High Quality Wooden Toys
We have a great range of animal toys including farm animals, wild animals, woodland critters and birds just waiting to come and play. From beautiful handcrafted wooden animal toys by Holztiger and Ostheimer to Barns, arks, farms and stables for them to live in.
These playsets are beautiful and tactile, designed to inspire children’s imagination. They are handmade using responsibly sourced materials like wood and finished with non-toxic dyes, making them safe for your kids and the environment.
Every child should have a wooden animal playset. These toys encourage imaginative small world play, allow children to develop their vocabulary and narrative thinking through play, and can transport you and your child to far of places and fantasy lands.
We stock both Ostheimer and Holztiger toys and love both ranges. Both are handcrafted from sustainable hardwoods, hand painted with water based stains, and kept simple allowing your children's imagination to fill in the details.
Although these two brands each have a different look they work together and you can happily build a collection of animal toys by picking your favourites from each range. The natural finish of wooden toys makes these animals great for stacking as well as playing more traditional animal games. Stacking wooden toys is a great challenge for all ages that requires skill and patience. Get ready for a collection of wooden animal tower photos.
A good place to start if you are just beginning your collection of animal toys is to go with a theme. Start with a set of farmyard or woodland and build on it. Wild animals are always popular with children especially African Safari. And you could always go all out and fill one of the fabulous Ostheimer or Holztiger wooden arks.
Choosing wooden toys over plastic toys is not only better for the environment but also creates a different play experience. Wooden toys feel different in the hand. These wooden toys are warm and natural. And they tend to be simpler meaning they encourage the imagination and are less distracting than other toys.
Plus a collection of animal toys is both durable and timeless. These hand-carved pieces are stunning pieces but they are designed to be played with and loved. They are stained rather than painted so you won’t get paint chipping off. Plus, these pieces are chunky and made of hardwood so the risk of breakage is minimal.
Wooden animal playsets are the perfect examples of traditional wooden toys that have stood the test of time. Children love playing with animals and putting them in their houses, then taking them on adventures around your house. Whether you choose a farmyard full of pigs, cows, ducks and sheep, a stable full of horses, a safari park with lions, tigers and giraffes or a polar bear living on an ice flow. Encourage pretend play and creative play with our wide range of beautiful wooden animal toys.
If you ask children what their favourite animal is some might go for a dog or a cat, especially if they have these at home. Others will have a love of horses, especially if they are lucky enough to ride them. But for most children, it's the animals they don't see every day that they really love. Tigers and Lions are a popular choice as are giraffes and Elephants. Panda bears get a lot of love as do penguins.
Whatever your children's favourite, the likelihood is that either Ostheimer or Holztiger (or both) have created a beautiful wooden version that can be loved and treasured for years to come. And being as there are so many animals to choose from. You might as well start with their favourites and go from there. You can collect whole families of lions, tigers and bears, or fill a forest with foxes, wild boar and squirrels.
These animal toys also make beautiful ornaments when not being played with and can be used to create stunning seasonal displays or learning activities. They also work really well in story sacks.