Dad testers select Dad’s Choice Awards 2023 winners

Published on: 7th November 2023

The 2023 Dad’s Choice Awards winners impressed a selection of Dad testers and their children with their creativity, fun and value for money.

With just under two months until Christmas Day, the Dads Choice Awards entries help parents pick out Christmas presents with the confidence that they’ve already made the grade. Dad’s Choice Awards are the only awards where Dads decide which toys cut the mustard and are a celebration of Dads and their kids playing and spending time together.

The organisers of the awards say that the panel of testers has once again been spoilt for choice, as they put toys through their paces across the UK.

The 2023 Winners were chosen because each had creativity, fun factor, value for money and impressed a selection of Dad testers and their children. A further eighteen products have been awarded the Highly Commended Award, and thirteen received the Commended Award for 2022.

The Winners products that impressed across the board include: Epoch Super Mario Rally Tennis, Wow! Stuff Real FX Jurassic Park T-Rex, WellyWeight, Plus-Plus Big Travel Case, Rubies Barbie Mermaid – UV Colour Changing Dress, Biggies, Sussed Wild Green, Micro Mini to Grow Light Up 4in1 Micro Trike Scooter, L.O.L Surprise! Magic Flyers, L.O.L Surprise! Swap Tots, Hue Animation Studio, Bandai UK Miraculous Volkswagen E-Beetle with Fashion Doll, Bandai UK Rainbow Loom Loomi-Pals Combo Pack, Bandai UK Sonic Prime Action Figures Collectible Pack, Connetix 120 Piece Pastel Creative Pack, PlayMonster UK Harry Potter 5 Second Rule Mini, PlayMonster UK Pigs on Trampolines, Melissa & Doug Barber Shop Playset, Melissa & Doug Outer Space Glow in the Dark Floor Puzzle, Zuru Robo Alive Mega Dino Fossil Find, Zuru Super-Sized Snackles, Zuru X-Shot Insanity Motorized Rage Fire (72 Darts), Trends UK Paint Pop Paint Sticks range, Trends UK Machine Works Robotic Arm Kit, Golden Bear Smart Ball Soccer Bot, Golden Bear Mind Meld, Moose Toys Beast Lab Shark Beast Creator, Razor Crazy Cart Shuffle, Gel Blaster Gel Blaster Surge and Build Your Own Dragon.

The Highly Commended Winners include Epoch Aquabeads Dinosaur World, Wow! Stuff Hypr Rocket 500, Tig-Tag, Plus-Plus Puzzle by Number Rocket, Mattel’s Barbie Fashion Dress-Up Trunk, Rubies Universal’s Therizinosaurus Kids Costume, Sussed Oddball Orange, Micro Sprite Classic LED Scooter: Neochrome, Rainbow High Colour and Create Fashion DIY Doll, Bandai UK Tamagotchi Uni, Bandai UK Crash Bandicoot Action Figures, Connetix 106 Piece Pastel Ball Run Pack, PlayMonster UK Spirograph Neon, Melissa & Doug Sticker Wow! Sticker Stamper & Activity Pad – Dinosaur, Melissa & Doug Top & Bake Pizza Counter Play Set, Zuru Mega Gross Minis, Trends UK Alphablocks Phonics Fun and Golden Bear Farty Freddie.

The Commended Winners include: Zuru X-Shot Hyper Gel HPG-700 Blaster, Zuru Smashers Dino Island T-Rex Battles, Zuru Mini Brands Series 4 Capsules, Melissa & Doug Race Around the World Floor Tracks Puzzle, Playmonster UK My Little Pony Fuzzikins, Playmonster UK 5 Second Relay, Bandai UK Shashibo, BABY born Minis, Sussed Amazing Purple, Scalextric 1980s Grand Prix Race Set, Eolo Toys Gummymals, Zimpli Kids Doodle N Dip and Dow Creative Enterprises Nurse Florence, Can I Get Lyme Disease from a Tick Bite?

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Last year’s winners can be found here.


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