Wooden toys will always have a special place in the hearts of children. There’s something about them that touches a child’s imagination - and they often bring back memories from our own childhood.
Wooden toys are not only beautiful and traditional. They’re also very safe for kids and excellent learning tools through explorative play as their minds and bodies grow.
In a world full of plastic, wooden toys are more eco-friendly and will last for generations. Most importantly, they’ll provide hours of playtime fun!
So if you’re looking for the perfect toy for your little one, check out our guide for the best wooden toys for babies, toddlers, and young children.
Wooden Toys For Boys
Product: Wooden Pirate Ship
Get ready to sail the seven seas with the Barbarossa Pirate Ship. This beautifully crafted and detailed wooden pirate ship is sure to ignite the imagination of any young sailor.
Featuring a crow’s nest, a ‘walk the plank’, retractable wind-up anchor, removable deck trap-door and more, your child will be lost in the sea of playtime in no time.
Product: Park & Go Wooden Garage
Our Park and Go Garage will have your little ones zooming up and down - and all around!
With four levels of parking, gas pumps, a moving elevator, and a rooftop landing pad, kids will love navigating each tier with their toy cars, using the ramps to travel from floor to floor.
Wooden Toys For Girls
Product: Wooden Baking Set
Who’s ready to bake? This gorgeous wooden baking set features all the ingredients your little baker needs to create their own delicious masterpieces.
The kit includes an adjustable mixer with a rotating whisk, flour, sugar, milk jug, bowl, and 2 half eggs. Plus, the final product - a plate with cookies!
Product: Kinderfeets Doll Pram
Is your little one starting to find her feet? Doubling as a baby walker and doll pram, this elegant, retro-inspired wooden toy makes babies comfortable while taking their first steps.
You will also love the stabiliser pegs at the front - preventing the pram from tipping over during those wobbly moments.
Wooden Toys For 0 - 1 Year Olds
6 Month Olds
Product: Petilou Wooden Beads
Teething can be torture - for both baby and their parents! Ethically made from sustainable rubberwood, this colourful and tactile collection of wooden beads will soothe those tooth troubles.Tested to the highest safety standards, the beads are connected by a secure elastic string and feature non-toxic materials. So you can be assured of your little one’s safety.
10 Month Olds
Product: First Rolling Shape Sorter
When encouraging early colour and shape recognition, you can’t go past the traditional shape sorter. You probably had some version of this when you were a kid.
This educational toy comes with 6 colourful shapes with matching slots. Once full, it creates that satisfying rattle of a task successfully accomplished. Hooray!
1 Year OldsProduct: Wonder Walker
If your bub is on the move, they need a walker like this one.
With a unique design that makes pushing a breeze, this sturdy wooden toy offers the support your child needs as they explore their environment. And when they stop for a rest, the entertainment continues with moveable knobs, gears, and colourful balls to twist and turn. Plus - the rubber-trimmed setback wheels will protect your floor!
Wooden Toys For 1 - 2 Year Olds
Children are natural problem solvers - even in their toddler years. They also love to explore and the best toys for 1 - 2 year olds allow them to do so.
Wooden toys that allow opportunities to develop coordination, stimulate imagination, and teach them about shapes and colours are great gifts for this age group.
18 Month Year Olds
Product: Pikler Play Triangle - Midi
Do you have a little climber at home? Steer them away from the coffee table and towards this activity play triangle for hours of endless fun.
Featuring hardwood rungs, this foldable toy is the ideal size for toddlers learning to pull up, walk, or climb. Great for both small playrooms or large outdoor areas.
2 Year Olds
Product: Large Stepped Block Set
The sky’s the limit! Encourage your little ones to explore their imagination with these brightly coloured building blocks.
Hand-painted with non-toxic water-based paints, these textured blocks will provide hours of entertainment stacking and knocking ‘em down! With 100 blocks to play with, the possibilities are endless.
Product: Euca Wooden Rainbow
Who doesn’t love rainbows? Inspired by Australia's Nullarbor Plains, this beautiful rainbow stacker facilitates creative learning experiences in different ways.
Featuring non-toxic paint, the pieces can be stacked and balanced in various ways to create vibrant hills, bridges, or even endless marble runs! When not in use, the rainbow is a gorgeous display item for the bedroom.
Wooden Toys For 3 Year Olds
Product: Little Doctor Kit
There’s no doubt about it - playing doctors and nurses is fun!
Complete with all the essentials every aspiring young medical professional needs, including a stethoscope, thermometer, and medicine, this cute wooden doctor kit is great for encouraging creativity. All your boo-boos and ouchies will be cured in no time.
Product: Safari Animal Set
Let’s go on a safari adventure! This set of 8 high-quality rubberwood animals encourages your child to develop their imaginary world where predator and prey live in harmony.
Featuring a crocodile, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, and more, the wooden toys also provide a tool for teaching names of their favourite animals. Includes a display shelf for easy storage.
Wooden Toys For 4 Year Olds
Product: Wooden Kitchen
If you have a budding little chef at home, they’ll fall in love with this comprehensive cottage-style cafe toy kitchen.
Perfect for encouraging imaginative play - on their own or with a friend - the cafe creates a fun space to set menus, prepare coffee, and serve food. Just like in real life!
Product: Wooden Weather Station
Teach your child about weather patterns, seasons, and phases of the moon with this interactive wooden weather station.
Featuring movable and magnetic pieces, you can predict your own weather forecasts or reflect on the current season and moon cycle. Made to last, this wooden toy isn’t just educational. It’s also fun to play with!
Wooden Toys For 5 Year Olds
Product: Wooden Marble Run
Does your child have a knack for building things? Then this wooden marble run set is a must-have.
Wooden toys are great for introducing basic shapes and colours to your baby. They also help develop fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.
Hand-crafted by skilled artisans also provide a sense of permanence and timelessness, helping your little one feel more secure about their place in the world.
Product: Wooden Blocks
Combine your preschooler’s favourite things - animals and playtime - with these innovative wooden bricks.
As the first-ever line of sustainable wood construction toys, the certified Beechwood set gives your child the option of building 3 different pets - a dog, cat, and mouse. It’s also compatible with any existing plastic bricks you’ve already got at home.