The Big Aldi Toy Event is back and bigger than ever, with more wooden toys than previous years and plenty to choose from for tots to tweens! Check out our top picks below – they’re perfect for Christmas!
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Wooden toys have seen a huge surge in popularity, thanks to their timeless design and durability. They are also fantastic for encouraging imaginative play, creativity, social skills, learning real world situations and developing problem-solving abilities. The added bonus of little to no plastic tat is a big factor in making the Aldi Toy Event so popular.
There is so much to choose from this year! Imaginations will be put to great use with toys like the cash register, shop, doll’s house, airport, car garage and pirate ship. Similarly, those household tasks which seems to fascinate younger children can be picked up in toy form – ironing board and airer, dustpan and brush, shopping trolley and more.
It was really hard to narrow down our favourites – the level of detail in the toys is fab. Just check out the kitchen equipment sets, particularly the baking set and the coffee collection that will have your little ones trained up as mini Baristas in no time!
Personally, I’m hoping to get my hands on the grey star teepee for my daughter and the Noah’s Ark and biscuit tin sets for my godchildren. I’m pretty sure one of those 1-metre tall unicorn teddies will make it’s way home with me too…!
Noah’s Ark, €19.99. Includes ark, ladder, 2 figures, pigeon and 6 pairs of animals. Suitable for ages 3+ years
2. Doll’s House
Georgian style, slot-together doll’s house, €39.99, with painted interior. Removable roof unfolds to reveal front and rear garden. Includes 2 sets of stairs. Available in pink/grey or mint/coral. Suitable for ages 3+ years.
3. Fire Station
7-piece wooden fire station, €24.99. Suitable for ages 3+ years.
4. Activity Cube
There are 5 sides of fun in this interactive wooden activity cube, €29.99, which are designed to stimulate young minds. Includes 4 wooden animals and activity coil with 10 shapes, musical instrument with beater, rotating cogs, shape sorter and abacus. Suitable for ages 12+ months.
5. Soft Character Toys
Large super-soft characters they’ll love to cuddle! Choose from The Very Hungry Caterpillar or Dumbo, €18.99 each. Suitable from birth.
6. Toys and Toy Storage
Stylish, open storage wooden unit, €49.99, with 7 storage areas that are ideal for books, ornaments and games.
7. Books and Puzzles
Classic favourite Dear Zoo lift-the-flap picture book and block puzzle, €10.99. Suitable for preschool children.
Height adjustable easel with dry wipe board on one side and chalkboard on reverse, €29.99. Includes wooden tray, 3 empty paint pots, 2 jumbo wooden magnets and magnetic letters, numbers and symbols (total 50 pieces). Available in pink or blue. Suitable for ages 3+ years.
9. Pirate Ship
Pirate Ship, €24.99, includes 2 pirates, barrel, shark, cannon, sail boat and treasure chest. Suitable for ages 3+ years.
10. Toddler Toys
A new friend for toddlers to take for walks. These wooden pull-along animals, €8.99 each, have rubber-rimmed wheels. Choose from Dinosaur, Crocodile, Dog or Unicorn. Suitable for ages 12+ months.
11. Playing Shop
Perfect for play with the wooden play shop, this wooden cash register, €14.99, Includes push buttons, openable cash drawer, play coins, notes, credit card and contactless card reader. Available in mint, blue or pink. Suitable for ages 3+ years.
12. Playing Shop
A 2-in-1 play shop and theatre combined, €39.99. Shop includes grocer’s blind, shelves and blackboard. Theatre includes moveable curtain, blackboard, clock, ticket slot and theatre tickets. Suitable for ages 3+ years.
13. A Doll’s Life
Four great toys to choose from, €19.99 each. Cot can be rocked to soothe their favourite dolly. Highchair includes mounted food tray. Pram and trolley have rubber wheels to reduce noise. Suitable for ages 18+ months.
13-piece wooden airport, €24.99. Suitable for ages 3+ years.
15. Time for Tea
11-piece toaster set of kitchen toys, €12.99. Suitable for ages 3+ years.
16. Snack Time
Choose from the Biscuit Set, €9.99, which includes biscuit box with lid and 12 biscuits, or the Cookie Set, 9.99, with oven glove, apron, baking tray and 4 biscuits, 4 frostings and 4 cutters. Biscuit Set available in mint or grey, Cookie Set available in mint or red. Suitable for ages 3+ years.
17. Time to Bake
16-piece wooden kitchen baking set, €14.99. Suitable for ages 3+ years.
18. Wooden Kitchen
Large wooden toy kitchen, €39.99. Includes oven, microwave, storage cupboard, turning hot and cold taps, 2 spinning cooking hobs, 3 clicking dials, cooking utensils, salt and pepper pots and chalkboard. Available in grey or pink. Suitable for ages 3+ years.
19. Snuggle Up
Cute, cuddly and approx. 1m tall! Choose from brown or grey sloth, brown bear or pink unicorn, €14.99 each. Stylish and cosy teepee, €39.99, available in grey stars, pink hearts or car print. Suitable for ages 3+ years.
20. Mermaid Time
Sequin mermaid blanket, €19.99. Available in green/aqua, silver/aqua, pink/silver, turquoise/pink.
21. Wooden Nativity Scene
The traditional Christmas Nativity scene, €19.99. Includes stable, crib, 9 figures and 3 animals. Suitable for ages 3+ years.