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£74.95
1 Minute Giant Sand Timer Stool
This enormous stylish 1 minute sand timer stools acts as a seat and timing device! Just like a standard egg timer, it is simply rotated to set the sand flowing through the device and to time events.
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£349.99
1.2 metre Bubble Tower Freestanding
Our delightful bubble wall creates the ultimate sensory calming oasis that you and your children crave. A delightful product which will enhance your sensory room with a fantastic array of colours and calming influence.
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£10.49
10 Pack Double Sided Rectangular Mirrors
Use this set to help with articulation, learn about emotions, increase body awareness, self awareness and more!
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£2.99
10 Pack Transparent Numbers
A set of colourful, transparent letters for the light box. Each of the numbers measures approximately 5cm high. Excellent for promoting number recognition in young children. Through playing with these numbers on the light box, children can learn basic numerous skills. These plastic numbers can also be used without the light panel. Suitable for children from the age of 3 years.
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£79.95
10 Shelf Spring Loaded Dryer
This floor standing heavy duty 10 shelf spring loaded drying unit comes complete with 2 castors to enable the unit to be easily moved between classrooms. The unit takes up to A2 size paper and is epoxy coated for easy cleaning. The wipe clean shelves stay in place when loading/unloading paintings due to the spring system.
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£9.49
2 Pack Bath Under Water Disco
This ingenious floating gizmo projects several seriously psychedelic multicoloured light sequences onto the bottom and sides of the bath.
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£74.95
20 Piece Bumper Sensory Liquid Timer Kit
Turn these colourful liquid timers over and watch droplets tumble and bounce to the bottom, bubbles float to the top and fat spherical droplets walking in a line down a spiral staircase.
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£104.95
20 Shelf Spring Loaded Dryer
Black painted welded steel frame with coated wire spring loaded shelves. Also features wheels at the rear of the frame to enable mobility when the rack is tilted.
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£4.69
26 Pack Transparent Letters
A set of colourful, transparent letters for the light box. Each of the letters measures approximately 5cm high. Excellent for promoting letter recognition in young children. Through playing with these letters on the light box, children can learn basic literacy skills.
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£65.99
3 Minute Giant Sand Timer Stool
This enormous stylish 3 minute sand timer stools acts as a seat and timing device! Just like a standard egg timer, it is simply rotated to set the sand flowing through the device and to time events.
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£9.49
3.5kg Corn Flour Messy Play
From exploring mark making to 'gloop' our bumper pack of cornflour offers endless possibilities for learning through sensory play. Available in 3.5kg bags, save by buying two or three together. Use under adult supervision.
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£17.95
3.5KG Jelly Crystals
Squeeze, drip and scoop the jelly for fun tactile exploration. Each bag makes 35 pints of jelly. Contains gelatine. Use under adult supervision.
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£7.95
4 Pack Family of Ducks
​Includes a large duck and 3 little ducklings which all light up and flash in different colours creating a sensory mood, ideal for use in a dark den. Size: large duck approximately 6.5cm, small ducks approximately 4.5cm.
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£47.95
4 pack of Mirror Trays
The trays are perfect for sorting and collecting. The mirrored base gives these trays an engaging design. Children will love filling the trays with jewels and treasures and exploring their reflection. Why not use the trays for transient art activities.
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£99.99
40 Shelf Table Top Dryer
This 40 shelf sturdy paint dryer has perfect spaced shelves for easy use. 20 shelves on each side finished in epoxy coated resin for easy cleaning. The unit takes up to A3 size paper.
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£74.95
5 minute Giant Sand Timer Stool
This enormous stylish 5 minute sand timer stools acts as a seat and timing device! Just like a standard egg timer, it is simply rotated to set the sand flowing through the device and to time events.
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£8.95
5 Pack Bath Water Flutes
Excellent entertainment for young children at bath time! Filling the clear tubes with varying quantities of water produces different notes. Brightly coloured and containing song sheets to follow, the Water Flutes even float on the water so they aren't lost in the bottom of the tub.
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£12.97
5 Pack of Aroma Playdough
AromaPlay™ Playdough is a wonderful silky smooth dough filled by smell
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£129.95
500mm Round Light Panel
Stylishly designed, it provides for a bright arena of evenly dispersed white light for use in any area of the classroom but it is particularly impressive in a dark corner where quiet focussed observation is more easily achieved.
