UK Toys

'Racist' Playmobil Pirate Ship Includes Black Figurine With Slave Shackle

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK

A toy pirate ship featuring a figurine resembling an African American wearing a slave collar is causing controversy. Ida Lockett’s five-year-old...

Win A Fireman Sam Kid's Bundle Worth £150

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Parents

In the midst of Halloween and bonfire night fun, the guys over at Fireman Sam have launched Sam's Safety Month - a safety campaign which highlights ho...

Little Girl Takes A Unique Spin On Playing With Dolls, Mum Utterly Baffled

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Parents

Dolls are a staple part of some kids' toy boxes, but they're usually used to play imaginary games in fantasy scenarios. This mum was baffled after ...

From Mess-Free Toys To Must-Have Storage, Here's How To Make Clean Up Fun & Easy

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

The three words sure to inspire fear in any parent? Tidy. Up. Time. Yes, having children is marvellous. Playing with them is even better. But the t...

Become an Art Attack Star With Tomy Toys And Aquadoodle - Enter Now

Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

For decades the toymakers at TOMY have been producing fun and immersive play material for you and your child. Now - to celebrate the launch of new Aqu...

Share to win – Ten Aquadoodle boards to be won

Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

As parents, there’s nothing we love more than sharing and displaying our little ones artistic handiwork. Those hours of painting, drawing and creati...

M&S Recalls Baby Rattles Over Safety Concerns

PA | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents

Marks and Spencer is recalling around 400 children's rattles over concerns that the balls inside the toy could fall out. The retailer urged anyone ...

Win A £150 Fisher-Price Toy Bundle For Your Toddler

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Parents

September is the month older children go back to school, but if you have a toddler, the entertaining never stops. To give you a chance of a five-m...

This Amazing Millennium Falcon Kids Bed Is So Cool It's Not Even Fair

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Tech

Star Wars fever is now well and truly in full swing. Thanks to the merchandising event 'Force Friday' providing us with an army of toys, as well as a ...

Top Scientist Says Girls Need To Ditch Dolls And Play With Lego

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie should be put back in her box to make way for more "creative" toys such as Lego and Meccano that are traditionally given to boys, according to ...

Target's Star Wars Ad Proves Gender-Neutral Policy Is A Winner

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents

American retailer Target announced early August they were adopting a new, non-gendered policy in their stores, and their latest ad proves it was a gre...

This Is How A Dad Feels When His Son Asks For A Doll

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents

Gender stereotypes surrounding toys are deeply entrenched, so when a dad shared a Facebook video showing how he felt when his son asked him for a doll...

Don't Limit My Sons' Opportunities Because They're Boys

Jackie Novels | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jackie Novels

My little boys absolutely loved the dolls. They put them in and out of the highchairs, fed them, rocked them to sleep in the beds, cuddled them, and took them to bed with them at night. It was a delight for me, as their mum, to see them exhibit care for other 'people' in this way.

Mum's Facebook Post About Baby Gagging On Teething Toy Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has taken to Facebook to share the story of when her six-month-old daughter "choked" on the legs of a Sophie the Giraffe teething toy and the...

Frozen Has Been Knocked Off The Top Spot For Bestselling Toy By These Creatures...

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Parents

Minions - the small yellow creatures that rose to fame on Despicable Me - have replaced Frozen as the best-selling toy license in the UK. It's a ...

Doll Teaches 2-Year-Old To Say 'F**k It', Leaving Parents Horrified

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Parents

The horrified parents of a two-year-old have are desperately trying to get her to forget some of her first words, after a doll they bought her for her...

The Amateurish Toy Unboxers of YouTube

Michael Spicer | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Michael Spicer

As we speak, this movement is making a big cultural leap. Unboxers are not only unboxing the toys but also playing with them. This of course adds extra pathos to the clips because there's nothing quite as upsetting as watching an adult hand moving a small anthropomorphic puppy around and doing the voices.

Hamleys Top 10 Toys For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Parents

Since Argos released their top predicted Christmas products for children earlier in the week, it seems others have followed suit. The infamous toy ...

Argos Top Toys For Christmas 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents

We know, we know, you haven't even thought about Christmas yet. After all, it's only June and the summer holidays are only just about to start. How...

The Top Eight Garden Toys for Pre-Schoolers

Faye Jacobs | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

With three kids that have enough energy between them to run a duracell power station, I intend to fill the garden with as much entertainment as possible to help survive the summer before school starts! Here are my top picks for garden toys that have been tried, tested and approved by three VISP's (very important small people)...

This Is What A Well Loved Teddy Bear Looks Like

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

If you still have your teddy bear from when you were younger, you'll be able to identify with this photo. A man has shared a touching photo showing...

Genius Or Seriously Creepy? Meet The Doll That Gets Sunburnt On The Beach

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents

Nivea has teamed up with ad agency FCB Brasil to create a UV-sensitive doll that actually sunburns when it's exposed to sun without sunscreen. The...

Why #ToysLikeMe Won't Teach Your Kids About Diversity

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

Don't get me wrong, a toy is a great tool for teaching kids. But I bet you my baby boy's first tooth that the new PC toys that are hitting the market right now will, like all the toys before them, change nothing unless we change the stories we, the adults, tell about diversity.

So...Google's Looking To Patent A Bunch Of Creepy Toys That'll Spy On Your Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

As anyone who has been on the receiving end of a Furby stare will know, 'smart toys' walk a very thin line between being intuitive and downright creep...

Mum Creates 'First Ever Doll With Natural Hair'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

When a mum realised her daughter's dolls were having a negative effect on her self-esteem, she decided to create a new doll that would reflect her dau...