Winners of Dad’s Choice Awards 2021 announced

Published on: 23rd November 2021

Eleven winners have been honoured in this year’s Dad’s Choice Awards 2021, while a number of companies have been Highly Commended or Commended for their toys. 

With just over a month to go until Christmas Day, Dad’s Choice Awards has announced its 11 Top Winners for 2021, saying each of the winning products ‘grabbed the attention of the testers’. A further eight products have been awarded the Highly Commended Award, while six received the Commended Award for 2021.

The Winners are as follows:

  • Scalextric – ARC AIR GT Challenge (Mercedes GT3 v Ford GT GTE)
  • Little Tikes – T-Rex Truck
  • Trends UK – Science Mad Digital Metal Detector
  • Golden Bear – Windy Bums Panda, Monkey and Unicorn
  • Orchard Toys – Wiggly Words Game
  • Build Your Own – Mini Build: Ladybird
  • Hue Animation – Hue Animation Studio
  • Marvin’s Magic – Marvin’s 30 Amazing Magic Pens
  • Viga Toys – Balancing Game: Space
  • McMiller Entertainment – UpRoar!
  • Tig Tag – Tig Tag

The Highly Commended companies are:

  • Asmodee – BrainBox: Football
  • Scalextric – Micro Scalextric Batman vs Joker Set Battery Powered Race Set
  • Trends UK – Big Box of Magic Set
  • Alpha Animation – Safari Park Track Set
  • Little Tikes – Cozy Coupe Shopping Cart
  • Zuru – Rainbocorns Fairycorn Surprise (Series 4)
  • Exploding Kittens – Exploding Minions
  • Golden Bear – Smart Ball Counter Football

The Commended companies are:

  • Asmodee – Ticket to Ride Europe
  • Zuru – X-Shot Excel Crusher
  • Hornby/Airfix – Small Starter Set: New Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc
  • Playmonster UK – My Living World Bug Photography Kit
  • MGA Entertainment – Rainbow High Fashion Doll: River Kendall
  • Corgi – CS90629 Flying Aces F-35 Lightning

Dale Luckhurst from Hornby/Airfix said: “We are delighted our Small Starter Set Supermarine Spitfire MK.VC has been chosen as Commended Winner in the 2021 Dad’s Choice Awards. Thank you to the ‘Dad testers’, judges, and entire team for helping us spread the joy that is model building by selecting our product as one of your winners. Sometimes the best ‘dad gift’ is one he gets to share with his children and this starter set is the perfect choice for that. This easy-to-build Spitfire is ideal for modellers of all skills and a great starting point for anyone wanting to get involved in the hobby, not to mention fun for all the family.”

Alpha Animation’s Julie Ball added: “Chuggington fans will be excited to get their hands on the new Safari Park Track set, as seen in the Cbeebies TV series. We are thrilled to be celebrating our UK launch of this product with an accreditation from Dad’s Choice in such a competitive category.”

The award-winning entries can be seen in detail online


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