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10 Best Toys for 5 Year Olds in 2020

Published 12:12am

This product review was written by Ainsley Hunter

Published 12:12am

This product review was written by Ainsley Hunter

ProductKey FeaturesPrice
KidKraft Everyday Heroes Play SetDimensions 97 x 37.8 x 65.6 cm, weight 10.1 Kg, number of pieces 28, and no batteries required, assembly required, material wood and plastic.£££
Lego Classic Large Creative BoxDimensions 6 x 26 x 14 cm, weight 1.59 Kg, number of pieces 790, no batteries required, made with plastic.££
Untamed Raptor by FingerlingsDimensions 7.5 x 5.3 x 14.1 cm, weight 200 grams, recommended age 5-16 years, no assembly required, batteries required and are included.£
Marvel Action Figures Set of 4Dimensions 18.8 x 15 x 7.8 cm, weight 322 grams, 4 figures, moveable arms, no assembly required, no batteries needed.£
Galt Toys Super Marble RunDimensions 25.4 x 40.6 x 7.6 cm, weight 1.14 Kg, recommended age 4-15 years, number of pieces 60, assembly required, no batteries required, made with plastic.£
Dookey Magnetic Building BlocksDimensions 26 x 21 x 13 cm, weight 1.2 Kg, recommended age 5-10, made with BPA free plastics and metal, educational objective hand-foot coordination, assembly required, no batteries needed.£
Sylvanian Families Starry Point LighthouseDimensions 21.4 x 43.9 x 34.9 cm, weight 2.14 Kg, recommended age 3-12 years, number of pieces 20, 3 AA batteries required, material plastic.££
Smart Games Little Red Riding HoodDimensions 24.1 x 6.6 x 24.1 cm, weight 612 grams, recommended age 4 years and up, educational objective special awareness, number of pieces 1, no assembly required, no batteries needed.£
Schleich Rider CaféDimensions 16.5 x 31 x 23.5 cm, weight 871 grams, recommended age 3-18 years, number of pieces 67, assembly required, no batteries needed, made with plastic.££
Hama Beads 3D DogsDimensions 4 x 24.5 c 21 cm, weight 299 grams, recommended age 5 years and up, number of pieces 2500 plus, assembly required, no batteries needed.£

Best Toy for 5 Year Old in the UK

Picking a toy can be a bit hard, especially when there are so many options available. So if you feel overwhelmed by the abundance of choices, the best toys for 5 year olds in the UK will help. We know it can be tricky to select a toy for a 5 year old, they are just developing new tastes and preferences. So we suggest you have a light discussion with them before you take the plunge.

The best toys for 5 year olds in the UK are diverse and cover a huge amount of categories. Whether you are getting a toy for your own child, or another child in your life, the list has something for everyone. Some of the toys do come with some small components, so they are better when played with under supervision. Most of them are easy to get accustomed to as well, so all you need to do is simply keep an eye on the toddlers.

A 5 year old is growing fast, both mentally and physically so it is important to get toys that engage them mentally. The toys that encourage experimentation, stroke the imagination, and allow the kids to be creative are the best ones at this age. This way the kids get exhausted fast and go to bed at a humane time so you can get some rest too. If you are a parent, you know what we are talking about.

KidKraft Everyday Heroes Play Set

We were worried about the large size of the KidKraft Everyday Heroes Play Set and how long it would take to assemble. However, this amazingly detailed play set comes with easy step-by-step instructions on how to assemble. You can assemble it yourself or have your kid help you with it, either way, it is a great gift for a 5 year old.

There are 35 accessories that include a police motorcycle, fire dog, and a fire truck. There is even a helicopter on the top. The 12 rooms all have a different theme to them and feature a roof to floor fire pole for the firemen to use. The best thing about this play set is that it is built to last. It is made out of wood and has BPA free plastic. Overall, the KidKraft Everyday Heroes Play Set is a great toy for a 5 year old.

Key features:
  • Sturdy wooden construction
  • Comes with 35 accessories
  • The roof to floor fire pole is awesome
Lego Classic Large Creative Box

Going with Lego is the best choice in any scenario, even if you are gifting them to adults. The Lego Classic Large Creative Box is exactly that, a large box of Legos for the kids to play with without any creative restrictions. The Lego come in 33 different colors as well, this allows the kids to become familiar with the colors.

There are 790 pieces inside the Lego Classic Large Creative Box which are more than enough to make large towers and topple them or make a huge ship. Whatever the kids can imagine, can be made. The best part is you can enjoy yourself with them as well. While many 5 year old kids don’t put stuff in their mouths, some might, so you may need to keep an eye on them. If you want more Lego-based toy suggestions, check out our best Lego sets list for more ideas as well.

Key features:
  • Come in a Lego container
  • There are a lot of Lego pieces
  • Builds spatial awareness and dexterity
Untamed Raptor by Fingerlings

It’s a raptor that clings to your finger and looks ferocious while doing that. I don’t think we need to talk any more about it simply because it is so awesome. The dinosaur is available in four different colors as well including, blue, purple, and green. It is made with high-quality plastic and is very durable. There are intricate details on the model as well, especially the eyes are well designed.

