Outdoor Play to be celebrated with dedicated awards

Back with a bang this year the Outdoor Toy awards will return to wide open spaces and have plenty of kids putting toys through their paces. Toyology and the Kidzcoolit network will be overseeing the media and social coverage. There will be ten toys crowned the must-haves for get-out-and-up-and-active.

“We’re delighted to be able to return to the moderate chaos of outdoor toy testing after last year, just wasn’t quite the same but, we’re back and this, our fifth event remains a popular amongst the trade as a dedicated event to this very strong category” says Peter Jenkinson, founder of the awards.

There are ten categories are Climbing and Adventure, Sport and Splash Fun, Outdoor Games, Science and Nature, Ride On, Trampolines, PreSchool Play, Battle & Blaster Toys, Houses, Tents & Hideaways and Flying Toys.

The #OTA22 will be working across several titles to gain coverage of the awards.

Nick from Kidzcoolit says “Playing outside, especially during the summer is the quintessential essence of childhood. Some of our best memories come from hanging out with friends or just sitting on a swing in the garden with a squash in hand talking to the family dog in the beaming summer sunshine.


Adam Pearson of Geemac added “These Outdoor Toy Awards are so supportive of what we do across our portfolio of outdoor play equipment we’re thrilled to have been a part of proceedings since their inception in 2015. It’s a hugely fun few days and we really do get a lot from it as a business, am happy to let Peter and his crew take control of the kids though”.

The Outdoor Toy Awards is one of our annual events ‘my Kidz’ always ask “Are we going this Year?” with great excitement at the prospect of being part of it again. There are few play experiences that can compete on the same level as being outside. Kidzcoolit have always been very proud to support the event and this incredibly important part of the toy industry!

Testing takes place in early May with the winners and other commendations being notified by the 12th May.

Deadline for entries is 26th April.

For more information and to grab an entry form email – peter@toyology.co.uk


About Peter Jenkinson

Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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