This product review was written by Ainsley Hunter
This product review was written by Ainsley Hunter
|Playmobil 9060 Family Fun Aquarium||Dimensions 39.98 x 42.98 x 16 cm, weight 1.72 Kg, manufacturer recommended age 4 to 10 years, number of pieces 1, no assembly required, no batteries required, made with plastic.||£££|
|Sphero 2 Ring Specdrums||Dimensions 1.6 x 2.21 x 3.18 cm, weight 159 grams, manufacturer recommended age 5 years and up, no assembly required, 1 lithium-ion battery required and included, Bluetooth, companion app.||££|
|Yellies Flufferpuff Spider||Dimensions 6.7 x 10.8 x 2.29 cm, weight 120 grams, manufacturer recommended age 5 years and up, no assembly required, 3 LR44 batteries required and included, made with plastic.||£|
|Hot Wheels Monster Truck||Dimensions 19 x 14 x 12 cm, weight 25 grams, manufacturer recommended age 3 years and up, no assembly required, number of pieces 1, no batteries required, made with metal and plastic.||££|
|Rizmo Snow||Dimensions 13.5 x 16.6 x 23.6 cm, weight 920 grams, manufacturer recommended age 4 years and up, 4 AA batteries required, batteries included, no assembly required.||££|
|Gilobaby RC Robot||Dimensions 15.5 x 14.3 x 14.2 cm, weight 370 grams, manufacturer recommended age 4 years and up, batteries required but not included, no assembly required.||£|
|Waboba Moon Ball||Dimensions 6.3 x 6.3 x 6.3 cm, weight 85 grams, 5 colors, material blend, number of pieces 1, no assembly required, no batteries required.||£|
|Loyo Marble Run||Dimensions 34 x 21.2 x 9.2 cm, weight 960 grams, manufacturer recommended age 4 years and up, assembly required, no batteries required, number of pieces 64.||££|
|Galt Toys Science Lab Kit||Dimensions 30.99 x 7.01 x 22 cm, weight 483 grams, manufacturer recommended age 6 to 8 years, no assembly required, no batteries required, material plastic.||£|
|Swift SW50 Microscope||Dimensions 17 x 12 x 30 cm, weight 1 Kg, no assembly required, batteries required, accessory kit, materials plastic, metal, and glass.||££|
Best Toys for 6 Year Old UK
Getting toys for 6 year olds in the UK can be tricky, kids have different tastes and different demands these days. Thanks to the abundance of options, internet, and even TV, kids have their own personalities and preferences. We recommend asking the kid about their interests and wants before pulling the trigger on a toy and risking disinterest. Most parents also know about what their kids like, so if you are shopping for your tiny nieces or nephews, ask their parents first too.
We selected some of the best toys for 6 year olds in the UK so you don’t have to check out shops. We tried getting a wide variety of toys in so there is something for everyone to enjoy. So do take the time to go through the whole list before settling on something you buy. It is better to check out all the options before getting one as the list is not in any particular order.
Here’s a “pro-tip”, most of the toys on the Best toys for 6 year olds in the UK list have multiple variants. If the kid you are getting the gift for loves a particular color, there is a chance the toy company has that variant. You can switch colors on the product page too. Overall, the toys are all made out of quality and non-toxic materials so you can have the peace of mind that they won’t be hurting your kids. If your kid is younger than 6, we have lists for best toys for 3 year olds as well as best toys for 2 year olds.
The Playmobil 9060 Family Fun Aquarium is an interactive aquarium that can be filled with actual water for the fish to swim in. It is made of high-quality materials and comes with a lot of different pieces. There is a performer on the platform that even has a bucket of small fish to feed the bigger fishes. The platform rotates and there are several fish in the aquarium as well.
The set also has a cave for small toy kids to enjoy a direct view of the fish in the tank too. Overall, Playmobil 9060 Family Fun Aquarium provides a great experience for the real kids as well. We may have paired this with the Aquaman action figure for a photoshoot too and had a lot of fun, so we can only imagine how creative your kids are going to get.
- Comes with 3 figures and accessories
- The tank can hold around 1.5 liters of water
- The performer even has a jumping hoop
The Sphero 2 Ring Specdrums is a bit of an advanced tool that can be used to turn colors into music. It’s a wearable device that fits snugly on the finger and allows you to tap any surface to make music. While it is not exactly a toy, it can still provide an exceptionally entertaining time to a 6-year old that won’t stuff it in their mouth. If your kid is showing any inclination towards music, this is one of the best toys for a 6 year old.
The Sphero 2 Ring Specdrums comes with low energy Bluetooth connectivity and has a 2-hour-long battery life on one charge. The companion app is free to get and comes with curated sound packs for you to enjoy. Creating and mixing any sound with this neat toy is fun and educational. The kids can even make their own beats and loops. We recommend the two ring pack simply because the bundle deal is great and because we know you’d want to play along too.
