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Ten Cool toys and Games for the Whole Family.


Goat Yoga Game £26 from Firebox.comLimber up and get your sweet caboose on the yoga mat. It’s time for some goat yoga - yes, you’re reading that correctly. Based on the bizarre phenomenon of people doing yoga around real goats to boost their chakras or something, this game is a load of laughs that will leave you feeling on top of the world. Even the most ardent stretch-dodgers will want to get involved when they see how fun this thing is. Strike a pose, punch the inflatable goat, toss him in the air, bleat out a merry little tune in a particularly testing position, the challenges are endless! Keep tabs on the winners with the included scorepad - she who completes the most challenges wins.


Cheatwell Games Brain Ache £20 from Selfridges The game where you race to identify familiar catchphrases or words represented by perplexing pictures. Can you guess which sayings the pictures on the cards represent? Quickest to guess wins the card so think fast and shout out the answer before anyone else. Brain Ache contains hundreds of picture puzzles that will baffle and boggle your brain.


Kikkerland Tic Tac Twist £20 from Kikkerlandeu.com A game of noughts and crosses with a twist, your body has to make the line to win! Get ready for some serious stretches.


Geomag (067) Full Colour Try Me 16 Piece Set £33 from Amazon 100% recycled Magicube’s intuitive system encourages children to learn and master a range of skills including problem-solving, motor skills, hand/eye coordination, building, colour recognition, and counting. The individual cubes and shapes can be attached with the hidden internal magnets meaning the cubes can very quickly become structures such as cars, birds, houses, or planes. The wonder of Magicube is that the cubes can be made into whatever a child wants, it can be as simple or complex as their imagination allows.


Build Your Own RC Racing Car £20 from ThumbsUp.com Fancy yourself as a mechanic? Yes? well then ready, steady, go! It's full throttle ahead when you follow the instructions and construct the pieces to build and paint this 4-wheel radio-controlled racing car. You can fully customise your car with 6 paint colours, because looking good when in 1st place is what matters.


Orb Retro Dance Mat £35 from Menkind Rewind to the days when you'd dance off at your local arcade. Stomping, stamping, and jumping to get the highest score, all while hemorrhaging your £1's. Well, now you can do it all at home without spending all of your £££s and dealing with local bullies. The Orb - 1 Player Retro Dance Mat is Plug and Play into your TV and includes 9 games, 110 built-in songs, 3 difficulty levels, and hours of fun.



Kidoki Teeter Totter Shapes Wooden Balance Game £25 from Kikkerlandeu.com Take it one step at a time, how many shapes can you balance without them falling off?


Dantoy Greenhouse Kit £37 from Smallable.com This mini greenhouse kit is perfect for budding horticulturists! It’s solid and durable design lets kids discover the world of gardening and will keep them entertained for hours. Made from sugar cane is grown in controlled, pesticide-free plantations in central and southern Brazil.


Bioplastic, made from sugar cane, is a 100% sustainable and 100% recyclable raw material.


Airo Balance Bike £139 from Hornit.com The best balance bike around, ideal to start the biking journey. Proven to help kids learn to ride quicker as they concentrate on balancing first. Weighing just 2.95kg, starting your little one on their cycling journey is easier for them than ever before! With a lifetime frame warranty, it is built to last and to be passed down. Available in 6 colours.


Animal Mix Up Game £20 from Kikkerlandeu.comMix and match 30 wooden puzzle pieces to create animal face combinations, then dress them up with a fancy hat and top.

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