MadeforMums Toy Awards winners 2022 announced

Published on: 11th October 2022

The MadeforMums winners include Christmas must-have toys that offer value for money as tested and recommended by 600 families.

MadeForMums, the UK parenting site for product reviews, has announced its winners of the MadeForMums Toy Awards 2022, as judged by over 600 child testers, their parents and a team of expert judges on over 300 shortlisted toys.

MadeForMums says its top-ranking toy review content drives over £960K of toy sales a year, with a MadeForMums Toy Award trusted by parents and recognised by retailers as a sign of a toy’s outstanding quality and play potential.

This year’s list reveals a number of priorities and trends influencing parents’ choices in the peak toy buying season leading up to Christmas. In these cost-conscious times, many parents of the child judges signalled the return of one ‘big present’, such as a playset, that’s carefully chosen to have a real wow factor but also enough play potential to be loved and played with for a long time. Parents were also won over by ‘clever’ toys that provide extra value because they’re fun to construct before being played with, or because they can be customised and changed it in multiple ways.

The judges also picked out for several high-quality eco-friendly toys, including wooden toys and toys made entirely out of biodegradable materials. There was also huge enjoyment of the latest all-singing, all-dancing, all-light-flashing showstopper toys like the Jurassic World Real FX Baby Blue.

Helen Brown, toys editor of MadeForMums, said: “Over several months, MadeForMums has rigorously tested hundreds of toys using the best toy experts of all – children. Our child judges give us super-honest feedback after hours of play, so we know which toys really do deliver long-term play value. And with the extra help of their parents, toy industry experts and our expert editorial team, we have been able to build up a clear picture of the must-have toys for Christmas 2022 with the best play potential.”

She added: “We’ve discovered some really great-value toys at under the £40 and £20 mark, too – often toys that parents told us they expected to pay more for. Innovative toys made entirely of cardboard are also great to see as an emerging trend, as is an ever stronger focus from toy makers on more sustainable packaging.”

The MadeForMums Toy Awards 2022 celebrate the best children’s toys at every age and stage, from newborn to teens, and cover 52 categories from Best Toddler Toy and Best Doll to Best Science Toy, Best Educational Toy, Best First Bike and Best Stocking Filler.


  • Pixicade
  • Jurassic World – Real FX Baby Blue
  • Got2Glow – Fairy Finder
  • Xootz Bumper Car
  • Melissa & Doug – Wooden Shape Sorting Grocery Cart
  • Barbie – Dream Camper Vehicle Playset
  • Lego Friends – Olivia’s Space Academy
  • Play-Doh – Kitchen Creations Ultimate Ice Cream Truck Playset
  • Build Your Own Pinball Machine
  • Fisher-Price – DJ Bouncin Beats
  • Hexbug – Hexmods Pro Series Elite
  • Clementoni – Harry Potter Wizarding World Hagrid’s Hut Terrarium


  • Best Playset Under £30  – My Fairy Garden Blossom Balloon
  • Best Playset Under £50  – Super Wings World Aircraft Robot
  • Best Playset Under £75 – Sylvanian Families Pony’s Stylish Hair Salon
  • Best Playset Over £75 – Awesome Academy By Our Generation
  • Best Interactive Toy Little Live Pets – Mama Surprise
  • Best Doll Under £45 – Cocomelon Boo Boo Jj
  • Best Doll Over £45 – Meagan By Our Generation
  • Best Fashion Doll – Lol Surprise! OMG Core Series 6 Sketches + Melrose
  • Best Construction/Building Toy – Lego City Mobile Crane
  • Best Toddler Toy – Learning Resources Poppy The Count & Stack Flower Pot
  • Best Christmas-Themed Toy – Playmobil Christmas Bakery Advent Calendar
  • Best Toy Featuring A Tv/Movie/Book Character – Imaginext Jurassic World Mega Stomp & Rumble Giga Dino
  • Best Toy Vehicle Under £25 – Marvel’s Spidey And His Amazing Friends Flip And Jet
  • Best Toy Vehicle Over £25 – Heroes Of Goo Jit Zu Stretch & Strike Thrash Mobile
  • Best Wooden Toy – Melissa & Doug Wooden Slice & Stack Sandwich Counter
  • Best Toy For Pretend Play Under £30 – Playmobil City Life 70885 Recycling Truck
  • Best Family Game Under £20 – Exploding Kittens Mantis
  • Best Family Game Over £20 – Monopoly Travel World Tour Board Game
  • Best Jigsaw/Puzzle – Orchard Toys At The Museum
  • Best Tech Toy/Gadget – Tamagotchi Pix
  • Best Science/Stem Toy – Machine Works Haynes Hybrid Engine Kit
  • Best Soft Toy – Pokemon 8” Plush
  • Best Sustainable/Ethical Toy – Dantoy Blue Marine Large Dumper
  • Best Portable/Travel Toy – Leappods Max
  • Best Educational/Learning Toy Under £25 – Numberblocks Number Fun
  • Best Educational/Learning Toy Over £25 – Edx Education Monster Counters Activity Set
  • Best Art & Craft Toy Or Kit – Hey Clay Animals Set
  • Best Stocking Filler – Sea-Monkeys Ocean Zoo
  • Best First Bike – Woom2
  • Best Scooter – Smartrike Xtend Scooter
  • Best Balance Bike –  Kidvelo Rookie 12 Balance Bike
  • Best Trike – Kinderkraft Tricyle Minibi
  • Best Sensory Toy – Clementoni Soft Clemmy Touch, Discover And Play Sensory Table
  • Best Toy For Active Play – Gamez Jam Mini Basketball Ho
  • Best Playmat – Munchkin & Bear Luxe Padded Play Mat
  • Best Garden Toy Under £200 – Tp Wooden Deluxe Potting Bench
  • Best Garden Toy Over £200 – Ufo Den & Climbing Frame
  • Best Outdoor Toy – Yvolution Twista Skates
  • Best Playtent Or Teepee – One For Fun Colour Your Own Play Tent: Dinosaur
  • Best Toy Storage Product – Rex London Wild Wonders Recycled Toy Tidy

Accolades were also presented in Silver and Bronze caregories. For the full MadeForMums for Christmas Toy Awards 2022 winners click here


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