Toys they’ll want to collect and keep

Kids love collecting things and of course we’ve gone through every possible playground craze in this house. But one thing that’s never wavered is the love for Lego, so these collectible Minifigures were an instant hit.

There are 16 to collect (although you don’t know which one you have until you open the packet, and you have to put them together yourself, which adds to the excitement. I mean for the children, obviously, *ahem*).

Not sure about the dodgy looking moustache on the magician – the caveman and the ninjas are our favourites.  £1.99, available from Argos.

And if your children are fans of Chuggington they’ll love this Wilson Carry Case (£14.99), available from Toys R Us. You have to buy the engines separately (and at £5.99 they’re not cheap, but they’re made from die-cast so at least they’ll last).

written by Liz Jarvis