Creative Play Awards 2019 winners revealed

Results of the 12th annual awards recognises this year’s best toys and games, arts and crafts and role-play, as chosen by a panel of independent judges

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 26.11.2019 | Business

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After months of testing, the winners of this year’s Creative Play Awards have been revealed.

The Creative Play Awards recognise the best products available to enhance creative development in young children, as chosen by a panel of independent testers, and are beneficial to consumers when making purchasing decisions.

The Creative Play Awards are sponsored and organised by Creative Steps magazine, which promotes creative play as vital in a child’s development. Editor John Hopley, says: “Now in their 12th year, the quality and increased number of entries in the 2019 Awards has been exceptional and shows just how esteemed these awards have become, recognising the best creative play toys, games and resources.

“We feel it is vital to have the products tested by end-users and have sent out more than 100 products to independent testers in homes, schools and childcare settings around the country. The competition was very strong, showing the importance of learning through creative play for children and the products that allow them to do so.”


The Creative Play Awards 2019 Winners and Highly Commended are:


Toys and Games – Indoor (0-3 years)
· Winner: Orchard Toys – Sound Detectives
· Highly Commended: Playmobil – Playmobil 1 2 3 Zoo

Toys and Games – Indoor (4-7 years)
· Winner: Ravensburger – Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Game
· Highly Commended: Zapf Creation – Elli Smiles

Toys and Games – Indoor (8-11 years)
· Winner: John Adams – Rubik’s Cage
· Highly Commended: Asmodee/Blue Orange – Dice Academy

Toys and Games – Outdoor (4-7 years)
· Winner: Educational Advantage – Constructa Den
· Highly Commended: Learning Resources – 5-in-1 Outdoor Measure Mate

Electronic and Multimedia (0-3 years)
· Winner: Trends UK – Count with Peppa

Electronic and Multimedia (4-7 years)
· Winner: VTech – KidiCom Advance
· Highly Commended: Learning Resources – Coding Critters

Painting/Colouring/Modelling Materials (4-7 years)
· Winner: Imagine That – Magic Water Colouring: Dinosaurs
· Highly Commended: Hope Education – Classmates Paintsticks

Painting/Colouring/Modelling Materials (8-11 years)
· Winner: Flair – Plasticine Movie Maker

Boys Craft Kits (4-7 years)
· Winner: Hacche – Puzzle and Grow Build Your Own 3D Treehouse and Garden Puzzle
· Highly Commended: Re:creation – Aqua Gelz

Boys Craft Kits (8-11 years)
· Winner: Chirpy Thoughts/Splatter Make – Fab Dab Do
· Highly Commended: Ascent Hue – Hue Animation Studio

Girls Craft Kits (4-7 years)
· Winner: Re:creation –Lil’ Shuckies
· Highly Commended: Interplay UK – Fuzzi Street from Fuzzikins

Girls Craft Kits (8-11 years)
· Winner: Ascent Hue – Hue Animation Studio
· Highly Commended: Spin Master – Cool Maker Go Glam Nail Stamper

Imaginative Role Play (0-3 years)
· Winner: LeapFrog – Smart BBQ and Grill
· Highly Commended: Val Sabin – Sporty and Friends Shimmer Island

Imaginative Role Play (4-7 years)
· Winner: Zapf Creation – Baby Annabell
· Highly Commended: Interplay UK – Face Paintoos Party Pack

Children’s Books 
· Winner: Nosy Crow – Incredible Jobs You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of
· Highly Commended: Imagine That – Save the Day for Ada May!

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