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Plastic Free July - Let's Be Part of the Solution

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

If you want to learn more about the Plastic Free July Challenge take a look here.

There are so many things you can do to help this month! We’ve put together some of our favourite plastic free toys for your little one – which might just help save the planet…


Wooden Toys


Growing Garden Wooden Toy

Growing Garden Wooden Toy

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It’s an absolute winner for encouraging kids to use their imagination and improve their hand-eye coordination while having fun. They can water and pick the flowers and fruit, shake the realistic-sounding seed packet, and use the trowel to dig up the vegetables. Best of all it’s now on sale!

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First Class Toy Post Office

First Class Toy Post Office

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Your little one will experience everything there is to do in a post office. Between weighing parcels, paying for stamps and posting into the letter box, your little one will be in a world of their own. You can find it in the sale too!

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Lolly & Scoop Ice Cream Shop

Lolly & Scoop Ice Cream Shop

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This stunning ice cream shop set is complete with cones and wafers and toppings; we love that you can play with it anywhere – garden, kitchen, sitting room, or bedroom!

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Piccolo Play Cafe

Piccolo Play Cafe

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This gorgeous and unusual wooden toy is brilliant fun, offering endless opportunities for role play. It’s an absolute winner for encouraging kids to use their imagination and develop those all-important nattering skills. Another great thing about this beautiful cafe is it’s on sale!

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Willow Toy Farm

Willow Toy Farm

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This gorgeously illustrated toy farm comes with loads of accessories for all manner of rural adventures; there’s a pig sty, a water trough, a chicken coop, a bee hive, a farmer’s market stall, hay bales and lots of fencing as well as the essential barn, stables and hayloft. We love that it offers a full 360 degrees of play value (there’s something fun to do at every angle), and that kids can access all the buildings easily thanks to the removable roofs.

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Busy Toy Wooden Box

Busy Toy Wooden Box

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Busy Toy Wooden Big House is the most saturated toy with developing elements. It has MORE than 40 interactive developing elements. It’s great to develop those fine motor skills.

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Montessori Busy Board

Montessori busy board

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The sensory board promotes play-and-learn excitement with locks, latches, buttons, gears, screws, keys, from metal and wood. A busy board that is filled with fun while serving as a creative tool to enhance the child’s learning skills. It is a simple activity that will keep your baby challenged, interested but also has so many different benefits.

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Wooden Toy Workbench

Wooden Toy WorkBench

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With this compact workbench in classic workshop colours and with lots of visible wood, kids can put their crafting skills to the test on a small play surface while turning, sawing, and turning screws.

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Construction Site Set

Construction Site Set

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We love all the fun details that inspire pretend play, such as the working crane and the clicking knobs. It’s perfect for developing their imagination, as well as the fine motor skills they need for school. Now on sale!

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Seaview Wooden Doll’s House

Seaview Wooden Doll's House

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Here’s a sweet wooden dolls house that every child will enjoy playing with. With lots of lovely details on the outside – including working shutters and front door – and a polka dot wallpaper design on the inside, this doll’s house makes a perfect home. When it’s time to play, simply open it up and let the family fun begin.

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Marshmallow Play Kitchen

Marshmallow Play Kitchen

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This lovely play kitchen manages to combine a huge number of features and activities with a helpfully compact size. Children love all the symbols and words our design team have added to the dials; parents will love the fact that they’re learning to recognise shapes and words as they play.

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Sixpence Play Shop & Theatre

Sixpence Play Shop & Theatre

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The familiar activity of shopping is great for encouraging pretend play and social awareness – it’s ideal for sibling play or when friends come over. You can also spin it around to use it as a theatre which is great for children to put on shows with their teddies!

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Balance Board

Balance board

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Handcrafted wooden balance board for kids and toddlers. Great fun to keep the kids entertained and also aids with physical development. It comes in two sizes so is suitable for kids of all ages.

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Childrens Climbing Triangle

Childrens Climbing Triangle

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Children of all ages love to spend time being active. This Montessori Wooden Ladder is the perfect toy for children ages 1 to 6. It allows for regular exercises that positively affect the motor development of the child.

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Little Pikler Triangle And Slide

Little Pikler Triangle with Slide

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The Ramp’s Double Sided so your little ones can slide or climb. Create a more diverse playing experience for your Little Bug with the climbing frame triangle. The Climbing Triangle can be a hiding place or climbing place for infants and for toddlers and older children an Indoor den, house, Castle, tunnel, shop, tent or a secret hide away.

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Climbing Triangle

Climbing Triangle

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This climbing frame can be used to help train and develop your children’s motor skills, coordination, creativity, and more. It will build your child’s balance control, strength, and confidence whilst bringing your children hours of fun entertainment.

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Balance Beam

Wooden Balance beam

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These balance beams promote confidence in your child’s mobility and encourages their imagination. These easy to adjust beams mean the possible shapes you can make are endless, you can add as many sections as your space will allow.

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Outdoor Wooden Toys


Create & Play Wooden Mud Kitchen

Create & Play Wooden Mud Kitchen

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Mud pies will most definitely be on the menu with this beautiful outdoor kitchen. Part play kitchen, part activity centre, it offers 360 degrees of fun. With space for them to ‘cook’ or pot plants on one side and draw and paint on the other, there’s lots to keep them busy while enjoying time out in the fresh air.

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Mud Kitchen/Garden Station

Mud Kitchen : Garden station

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Fantastic for a huge variety of uses- mud kitchens, explorative play, learning to plant, messy play, water play, potting and seed station or just to be that perfect little garden helper.  This garden station features a top planter to encourage children to grow their favourite seasonal flowers, fruit and veg, herbs or plants to attract all type of garden bugs and butterflies.

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Wooden Sensory Stand

Wooden Sensory Stand

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This Sensory activity stand is perfect for both indoor and outdoor activities, including water, sand and rice play, as well as promoting a wide range of Montesorri learning activities.

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Are you participating in plastic free July this year? Let us know how you’re getting on in the comments – we would love to hear any tips you might have!

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