The Outdoor Playtime Awards expands to accommodate “overwhelming response”

With just a month to go before the The Outdoor Playtime Awards 2019, organisers have expanded its play space to accommodate the “overwhelming influx of entries.”

Response to the awards highlights what has been cited as a ‘solid start to the year’ for the outdoor toy category, that has been buoyed by some above average temperatures and impending half term.

All of the entries into the awards will be put to the test with well over 50 Toyminators aged five to 14 in a now expanded outdoor play space.

In addition to the media partnership with DC Thomson that includes online and print coverage, the awards is also working with First News and has secured interest from a national UK newspaper to cover the event, as well as a key broadcaster to spread the word further than ever before.

The awards final on June 9th will be live-streamed. There will be a video created capturing the events of the day, with winners and runners-up revealed across media ahead of school summer holidays.

“Our aim is to assist in the selection of the very best outdoor toys for parents to pick to keep the kids up and active over the summer,” said Peter Jenkinson, organiser of the awards.

“We’re delighted to have attracted some of the best outdoor brands to our event such as Recreation, HTI, Hippychick, Thames and Kosmos, Sportspower and Feber by Geemac, Chad Valley, Little Tikes, Yvolve Sports, Minimasters and Zuru to name a few.

“We’re looking forward to the last minute avalanche of entries to ensure we can satisfy the insatiable appetite of our eager Toyminators on event day.”

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of 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, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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