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Winners of the 2022 Creative Play Awards announced

Published on: 24th November 2022

Sponsored and organised by Creative Steps magazine, the 2022 Creative Play Awards promote creative play as a vital component of child development.

Creative Play AwardsThe prestigious 2022 Creative Play Awards results have been collated and the winners published within the Winter issue of Creative Steps magazine, as well as on www.creativesteps.co.uk and across the publication’s social media platforms.

The awards recognise the best products available to enhance creative development in young children and the factors which are beneficial to the consumer when making purchasing decisions.

John Hopley, editor of Creative Steps, commented: “With a 38% increase in the number of products entered in this, its 15th year, the 2022 Creative Play Awards help recognise some of the best creative play toys, games, books and resources available in the UK. We still feel it is vital to have the products assessed by independent testers in homes, schools, early years and childcare settings around the country, emphasising the importance of learning through creative play for children. These awards help parents, teachers and carers find the latest quality products that allow them to do so.”

The 2022 Winners and Highly Commended entries are as follows:

Toys and Games – Indoor (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Fabula Toys: If You’re Happy & You Know It inflatable activity dice
  • Highly Commended – Jazwares: Dino Ranch Clubhouse

Toys and Games – Indoor (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Learning Resources: Playfoam Sand Sensory Set
  • Highly Commended – Addo Play: Happyland Village Collection

Toys and Games – Outdoor (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Frog Bikes: Tadpole Mini Balance Bike

Toys and Games – Outdoor (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Wilton Bradley: Playhouse: Waterwall
  • Highly Commended – SmarTrike: Xtend Scooter

Toys and Games – Outdoor (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Wilton Bradley: Xootz – Sketch Ya Deck Skateboard
  • Highly Commended – Tig-Tag: TIig-Tag

Painting/Colouring/Modelling Materials (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Addo Play: Sandsational Cut ‘N’ Crunch

Painting/Colouring/Modelling Materials (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Trends UK: Paint Pop Paint Sticks Creation Station
  • Highly Commended – Little Brian: People Paint Sticks

Painting/Colouring/Modelling Materials (8-11 years)

  • Winner – PlayMonster: Spirograph Scratch & Shimmer

Boys Craft Kits (0-3 years)

  • Winner – PlayMonster: Fuzzikins Family Car

Boys Craft Kits (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Spin Master Toys: Pixobitz Studio
  • Highly Commended – Learning Resources: Numberblocks Stampoline Park Stamp Activity Set

Boys Craft Kits (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Brainstorm: Eugy
  • Highly Commended – Trends UK: Machine Works Hybrid Engine

Girls Craft Kits (4-7 years)

  • Winner – PlayMonster: My Fairy Garden Blossom Balloon
  • Highly Commended – Epoch Making Toys: Aquabeads Deluxe Carry Case

Girls Craft Kits (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Flair: Mini Delices Chocolate Bar Maker
  • Highly Commended – Spin Master Toys: Cool Maker Stitch ‘N Style Fashion

Imaginative Role Play (0-3 years)

  • Winner – LittleMagicTrain: Toy Shop at the North Pole
  • Highly Commended – Jazwares: Marvel’s Spidey & His Amazing Friends Web Spinning Hauler

Imaginative Role Play (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Addo Play: Early Learning Centre My Little Make Up Set
  • Highly Commended – Magicbox Toys: KookyLoos Mia’s Kooky Caravan

Imaginative Role Play (8-11 years)

  • Winner – International Elf: Wizards & Wonders – Twig’s Subscription Box

Electronic and Multimedia (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Trends UK: Numberblocks Number Fun

Electronic and Multimedia (4-7 years)

  • Winner – WowWee: Got2Glow Fairy Finder

Electronic and Multimedia (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Mookie: Pixicade

Special Educational Needs Toys/Resources (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Polydron: My First Octoplay
  • Highly Commended – Educational Advantage: Wooden Lacing Clothes

Special Educational Needs Toys/Resources (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Hue: Hue Animation Studio

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