It is autumn and all the leaves are falling down! The once bright greens have turned into crisp reds and yellows. Time to switch out the sandals for wellies. Swap those ice lollies for hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, of course!
Here at Toy Street, we would love to guide you with our top tips on getting ready for Autumn! Halloween and Bonfire Night are just on the horizon so it is time to get cosy.
Signs of Autumn
The changing of seasons really is an exciting time for everyone – especially for children!
Growing up, autumn was always my favourite season as I could see the world change in front of me. If you are looking for a fun activity for your little ones, why not try an autumnal scavenger hunt?
Pop on those boots (wellies or other) and take a walk in the forest or even in a local nature reserve. Keep your eyes peeled for the biggest leaves or conkers, pine cones or even mushrooms. If you are really lucky, you may even happen across some wildlife!
Animals love autumn too. Rabbits, squirrels and deer can often be found out in the forest on a fresh October afternoon. You can even look in your gardens or out of your windows for more nocturnal animals such as foxes and much more active hedgehogs! In the mean time though, we do have some furry friends that make for the perfect snuggle buddy on a cold night!
Our Top Autumn Toys
As the nights draw in and the rain persists, we have put together a few ideas for those days in.
If you really enjoyed the autumnal scavenger hunt, then Joggi the baby hedgehog might be the perfect companion! A Steiff classic, this hedgehog is a great symbol for autumn as they all come out of hibernation.
Are you ready to go ‘Into the Unknown‘? Join Anna of Arendelle as she journeys into the enchanted forest with her sister, Elsa, as they explore an autumnal wonderland. The Frozen 2 Autumn Swirling Adventure Anna has a magical surprise that reveals itself when you lift her arms as a swirling leaf pattern is revealed on her dress.
We have also picked out a few ideas that will be perfect for all of the family! The first is this beautiful Autumn Hedgerow puzzle by Falcon de Luxe. At 500 pieces, the whole family can gather around and join in with this one.
If you are looking for something a bit more fast paced, Nutz! is a guessing board game with just a hint of memory added. Join these squirrels as they go back and find their hidden fruits and nuts for autumn.
Our last pick is the Nutty Squirrel Wooden Balance Game! Mr. Squirrel needs some help moving his acorns up to his treehouse, you’ll have to balance his acorns on his back. A great game for younger children, it will help them learn all about balance and dexterity whilst getting into the spirit of autumn.
Halloween is looming at the end of the month with all of it’s tricks and treats.
We take Halloween very seriously here at Toy Street so keep your eyes peeled! We’ll have spooky toys and content all over our blog and social media, so be sure to keep up to date.
As a little treat, here is a sneak peek into some of our favourite toys this Halloween ahead of our Top Toys of Halloween 2020 which will be coming your way very soon.
Our treats include Seeds, the smiley pumpkin! This little guy is the happiest Jack-o’-lantern around and will ensure all of the extra candy. Then we have the Sylvanian Families: Baby Trick or Treaters set. The adorable baby trick or treaters wear Halloween costumes as they ride around in their pumpkin carriage – a treat indeed!
And then we have our tricks… This wall walking spider will bring both screams and laughter as it becomes a staple in your house for pranks. Watch as your new eight-legged friend scales windows and any other smooth surface, sure to cause lots of laughter. Our final pick is the Halloween Power Up for the King of Tokyo game. Introduce Pumpkin Jack and Boogey Woogey to your game of villains for exclusive power ups and effects.
Keep up with our adventures this autumn on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and be sure to tag us @ToyStreetUK to share yours!
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