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Dad's Choice Awards Winners

Dad’s Choice Awards are delighted to announce their Fifteen Top Winners, for 2022. Each of these winning products grabbed the attention of the testers and was deemed worthy of the highest award.

Scalextric 1980s TV - Back to the Future vs Knight Rider Race Set - £159.99

Two of the most iconic film cars ever go head-to-head in this brand-new set from Scalextric! Will you be Michael Knight in K.T.T.? Or Doc or Marty McFly in the Back to the Future Time Machine? Whether you are doing 88MPH or chasing down bad guys, red LED lights flashing on either car is a guaranteed winner on the big screen, small screen or Scalextric track! This set contains everything you need to race Scalextric, including two cars, power, over 5.3 metres of track including a crossover, side swipe and 2 easy speed limiting hand controllers.

Playtrains - Flash The Local Express Remote Controlled Battery Train Set - £64.99

Start an exciting model railway journey with Flash. All run on a remote control system, this brand new toy train set includes everything required to start a special model railway adventure.

The train features working lights, multiple sounds and 3x speeds in forward and reverse. With additional products available such as solo locomotives, rolling stock and track packs there are endless opportunities to expand and build a Playtrains world!

Le Toy Van London City Train Set - £199.95

This stunning wooden London City Train Set lets little imaginations run wild as they board the train for a journey of discovery through the big city as they take on all the sights and sounds along the way.

Comprising over 120 wooden play pieces, adorned with highly detailed artwork and decorated using lovely colourful accents, this timeless toy offers a wonderful opportunity to explore through play. On route around the city, they discover the train platform, locomotive garage, a host of buildings and even a lifting bridge.

All crafted from durable, sustainably sourced wood and non-toxic water-based paints. For child safe, eco-friendly play.

Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable LED Scooter - £157.95

You asked for our top of the range Maxi Micro Deluxe scooter and we are delighted to deliver it to you. Because of you our multi award winning Maxi Micro is now feature packed like never before. A one click folding system makes carrying and storing a breeze. Smart LED wheels use induction energy to turn the power kids create as they scoot into bright white light. No batteries. No fuss. A tough anodised stem, extra grippy footplate and adjustable handlebar ensures the scooter grows as your child does. With the intuitive lean-to-steer design kids know and love. There really are no limits to where a Maxi Micro can take growing adventurers.

Thames & Kosmos Ultra Bionic Blaster - £45

Have a blast with this awesome engineering project! Construct an air-powered robotic glove that launches safe foam darts. Learn about pneumatics — technologies that use pressurized air to perform work — and many cool mechanisms as you assemble the blaster from over 100 pieces.

The blaster is entirely powered by your hand and the amazing pneumatic system — no batteries or motors required!

Curlimals - £19.99

The adorable Curlimals are toy electronic woodland pets that move, talk and respond to touch. Higgle the Hedgehog, Blue the Badger, and Bibi the Bunny, all delight and enchant children from the second they meet! Each Curlimal is a lovable animal that makes the sweetest sounds and reacts to you. Pat their heads and these cute, talking buddies giggle, curl up and make funny noises unique to each character. When they’re ready to play they uncurl in your hand, and curl up again when it’s time to sleep. The range of noises Curlimals make encourages young children to really look after their cheeky forest friends. Boys and girls alike love patting and petting these gorgeous, animated and speaking soft-furred toys. Safe playing for youngsters, these make a perfect gift for children ages 3 to 5 years old.


The RipRider 360 Lightshow is proof that not all tricycles are created equal. Built to give your kid years of long-lasting durability and fun, this three-wheeler with dual inclined caster wheels provides countless hours of 360-degree spins, turns, and drifting unlike any other big wheel trike.

The Lightshow treatment adds over 60 spectacular multi-color LED lights making it the perfect, and dazzling, ride-on for your kid.

Fisher-Price® Thomas & Friends™ Launch & Loop Maintenance Yard™ - £64.99

Kids can create loops of fun with this Thomas & Friends™ battery-powered toy train set featuring exciting 360-degree loop action ​Press the button on the engine to send Thomas racing along the track. Pull the lever for loop-de-loop action! ​Real working Carly the Crane helps repair the track to keep Thomas racing along ​16+ feet of track! This set is compatible with any Thomas & Friends™ track, except wood (Additional track sets sold separately and subject to availability.) ​Helps strengthen fine motor skills and encourages imaginative play for preschool kids ages 3 years and older

HEXBUG BattleBots Arena MAX - £99.99

Based on the hit TV series, the BattleBots Arena MAX is twice the size, and twice the battle. The set comes complete with two bots - past BattleBots champion Tombstone and a build-your-own tank with multiple configurations and interactive weapons. Players can push their enemies into the auger or shove them into the corners of the arena to knock off their weapons with the hammers.

