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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.

 

Messy Play Ingredients
An extensive range of Messy play ingredients to create messy play on a budget and in an exciting way. Take a look at our Messy Play Ingredients for a variety of ideas to make messy play time fun.
Mud Kitchens
Mud kitchens are a great way to get children playing outside with nature in a creative way. Whether building, ‘baking’ or painting, the activities offered by a mud kitchen are limited only by the imagination! Our mud kitchens are robust, designed for permanent outdoor use, and are the perfect height for small children
Sand Pits
Our lovely range of Childrens sand pits are delightful and practical and designed to last. Educational yet fun we have the perfect childrens sand pit for your child.
Sensory Bath and water toys
Bath times can be a challenge for those with special needs and we have a fantastic range of sensory toys and sensory lights which provide sensory play input within the water enviroment.
Water Trays and Table
We have a stunning range of water and sand play tables.which incorporate multiple key skills. Ideal for supporting early STEM, children can experiment, explore, test, evaluate, discover and predict during play.

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£1.89
Small Rolling Pin Pack of 2
Children are being creative when they use materials in new ways, combine previously unconnected materials and make discoveries that are new to them. Messy play enables children to do all these things.
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£243.95
Small World Outdoor Dolls House
Ideal for outdoor imaginative play, this dolls house if made from 15mm covered Medite Tricoya with bull nosed edges and stainless steel fixings. Made in material to withstand the elements.
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£3.49
Snowy Fluffy Putty
A fantastic sensory resource as its tactile and allows children to fiddle and focus through the art of play. A great calming toy which children can keep handy with ease. Fluffy, snowy fun, this putty will keep your hands busy when you are feeling restless. It contains little white beads for a snow storm effect!
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£23.95
Softie Mirror Tray
The Softie Mirror Tray's are made from a plane acrylic mirror surrounded by a EVA frame
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£3.49
Solar System Putty
Solar System Putty is the playful way to strengthen hands and improve fine motor planning. Stretch, mold and pull the putty and then hide the pieces all over again! 
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£12.99
Space Sand
You can mold and sculpt it underwater, but when you bring it out of the water, it is miraculously and stunningly dry! Space Sand is also great for sand and water tables, sure to provide hours of fun.
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£18.95
Spinner Set  Pack of 6
Set of 6 spinners (2 of each of 3 different spinners) which will rotate when fed sand or water in the same way as a water wheel works. The bases also act as sieves. When in motion, adjacent spinning wheels rotate in opposite directions.
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£3.25
Spiral Slime
Bottle of slime with several colours mixed together into a marbled effect. Empty the slime out from its spiral bottle to enjoy the unique tactile sensation that only a thick slime like this can provide. When it's time to put it away again, simply pour it back into the screw top bottle and seal it again for next time. 
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£2.49
Splat and Mix Slime
Tub of slime with a mix of colours inside. The layered effect whilst it's in the tub is particularly intriguing, only getting better when it spills out onto your hand with a cool marbled effect. Handle it to experience a tactile sensation that's not quite like anything else! The plastic tub can be sealed again to ensure the slime remains fresh between uses. 
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£47.95
Square Chalkboard
The Square Chalkboards are coated in several layers of high quality chalkboard paint giving it that authentic matte finish. Usable with chalks and chalk pens .These Square Chalkboards can be fixed to the wall, using the pre-drilled holes, enabling desired position.
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£499.99
Square Magic Light Table
The base of the box is made of organic glass and therefore is safe to use with both dry materials (sand and grain pouring, organizing of various fine elements) and wet materials (gouache and water colour painting, drawing with cleanable markers).
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£369.99
Square Messy Play Table
Manufactured from high quality durable pinewood which has natural patterns and grains for an authentic natural look. Pre-treated to provide maximum resistance against rot and decay. Supplied flat pack for easy assembly.
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£9.99
Squidgy Sparkle Fish Pack of 4
Children will be able to explore length, width and none standard measuring. Not only are they useful for fidgety children but the sparkles appeal to children on the autistic spectrum.
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£34.99
Squidgy Sparkle Gel Letters 26 Pack
Tactile, coloured letters with a transparent glitter gel filling for a multi-sensory experience. Run your finger over the shape of the letter, moving the glitter and liquid inside. A lovely multi-sensory approach to learning the alphabet. Why not try using the squidgy letters on top of a light box? See the sparkly colours shine brightly.​​​​​​​
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£49.99
Squidgy Sparkle Light Learning Letters
Appeal to the senses while learning the alphabet and how to spell simple words! Children move the disc in each letter to practise how they are formed. They can even be used with a light table for a glowing effect. Includes 38 letters, as the most commonly used (A, D, E, H, I, L, N, O, R, S, T, U) are doubled up. A guide is also included. Letters are approximately 89mm to 120mm in size.
