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An amazing collection of messy play ideas suitable for children of all ages and abilities.
Have some fun inside the house or out in the garden with our large range of messy play ideas.

Benefits Of Messy Play. Babies and children learn and develop through play, but especially through unstructured, exploratory play.
This allows young children to make their own discoveries using their senses, curiosity and knowledge. Because messy and sensory play is all about exploring, there's not right or wrong.

 


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£4.49
10 Pack Smell Pots
Pack of 10 plastic pots with holes in the lids, ideal for adding scented ingredients to encourage children to explore using their sense of smell. Specification Size: 80 x 40mm dia. Pk10.
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£81.54
10 Shelf Spring Loaded Dryer
This floor standing heavy duty 10 shelf spring loaded art drying unit comes complete with 2 castors to enable the unit to be easily moved between classrooms. The 10 Shelf Spring Loaded Dryer takes up to A2 size paper and is epoxy coated for easy cleaning.
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£35.94
10 Shelf Wall Mounted Art Drying Rack
These 10 Shelf Wall Mounted Art drying racks are specially made for mounting directly to the wall. The shelves are suitable for A2 size paper and is designed to fold away back to the wall when not in use. The unit comes complete with fixings and is finished in epoxy coated resin for easy cleaning. 
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£5.69
15 Pack Colour paddles
Children love to hold them up and view the world in colours which create a fun learning experience. Invicta Colour Paddles. Comprises 15 paddles in the three primary colours.
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£47.94
15 Shelf Wall Mounted Art Drying Rack
These 15 Shelf Wall Mounted Art drying racks are specially made for mounting directly to the wall. The shelves are suitable for A3 size paper and is designed to fold away back to the wall when not in use. The unit comes complete with fixings and is finished in epoxy coated resin for easy cleaning. 
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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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£114.95
20 Shelf Spring Loaded Dryer
20 Shelf floor standing spring loaded drying rack made from high quality steel and features spring loaded racks. Black painted welded steel frame with coated wire spring loaded shelves. The 20 Shelf floor standing spring loaded drying rack also features wheels at the rear of the frame to enable mobility when the rack is tilted.
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£71.94
20 Shelf Wall Mounted Drying Rack
This 20 shelf spaced wall mounted drying rack is ideal for classrooms with little space. The unit is designed to fold away back to the wall when not in use. The unit comes complete with fixings and is finished in epoxy coated resin for easy cleaning.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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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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£17.49
3.5KG Jelly Crystals
Squeeze, drip and scoop the jelly for fun tactile exploration. Children explore so much with their mouths that there’s no point trying to stop them, but instead you can provide a material that it’s safe for them to use. Each bag makes 35 pints of jelly. Contains gelatine. Use under adult supervision.
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£174.95
30 Shelf Spring Loaded Dryer
30 Shelf floor standing spring loaded drying rack made from high quality steel and features spring loaded racks. Black painted welded steel frame with coated wire spring loaded shelves. The 30 Shelf floor standing spring loaded drying rack also features wheels at the rear of the frame to enable mobility when the rack is tilted.
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£79.95
4 Leg Stand For Round Magic Light Table
It is a lightweight, firm and mobile 4-leg stand with adjustable height. The stand is designed for the Magic Light Table, Bubble or the Sand and Water Tub.
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£6.17
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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£45.55
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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£89.99
40 Shelf Table Top Dryer
This 40 Shelf Table Top Dryer, paint dryer has perfect spaced shelves for easy use. 20 shelves on each side finished in epoxy coated resin for easy cleaning. The 40 Shelf Table Top Dryer takes up to A3 size paper.
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£8.50
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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£13.95
5 Pack of Aroma Playdough
AromaPlay™ Playdough is a wonderful silky smooth dough filled by smell. The fantastic collection of award winning AromaPlay™ Playdough contains approx 250 Gramm's of wonderfully silky smooth dough that is enriched with with the most divine sensual smells.
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£189.95
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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£8.54
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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£35.94
8 Piece Mud Kitchen Bowl Pack
A super shiny set of metal bowls in a variety of shapes and sizes.
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£6.49
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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£62.95
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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£47.49
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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£39.89
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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£13.29
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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£19.95
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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£265.99
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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£265.99
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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£16.10
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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£18.95
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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£1.49
Amoeba Putty
Putty comes complete with a set of wiggly eyes. Bounce it, stretch it,mould it!
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£3.25
Animal Watering Can
Brightly coloured watering can shaped like a rabbit, elephant, duck or dinosaur. These watering cans are the ideal shape and size for children, featuring a hole in the top for filling and a spout where the creature's mouth would be. They're ideally placed within a junior outdoor range and also look brilliant amongst beach or water toys.
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£43.65
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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£6.64
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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£6.64
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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£6.64
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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£214.80
Art and Craft Display Shelf
A mobile unit with 13 shelves for maximum storage and drying of artwork (each shelf W590 x D380mm). Useful top shelf for storage of paint pots etc. (100mm deep). Shelves pull out for easy cleaning. Manufactured from 18mm maple board with tough powder coated steel shelves.
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£4.95
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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£3.95