The Untamed Raptor by Fingerlings also reacts to motion, sound, and touch making it a perfect companion to your dino-loving kids. It also roars and has chomping jaws. Batteries are included in the package so you just need to start it up and it is ready to cling and be amazing. We highly recommend this if you are going on a long road trip, the raptor will give your kids something fun to do.

Key features:
  • Reacts to motion and sound
  • Clings to the finger in style
  • Makes roaring sounds
Marvel Action Figures Set of 4

This is a package deal, and we had to include it simply because of its low price and high quality. The set of four superheroes includes the most iconic Marvel superheroes in one package. There is the iconic and amazing Spider-Man, then there is the ever-popular Iron Man, fan-favorite Captain America, and the powerful brute Hulk.

 The figures are designed well and keep all the iconic traits of the superheroes intact. Spiderman is in his iconic suit, Hulk is menacing with his huge muscles, Iron Man has his armored suit and Captain America has his shield. The only downside is the limb movement, the arms move fine but the legs can’t be moved. Overall, it’s a great gift for a 5 year old that’s into superheroes. The plastic is sturdy enough that the kid can take Spiderman on their toddler trampoline without the worry of breakage.

Key features:
  • A pack of 4 figures
  • Arms move nicely
  • The plastic used is sturdy
Galt Toys Super Marble Run

This is a toy that’s designed to intrigue a child’s curiosity and make them experiment with all the ways they can make a track. You can create simple or complex marble runs with this set and its astonishing 60 pieces. There are a ton of ways to assemble your own run or help your kid make their own. There is always something wonderful about watching a kid design their own run and seeing it work perfectly.  

Kids will have a blast creating their own runs thanks to the included, curves, chutes, tubes, bases, and even a staircase. There is a color guide that can help beginners and ensure how the toy works. There are 8 marbles included in the set as well. The marbles are of small size so it would be wise to keep an eye on the child while they are playing. You can even place a good baby monitor in their room and watch from the kitchen.

Key features:
  • The color guide is an easy way to learn
  • The 60 pieces all work together
  • It is always fun to experiment
Dookey Magnetic Building Blocks

The Dookey Magnetic Building Blocks are exactly what the name says, these are magnetic blocks that can be arranged in any way the kid wants. They stick together but not that strongly, this means that the child can easily take them apart. If your kid is always crying about their sibling knocking down their Lego masterpiece, the Dookey Magnetic Building Blocks is the perfect gift for them.

There are 132 pieces in this package and include a pentagon, trapezoid, box, and a Ferris wheel. There is potential to make even a castle, lighthouse, car, plane, animals, and stars. The blocks are made from BPA-free and non-toxic materials. There are no sharp edges on the blocks as well ensuring your kids will remain safe while playing.

Key features:
  • Premium quality materials
  • Great educational and creative tool
  • The magnet is strong but not too strong
Sylvanian Families Starry Point Lighthouse

This one is for the bedtime stories when you turn off all other lights and let the Sylvanian Families Starry Point Lighthouse project beautiful skies on the ceiling. This is a cute looking lighthouse with some neat details but the real show starts when you use it as a nightlight or a backdrop of your fantastical stories.

The lighthouse lights up exactly like a real-life lighthouse would and looks stunning as a toy. While it is sturdy enough to play during the day, it is recommended that you use it as a nightlight to have a fun experience. Combine it with one of the best portable projectors and you have a magical night.

Key features:
  • A well designed and robust structure
  • Comes with 3 nightlight slides
  • Lights up like a lighthouse
Smart Games Little Red Riding Hood

The Smart Games Little Red Riding Hood is a simple board game about the famous red hooded girl and the big bad wolf. There are several pieces that the kid can lay down to make a path to grandma’s house. However, there is a chance that the wolf would reach there first. This tiny challenging puzzle-based interactive toy is a great way to let the kids explore and experiment. There is even a kid-friendly book included in the package. Overall, it’s a neat concept that is adorably executed.

Key features:
  • The design of the toy is remarkable
  • 48 total challenges to overcome
  • The storybook has a nice twist
Schleich Rider Café

The Schleich Rider Café combines a café with horses and honestly, this is the best idea ever. You ride to the café on your horse, hitch it and enjoy a good snack with coffee, what more can you ever need. There are 2 characters in the package, 1 pinto stallion, 1 café and a ton of different accessories. Overall, it is a great gift to aid in-store based play. Can work well with already existing toys too.

Key features:
  • The accessories are well detailed
  • The characters look amazing
  • The stallion is a neat addition
Hama Beads 3D Dogs

Want to make your own 3D puppies? Then you should get this creative and fun Hama Beads 3D Dogs set. It allows the kids to make their own dogs and stimulate their creativity. It is an easy-to-understand toy that can be played with for hours on end. There is even a tiny basket as well as a bone to be made. The package comes with over 2500 beads. You will need to supervise the whole process yourself though, this is why this toy is ranked so low.

Key features:
  • A fun and unique building experience
  • There are ample beads for construction
  • Comes with everything you’d need

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