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£169.99
58cm Clear Water Play Table
This generously sized 58cm Clear Water Play Table with a water release valve in the tray's bottom for fast and efficient emptying. Strong tubular frame with castors for easy movement. Size: height - 58cm. Tray size: 110 x 60.5 x 21.5cm.
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£269.99
700mm Colour Changing Light Panel Round
Children will be fascinated by these new light panels allowing them to discover a new world bathed in coloured light. Colour changing light panels offer the opportunity to explore the effects of colour mixing, opacity and transparency and to observe natural made objects in a interesting and different way.
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£209.99
70cm Round Light Panel Large
Stylishly designed, it provides for a bright arena of evenly dispersed white light for use in any area of the classroom but it is particularly impressive in a dark corner where quiet focussed observation is more easily achieved. It comes with a safe low voltage power supply 
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£8.99
8 Pack Play Foam School Value Pack
Completely mess-free; Playfoam does not stick to hands, clothes or carpet Use again and again; never dries out Children simply shape Playfoam into anything in their imagination before squashing it down and starting all over again.
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£179.95
A2 Colour Changing Light Panel
Children will be fascinated by these new light panels allowing them to discover a new world bathed in coloured light. Colour changing light panels offer the opportunity to explore the effects of colour mixing, opacity and transparency and to observe natural made objects in a interesting and different way. 
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£144.99
A2 Ultra Bright Light Panel
Great for viewing transparent and translucent objects or for use in science investigations. Light Boxes enable children to experiment and investigate colour mixing.
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£94.99
A3 Light Panel
Great for viewing transparent and translucent objects or for use in science investigations. Light Boxes enable children to experiment and investigate colour mixing and a record function makes them Ideal for assessment purposes.
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£134.99
A4 Illuminated Writing Boards 4pk
Get creative and see your designs glow. There are seven colour options and an automatic scrolling option. Simply press the button to explore different effects. A four hour charge allows 10-12 hours of continual use.
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£6.95
Acetate Sheets
A set of colourful A4 acetate sheets, ideal for exploring colour-mixing and using with other colour and light resources on a light panel.
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£62.99
Active Tuff tray and Stand
These versatile tuff spot trays are simply superb and the added benefit of this package is that the Tuff tray comes with an height adjustable stand,making it the complete package to get up and running with your sensory play ideas straight away. ​ 
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£49.99
Active World Adjustable Tuff Tray Stand
Designed to securely hold our Active World Trays, this improved stand now has the advantage of being adjustable to 4 height positions.
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£41.99
Active World Removable Mirror Mat
Manufactured from a strong plastic, this scratch resistant mirror insert can be easily added to the Active World Tray. The mirror is easy to remove for cleaning and storage between uses. This removable mirror adds a new dimension to play with the Active World Tray.
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£13.99
Active World Tray
These versatile tuff spot trays are simply superb. They store easily, you can carry them easily, attach canopies easily to the top holes, and they are extremely durable Why not fill it up with sand and hunt for squidgy sparkle letters, fill it with water and sail a boat you made yourself, or use it as a giant inspection tray for minibeasts?
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£18.99
Active World Tray Cover
This waterproof Tuff tray cover fits snugly over the tuff tray using elastic and a toggle. Suitable for indoors and out. Wipe clean, hand wash.
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£279.99
Active World Tray Tuff Outside Table
Designed to hold our Active World Tray this wooden outdoor table is ideal for a whole host of outdoor learning opportunities.
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£279.99
Activity Water Tray And Stand
This large activity water table features two basins for water, deep and shallow. The deep side provides a large play space for a variety of different activities, there are two clear locks between shallow and the deep basin which allow children to experiment with transferring floating objects between the two basins.
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£16.95
Alphabet Stampers
These stampers have easy-grip handles and are sturdy for use by young children and come in a carry case enabling them to be used indoors and outdoors.
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£17.95
Amazing Boat Set Pack of 20
Superb Boat Set in a pack of 20, great for small world and imaginary play in sand and water. The collection contains a vast selection of boats for use in water play.
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£1.29
Amoeba Putty
Putty comes complete with a set of wiggly eyes. Bounce it, stretch it,mould it!
