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Best Presents for 3 - 5 year olds

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    If you’re looking for presents for your 3-5 year old, then help is here.  We love these magical pre-school years, but it can be difficult to find the right present.

    It is a time when imaginations really start to kick up a gear and children are eagerly exploring their environment.  Questions are fired at you from all angles and they love to use their senses to experience the world around them.

    Here are our best present ideas for 3-5 year olds; carefully picked so that they don't break the bank:



    TP Junior Trampoline - from £39.99
    This is a trampoline that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. With an easy grip handle those as young as 1 year old can use it with supervision

    Buy your TP Junior Trampoline here



    Cash Register - from £15.00
    Get them playing shop like never before with this realistic cash register. Just like the real thing, the colourful toy till comes with a scanner, play food to put on the conveyor belt, as well as pretend money and bank cards to pay with. Ideal for imaginative role-play, the till has chunky buttons for little hands and makes realistic sounds too.


    Buy your Cash Register here



    Lego Juniors Construction Playset - from £15.00
    The Construction playset, part of the LEGO Juniors range, features an easy-to-build construction truck, crane with wrecking ball, and wall section. It includes a construction worker minifigure as well as a wheelbarrow, cones, and building accessories. The set comes in an iconic and sturdy LEGO container that’s great for storage or travel. It’s the ideal way to challenge your child’s building skills and let them learn to build with LEGO bricks.

    Buy your Lego Juniors Construction Playset here

    LEGO Classic 10695 Creative Building Box

    Lego Classic 10695 Creative Building Box - from £13.99
    The LEGO Classic Creative Building Box inspires open-ended building play with LEGO bricks in 37 colours and a mix of special pieces. Box Contains 580 x Pieces


    Buy your Lego Classic 10695 Creative Building Box here


    Zapf Creation Baby Annabell Doll.

    Zapf Creation Baby Annabell Doll - from £34.99
    Baby Annabell is just like a real baby with realistic sound and movements. She can now really wet her nappy & use her potty. She also babbles, gurgles, sucks on her bottle or dummy with real sounds and mouth movement. She also cries real tears, burps, yawns and falls asleep. Includes bottle, dummy, bib, nappy and cute pendant.

    Buy your Baby Annabell Doll here


    Melissa & Doug Car Transporter - from £12.00
    The Car Transporter is made with an eye for sturdy, dependable detail that allows your child to play for hours without interruption. The long ramp folds easily along its hinges, which encourages and facilitates your child’s exploration with the way certain hinges and constructions may move to create new formations. This design encourages imaginative play while simultaneously promoting coordination and the development of fine motor skills.


    Buy your Melissa & Doug Car Transporter here

    Hungry Hungry Hippos

    Hungry Hippos - New Version - from £16.25
    Hungry hippos are still very much hungry : free the beads and bon appetit ! Choose your favourite hippo : Lizzie Hippo, Henry Hippo, Homer Hippo and Harry Hippo ! Launch the beads in the pond and let the race begin : press your hippo's tail to make it open its mouth and swallow the beads. The hippo that swallow the most beads in a minimum amount of time wins the game !


    Buy your Hungry Hungry Hippos here



    TOMY Pop-Up Pirate - from £9.10
    A well-loved classic game of nerve and chance, Pop-Up Pirate is barrels of explosive fun. Press the pirate down and he locks into the barrel in such a way that he will be popped up randomly when a sword is pushed in, and nobody knows which sword will be the one. Players select a set of swords in their favourite colour and take it in turns to choose a slot, hoping that they won’t be the one to make the pirate pop up.

    Buy your TOMY Pop-Up Pirate here

    Snakes and Ladders and Ludo Game Set

    Snakes & Ladders and Ludo Game Set - from £6.99
    Two traditional family board games featuring a beautifully illustrated board with a fun animal theme. Jungle animals will help or hinder your progress on the Snakes & Ladders board. When playing Ludo, become an explorer in the Arctic, African plains, tropical rainforest or Coral Sea.

    Buy your Snakes & Ladder and Ludo Game Set here



    Marble Run Game - from £4.95
    The 29 piece Marble Run Game involves children building a variety of challenging and fascinating alternatives for the marbles to roll through. Children can develop fine motor skills as they assemble the marble tracks and watch them as they race through towers, chutes and swirls. The Marble Run Game enhances numerous skills through the child’s development such as cognition and motor skills.


    Buy your Marble Run Game here



    Medical Carry Case - from £8.99
    This 19 x 24 cm durable plastic carry case contains everything a budding junior doctor or nurse may need to do away with aches and pains in the afflicted. Great for role play and dressing up with enough instruments for more than one to play, this playset delivers great play value. Each item is made from hard wearing plastic in chunky sizes and bright primary colours especially for small hands.

    Buy your Medical Carry Case here

    Ravensburger Disney Finding Dory 4 in a Box (12, 16, 20, 24pc) Jigsaw Puzzles

    Ravensburger Disney Finding Dory 4 in a Box (12, 16, 20, 24pc) Jigsaw Puzzles - from £5.99
    Piece together this beautifully illustrated Finding Dory jigsaw set, and puzzle colourful scenes from the Great Barrier Reef. In each puzzle you will find your favourite characters, Dory, Nemo, Marlin, Bailey the Beluga Whale, Destiny the Whale Shark and Hank the ill tempered Octopus. Designed with lots of detail, there are so many colourful object to identify in every piece. Four high quality cardboard jigsaw puzzles in 12, 16, 20 and 24 pieces. The finished puzzle measures 19 x 14cm when complete.

    Buy your Ravensburger Disney Finding Dory 4 in a Box (12, 16, 20, 24pc) Jigsaw Puzzles here


    Looking for the best gifts for other aged children? Why not take a look at;

    Best Gifts for babies up to 12 months
    Best Gifts for 1 – 2 year olds
    Best Gifts for 2 – 3 year olds

    Our favourite websites for more present ideas include;

    Adventure Toys - fabulous indoor and outdoor activity toys.
    Lucy's Toy Box - beautiful toys, games, puzzles and lots more.
    Strider Bikes - fabulous balance bikes & pedal bikes for ages 18 months+.
    Teeny Beanies - handmade soft toys, bean bags and accessories.
    Tickle My Senses - fun sensory & educational toys for 0-5 year olds.
    Tractor Ted - wooden & other Tractor Ted themed toys.
    Win Green - quality children's indoor playhouses, tents and wigwams.
    WOW Toys - durable, battery-free toddler toys full of love and cuteness.
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