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Whether it’s a new toy, game, playground or teaching style, this is where we’ll cover it. It’s also where you’ll find tips from our experts in every field of play.

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Whether it’s a new toy, game, playground or teaching style, this is where we’ll cover it. It’s also where you’ll find tips from our experts in every field of play.

10 child-friendly Autumn walks near London

10 child-friendly Autumn walks near London

Just before we say goodbye to Autumn’s leafy wonderland, I’ve rounded up 10 of the top family woodland walks, all within an hour of London. It was originally meant for the whole of the UK but it would have taken you until the end of the year to actually read it that way.

Meet our friends: PlanToys

Meet our friends: PlanToys

Plan Toys is one of the UK’s favourite ethical toy brands for good reason. Aside from their lovely looks, the toys are all made from sustainable wood in probably the most eco-friendly toy factory in the world. Read all about it right here.

Plan your green Halloween

Plan your green Halloween

Whether you’re planning a full-on sugar fest surrounded by their whole class or just a bowl of sweets and a pumpkin by the door, a bit of planning could save you from panic buying everything on Prime the day before. And save a little bit of the world while you’re at it.

Meet our friends: Lauvely

Meet our friends: Lauvely

Getting ready to snuggle down for Netflix and take-out season? Let me introduce to you the ultimate accompaniments. Lauvely is the brainchild (braintoy) of Laura Cima, the Spanish designer-come-toymaker with a head for adventure and a love of fairytales.

Meet our friends: Wooden Story

Meet our friends: Wooden Story

Into wooden toys? Yup. Probably worth diving into this little read then. These guys were one of our founding store brands and would fly off the table at any market we took them too. They’re one of my very favourite baby gifts (unless you’re sending them overseas as they weigh a tonne) and look pretty great on display too. Let us introduce you to Wooden Story.

Meet our friends: PARK Social Soccer Co.

Meet our friends: PARK Social Soccer Co.

When I ran the shop, I was always on the lookout for amazing toy brands that ticked the boxes of being beautifully designed, ethically made and built to last. Sometimes, though, I’d stumble across a brand that went above and beyond. PARK Social Soccer Co. is one of those brands.

Bringing Montessori home with The Montessori Studio

Bringing Montessori home with The Montessori Studio

If you’ve got young kids, you probably know a thing or two about Montessori education. Even mainstream schools are weaving it into their classrooms these days. But if you’re anything like us at ToyDrop Towers, you might need a hand when it comes to bringing this brilliant philosophy home…

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