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£10.95
Aquadoodle Rainbow
Now you can draw rainbow pictures using nothing but water! Fill the special pen with water, and use it to draw pictures on the magic mat.
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£45.95
Aroma Diffuser Colour Changing Zenbow
The pyramid of light purifiers, ionises and hydrates your surroundings, using only tap water and essential oils which gently scent the air with a fine mist
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£6.99
Aroma Doh Alert
Alert – A beautiful blue Aroma Smart Doh enriched with peppermint essential oil. A Stimulating and refreshing dough. Smart Doh is a fantastic fun way to express imaginative play. The bright colours and smell make this both visually and aromatically appealing.
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£6.99
Aroma Doh Calming
Calming Purple Aroma Smart Doh enriched with organic Lavender essential oil, to help with quiet, restful play and encourage peaceful sleep. Smells wonderfully relaxing. Smart Doh is a fantastic fun way to express imaginative play. The bright colours and smell make this both visually and aromatically appealing.
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£6.99
Aroma Doh Cheerful
Cheerful — A grass-green Aroma Smart Doh enriched with Lime essential oils to help uplift and banish grumpiness. Smart Doh is a fantastic fun way to express imaginative play. The bright colours and smell make this both visually and aromatically appealing.
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£6.99
Aroma Doh Happy
Happy – A bright yellow Aroma Smart Doh with a refreshing scent. Enriched with Lemon essential oil to uplift your mood and help children focus and concentrate. Smart Doh is a fantastic fun way to express imaginative play. The bright colours and smell make this both visually and aromatically appealing.
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£7,795.00
Awesome Sensory in an Instant Sensory Kit
A classic collection of sensory toys and sensory lighting all contained as a complete package.
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£4.99
Bag of Jelly Stones
Watch as these amazing polymers absorb 200 times their volume of water! JellyStones change from small hard pebbles into large squishy shapes in a matter of minutes.
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£2.49
Balloon Boats
Use the pipe at the back of this Balloon Powered Boat to blow up the balloon and watch it grow into a colourful sail.
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£1.49
Bath Crayons
 Our brightly coloured Bath Crayons are great for making bathtime fun and developing your little one's creativity skills. A great bath toy for all
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£7.99
Bath Gem Floating Mood Light
Make your bath sparkle with a dancing disco of lights that splash around the tub! Simply switch on this Bath Gem and float it on the surface of the water. Its colourful LED lights illuminate the water, with the bottom of the bath reflecting the light all around you. Press the button subsequent times to change the lighting mode between the six different display modes
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£8.99
Bath lights
Light up your bathroom with this double pack of amazing sensory experience bathlights which really do make bathtime fun and calming
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£13.95
Bath Mirror Shapes
The Magic Bath mirrors are designed with safety in mind with only the safest flexible acrylic mirrors used and enclosed in a soft durable foam cover.
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£0.99
Bath Squirters
These squeezable water critters don't just look cute, but they can also spray a jet of water from their mouths. A great resource to encourage motor skills and hand to eye co-ordination and a fun interactive bath toy which children will love. 
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£1.99
Bath Water Flutes
Water music! What could be more fun than taking a bath or swim and making music at the same time? Fill the flutes with water then play along
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£1.19
Big Zoo Animal Character Bubble Bottles
Big Zoo Animal Character Bubble Bottles. Spend a warm summer day outside blowing bubbles with these friendly zoo friends. This colourful collection of animal character bubble bottles includes bears, monkeys, lions and hippos.
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£1.75
Bird Water Warbler
Fill this cute little finch-style bird with water, extend the mouthpiece and blow to create warbling bird-like sounds.
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£179.99
Blue Sand And Water Table
A robust sand and water tray,supplied with sturdy metal stand with two locking castors. All legs are adjustable to suit children’s height.
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£1.95
Bouncing Bubbles
Pour your bubble solution into the tray provided, pop on your brightly coloured magic gloves, dip your bubble wand into the solution and blow bubbles, bubbles, bubbles!
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£2.49
Bubble Blizzard Blower
Blow a blizzard of tiny bubbles that you can catch! Everything you need for bubble blizzard blowing mayhem is included, just dip the blower in the bubble liquid and BLOW!
