The Outdoor Toy Awards recipients were selected based on price point and the amount of play they got from the kids attending the event.
With over 60 entries from across the UK and strong interest from across Europe, the winner’s of this year’s Outdoor Toys Awards have been announced.
Now in its sixth year, the Outdoor Toy Awards remain the only dedicated event for this sector of the toy market. The importance of the category could certainly be seen this year with plenty of innovation from the UK manufacturers and distributors.
Nick Gibbs-McNeill of Kidzcoolit and Youth #Gottit (and trampoline builder), said of the event: “The top toys have been selected based on the amount of play they got from all of the kids attending and also their price point at this tough financial time for families.”
Peter Jenkinson of Toyology and founder of the Outdoor Toy Awards, added: “I’ve certainly noticed over the years we’ve run the event that the build quality across all categories has improved and the new ideas just keep coming. It is such a joy to see the kids out and about, interacting with each other – miles of smiles I think the cliché is.”
Winners of each sub category were :
Climbing and Adventure – Feber Eco Playhouse
Outdoor Sports – Skills Ball Smart Ball, Golden Bear
Flying Toys – Aerobie Sonic Fin
Ride On – Torq Ruff 200mm big wheel scooter
Trampolines & Inflatables – Sportspower 10ft x 8ft Trampoline
Pre-School – Fisher Price 4.5 foot Trampoline, Mattel
Science and Nature – Wooden Potting Bench, TP toys
Outdoor Games and Play – Giant Pass the Pugs, Winning Moves
Battle & Blaster Toys – X-Shot FaZe Clan, Zuru
Houses, Tents & Hideaways – Crazy Fort, DKB Toys & Distribution
Overall Best in Play – Wahu Zoom Ball Hydro
Nick added: “An absolute blast was had once again at the awards, plenty of fun in the sun, lots of energy expended and to show our gratitude everyone involved had themselves an outdoor toy to take home. We’ll be starting the process for the 2023 event in the coming weeks, hoping that suppliers will be able to get products to us sooner.”