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to think that toy models of UK animals would sell

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nippiesweetie Wed 15-Jul-15 18:15:57

I thought it would be a quick job to source some woodland animals for a school project, but no. There are farm animals and jungle animals but no sets of British mammals - apart from those for model rail enthusiasts and they are a bit on the small side.

Does anyone know of a supplier, and would you buy them for your kids if they were available?

Quills Wed 15-Jul-15 18:20:30

Try looking for doll house miniatures on Ebay - I've picked up rabbits, foxes and hedgehogs recently for DD on there.

kelda Wed 15-Jul-15 18:23:21

What about Schleich? They are not wooden but very good quality

ghostyslovesheep Wed 15-Jul-15 18:24:06

Schleich make all sorts of small animals including foxes, otters and owls

glenthebattleostrich Wed 15-Jul-15 18:24:33 have a British wild animal set for £22.99

TeenAndTween Wed 15-Jul-15 18:47:19

ELC used to do some in a tin - fox, owl, rabbit, hedgehog plus one or 2 more. DD still has them.

One I offered her reception teacher to bring in all DD's 'hard' animals for a sorting and classifying thing. I think the teacher was somewhat surprised by the size and variety of the collection!

MiddleAgeMiddleEngland Wed 15-Jul-15 19:07:19

We used to have (probably still in the attic, actually) loads of ELC plastic animals. We seemed to have every species they made, including woodland animals - fox, badger, hedgehog, deer, owl, etc.

Don't ELC do them any more? Schleich are very nice but maybe a bit more expensive.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 15-Jul-15 19:11:12

Schleich do nice plastic ones. Ostheimer do nice wooden ones...

DeeWe Wed 15-Jul-15 19:26:25

Entertainer has loads here. Rabbits, foxes, badgers, owls definitely. They're not cheap though at a couple of pounds each for the smallest ones.

LIZS Wed 15-Jul-15 19:29:02

Britains farm sets?

reni1 Wed 15-Jul-15 19:30:45


Stratter5 Wed 15-Jul-15 19:32:43

Playmobil have them

LIZS Wed 15-Jul-15 19:33:10

Stratter5 Wed 15-Jul-15 19:46:08

Britains don't make British wildlife models.

nippiesweetie Wed 15-Jul-15 20:36:07

Thank you everyone. Schleich seems to be the best option. I had better luck when I searched for individual animals.
ELC have exotic wild animals and farm animals. Nice but not for now.

nippiesweetie Wed 15-Jul-15 21:17:08

Stratter5 What, not even a dead badger with a marksman standing over it?

nippiesweetie Wed 15-Jul-15 21:19:36

Maybe its time for a tots programme similar to the Animals of Farthing Wood. Has there been a wildlife based programme in recent years?

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