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£2.49
Sticky Space Dust
Discover a whole new world of modelling fun with these pots of kinetic sand! Kinetic sand is such a versatile sensory resource and play ideas are endless. Mould it, squeeze it, and watch it run through your fingers like sand! Great for no-mess play as the sand always sticks back together. 
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£1.49
Stretchy Puffy Slime
Designed to provide hours of endless entertainment, this tub of Stretchy Puffy Slime is sure to impress. Great for stretching, squishing, and even bouncing across a wide range of surfaces, this 50g tub of malleable slime is perfect for any budding scientist looking to create something truly unique. Great too for relieving stress, this vibrantly coloured tub of puffy slime is guaranteed to become a firm favourite in no time.
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£54.95
Table Top 20 Shelf Drying Rack
The Table Top 20 Shelf Drying Rack has a Black painted welded steel frame with coated wire shelves. The Table Top 20 Shelf Drying Rack is easy to move around the classroom. Table Top 20 Shelf Drying Rack's can have shelves removed if extra space is required.
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£12.95
Tactile Gridball
This is a large sensory ball made from flexible foam covered plastic strips allowing for the touch senses to be used. The ball is light-weight and perfect for rolling, playing catch or to be used as a sensory and manipulative item.
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£10.29
Tactile Messy Play Sensory Kit
A delightful kit of messy play and water play ideas all for use within the supplied large water tray. A fantastic selection of messy play item to explore your senses through play. Another Kit in our wonderful collection of  Messy Play items and toys. In this kit as well, we're focus on the items that are meant to provide both Visual and Tactile stimulation.
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£15.95
Tactile Messy Play Sensory Kit 2
A delightful kit of messy play and water play ideas all for use within the supplied large water tray. A fantastic selection of messy play item to explore your senses through play. Another Kit in our wonderful collection of  Messy Play items and toys. In this kit as well, we're focus on the items that are meant to provide both Visual and Tactile stimulation. We've add a fun and interesting twitch to this kit, by adding our Pure Soap Flakes to the mess!
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£1.79
Test Tube Slime
Nurture a creepy critter suspended in goo with one of these Test Tube Slime vials. Peer through the plastic vessel to see the specimen trapped in a thick and colourful sludge, then pop the top off to pour it out and examine the contents more closely. There are four different test tubes to collect, so order more than one to receive a selection.
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£137.95
Titchy Tubs Blue and Red
These Titchy Tubs are 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 Individual, height adjustable stands allow the tubs to be used separately or joined in various configurations using simple, tool-free, snap and twist connectors.
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£137.95
Titchy Tubs Clear Tubs
These Titchy Tubs are 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 Individual, height adjustable stands allow the tubs to be used separately or joined in various configurations using simple, tool-free, snap and twist connectors.
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£137.95
Titchy Tubs Green and Yellow
These Titchy Tubs are 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 Individual, height adjustable stands allow the tubs to be used separately or joined in various configurations using simple, tool-free, snap and twist connectors.
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£229.95
Titchy Tubs Set of 4 Colour Tubs
These Titchy Tubs are 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. ​​​​​​​A delightful set of 4 colour tubs.
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£287.95
Titchy Tubs Waterfall
Encourage children to explore the properties of flowing water in nature and science. Water can be moved by opening and closing the taps on the top two tubs, and then pumped from the bottom tub back into the top tub.
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£102.99
Toddler Quad Sand & Water Play
This fantastic sand and water play unit have a great modern design and are manufactured using safe, lightweight plastic. This unit can be used indoors and outdoors.
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£1.75
Touchable Bubbles
Blow bubbles with a difference you can actually touch them, The fantastic touchable Bubble tubs allow you to blow hundreds of Touchable Bubbles into the air.
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£47.95
Triangular Chalkboard
The Triangular Chalkboards are coated in several layers of high quality chalkboard paint giving it that authentic matte finish. Usable with chalks and chalk pens (not included). These Triangular Chalkboards can be fixed to the wall, using the pre-drilled holes, enabling desired position.
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£1.85
Triple Glitter Putty
Stretch your creativity to its fullest with our Glitter Putty! Use this glittery putty to sculpt snowmen, snowflakes or go wild and create something new.
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£24.95
Tub Tunes Symphony Set
You've heard of singing in the shower, but now there's a symphony in the tub! These instruments were designed specifically for use in the bath, where everyone knows the best acoustics in the house reside!  The xylophone and drum float, and the water flutes are tuned by adding water.
