2016 Creative Play Awards winners revealed

Winners of the 2016 Creative Play Awards have been announced, with the likes of Little Tikes, Ravensburger and LEGO securing an accolade.

Sponsored and organised by Creative Steps magazine, the awards aim to recognise the best products on the market that help to enhance creative development in young kids.

“2016 has shown just how esteemed our awards scheme has become, with the most amount of entries we’ve ever seen,” said John Hopley, editor of Creative Steps. 

“The quality of the entries has been extremely high and with more products than ever entered, the competition has been at its highest, just showing the importance of learning through creative play for children and the products that allow them to do so.”

Check out the winners of the awards below:

Toys and Games – Indoor (0 to three years)

  • Winner – Little Tikes – RC Tyre Twister

Toys and Games – Indoor (four to seven years)

  • Winner – Ravensburger – Disney Eye Found It!
  • Highly Commended – Funrise – Tonka Emergency Vehicles

Toys and Games – Indoor (eight to 11 years)

  • Winner – LEGO – Spider-Man Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle
  • Highly Commended – Esdevium Games – Timeline British History

Toys and Games – Outdoor (four to seven years)

  • Winner – Hippychick – pl-ug Ultimate Den Kit
  • Highly Commended – Funrise – Gazillion Bubbles Collection

Toys and Games – Outdoor (eight to 11 years)

  • Winner – Yvolution – Y Flyer

Electronic and Multimedia (0 to three years)

  • Winner – Funrise – Singamalings

Electronic and Multimedia (four to seven years)

  • Winner – LeapFrog – LeapStart
  • Highly Commended – Character Options – Snuggles My Dream Puppy

Electronic and Multimedia (eight to 11 years)

  • Winner – Hasbro – Interactech Stormtrooper
  • Highly Commended – Vivid – Crayola Easy Animator

Painting/Colouring/Modelling Materials (four to seven years)

  • Winner – Brian Clegg Ltd – Paint Sticks
  • Highly Commended – Vivid – Crayola Model Magic

Painting/Colouring/Modelling Materials (eight to 11 years)

  • Winner – Flair – IDO3D Vertical Deluxe Design Studio 

Boys Craft Kits (four to seven years)

  • Winner – Usborne Publishing – Finger Print Activities –Animals
  • Highly Commended – Character Options – Qixels 3D Design Creator

Girls Craft Kits (four to seven years)

  • Winner – Interplay – Fuzzikins Craft Cottontail Cottage
  • Highly Commended – John Adams Leisure – Ezee Beads Studio Carry Case 

Girls Craft Kits (eight to 11 years

  • Winner – Ravensburger – Unicorn Jewellery Tree 3D Puzzle 
  • Highly Commended – Educa – Fofuchas – Sandra 

Imaginative Role Play (0 to three years)

  • Winner – Brio – My First Railway Battery Train Set
  • Highly Commended – VTech – Toot Toot Drivers Gold Mine Train Set

Imaginative Role Play (four to seven years)

  • Winner – Casdon – Dyson Ball 
  • Highly Commended – Brio – Farm Railway Set 

Teaching Resources (four to seven years)

  • Winner – T4Kids – Classroom Hammering and Drilling Set 
  • Highly Commended – LEGO – Build Me “Emotions”

Teaching Resources (eight to 11 years)

  • Winner – Yutaka – Sushi Starter Kit
  • Highly Commended – Science4You – Super Science Kit 6 in 1

Special Educational Needs Toys/Resources (eight to 11 years)

  • Winner – HUE – HUE Animation Studio

Books (Children)

  • Winner – DK – 365 Things To Do With LEGO Bricks
  • Highly Commended – Top That Publishing – Arty Mouse Trace, Copy, Colour and Cut Activity Book 

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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