Toyology.tv and Smyths Toys have revealed the winners of this year’s Outdoor Toy Awards.
Over 100 people attended the event over the weekend to test out a wide range of toys, covering eight categories.
The winners are:
Pre-school: Inside/Outside Cook n Grill, Little Tikes
Runner up: Little Tikes Townhouse
Ride-On: Micro Scooters, Maxi Micro T-Bar
Runner up: Fireman Sam Jupiter 12V, MV Sports
Get Active: Spring Free Trampoline
Runner up: Razor Dirt Scooter, Re:creation
Family Play: Bananagrams
Runner up: Giant Connect Four
Flying Toys: Air Hogs Sky Stunt, Spin Master
Runner up: Commended, Launch n Attack Annihilator, Wind Designs
Construct and Craft: Interstar, Halilit
Commended: Battlebox Bear Grylls Dangerous Den
Blasters: NERF Rough Cut, Hasbro
Commended: Air Storm Z Curve Bow, Re:creation
Kidult: AR Drone, Parrot
AR Drone, Boom Borda 2, Rokit Science
"There was so much energy and buzz on the day, the kids loved running about and testing the new toys," said Peter Jenkinson, owner of Toyology.tv. "We’re already eyeing a summer-based event focusing on outdoor toys for kids and families.
"A few people raised their eyebrows when we mentioned this as it involves even more kids, but we think there needs to be more emphasis on the importance of outdoor play."
After the event, everyone left with a post-party goodie bag, with some of the tested toys donated to Demelza Hospice Care for Children.
Dryden Geary, marketing manager at Smyths Toys Superstores, commented: "We’re delighted to have been able to work with Toyology on making the Outdoor Toy Awards such a success. All products were very worthy winners and it’s a great opportunity to have been able to put an emphasis back on outdoor play."
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