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Best Summer Toys

6 July 2021 · theolivebranchadmin

Green Toys Rescue Boat with Helicopter Eco-Friendly Toy

Best Summer Toys

The Great British Summer is almost upon us! Whether you are setting off abroad or taking a break closer to home, there’s so much to look forward to. And with holidays in mind, we’ve put together our collection of Best Summer Toys, for home or away, come rain or shine, to keep little hands and growing minds busy!

Green Toys

These take-anywhere toys are unbelievably versatile and filled with fun. Made from recycled plastic, Green Toys are durable and designed for adventure. They are equally happy at home or on holiday: brilliant fun in the bath or the paddling pool, perfect for sand pits or the beach! We love the new Rescue Boat and Helicopter for its two-toys-in-one functionality. Also, it’s difficult to resist our favourite: the Submarine! Perfect fun for summer water play and that handy built-in pouring spout is just the ticket for hair-wash night! Winner winner!

Picnic’s and BBQ’s

Would it really be summer without a classic picnic or BBQ, (with a trusty brolly on standby of course)?! We absolutely love the beautifully decorated Floss & Rock Rainbow Fairy Tin Tea Set – let your little one picnic until their heart is content! There’s so much joy and learning that takes place through pretend play. Often, from the tiniest of inspirations, a whole game emerges! The same can be said of Bigjigs Toys range of wooden pretend play food. Standout favourites for summer include the Tabletop BBQ Set and Ice Lollies Tray. Mmmmm delicious!

Showtime!

Another brilliant past-time making a comeback for summer is putting on a show! Whether you are taking to your garden for a little boogie or using your living room as a stage, it’s brilliant fun and excellent for encouraging self-confidence. How about making a puppet show using our Bigjigs Table Top Theatre as a backdrop? You could use some of our collection of Puppets to star in your performance or you could create some puppets of your own!

Nature Projects

Summer is a superb time of year to explore the natural world around us, going on bug hunts and growing seedlings. We are really impressed by the Gift in A Tin nature projects: Build a Bee Hotel, Build a Bird Feeder and Make an Insect House. Everything you need to make these projects is neatly contained within the tin! Follow the step-by-step instructional guides to create your project and then put it into action outside. Awesome craft and learning made fun!

Playsets

Another great inspiration for summer is a classic, take anywhere, playset. These sets are small and easily portable yet have plenty of ideas to stimulate play. Our favourites include the Hape Adventure Van, complete with surf boards and slide (wouldn’t it be amazing if they made these in full size)! We also love the Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Dolls House, packed with furniture and brilliant for smaller spaces or taking along for nights away.

Whatever you are up to this summer, we would like to wish you a wonderful time and can’t wait to hear all about your adventures. Happy Holidays!