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£12.49
Bubble Blower
Simply add some bubble mixture (1 tub of bubble mixture is included) and press the button to begin the sensory fun.
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£3.49
Bubble gun
This bubble maker is bound to entertain kids all day long. Simply pull the trigger and not only will you see bubbles stream out, but the Bubble Gun also makes a great light show!
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£8.99
Bubble Horn
If your child avoids the bath tub with a stony determination, toys like this can turn things around .... or they can be just for fun.
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£13.95
Bubble Machine Party
The Bubble Machine is compact and lightweight with a retractable handle and produces a great amount of bubbles.
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£4.49
Bubble Ooze Timer
These large bubble ooze timers are a calming resource for children as they watch the coloured bubbles float down. These large timers are suitable for children from the age of 3 years.
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£3.95
Bubble Rocket
Simply Dip the rocket into the included tray of bubble solution and then press the switch to activate the propeller and watch as a delightful array of bubbles fill the room
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£5.49
Bubble tube add ons Fish
A delightful set consisting of colourful artificial Sea Animals with wiggly tails.
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£5.49
Bubble tube add ons Sea Creatures
A delightful set consisting of colourful artificial Sea Animals with wiggly tails.
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£0.59
Bubble Tubs
Use these Super Bubble tubs to create a world of sensory wonder on a budget. They are a great multi-sensory pocket money item for all ages!
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£9.95
Bubble UFO Spinner
Pull the trigger and the rotor blades will start to spin rapidly, allowing the little 'copter to take off and drag an impressive plume of bubbles up with it. The set comes with two bubble flyers, letting you reload and get back in the air a lot quicker.
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£11.99
Bubbles Activity Kit
Our Bubbles Activity Kit offers a super sensory range of Bubble products. This kit enagges the senses, sight, smell, and touch, leaving you feeling invigorated
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£6.19
Bucket of Sea Shells
A fantastic assortment of sea shells, all packaged in a handy storage solution.
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£9.95
Bump and Go Bubble Train
The Bright and colourful Bump and Go Train makes authentic train noises and chugs along like the real thing, continuously blowing bubbles from its chimney while doing so.
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£18.99
Busy Fidget Fingers Gel Pad
Children love this cool Fidget Fingers Gel Pad as its such a tactile dream and its great for sensory play or even as a table fidget toy which you can keep on the desk to provide a focus point which will help boost a child's concentration and build fine motor skills at the same time.
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£5.95
Calming Moods Duck Light
Cute and colourful, the Duck Mood light is the perfect bath time companion. Made from durable, flexible rubber, the duck will create a relaxing, spa-like experience in your own bathroom. With self-contained LED lights that activate when it's placed in water, the colour smoothly changes from green to blue to fuchsia, creating a soothing and calming effect.
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£73.95
Clear Desktop Sand and Water Tray with Stand
This is a clear desktop sand and water Tray with a folding stand. It's space saving design is completely portable and can be used inside and outside the classroom. Perfect for toddler, preschool and toddler settings.
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£137.95
Clear Sand And Water Table With Lid
Beautifully designed and versatile clear sand and water tray with central helter skelter for use as a water channel or roadway and an outer trough which together stimulate imaginative play.
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£16.49
Clear Sand And Water Tray
These stackable sand and water trays are ideal for children to create sand, water and messy play.
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£209.95
Clear Titchy Tubs Set of 4
Set of 4 Clear Titchy Tubs designed especially for younger children, especially where space is limited. Strong tubular steel frames and compact tubs which are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use
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£234.99
Clear View Sand and Water Activity Centre
A great space-saving sand and water tray, perfect for settings with limited space. This sand and water activity tray features a deep clear tub with a large plug for easy draining. The clear sides of the tray make this piece really engaging as the children can see the contents through the sides. Includes locking castors and two snap-on trays. There is even a 10cm deep mega-tray for storage.
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£157.99
Clear Waterflow Channel System Set
A super collaborative play resource, specially designed to use with our Jumbo Guttering (available separately). Accessories not included. These stands encourage the children to set up different channelling possibilities independently. The children can investigate and explore and have great fun with a variety of play activities. Choose from a set of guttering, a set of stands or buy all and save!
