Le Toy Van produce a large range of high quality painted wooden toys. And their tag line, passionate about play, is especially apt. With amazing pretend play toys and super educational puzzles and games. And all are imaginative wooden toys. In this case, designed in London and made with love for almost 25 years. With a touch of French je ne sais quoi . They believe that childhood should be enjoyed to the full. As do we!
Imaginative Wooden Toys
Le Toy Van is a small, proudly family-orientated company with a big heart. And their simple ethos, passionate about play, is extremely evident on the beautiful toys that they produce. For example, their imaginative roleplay toys. Which are clever, thoughtful and aimed at letting children learn through play. For instance, the charming pretend kitchen toys. Such as wooden mixer sets and pretend toast making toys. Add the Egg Cup set and you have an imaginative breakfast!
And don’t forget the ingenious Petilou range. Since this educational baby and toddler range is created to explore sensory knowledge. Plus foster curiosity and encourage early learning through play. Truly, these toys quickly become well loved family favourites. Indeed, just look at those cute Woodland Puzzle Blocks.
History of Le Toy Van Toys
Mr Le Van started it all way back in 1995 (an amazing almost 25 years ago!) when he made his first dolls house. And now his son Steven is at the helm as their Chief of Fun! Equally important, all toys are designed in London by a highly experienced design team. Especially to create the innovative and colourful style that Le Toy Van toys are acclaimed for. To demonstrate see play food ideas such as Chicken Sunday Roast or the incredible Popcorn Machine. Or the playful Barbarossa Pirate ship sailing the seven seas. Then again, Mike’s Auto Garage revs up the play.
Established initially for the UK market, Le Toy Van now distribute worldwide. So, Le Toy Van are currently one of the premier painted wooden toy producers in the world. Furthermore, year on year, Le Toy Van continue to grow. Likewise, to diversify and innovate in the field of wooden toys.
Le Toy Van have always supported communities and built long-term relationships with both their team and their valued customers. Thus understanding just how important it is to build trust and appreciation. And showing their recognition with the creation of ever more wonderful toys.
Interesting Le Toy Van Facts
They include local kids in the toy design process! And have worked with trusted suppliers for over 25 years as they both know and trust them. Plus support their ethical work practices. Furthermore, Le Toy Van toys are designed to encourage developing senses. With this in mind, the toys are packed with layers of discovery for young, growing imaginations. In fact, many of their designs have gone on to receive awards from nationally recognized bodies such as the Right Start Magazine Best Toy Awards. Of special note are the colourful Forest Stacker and Doctors Set.
These gorgeous imaginative toys are ethically made from sustainable, tactile Rubberwood. Plus good to know, they use only safe non toxic paints. Moreover, their uniquely designed, multi-award winning, hand finished toys are a true investment in play. Not just for today, but for generations to come.
Award Winning Wooden Toys
Many Le Toy Van designs have gone on to receive awards from nationally recognized bodies. To name a few, the Junior Design Awards, European Product Design Awards, Right Start Magazine Best Toy Awards, Independent Toy Awards, The Good Toy Guide and Made For Mums.
Since 1995, Le toy Van have won over 200 awards. Notably, for play value, design, quality, safety,sustainability, value for money and educational value. In their inspiring way, Le Toy Van thank everyone for their awards, but confirm that their biggest reward comes from the fantastic feedback from their customers.
For this reason, from baby to toddler to young children, Le Toy Van have a wooden toy for everyone!