Gadgets & Gizmos

If your kids love tech toys we've done the hard work for you and picked the newest, coolest gadgets and gizmos in town.

DISCOVER THE GLOBE

Learn all about planet earth by simply pointing your phone or tablet at this clever interactive globe. Just upload the app which has 400 images and over 1,000 facts for inquisitive kids. Shifu Orboot by Play Shifu £39.99 soda.co.uk

DIY GAMING

This is a mix between DIY toy building and video games! Turn a piece of cardboard into almost anything - a piano, fishing rod, motorbike. Then combine with the Nintendo Switch and you can bring them to life! Nintendo Labo: Variety Kit £54.99 amazon.co.uk

Nintendo Labo

REMOTE CONTROL CHAMELEON

Younger children will love to play with this very entertaining LED-illuminated chameleon who catches bugs with his tongue and wags his tail as he moves. Easy to use remote control and a 2018 Toy Award Winner. Robo Chameleon - Silverlit Remote Control Pet £29.95 wickeduncle.co.uk

Robo Chameleon

PARROT DRONE

Older children (and adults) love a drone and this mini version is relatively robust, easy to fly and even comes with auto-pilot! You can even take pictures from the air of you and your friends, which we think is a great addition. Parrot Mambo Fly £59.99 parrot.com

Parrot Mambo Fly

SCIENCE COLLECTIBLES 

This toy is a genius idea combining science with collectibles. Add food colouring and water and your little creature will emerge (after much fizzing!). Discover and collect 35 creatures from five different planets plus there are five experiments to do too. Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab £25 learningresources.co.uk

Beaker Creatures

MAGIC JARS!

Create three different light up jars. Fill your magic jar with water, add a sprinkle of glitter a dusting of confetti, the magic glow powder and a cute surprise and mix. Shake it (with the lid on!) and watch it shimmer and sparkle. There are stickers to decorate the outside of the jars too. So Glow DIY Magic Jar Studio £19.99 smythstoys.com/uk

So Glow

CODE YOUR ROBOT

Children as young as 5 can learn to code Botley the robot. This great STEM kit gives them lots of different ways to program without a single smartphone, tablet or screen. Educational and fun at the same time. Botley Coding Robot Activity Set £75 mulberrybush.co.uk

Botley Coding Robot

PIXEL KIT

Build and code dazzling lights, games animations and art with this fantastic kit which is suitable for beginners. Pixel Kit £79.99 kano.me/store/uk

Pixel Kit

AIR SHOT

This looks like lots of fun! Have a shoot out with your friends and try to hit the five styrofoam balls float floating on currents of air. Includes 2 blasters with soft foam darts and you can even adjust the height of the balls for added difficulty. Air Shot £19.99 brightminds.co.uk

KID-FRIENDLY TABLET

If you're looking for a tablet for your children, then we think Amazon's new Fire HD 8 Kids is a top pick. Not only does it come with a child-proof foam case, Amazon will replace the tablet for free for two years if it gets broken. We love the fact that parents can easily manage usage limits and content access. £129.99 amazon.co.uk

Amazon Tablet