Have you heard of Jaques of London? Keep reading to find out more about this family run UK store…
AD – This is a collaborative post.
Jaques of London is the oldest toys and games manufacturer in the world and I have to say we have loved reviewing some of their gorgeous toys. They have some really traditional gems which are well-made, colourful and durable.
They come packaged in a gorgeous gift box and are pretty reasonably priced too. We have teamed up with Jaques to offer 15% off your purchase which we hope you’ll enjoy too – find out more about below…
A bit of background….
Jaques was established in 1795 and is known as a family run toys and games retailer which has been passed down through eight generations. Did you know, Jaques is actually responsible for for inventing many well-known games such as Croquet, The Staunton Chess Set, Ping Pong, Snakes and Ladders, Ludo, and many more?
You’ll see from the site that Jaques online is full of terrific wooden toys for children, many of which are educational and all of which are colourful and engaging.
Tell me more about the toys from Jaques…
The Jaques site is primarily divided into ‘toys’ and ‘games’. Within this, you can select an age they are shopping for, gender or a specific type – including a plethora of options from educational toys and puzzles to garden games, dinosaur toys and many many more. The website is really simple to use with handy descriptions for each item.
Which Jaques toys did we review?
We reviewed the kids construction bench and the dinosaur car park – both toys are primarily wooden and I had an inkling that my daughter would really like them. So what did she think?
Kids Construction Bench
The Kids Construction Bench is recommended for age 3+. It helps children to develop fine motor skills by practising precise movements, such as hammering and tightening screws. Kids can also recognise colours and different types of tools.
The Construction Bench comes complete with a wooden ruler to introduce early measurement, helping children to understand the concept of length and width as well as developing a recognition of number and units of measure.
Dinosaur Car Park
What did we think of Jaques toys?
Jaques toys are extra special. They feel traditional but fun, colourful and often educational. They make a fantastic gift at Christmas or birthdays or anytime really, especially thanks to the way they are packaged.
Jaques has become a go-to website for me and I know I’ll keep visiting it again and again. The only difficulty is trying to choose which toys to get!
Don’t forget the reader offer!
We are honoured to be teaming up with Jaques to offer readers 15% off your purchase. Have a look on their site and see what you fancy. We would love to know what you buy and whether you enjoy shopping at Jaques as much as we do?