Adventure time: Bigjigs Toys’ latest products encourage outdoor play

Bigjigs Toys has doubled its outdoor and garden range over the past 12 months, with new products including a Pop-Up Bug Net, Multi-View Bug Magnifier, Bug Box, Short Handled Shovel, Short Handled Spade, a Flower Press, Telescopic Net and Explorer Set.

The importance of outdoor play can’t be overstated. Experts have found that children who play outside are more likely to be more self-aware, observant and have better reasoning skills. During lockdown, being outdoors was a huge part of people’s daily lives and a great way to get children away from TVs, smartphones and computers, try new things and socialise with friends.

The latest Bigjigs Toys are perfect for encouraging little ones and older kids to explore their surroundings. The Pop-Up Bug Net has a simple zip closure so bugs and insects can be easily caught (and released). The useful carry handle makes it easy to transport to the garden or woods. When bug hunting time is over, the net can be folded down.

Curious kids will enjoy using the Multi-View Bug Magnifier that ensures creepy crawlies can be inspected from all different angles. Place the insect on the green base before putting the magnifying glass over the top. For double the fun, two people can view the bugs at the same time with top and side viewports.

Perfect for a day out at the beach or park, the Telescopic Net is ideal for crabbing, fishing and catching bugs and butterflies. The extendable handle helps mini explorers reach those hard to reach areas.

Aspiring bug hunters can use Bigjigs Toys’ Kids Bug Box to safely catch and observe insects up close. It comes with breathable mesh sides for ample ventilation as well as a robust cotton carry handle for easy transportation.

Little hands can be let loose at the sandpit or flower bed with the Short Handled Spade. Use it to dig up sand or soil or plant and sow seeds. The robust green shovelhead can endure lots of enthusiastic digging. To complement the spade, the Short Handled Shovel is ideal for digging up vegetables or shovelling snow or sand. It also had a sturdy green shovelhead to guarantee years of use.

Children can make lovely keepsakes for friends, family and loved ones with the Flower Press. Safe and easy to use, the flower press is made from smooth wood and has a delightful nature-inspired illustration on the front.

For a bundle of outdoor goodies, look no further than the Explorer Set. Packed with a green bucket hat, binoculars, magnifying glass, telescopic bug net and much more, this fun bug hunting kit is a great gift idea for nature lovers.

About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and Get in touch at

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