The Practical Pre-School Awards are one of the most prestigious in the industry! This year the reach of the annual awards continued to include products aimed at professional childcare and educational settings, and has expanded further to include products that were aimed at all of primary education including key stage 1 and 2.
First up was our already award winning Rail Carry Set:
Designed and finished to the highest quality, this wonderful Bigjigs Rail Carry Set comprises of 40 play pieces including a brightly coloured train engine and carriages, wooden track which is compatible with other leading wooden railway systems, a pull out park scene and a unique roof carry handle.
The testers gave the set a score of 89.3% and awarded it Silver in the Toys & Games 3-5 category. They said “The Rail Carry Set is sturdy, well made and easy to put together. The children loved this new addition to the setting and immediately wanted to play with it. The track pieces are chunky and carriages bright and good quality. There are lots of add-ons and we are already intending to buy more!” The Rail Carry Set is reasonably priced at £44.99 and is an ideal focal point for any train enthusiasts set!
Second up was our beautiful Blossom Cottage:
This delightful cottage with a detailed exterior opens out to reveal a family home with four fully furnished rooms, a unique garden and patio. Blossom Cottage encourages children’s imaginative play where they can design their own home, with 18 pieces of furniture, for the delightful four-piece doll family.
Tester gave this a score of 86.9% where it received Silver for the Classic Toys & Games Category. The testers said “A lovely toy which is extremely well made. It encourages group play as well as individual play. Great value for money as the family and furniture come with the cottage, so no extra costs to add on. Children of all ages found this toy appealing. It is suitable for working with SEN children.” Priced at £64.99 this wonderful is dolls house is affordable, long lasting and great for children who love roleplay!
Sam Ireland – Operations Manager of Bigjigs Toys
“Naturally we are delighted that two of our favourite products received such great awards and feedback! Of course it is always nice to be recognised in the industry awards for our wonderful toys. I am delighted that we managed to receive silver for both the Rail Carry Set and Blossom Cottage; winning awards such as these, really motivate us to design and create even more amazing toys for children to enjoy!”