Dad’s Choice Awards 2020 reveals its winners and Highly Commended and Commended

The Dad’s Choice Awards has revealed its winners and highly commended and commended companies for its 2020 awards programme, one that laid witness to ‘more entries than ever before’.

With the clock now ticking down to Christmas Day, the Dad’s Choice Awards aim to offer inspiration to parents unsure of what to buy their kids this year. Testers received a vast selection of entries and the competition to win a coveted award was more fierce than ever.

Dad’s Choice Awards are delighted to announce their Twelve Top Winners, for 2020. Each of these winning products grabbed the attention of the testers and was deemed worthy of the highest award. A further eleven products have been awarded the Highly Commended Award and ten received the Commended Award for 2020.

Dads Choice Awards 2020 

The Winners 

LEGO Adventures with Mario Starter Course – LEGO
Micro Scalextric James Bond Set – No Time To Die – Scalextric
Little Tikes First Washer Dryer – Little Tikes
Nerf BUNKR Battle Cube – Trends UK
Tweet Beats – John Adams
Baffled – Cheatwell Games
Pepper The Penguin Bluetooth Speaker – Olex Consulting
Build Your Own Microscope – Build Your Own Kits
Mini Micro 3 in 1 LED Deluxe Push Along Scooter – Micro Scooters
The Micro MJ Skate – Micro Skate
Aquascope – Eduk8 Worldwide
Carddies Christmas set – Carddies

The Highly Commended Winners are

Chunkies Police Tow Truck – Corgi
Drone Home – Interplay UK
The Flying Scotsman Analogue Train Set – Hornby
Tobi Robot Smartwatch – Little Tikes
Boom City Racers – Moose Toys
Crazy Cart Shift – Razor
Challenge Robotics Kit – Revolution Robotics
Osmo Coding Kit – Osmo
Tig-Tag – Tig-Tag
Tonies and Toniebox – Tonies
HUE Animation Studio – Hue Animation

The Commended Winners are:

FunPlay Rainbow Pebbles – Edx Education
World Map tablecloth – Eat Sleep Doodle
CONFIDENT? – Confident Games
Beat That! – The Bonkers Battle of Wacky Challenges – Gutter Games Ltd
Quickbuild Red Arrows Hawk – Airfix
Duplo Modular Playhouse – LEGO
Neoprene Swim Vest – Limmys
Reading Eggs and Mathseeds – Reading Eggs
Robo Wunderkind Explorer Prime Kit – Robo Technologies
Power Treads All Surface Vehicles Epic Course Track – WowWee

Michelle Lilley, head of marketing UK for Little Tikes, said: “We’re thrilled to scoop two awards for our new toy launches. The true-to-life First Appliances range has been impressing consumers and industry experts alike and we were excited to launch a range that brings a number of unique real-play role play products to the traditional role play market. It’s a must-have toy for kids this year.”

Keith Finch, founder of Build Your Own, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won in this year’s Dad’s Choice Awards. Our Build Your Own Microscope launched in August and has been a popular addition to our growing range of eco-friendly kits – it’s a really fun product and we love that people are enjoying exploring with it. As a new business in our first year, we are very proud to have won. Thank you.”

 David Ross, founder of Dad’s Choice Awards, concluded: “Despite Covid-19, Dad’s Choice Awards had more entries this year than ever before. In our ninth year, our Dad testers have selected a cracking selection of top gifts. Unlike other round ups, the Dads Choice Winners have all been put through their paces by children.

“The list of Winners, Highly Commended and Commended are fantastic, any of these would make superb presents at Christmas! These awards aim to make life a little easier for last minute Christmas shoppers.”

Dad’s Choice Awards are the only awards where Dads decide which toys cut the mustard and a celebration of Dads and their kids playing and spending time together. Award winning entries can be seen in detail online

About Robert Hutchins

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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