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£309.95
Tuf Art Trolley
A superior strength, heavy duty, robust steel framed art trolley which has multiple storage options with Gratnells trays, wipe clean metal shelving and paper store. It has been designed for longevity and to manage the daily rigours of a busy school environment. Classroom spring loaded paper dryer for up to 30 x A2 sheets. It is durable powder coated, reinforced framework with heavy-duty castors.
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£14.99
Tuff Spot Tray
The tuff spot trays are simply superb. The Tuff Spot Trays store easily, you can carry them easily, attach canopies easily to the top holes, and the tuff spot trays are extremely durable.
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£18.99
Tuff Spot Tray Cover
This Tuff spot water tray waterproof cover fits snugly over the tuff tray using elastic and a toggle. Suitable for indoors and out. The Tuff spot cover is easy to wipe clean and can be hand washed.
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£39.54
Tuff Tray Grass Insert
Our indoor/outdoor grass matting    provides a textured area with a grassy look Artificial grass mat, purposed designed to fit in our Active World Trays. Ideal for small world play. Non abrasive grass, with a soft texture.
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£18.99
Tuff Tray Insert  Double Sided Colour & Fractions
Simple designs and bright colours enable teachers to display and create resources in an appealing and accessible way for young learners. This Colour & Fractions​​​​​​​ Tuff tray insert mat  allows children to develop core skills through play.
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£18.99
Tuff Tray Insert  Double Sided Exploring Games & 1 - 100
Simple designs and bright colours enable teachers to display and create resources in an appealing and accessible way for young learners. This Exploring time and shape tuff tray mat is perfect for time and shape exploration through play.
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£18.99
Tuff Tray Insert  Double Sided Exploring Maths and Symmetry
Simple designs and bright colours enable teachers to display and create resources in an appealing and accessible way for young learners. This Exploring time and shape tuff tray mat is perfect for Maths and Symmetry exploration through play.
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£18.99
Tuff Tray Insert  Double Sided Exploring Through Play
Simple designs and bright colours enable teachers to display and create resources in an appealing and accessible way for young learners. Explore Rivers and towns with this delightful tuff tray insert,the perfect addition for playing in a town with cars and little people all contained within a tuff tray setting.
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£18.99
Tuff Tray Insert  Double Sided Exploring Time and Shape
Simple designs and bright colours enable teachers to display and create resources in an appealing and accessible way for young learners. This Exploring time and shape tuff tray mat is perfect for time and shape exploration through play.
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£18.99
Tuff Tray Insert  Double Sided Music & Drama
Simple designs and bright colours enable teachers to display and create resources in an appealing and accessible way for young learners. The music and drama tuff tray insert provide a unique play opportunity for children to explore the world of music and drama within a easy to tidy area. These "Explorer" mats work equally well on the floor, a table top or in a play tray and can be used in different areas and different stages of the curriculum to provide learning opportunities for both teacher led and more independent exploration.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Arctic Mat
A detailed mat with an arctic theme, perfect to fit in a tuff tray. Move amongst reindeer, polar bears and their young and watch out for the whales. Use ice cubes, snow, glitter, white gravel and glow rocks to really set the scene.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Below the Sea Mat
Dive into ocean life with this beautifully illustrated mat. Use a variety of wet and dry materials to create a multi sensory 3D experience. Designed to fit the Active World Tray.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Builders Yard Mat
This waterproof PVC mat with its delightful illustrations helps children immerse themselves in the builder's yard. A great opportunity for using 'real world' items to create a realistic environment.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Enchanted World Mat
Create a delightful place for elves and fairies to live and play on this mini world. With cosy cottages, waterfall, vegetable patch and a fairy bridge. Use wet and dry materials to act out different scenarios. Accessories not included.
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£18.99
Tuff Tray Insert Exploring Food/Exploring Money
Simple designs and bright colours enable teachers to display and create resources in an appealing and accessible way for young learners. This Exploring food and money Tuff tray insert mat  allows children to develop core skills through play. These "Explorer" mats work equally well on the floor, a table top or in a play tray and can be used in different areas and different stages of the curriculum to provide learning opportunities for both teacher led and more independent exploration. 