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£4.49
Clever putty
Perfect for those moments of stress or boredom when nothing but a quick fix will do,contains a portion of silvery putty that can be stretched, twisted and moulded
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£2.49
Clockwork Bath Buddies
These little clockwork toys are ideal bath time friends! Simply wind them up and set them loose in the water and watch as they propel themselves forward with their moving limbs.
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£1.19
Coloufizz Bath Tints
Drop one of these Colourfizz Bath Tints tablets into a water-filled tub and it will make bath time extra colourful. 12 Colour Fizz tints per pack
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£1.89
Colour changing ducks
The colourful little bath-ducks are nice by themselves, and squeak when squeezed - but their magic lies in their ability to change colour according to temperature.
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£4.79
Colour changing ducks pack of 4
Colour changing ducks will encourage children to develop their curiosity about the world around them as they explore, experience unexpected events. Pack includes 4 colour changing ducks.
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£8.95
Colour Changing Pineapple Mood Light
A kitsch mood light with a huge sense of fun, the pineapple mood light is lit by colour change LEDs to phase through eight cool colours! Create a chilled out tropical vibe with this fruity lamp  and set to colour change or static light modes adding some serious colour to your home. 
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£3.49
Colour Changing Putty Pals
Watch this color changing putty transform as it comes into contact with a person's hand. As you play, knead and stretch this special putty, it will change colour!
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£3.49
Colour changing tap
The LED Faucet Light adds a splash of colour to your bathroom or kitchen and turns most taps into a streaming crystalline light source.
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£4.49
Colour Changing Thinking Putty
Warm up to this Heat-Sensitive Putty that changes hues just using your body heat. Just hold the putty for a little while will make it turn into a totally new colour. SAFE - This Lab putty is 100% safe and non-toxic. It never dries out and leaves no residue. Minimum recommended age 4+.
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£2.49
Colour mixing bubbles
Learn the science of the colour mixing with bubbles! The Colour Mixing Bubble Lab includes 3 vials of coloured bubble liquid.
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£2.99
Colour Mixing Paddles
Set of 6 transparent plastic flowers in primary and secondary colours. By overlapping the flowers, colour mixing can be demonstrated very cleverly.
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£2.95
Colour paddles
These fantastic Coloured Paddles can demonstrate the principles of colour mixing and change a primary colour into a secondary colour.
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£18.99
Colour Viewer Panel
This colour viewing toy is featured with 5 viewers in red, yellow, blue, green and orange. Children can learn about different colours and have fun exploring the world through the coloured viewers. Made from sustainable materials. Children can improve colour recognition. Colours have an item draw on so children can associate that colour to a real life object. The colour viewer has 5 different colours for children to explore. Size H1.2, W28, D28cm.
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£54.99
Coloured Desktop Sand and Water Tray Fun Pack Of 4
These stackable sand and water trays are ideal for children to create sand, water and messy play. Stackable sand and water trays are ideal for nurseries and classrooms with limited space. (Set of 4 colours: blue, yellow, red and green.)
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£62.94
Colourful Metallic Boulders
These blocks are suitable for use by babies from birth up to older children. Play is an important part of early childhood. Exploratory play and inquiry based learning encourages children to learn, develop and grow whilst they have fun.
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£4.99
Colouring Messy Play
These jumbo 500ml bottles of food colouring are ideal for any number of applications in your setting. Create everything from furious volcanoes to tranquil seas or concoct your own vibrant potions.
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£89.99
Community Town  Fire Station And Truck
Fire station from the community town range includes two firemen and a fire truck. Manufactured from high quality and durable Rubber wood.
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£89.99
Community Town Hospital And Ambulance
A two storey hospital featuring a doctor, a bed and a trolley with wheels. This colourful and fun play hospital measures 30cm wide x 31cm deep x 48cm high. Children can explore the role of emergency services in the community through play with this colourful set. Suitable for children from the age of 3 years.
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£89.99
Community Town Police Station And Car
This Police Station comes complete with related furniture, figures and a police car, which has a ramp for parking off road.
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£189.99
Complete Town House Set
Superb, three storey town house complete with furniture and family characters. Some lovely details include matching bed covers, cushions and window box flowers
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£23.10
Corner Shop Play Top
Turn your ordinary classroom furniture into a role play area. The play top size is designed to fit most tables and storage unit tops, instantly changing their use. 
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