Outdoor Playtime Awards 2015 finalists revealed

Beau’s Toy Farm, Toyology and Fun Kids Radio have announced the products making their way to the finals.
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The shortlist of finalists for this year’s Outdoor Playtime Awards has been revealed.

After hours spent pouring over blasters, trampolines, playhouses and science kits, Beau’s Toy Farm, Toyology and Fun Kids Radio have announced the products making their way to the finals.

Hasbro’s Nerf Super Soaker, Re:creation’s Razor Crazy Cart and Galt Toys’ folding trampoline are among the toys across ten categories to make the finals in London next month.

The finalists will be presented to a team of 20 young toy enthusiasts, before the winning list of ten outdoor toys for summer is announced in July, ahead of the summer holidays.

Each category sees three finalists go head to head, with the exception of the Ride-On category, that owing to overwhelming entry numbers, features four.

Beau from Beau’s Toy Farm, said: “It was really difficult choosing the toys for the finals, I would have kept them all in.”

The Outdoor Playtime Awards 2015 finalists, are:

Category: Sport & Splash Fun

Nerf Super Soaker Floodfire Blaster (Hasbro)
Funslinger (Funslinger Ltd)
Astronaut Space Backpack Supersoaking Water Blaster (MAPS Toys)

Category: Outdoor Games

Balanstix (Maps Toys)
Jumbo Bananagrams (Bananagrams Inc)
Molkky (Tactic Games UK)

Category: Flying Toys

Air Hogs Hyper Disc (Spinmaster)
Ringstix (Maps Toys)
Playmobil Starflyer/Speed Glider (Playmobil)

Category: Ride-On

Razor Crazy Cart (Re:creation)
FirstBIKE Cross Orange (FirstBIKE)
BERG Buddy (BERG)
Yvolution Y Velo Twista Balance Bike (Yvolution)

Category: Climbing & Adventure

Airflow Bouncer (Smyths)
JS Zipline Kit (Smyths)
HQ Slacklining Kit (Wind Designs)

Category: Trampolines

TP Toys Genius Round2 12ft Trampoline (TP Toys)
BERG Champion 330cm & Safety Net Deluxe (BERG)
GALT Toys Folding Trampoline (GALT)

Category: PreSchool Outdoor Play

Harry & Jacks Adventure Packs – Jetpack (Harry & Jacks)
Double Bubble Bubble Mower (HTI)
Qwikfold Funslide (Smyths)

Category: Battle & Blaster Toys

Nerf Zombie Strike Doominator (Hasbro)
Nerf Rebelle Arrow Revolution Bow (Hasbro)
Air Storm FireTek Z-Curve Bow (Re:creation)

Category: Houses, Tents & Hideaways

TP Toys Bramble Cottage Wooden Playhouse (TP Toys)
GetGo Owl Ugo Play Tent (GetGo)
Little Tikes Cape Cottage (Little Tikes)

Category: Science & Nature

Butterfly World (Interplay)
Ant World (Interplay)
Kids First Chemistry Set (Thames & Kosmos)

Check out the shortlisting process in action below:

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