Mumsnet edit: GLTC toys for learning

Great Little Trading Co.'s beautifully-made range of educational toys encourage imaginative play, motor skills development and – just as importantly – will easily secure you five minutes to have a cuppa in peace – plus you can get 20% off full priced items with code MUMSNET20

Play Shop & Theatre, £122 (was £155)

Play Shop & Theatre, £122 (was £155)

One thing we really like about this award-winning prop from GLTC is that on one side, you've got a theatre, perfect for puppet shows, pantomimes and ballet performances. But flip it round and – presto – a shop! Perfect for role playing.

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Lolly & Scoop Ice Cream Shop, £48 (was £60)

Lolly & Scoop Ice Cream Shop, £48 (was £60)

The next time you're being pestered for an ice-cream at breakfast time, crack out the Lolly & Scoop play set. It's got toy cones and wafers and even toppings – perfect for getting the imagination going and stimulating young minds. Don't feel guilty about shooing them away to play. As one Mumsnetter explains: “we foster imagination, resourcefulness and independence by pulling the duvet over our heads and muttering 'Go away!'”

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Willow Farm, £68 (was £85)

Willow Farm, £68 (was £85)

Unlike its plastic counterparts, the Willow Farm toy is made from high quality wood, painted with a lovely finish so it'll last for many more renditions of Old MacDonald. We also like that the buildings have removable roofs, so your children can have fun exploring the barn, the chicken coop, the pig sty… ahem

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Festival Food Van, £128 (was £160)

Festival Food Van, £128 (was £160)

For a fun twist on a traditional play kitchen, try the Festival Food Van. Not only is making food a “great imaginative game for boys and girls”, but since one side has a blackboard, and the other a kitchen, two can play at the same time Now all you need is Radio 6 in the background for those authentic Glasto vibes.

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Teepee, £71.20 (was £90)

Teepee, £71.20 (was £90)

This soft fabric teepee, available in four colours, is a cinch to pop up when you need a rainy day activity, but it's also sturdy enough to withstand a good pummelling. Pillows and fairy lights will make it a cosy play space, while the detachable base is washable making it easier to tackle those inevitable spills.

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Camper Van Walker & Bricks £73.60 (was £92)

Camper Van Walker & Bricks £73.60 (was £92)

The Camper Van Walker is an excellent multi-use toy for toddlers. Not only is it a fun car toy, but it doubles as a baby walker. Plus, inside, there are building blocks to stack and holes to put them in, so it's ideal for little ones working on building up their motor skills.

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Cherry Tree Play Kitchen, £172 (was £215)

Cherry Tree Play Kitchen, £172 (was £215)

Play kitchens are always a worthy investment, and according to one Mumsnetter, her son “plays with it more than any other toy and other children always want to play with it when they visit.” Not only does this wooden edition from GLTC look gorgeous, but it's jam-packed with little details, from a washing machine to a blackboard.

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Turbo Toy Garage £68 (was £85)

Turbo Toy Garage £68 (was £85)

For children who're obsessed with all things automobile-related, there's the Turbo Toy Garage. With two ramps for whizzing cars up and down, a working lift, petrol pumps and a car wash, it's much more than just a racetrack. It's also made from beautifully finished wood, and includes a car and a helicopter.

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