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Fairy Tale Mat
A beautifully designed fairy tale themed mat, perfect for use in our Active World Tray. Why not try adding small world characters to this delightful scene? Use wet and dry materials for an exciting multi sensory approach.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Farmyard Mat
A large farmyard mat to fit snuggly in to an Active World Tray. Use this play mat with materials from the 'real world' or to emulate a farmyard environment. Why not feed the chickens, pick apples or drive the tractor. Add small world animals and found materials to really make imaginations soar.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Jungle
Our Adventure Planet range of circular mats have been specially designed to encourage children to play inclusively. Playing in a circle helps them to fully see each other as peers sharing meaning, creativity and a common centre.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Jurassic World
Our Adventure Planet range of circular mats have been specially designed to encourage children to play inclusively. Playing in a circle helps them to fully see each other as peers sharing meaning, creativity and a common centre.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Number Mat
A waterproof number mat, designed to fit the Active World Tray. The mat is designed to bring a multi-sensory approach to numeracy. It has been designed to bring extra appeal to number activities.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Safari Park
Our Adventure Planet range of circular mats have been specially designed to encourage children to play inclusively. Playing in a circle helps them to fully see each other as peers sharing meaning, creativity and a common centre.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Space Station Alpha
This beautifully illustrated mat is another addition to the Active World experience. Take a rocket to the moon, moon walk with the astronauts, explore the craters and drive the moon buggies! Active World Tray sold separately.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Super Hero
A superhero themed mat, perfect for use with our Active World  Tuff Trays. This mat is perfect for your favourite superheroes or our wooden characters, or even superhero pets.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Town Scene Mat
Navigate your way around our busy town with its realistic church, bank, fire station, etc. Excellent tool for developing language, communication and awareness of road safety. Try real foliage for the trees. Wipe clean.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Transport
A world of transport to keep busy cyclists, pilots, sailors etc entertained. Travel along the busy roads stopping off for fuel. Catch a train at the station. Visit the airport, the helipad and even go flying in a hot air balloon. Sail on the pond.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Treasure Island
A beautifully designed pirate theme mat, perfect for use in our Active World Trays. Explore the jungle ruins, hide in the smuggler's cave or search the beach with this Active World Mat.
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£21.99
Tuff Tray Insert Woodland Mat
A beautifully detailed woodland themed mat, perfect for use with our Active World Tray. Creep through the woodland and discover plants, animals, insects and birds in their natural habitats.
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£54.99
Tuff Tray Mirror
This scratch resistant Tuff tray mirror insert can be easily added to the Tuff Tray to create a world of sensory play. The Tuff Tray mirror is easy to remove for cleaning and storage between uses. The Tuff spot tray is durable yet light weight so its easy to store your Tuff tray mirror away when not in use. The Tuff tray mirror offers superb value for money
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£11.95
Tufty Tray Set
Made from tough plastic it can be used on the floor or desk and includes a lift-off tidy tray. Young explorers find it useful for imaginative play, painting, science exploration, sand & water fun and even potting plants.
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£2.49
Unicorn Magic Putty
Look inside this tub of sparkling putty and you might just discover the secrets of all unicorns. Of course, you might just find a little unicorn figure at the bottom, but that's good too! And besides, what could be more fun than a tub of glittery goo-
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£7.99
Washable Ready Mix 6 Pack
Brian Clegg Washable Paint is specially formulated to provide superior wash-ability from skin andmost children’s clothing.  With a smooth, creamy consistency and opaque, bright, clean colours, Brian Clegg Washable Paints are easy to use, giving children better control and the ability to achieve consistent colour mixing.
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£419.95
Water Play Unit
Designed to be used indoors or out, this Water Play unit with ledges combines the fun and learning opportunities of water play in a table. Whether full of water, sand or gloop, this unit will provide endless exploration and investigation opportunities.
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£87.95
Water Wonder Activity Rack
Explore sand and water activities with our specially designed steel activity frame. The frame fits securely onto our large Sand & Water Tray and Stand
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£67.95
Waterplay Trolley
An old favourite in early years classrooms, this water play storage trolley stands the test of time. Vertical height makes it a great space saver. Includes hooks for apron hanging. C.H114cm x W60cm x D50cm. Assembly required.​​​​​​​
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£1.89
Wooden Spatula 2 Pack
The perfect size for little hands to grip, this Wooden Spatula can be used in the play kitchen to lift out bacon and eggs from the Bigjigs Toys frying pan. Encourages creative and imaginative role play. Made from high quality, responsibly sourced materials. Conforms to current European safety standards.
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£249.99
Wooden Tray Activity Centre
This compact wooden unit with removable trays is ideal for smaller, compact spaces. Featuring a low shelf for extra storage, this sturdy unit is ideal for exploring materials, mark making, water play and creating messy mixtures. Fill the trays with a variety of materials and experiment with textures and forms.​​​​​​​
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