Tag Archives: outdoor

Fancy bagging a bundle?

There has always been a row in our house, the word “bundle” apparently, on the South West of England was the word describing that very childish pursuit of kids laying on top of each other for no apparent reason, well, apart from to leave the person at the bottom of …

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We’re celebrating Outdoor play – you in?

The Outdoor toy category had a blinder in 2020 contributing double digit growth in its category and helping the very healthy UK toy market to a bumper year. Now, we’ll not rattle on about the benefits of outdoor play, we love a console game, Nintendo Switch head-to-head battle, yes please. …

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Tech infused old school play

Pressure Games have launched their Kickstarter campaign for, Countdown. Back it, we love it, its a tech infused toy that brings all the fun of “up and active” gaming into one circular box. There are a dozen games built-in, each one a retro inspired play using reflex, logic and movement …

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We’re all playing more now – indoors and out

Number crunchers a Global information outfit The NPD Group have been looking at the board game and toy playing habits of Brits and our European neighbours during lockdown confinement. According to their latest consumer research, 31% said they had played with games and toys more since the start of lockdown. …

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Make Play While the Sun Shines

I can’t abide sunshine. Truly. I know this puts me in a tiny minority, but every time the mercury rises above 15-degrees Celsius or so, I retreat into the shadows like a theatrical villain. Nothing, but nothing, will coax me out to play on a sunny day… Until now. Why? …

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Outdoor Toy Awards 2019 – and the winner(s) is…..

The Winners of the 2019 Outdoor Toy Awards have been announced with Thames & Kosmos, Chad Valley and Rollplay amongst the triumphant. Last weekend we had a load of Toyminators of all ages gather in South East London to put this year’s shortlisted selection of outdoor toys to the test. …

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