In this guide we’ll take a look at the best toys for 3 year olds.
We’ve compared design, features, build quality and cost
to give you our top recommendations.

What Are The Best Toys For 3 Year Olds?

This LeapPad is great for helping 3 year olds learn, encouraging them to imagine and explore. It has front and back cameras, as well as a built in microphone. It adjusts the learning to each child – asking harder questions as they improve their knowledge.

This childs camera has a cute design and a 2.2 inch colour LCD screen. It has digital zoom, flash, movie taking and photo editing tools. Download extra games and use frames or stamps to make the photos even more exciting!

Teach your kids to write early with the Scribble & Write. This has four learning modes to help your child progress from simple pictures to upper and lowercase letters. Comes with a small pen, traceable surface and stroke by stroke guidance.

Three year olds will love this colourful puzzle which involves putting the gears into the fixed axis to make different combinations. It helps develop hand eye coordination, creativity, thinking skills and problem solving. Great for child development.

Teach your children the value of money early with this pretend cash register. This has HM treasury approved play coins and realistic looking money notes. It’s great for imaginative play between siblings and helps develop coin recognition.

These robotic creepy crawlies are perfect for 3 year olds. They’re touch and sound activated and come in a range of bright colours. If they collide with any other objects or toys, they will automatically change direction!

This toy electronic Washer is a direct replica of a real Hotpoint Washer. It has a spinning drum with 2 speeds, on and off lights, and spin and washing sounds – perfect for role play and playing grown ups! It also has a play powder box and basket.

This 2-seater jeep is seriously fun but, more importantly, safe. It has a seatbelt, MP3 player plug-in, volume control and parental remote control option. It has a realistic startup noise and even a horn and indicator!

This RC buggy crawler performs brilliantly on uneven and rugged surfaces. It’s 4WD and boasts a powerful motor, but it’s still easy to control. Made from high quality material with touch, anti-skid tyres.

Enjoy all 4 Thunderbird vehicles in this Super Set. With action and rescue sounds, this toy makes for hours of fun and it’s compatible with the Tracy Island playset. Each vehicle has its own special features to ensure success in its mission!

Perfect for play tea parties, this cute flowery tea set is food safe and includes a teapot with lid, creamer, sugar bowl, cups, saucers and spoons. It’s BPA-free and perfect for tea parties with friends or even soft toys!

This Batman Batcave playset is packed with fun features. Turn the Power Pads to open the Batcomputer and extend walkways, flip up the Batwing and press button on the launcher to fire projectiles! Includes Batman and Robin figures.

This motorised TrackMaster Henry engine is perfect for 3 year olds. It has great speed and performance, and is a fantastic addition to to the Thomas and Friends TrackMaster world. It’s also compatible with most TrackMaster playsets.

Assemble 5 Spongebob figures using the included instructions. These little figures are made from quality material and will entertain your 3 year old for hours. They’re the perfect birthday present and a good size at over 20 cm tall.

This Safari tub is the perfect place to hide all your safari animals. It includes a Safari Park figurine, elephant, giraffe, monkey and 4×4 truck. The buildable lid keeps pieces secure in the tub, meaning it can be taken on trips and holidays.

This construction kit is perfect for developing a 3 year old’s building skills! It has 12 building instructions meaning 7 kids can construct and play at the same time – so no arguing! Brightly coloured and great quality pieces.

The BRIO World Parking Garage includes a garage, cars, trailer and train track ramps. It’s made from FSC-certified wood, meaning it is both safe to play with and the parts are excellent quality. The perfect present for transport-loving 3 year olds!

This Playmags 100 piece super set lets kids build, play and learn. It features 82 powerful tile magnets to build awesome 3D structures. The 18 unique instructive ‘Clickins’ pop into each tile window to help your kids be even more creative, whilst enhancing their learning skills!

This Ride-on tractor is perfect for sunny days. It’s John Deere licensed and comes with a working front load that can tip and scoop! It also has a large detachable trailer and an opening bonnet. It comes in a bright green and yellow.

This mini micro scooter is perfect for 3 year olds. It’s safe to play with and stable, built with 3 high quality wheels. The steering is intuitive to help your kids learn, and the bright colours mean you can always spot your child zooming past!

Get the kids fit with one of these Kanga trampolines! This has a safety net enclosure included, as well as a ladder and an anchor kit. It’s perfect for the garden and comes complete with a safety and instruction manual. Perfect for kids and their parents!

This cute Little Tikes Coupe truck is perfect for 3 year old girls. Available in a range of colours (although pink will be the firm favourite!), this has a sturdy construction with  rugged tyres and wheels. The horn and open / close doors make it even more realistic.

The Sticky Mosaic Butterflies is great for enhancing creativity. Open a template and peel off the special areas to reveal a colourful sticky backing. You can decorate 4 butterfly designs with bright colours, simply by following the numbers!

The Kinetic Sand Playset is great for 3 year olds. It comes in 2 different colours, blue or purple, and comes with plenty of sand to get going. The tray also includes a range of fun, brightly coloured shapes – and best of all it doesn’t make too much mess!

This Bigjigs Rail Town and Country Train Set lets your kids steam through a level crossing, visit the shops, pass through woodlands then head back home. It includes 101 sturdy wooden track pieces and accessories, and will keep your children occupied for hours!

Baby Annabell is loved by 3 year olds the world over. She stands 46 cm high and has realistic baby-like features, functions and movements. She drinks real water and even cries real tears. She’ll teach your child responsibility early with her rock to sleep function.

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Everyone’s favourite Frozen character, Elsa can talk to her Frozen friends and even has a light-up dress. Raise her arm and watch her snowflake necklace light up and play the hit song ‘Let It Go’. She also mimics 15 sounds and phrases from the movie itself!

These cute Tiny Tears best friends are soft and cuddly, each with a dummy in their favourite colour. Timmy wears blue fleece dungarees, while Tilly wears pink dungarees. Two adorable best friends for your 3 year old to care for!

This stuffed giraffe is over 121 cm tall! Not quite the size of a real giraffe, but much more cuddly! This has been hand-crafted with care, with wire-framed legs and a long neck making it ideal for hugs. It makes a perfect gift for kids.

This interactive cuddly and soft dolphin has sound effects and movements, and comes with fish to feed as well as a dummy for sleep time. Your child can play with him by caressing his forehead, giving him his dummy or even just having a big cuddle!

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