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. Then, place the boat on the water and watch as it speeds away! Measure your time and distance or get creative. Make up you own games! Classic wooden and tin games are still fun to play.
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£1.42
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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£6.99
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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£7.99
Bath lights
Light up your bathroom with this double pack of amazing sensory experience bathlights which really do make bathtime fun and calming. Add a glowing ambiance to bath time without getting your wicks soggy by investing in your very own underwater lighting system.
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£17.95
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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£0.94
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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£1.89
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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£169.99
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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£2.49
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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£77.95
Bubble For Round Magic Light Table
Turn the bubble upside down and place it on the special stand – the hill will turn into a deep sea bottom or bowl that can be used for mixing of water, sand and other parts of the puzzle created.
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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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£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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£11.95
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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£8.19
Bucket of Sea Shells
A fantastic assortment of sea shells, all packaged in a handy storage solution.
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£12.99
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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£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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£17.95
Clear Sand And Water Tray
These stackable sand and water trays are ideal for children to create sand, water and messy play. Perfect for children centres, nurseries, classrooms and areas with limited space.
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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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£1.89
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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£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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£3.25
Colour paddles
Transparent colour paddles in 6 different colours. Paddles have a hole in the handle so they can be strung together. A great resource for exploring colour and shape in the early years.
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£74.95
Coloured Desktop Sand and Water Tray Fun Pack Of 4
A pack of 4 brightly coloured sand and water trays which are stackable for easy storage. Ideal for play sand, fine sand and water play or experimentation. Size: L76 x W52 x D25cm.
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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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£28.95
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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£6.49
Counting Rubber Ducks
Pack of ten brightly coloured bath ducks numbered from one to ten. It not only makes a great value set of bath ducks, but can also be used at bath time to help children learn counting and simple maths through play
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£4.69
Crackle Baff 48g Pack
For fantastic messy play, sprinkle Colour Changing Gelli Baff onto water, turning it to goo. The consistency varies depending on how much water you use. Add dissolving powder and the goo turns into coloured water. Non-staining. Colours may vary. Age: 3+
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£2.99
Crackle Baff Play 24g
Make your bath water crackle and pop with this magical popping dust. Sprinkle some into your water and watch it bubble and snap crackle and pop
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£5.99
Crafty Creations Jumbo Chalk Tub
20 assorted jumbo chalks with eraser in plastic box with carry handle. A great addition to any playground or garden to allow imaginative play through art and play
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£2.49
Crazy Soap
A Sensory and tactile joy will unfold with the Crazy Soap, children will love exploring the exciting textures and the fabulous fruity scent of crazy soap.
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£1.99
Crazy Soap Body Paint
The Kids Stuff crew love to create a masterpiece in the bath! Use the paint soap on its own or mix it to make new and exciting colours. Mild, gentle and easy to rinse off... who knew bathtime could be this much fun!
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£17.95
Crystal Colour Stacking Blocks
Turn simple stacking into a sensory experience! Specially designed grooves make stacking easy, and allows stacking at various angles to create new tower designs. Use the blocks on a light table or sensory cube to create glowing towers or overlap different block colours to explore colour mixing concepts.
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£2.79
Diamond Putty
Diamond Glitter Putty A diamond shaped pot of irresistibly gooey and glittery putty.
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£2.99
Dinosaur Bubbles Pack of 4
This mini bottle of bubble mix is topped with a dinosaur figure on top that hides a small bubble wand underneath the lid.
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£249.99
Discovery Sand And Water Activity Table 610mm
Made from sturdy weather-proof plastic suitable for indoor or outdoors,contains 3 different activity areas
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£6.95
Disney Pixar Finding Dory Coffee Pot Playset
In the movie, Hank comes to Dory's rescue from the clutches of the MLI. Fill the pot with water and your Dory figure will start swimming – just like the smash-hit film!
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£4.99
Disney Pixar Finding Dory Swimming Baby Dory Figure
Baby Dory from Finding Dory figure loves to swim – just like the real thing! She's water activated so put her in a tub, sink or bowl and watch her go. Dory will swim with realistic motion that fans of the Disney Pixar movie will look.
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£14.99
Double Lens Magnifier Stands
The close-up lens with both 3 and 5 times magnification provides an opportunity for a really close up inspection of the world. Use to explore the surroundings and take a look at life in a whole new way.
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£10.49
Double Sided Coloured Mirrors
Super Safe Double Sided rounded cornered mirrors in assorted colours. Exciting coloured mirrors to provide sensory experiences or use for Art and Craft. Stunning effects can be achieved with glass paint. 
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£10.95
DuneCraft Glow in the Dark Spit Balls In a Tub
Now, take the madness of Spit Balls to a whole new level-in the night! They will glow for hours in the dark and when put under a black-light! Do you need to exact revenge on an unsuspecting co-worker or cheating classmate?
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£9.99
Dunecraft Jumbo Bag of Water Marbles
Drop your colourful Water Marbles in a cup of water and watch in shock as they grow over 200 times in size
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£42.95
Early Years Slime Set
This superb slime kit consists of ready-made slime and putty. Specially sourced to be safe for young children, this squelchy, squishy slime makes a great messy play material.
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