- Simple and easy to use
- The companion app is designed well
- 2 hours of playtime on one charge
If your kid is into spiders or fluffy toys that are voice-activated, the Yellies Flufferpuff Spider is the one for them. It is a cute spider bot that can talk, sing, clap, or just play music when it is activated. The overall design of the toy is very kid-friendly so you don’t have to worry about kids getting scared with this one, especially 6 year old ones.
There are 6 different variations available with different designs and colors. We selected Flufferpuff simply because of the name and how cute it looks. The louder the kid talks or, let’s be honest, yells, the faster the spider will go. The eyes light up when the bot is activated and the legs also move. It is a great toy for the curious young minds trying to explore the world of animals and insects.
- Has light-up eyes and leg movement
- Cute and simple designs
Kids love monster trucks, you know what they love even more? Garbage trucks. So what if there was a toy that combined them both and made a garbage monster truck? Well, Hot Wheels Monster Truck just did that and it is every bit as awesome as you are imagining. A garbage disposal truck with huge monster truck tires. We knew waste management guys were cool but never imagined them being this cool.
The Hot Wheels Monster Truck is built like a monster truck as well. This means it can take a good beating and still stand tall. Want to crush other puny cars under the truck? The kid can do that with ease. The tires are huge, the plastics used are sturdy as well, and the body is metal so it is already strong. Overall, this is a quality truck that can smash and crash without worries.
- Detailed truck models
- The wheels are large and huge
- Made out of die-cast metal
The Rizmo Snow is a cute furry companion that can “evolve” into something bigger independently. The toy actually grows, learns, and responds. Rizmo Snow can also interact with the kids through music, dance, and songs. It is made of quality materials and has some of the coolest features we’ve seen in a toy. It starts off as a small ball of fur and can evolve into a proper furry creature which is always fascinating.
Kids love to play with an interactive toy as well so overall, the price combined with its unique nature makes it an easy recommendation. You can even gift it to a toddler, and they can play with it on their baby chair. So if you have two kids of different ages, it’s a perfect match.
- Cute and furry creature
- Can interact, sing and dance
- Evolves and grows into a big toy
A remote-controlled robot? Yes, this is what every 6 year old needs and wants to play with. Even some older kids who have a job writing about toys need it. The Gilobaby RC Robot comes with 6 wheels, 3 on each foot to have it move steadily around. You can make the robot go forward, backward, turn left and right. You can also make the robot dance like a true robot overlord.
The Gilobaby RC Robot comes with flexible hands that can be moved around. Honestly, the hands are tiny and kind of funny. It seems like the hands of a T-Rex just on a cute robot. Overall, the Gilobaby RC Robot will provide hours upon hours of joy to the kids and that’s what matters.
- 6 wheels for stable movement
- 2.4g remote control that’s responsive
- Shining eyes and dancing features
A compact ball that bounces like there is stronger gravity. It can be used to just play around in the yard or even used to play ball based games. It is made out of sturdy materials and has a patented composition that makes it look like the surface of the moon. It is available in five different colors as well. The Waboba Moon Ball is an inexpensive toy that all kids will find fun to play with. However, if you have expensive decoration pieces indoors, you’ll be better off letting the kids out to play in the yard.
- Specially designed shape
- Bounces effortlessly
- Can be used for yard cricket games
The Loyo Marble Run set encourages kids to explore and enhance their problem-solving skills. There is no set way to assemble the toy either, so kids are free to engage with it however they like. This not only enhances their imagination but also improves fine motor skills. The Loyo Marble Run set is a perfect gift for a 6 year old in the UK simply because it allows the kid to make their own decisions about the design.
The Loyo Marble Run features translucent pieces so the kids can actually see the marble move from the top to bottom. There are two variants, one with 64 pieces while the other comes with 122 pieces. Overall, the Loyo Marble Run is a great toy to have fun with and make some creative structures with your children. It is like the best Lego sets but dedicated to marble runs.
- Translucent pieces are there
- Easy to assemble and play with
- Made with solid and study materials
The Galt Toys Science Lab Kit is a science kit for kids to encourage them in learning and thinking scientifically. If your kid loves science or wants to explore further, this is one of the best toys to gift them. There are several pieces of lab equipment in this set including 3 test tubes, goggles, ball crystals, magnifying glass, spinner, food colors, and petri-dish. There is also a pH scale and paper stickers.
- Plenty of accessories
- Comes with a note pad
- The test tubes are sturdy
As the name suggests, this is a microscope designed for kids and is an amazing tool to gift to a 6 year old. A 6 year old is at the age of discovery and what better way to engage them in learning than with a microscope. The microscope offers 40, 100, and 400 times magnification thanks to its all-glass optics. With a little guidance, your kids will be using the microscope themselves in no time at all.
- Made with quality materials
- It has glass made optics
- Comes with a robust accessories kit