would have said I was determined to bring up my children free to embrace whatever interested them, be it maths and science experiments for a girl or fashion and cookery for boys. But it hasn't quite turned out that way.

When Daddy Gets Frightened By a Singing Bear During a Nap

Andrew Robinson | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

You are dazed. You are still half asleep but are a little unsure about the situation. Did I just hear something? Is someone home? Is baby waking up? Is it a ghost or poltergeist playing havoc with me? No, mate. A bear just started singing a song for you.

Girl Thrilled Her Shopkins Toy Sold For More Than £200

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Parents

A five-year-old has made an impressive profit after one of her toys, which was bought for just £2.50, later sold for more than £200. Gracie Davis d...

Forget Ken's Abs, This Doll Shows Boys 'Real Is Beautiful'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Two years ago artist Nickolay Lamm launched the Lammily doll - a toy dubbed "normal Barbie" created with the body proportions of the average 19-year-o...

This DIY Cardboard Kitchen For Kids Is All Kinds Of Dreamy

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Parents

One mum proved that the cost of keeping your child entertained can be next to nothing with her dream-worthy DIY project. Rodessa Villanueva-Reyes, ...

The Must-Have Toys of 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Parents

Parents wanting to get a head start on their children's birthday wish lists this year will be pleased to learn that industry insiders have released a ...

Everything Is Awesome in Lego Land... Now it's Barbie's Turn to Recognise Disabled Young People

Rosemary Frazer | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosemary Frazer

When I was a child, I hated being given dolls for my birthday or Christmas. Most of them were glamorous, blonde and pretty and that certainly wasn't me! Like many other young girls, I would enthusiastically mutilate my Barbie dolls.

Brothers Who Couldn't Afford Pokémon Cards Create Their Own Incredible Game

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents

Two brothers who couldn't afford popular card games, such as Pokémon or Yu-Gi-Oh, decided to make the best out of a bad situation. Instead of wall...