Our spring edit of Learning Resources’ best educational toys for home and school.

Back in 1994, Dennis Blackmore established Learning Resources UK from his home in Norfolk. The company’s aim is to deliver, with passion, well-made products that aid a child’s educational journey and incorporate as much fun as possible. Their mission is to inspire a life-long love of learning.

There’s a reason that parents, teachers and grandparents return time and again to these toys, games and classroom supplies. Throughout its twenty-five years in the educational toy industry, the company has won several awards, including the Toy Fair’s Best New Toys award, Good Housekeeping’s Best Toy award and a Primary Teacher award.

Here, we pick out six of Learning Resources’ best toys for spring.

Primary Science Metal Detector

You will strike gold with this chunky metal detector, created for children aged three to seven – but beloved, we reckon, of older children, too.

New Sprouts Camp Out!

Encourage hours of imaginary play with this toy duffle bag containing all that little minds need for the perfect campfire (including a plastic lantern, hot dog, toasting fork, interlocking logs with fire, marshmallow, chocolate and two biscuits).

Jumbo Jungle Animals

Turn the sandpit into a jungle with these friendly, wipe-clean toy animals that come, enchantingly, in pairs of mothers with their babies.

GeoSafari Vega 360° Telescope

Want to blow their minds? This durable, lightweight telescope, with table-top tripod, helps young scientists explore the earth, moon and beyond.


They will tinker for hours, re-enforcing measurement comparisons as they go, with this charming set of precision brass weights.

Jumbo Dinosaur Floor Puzzle T-Rex

This one ticks a lot of boxes. Dinosaurs? Yup. Skeletons? Yup. Oversized? Yup. Fun? Of course.

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