Christmas Toys for 9 Years and Up

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Good Toy Guide Recommendations
for 9 Years and up

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First News

from First News

First News is an independent, weekly national newspaper for children.

Available as a subscription to be delivered direct to your door every Friday.

Teaching children about what is going on in the world through a wide range of articles to inspire children and fuel conversations.

All the main news stories are reported, as well as a lot of happy news.

Subscribe from £1. Christmas gift subscriptions from £10

 

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Harry Potter Magical Infinity Advent Calendar

from Kids at Play

The Harry Potter® Magical Infinity Advent Calendar will delight any Harry Potter® fan. Turning the box through 180 degrees you will get your first sight of the numbered boxes to open. On each day in December open the boxes to reveal a broad selection of Harry Potter goodies.

Price £69.99

 

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Mechanics Gravity Race Track

from GEOMAG

Geomag have extended the Classic toy, with its bars and spheres, adding new mechanical elements that give you new opportunities to play: move it with your hand or with a “mechanical knob” to start chain reactions caused by magnetic attraction or repulsion.

Exploring the world of the magical invisible forces of magnetism and gravity, Gravity represents an innovative evolution of the Geomagworld Mechanics line. 

Price £25.70

 

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Ticket to Ride: London

from ASMODEE

​Jump aboard a famous double-decker bus to rumble through London’s historic streets. In this fast-paced Ticket to Ride game, players race one another to claim the most important bus lines and complete their Destination Tickets, connecting Districts in the capital of the United Kingdom.​

Price £19.99

 

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Rory's Story Cubes

from ASMODEE

9 cubes, 54 images, over 10 million possible combos, unlimited stories! How it works…

Simply roll all 9 dice, examine each of the face-up images and let them guide your imagination through a story that begins with “Once upon a time…”.

Play them while traveling, waiting in a restaurant, in the classroom, as an icebreaker, for idea generation, or to make learning a new language more fun.

Price £10.00

 

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Dobble

from ASMODEE

A fun, addictive card game for the whole family. It’s a simple tin of 55 round playing cards.

Each card has on it 8 symbols selected from a possible 50 and shares one, and only one, matching symbol with every other card in the deck.

The trick is to spot the matching symbol.

Price £12.99

 

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Junko build! kit

from JUNKO

Build your own dolls’ houses, castles, or whatever you dream up from household junk with this eco-friendly kit.

There is no limit to what you can make with the clever clips, hinges, magnets and your imagination! Fab fun for grown-ups and kids together and educational too.

Price £29.99

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Starter Sets

from Airfix

Create a high-quality replica of the Boulton-Paul Defiant with this introductory modelling kit!

Airfix starter sets include everything you need to create an accurate, high-quality model including the plastic parts, glue, stickers and paint.

Price £13.99

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Nickelodeon Experimake Chemistry Chaos

from ADDO Play

Make sure you’ve got plenty of space for the Nickelodeon Experimake Chemistry Chaos set – it’s the perfect STEM gift for those who love things all science!

Created by scientists, fun for kids!

Price £20.00

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Discovery Adventures 40mm Astronomical Telescope

from Trends UK

The 40mm Astronomical Telescope is a great introduction to the moon and stars.

View the night sky or animals and scenery with the dual eyepieces.

Price £24.99

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Discover the World Game

from Fiesta Crafts

Race around the world with this exciting family game: compete to be the first player to reach your destinations and collect the most Destination Cards.

Price £32.99

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Peppermint Treehouse Engineering Adventure

from Thames & Kosmos

Build and experiment through the story of Pepper Mint, a young engineer with this story-based STEM kit.

Price £35.00

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Quirk!

from Emmerse Studios

Quirk! is the fantastic, laugh-out-loud family card game that stars YOU!

Make sounds and actions to win cards from other players.

Price £11.99

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Expert Tip

Families that play together, stay together

Keep the lines of communication open with tweens by playing together as a family. Many board and card games can be enjoyed by younger siblings, parents, and grandparents! Retro toys can be seen as a ‘cool’ way to play without looking babyish, so why not revisit your own childhood and share some favourite toys of your own?
Dr Amanda Gummer,
Founder of the Good Toy Guide


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