Creative Play Awards

Creative Play Awards

The Creative Play Awards 2017 results are announced!

After months of testing, the prestigious 2017 Creative Play Awards results have now been announced and will be published within the Winter issue of Creative Steps magazine, as well as on and across all its social media platforms.

The Creative Play Awards are sponsored and organised by Creative Steps magazine, which promotes creative play as vital in a child’s development. The results of these awards recognise the best products available to enhance creative development in young children and are beneficial to the consumer when making purchasing decisions.

John Hopley, editor of Creative Steps commented: “Now in their 10th year, the quality of the entries has been extremely high, just showing the importance of learning through creative play for children and the products that allow them to do so.”

See the full Awards Supplement here, including comments from our testers… Creative Play Awards 2017 Supplement – contact:  for a copy.

The Winners and Highly Commended results are as follows:

Toys and Games – Indoor (0-3 years)

  •  Winner – Flair – Minnie’s Phone
  • Highly Commended – VTech – Pop-a-Ball Rock & Pop Turtle

Toys and Games – Indoor (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Casdon – Morphy Richards Kitchen Set
  • Highly Commended – Ravensburger – Funny Bunny

Toys and Games – Indoor (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Gibsons Games – Chicken Out!

Toys and Games – Outdoor (0-3 years)

  • Winner – SmarTrike – SmarTfold SmarTrike

Toys and Games – Outdoor (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Yvolution – Glider Refresh Scooter
  • Highly Commended – Funrise – Gazillion Bubbles Collection

Toys and Games – Outdoor (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Trends UK – Discovery Digital Walkie Talkies

Electronic and Multimedia (4-7 years)

  • Winner – VTech – Kidicom Max
  • Highly Commended – Primo Toys – Cubetto

Electronic and Multimedia (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Sensible Object – Beasts of Balance

Painting/Colouring/Modelling Materials (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Golden Bear – Paint-Sation Table Top Easle & Pods
  • Highly Commended – Halilit – True Dough Range

Boys Craft Kits (8-11 years)

  • Winner – Ravensburger – Children’s World Map 3D Puzzle
  • Highly Commended – Ravensburger – American Flag Sneakers 3D Puzzle

 Girls Craft Kits (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Interplay – Fuzzikins Craft Campervan
  • Highly Commended – Spin Master – Bunch Bot

 Imaginative Role Play (0-3 years)

  • Winner – Leapfrog – Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart
  • Highly Commended – Brio – Classic Figure 8 Set

 Imaginative Role Play (4-7 years)

  • Winner – Schleich – Farm World Tractor with Trailer
  • Highly Commended – Playmobil – Pharoah’s Pyramid

Teaching Resources (8-11 years)

  • Winner – HUE – HUE Animation Studio

 Special Educational Needs Toys/Resources (8-11 years)

  • Winner – HUE – HUE Animation Studio

 Books (Children)

  • Winner – DK – Out of the Box
  • Highly Commended – Halilit – Sounds of the Forest

For more information contact or call 01327 227 010 and ask for Ellie.

Now in their 11th year, entries for the 2018 Creative Play Awards close September 14th 2018. Don’t miss this opportunity to enter your latest creative toys & resources.

Download the entry form here…

Creative Play Awards 2017 Entry Form

Toy Testers Wanted!

If you would like to get involved by helping us test the products entered in this year’s Creative Play Awards, please email me at, with your postal address and the age/gender of the children in your care.

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