summer holiday play and easy to pack toys & games

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about the seashore

The beach is a treasure chest of pearl and silver shells,
Some smaller than my finger nail, like tiny orange bells.

Small, rough, rugged rocks, glistening in the light.
Smooth silky pebbles in black, grey or white.

Sunbleached, drift-wood scattered on the sands.
Carried far across the seas from near and distant lands.

The beach is a treasure chest with many kinds of jewels,
Like diamonds shining in the sands 0r hiding in rock pools.”

Brenda Williams

If you are travelling to the seaside over the summer holidays then we found the ‘about the seashore‘ kit great fun to help us find and identify lots of sea creatures and plants. The net and magnifying collection jar were a great help and the identifying cards helped us learn the names for lots of things we found! A fantastic kit that kept the boys busy all afternoon. There are other great themed kits in the new ‘about’ range too such as about pond dipping, about wild flowers, about bugs and about trees.

about the seashore kit

easy to pack toys and games

Whether you are going on an aeroplane and needing to squeeze everything into hand luggage or going camping and there’s not much space left in the car, we’ve selected a few really great fun toys and games that come either in a handy little bag or tin to make it super easy to throw in your luggage, keep all together and take with you.

summer holiday easy to pack

grapat wooden toys in a cotton bag

grapat sets

These beautifully made, natural, wooden toy sets by grapat have lots of open-ended play value.  They are not just packaged beautifully and gorgeous to touch but also come with a really lovely cotton drawstring bag, perfect for storage and keeping all the bits together and also so great for taking with you on your travels!  The bag can even become part of the play with ‘peepo’ and ‘guess what’s hiding in the bag’ games.   Tidying up back into the bag is also fun for this age group too!  Here we have the grapat tomten nins set in the yellow bag, and the grapat nins, coins and cups in the navy bag.  There are also other beautiful sets in the grapat range to collect which come with a drawstring bag too – just check in the product description.

haba mini games in a tin

haba mini games in a tin

We have a great range of these haba games that come perfectly packaged in little storage tins. Check out the full range here.  The tin is a perfect size to even pop in a day bag to take with you out and about.  We loved playing these two games above, the haba crazy cats is now a family favourite – a cat themed version of the classic crazy eights card game – and has been played everyday so far this holiday! Also shown is the haba mini orchard game which is a great mini version of the best selling co-operative collecting game and really gets you working together to harvest the fruit before the raven can snatch it! Perfect games to pack in your bag or for on the go!

crayon rocks in a bag

crayon rocks

Perfectly packaged crayons! These pebble-shaped, soy based, non-toxic, eco-friendly vegan crayon rocks come in a really sweet little cotton drawstring bag – great for keeping them all together and the special organic shape helps children hold them in the tripod grip, a wonderful tool for motor development.  The rich colours blend easily and goes on smoothly for endless creativity while away on holiday!

grimm’s blocks in a bag

grimm's blocks in a bag

For the even younger travellers, these grimm’s coloured blocks and some of the other play blocks in our range come in a handy cotton drawstring net bag, wonderful for keeping them all together and for when on the move, or even for visiting friends on day trips.  The endless play possibilities provide lots of fun for little ones!  The blocks are shown here with the grimm’s rainbow stacking bowls which will also fit in the bag with the blocks.

Whatever you do or wherever you go this summer wishing you a wonderful summer full of fun from all the myriad team!

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