Safari animal toys: 6 toys that will bring the wild to playtime
Introduce your little ones to the wonderful world of safari animals and conservation with these fabulous safari toys for a range of ages
Make playtime a walk on the wild side and introduce the wonderful animals of the savannah to your child with these toys. While they're playing you can explain the danger a lot these animals are in and how people are trying to save them, and ignite a passion for conservation that will stay with them for a lifetime.
Best safari toys
Lego Wildlife Rescue set
All children (and obviously adults) love Lego and what could be better for budding conservationists than Lego's Wildlife Rescue set? Suitable for children aged four years old and above, it includes an off-roader toy car (very important for getting to difficult spots) a lion, lion cub, collapsing bridge, binoculars, walkie-talkie, camera, snake grabber, two crates – in fact all you need for a successful rescue.
If your child loves lego why not check out our best dinosaur Lego sets for adults and children
Chad Valley Safari Bucket
With over 50 animals to play with this is a safari extravaganza! There's a host of animals that you'd see in the wild from lions to giraffes, and the set even comes in a bucket, which is perfect for keeping them tidy when playtime is over.
Who can resist this cuddly elephant soft toy? Standing 30cm high (he or she) is available in five colours, including pink, yellow and blue and can be personalised with the child's name. Ellie is handmade from cotton in the UK, and will accessorise any nursery or children's room, particularly one with a safari theme.
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BRIO Wooden Safari Adventure Set
Children can pretend they're out on the savannah watching wildlife in their natural habitat. And while they're playing you can explain the importance of conservation and protecting wildlife. This set includes an elephant, lion, giraffe, waterhole for refreshment, as well as the safari train. There's a park ranger with a camera to capture all the action and a first aid kit in case you need to treat any sick animals.
It is a FSC-certified toy that is bound to provide hours of fun.
Start their love of the animal kingdom young with this very cute knitted safari mobile from John Lewis. Perfect for hanging over your baby's cot in a nursery or simply as a decor accessory for animal-loving kids. They will drift happily into slumberland dreaming of animals and wildlife.
Walk-along wooden elephant
This traditional pull-along elephant toy was developed in collaboration with WWF – Janod is supporting the wildlife charity’s efforts to protect the environment and biodiversity with a new range of toys made from more sustainable materials (made of FSC®-certified wood).
It’s the perfect stocking-filler for babies aged 12 months and over, measuring 16 x 8.2 x 13.2 cm, and comes in a lovely box with a fun fact: “an elephant’s trunk can hold up to 10 litres of water”. The elephant is painted with water-based paint and has an organic cotton lead so little ones can take it for a walk as they make their first steps, plus it has ears that move.
This Janod range of toys also includes a push-along polar bear and push-along rhino, both with ergonomic handles, making them easy for infants to hold.
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