Build Your Own Tyrannosaurus Rex - £9.99

Get ready for an awesome dinosaur adventure with Build Your Own’s new Tyrannosaurus Rex. An impressive 38cm once built, this mighty T-Rex is almost as fearsome as the real thing!

With a clever pull-tab roaring action and striking bold markings, this deadly bone-crusher was a heavyweight hunter with strong teeth and a powerful jaw. The most terrifying and famous dinosaur of all.

Easy to assemble using slot together techniques – there’s no glue, no mess, no fuss! Everything you need is provided in the kit – simply follow the instructions: press out the pre-cut parts, build and play.

Connetix 120 Piece Pastel Creative Pack - £115

Designed to encourage hours of limitless creativity, fun and learning through PLAY, the Connetix Pastel Creative Pack features a variety of magnetic tile shapes in 8 pastel colours. It is a great starter option for family play, building BIGGER Connetix creations and expanding the range of colours your children recognise!

Whether playing independently or with friends and family, the 120 piece Pastel Creative Pack encourages STEAM learning and the development of fine and gross motor skills. Watch as children create bigger castles and rockets, towers, coin drops, bridges and mandalas, explore patterns and shapes, create colour sorting boxes, plus so much more. Our Pastel Creative Pack will also support the development of perseverance and resilience as children design larger scale builds, testing the limits of their imagination.

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Ice Cream Truck Playset - £99.99

Turn your play space into the ultimate Play-Doh ice cream van party! This Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Ice-Cream Truck gives kids a big space to express their big imaginations. Create so many pretend treats with the 27 tools and soft-serve station, customise the creations with the Play-Doh sprinkle maker, tools and pretend sweet moulds, and check out customers at the register.

Kitchen Set with Lights and Sounds The Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Ice-Cream Truck features fun music and cash register sounds. This adds to immersive play, so children feel like they're really running their own ice cream van. 12 pots of Play-Doh modelling compound give them all the colours they need to get started.

Store Your Play-Doh: The Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Ice-Cream Truck was also designed with parents in mind. This toy food truck features lots of storage and easy ways to clean up when the fun is done for the day!

Squishville by Squishmallows Playset Ski Chalet - £49.99

Hit the slopes or sip some cocoa at the Squishville Ski Chalet! Featuring lavish lodging, bodacious boards, and a radical rooftop slope, this powder-packed playset is the ultimate downhill dream.

Join Squishmallows, Cam, Fifi, Lola, and Winston, as they gain serious air or chill out in their Adirondack Chair. When they’re not mastering moguls or admiring the fire, they’re frolicking through the frost in their Snowman Suit. And when the day is done, they’ll crash in their bed…before doing it all over again!

Collect this Squishville Playset and look out for more coming soon!

My Fairy Garden Blossom Balloon - £19.99

My Fairy Garden features stunning grow & play sets, inviting kids to enter the fairy realm world through flowers and trees. Home to fairies of all different kinds - Water, Earth, Light, Air, Dream, and Shadow - they live in the Human World looking for children who care about nature as much as they do! Acting as guardians of nature alongside their magical Plantimal friends, the fairies are here to restore balance to nature... encouraging children to help them! Each My Fairy Garden pack purchased also contributes a donation to My Fairy Garden’s partnership with ‘One Tree Planted’, which aims to help reforest the world!

Each set comes with removable growing areas and seeds for edible plants including Coriander, Red Cabbage, Red Amaranth, Cornflower or Purple Radish. A special Fairy Field Guide accompanies each set, providing children with an introduction to the fairy world and encourages participation in special nature activities and projects.

Join Skye the Air Fairy and her adorable Plantimal friend, Snap, and grow & play in your own magical Fairy Garden!

Sow the coriander seeds provided in the growing area, then tend to and nurture them with the garden accessories and watering can and watch them grow! Land the pretty flower-shaped balloon on the tree branch or take Skye and Snap on an exciting flying adventure. Blow the flowers on the branches to make them spin!

Machine Works Build Your Own Hybrid Engine - £59.99

This model is a simplified representation of a 4-cylinder internal combustion/electric hybrid engine.

Through the fully functional engine model, illuminated components and a multi-function sound chip, it demonstrates the internal combustion, eco mode and electric only operations of a typical hybrid system. It's an ideal project for car enthusiasts who love building and exploring all things mechanical.

When finished, it provides a practical, educational aid to understand how a full-size hybrid system works. For children and adults, this kit will keep you entertained for hours!

This box contains all the parts and tools you need to assemble the model. It comes complete with a fully illustrated instruction manual, giving you clear step-by-step guidance through the build process. All you need to provide is the time and the three batteries to power the motor.

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