Bigging up Christmas!
We know it’s tough times! But if you are in the mood to splash out on something special this Christmas, check out our very special ideas below. They are all sturdy and timeless, so ideal for passing down from one child to the next.
The Diplodocus-shaped garage offers endless prehistoric playtime possibilities. It features a moving elevator and a sliding ramp down the tail. Plus there are six appealing wooden dino-themed accessories (two cacti and four rolling dinos) to add to the fun.
Visit yesbebe.co.uk. Also available at John Lewis
NATTOU AXEL ELEPHANT ROCKER
Age 10-36 months
This endearing rocker has a sturdy wooden base and handles, together with a fully padded seat with safety harness, footplates and a non-tip frame. It is a very stable rocker and the wooden base has stoppers to prevent it from toppling over. The elephant’s ears are good for grabbing hold of too! Great for developing large motor skills and a lovely toy to pass down.
LA PATISSERIE BAKERY
From Melissa & Doug
Be the baker or the customer at this full-service wooden bakery with removable mixer, swivel pay terminal, play food pieces and baking accessories. This 39-piece set offers countless opportunities to create, imagine and role play. Pop cake in the oven, then ice and decorate. Display goodies in the display case on the wooden counter, where customers can choose items from magnetic menu board, and use the credit card machine with magnetic signature to pay!
Play food includes wooden cookies, cupcakes, croissant fillings and icing tops; foam cinnamon buns and bread cake/loaf; fabric icing and felt croissant to roll. Baking accessories include a wooden baking tray, pan, ingredient bag, squishy icing tube, foldable cupcake box and removable cake stand. Add to the pretend play experience with wooden sign magnets, a reusable, double-sided menu and credit card.
Visit www.melissaanddoug.com. Or to buy at the Tumble Tots shop, https://www.tumbletots.co.uk/product/la-patisserie-bakery/
KIDIZOOM SMART WATCH DX2
From V Tech
The next gen smart watch for kids now has a dual camera! Take great photos and videos, then embellish them with cool effects. The stylish splash proof design features a motion sensor, pedometer, alarm clock, timer, stopwatch, voice recorder and more. 3D effect clock faces can be customised with your own photos. Useful apps include the Time Master app, which helps children learn how to tell the time!
MAGIC ADVENTURE TELESCOPE
Take a journey through outer space with this realistic 110x zoom telescope which brings alive the moon at night or nature by day. Activate 100+ amazing videos and images, courtesy of NASA and the European Space Agency, that explore the solar system, the moon and more. Kids can capture and save pictures of what they see, and even indulge in a little gaming! Hop in a spacecraft and travel through the solar system to power on satellites and reboot robots. It comes with 20 Cosmic Cards in a storage box.