The Toy Centre adores Bigjigs Toys range of quality, British designed toys for children. Notably all powered by creativity and imaginative play! Moreover, Bigjigs strive to produce toys that are cherished and enjoyed for years to come. Whilst also including as much play and educational value in each and every toy as possible. So if you are searching for the perfect gift, find exciting wooden toys and games plus the ever popular Bigjigs Rail range here.
Bigjigs deliver a large and varied range of quality, safe and affordable products. Moreover, all are responsibly sourced and complement childhood development through fun, exploration and learning.
Toys are designed at Bigjigs HQ in Folkestone by a really creative team. Furthermore, each product is designed to encourage key skills and is graded according to age appropriate guidelines. Like The Toy Centre, they firmly believe in the importance of learning through play. Therefore, Bigjigs products always support some aspect of child development. From rhythm to number recognition, from manual dexterity to gross motor skills. Indeed, we all love to encourage children to play, explore and learn.
A Bit of Bigjigs History
Bigjigs family business started in 1985. With the owners very own handcrafted wooden puzzles being sold at craft fairs all over the UK. Since then, the company has come a long way. And now operates from a large warehouse in Folkestone, Kent. From where it distributes toys worldwide to 93 countries and continues to go from strength to strength.
Being teachers by profession, the Bigjigs family team have always had child development and education at the heart of what they do. Not only that, this family affair includes grandchildren testing the toys. So you know that they have the childhood stamp of approval!
Bigjigs work closely with a number of production facilities in the Far East and regularly visit, taking great care to ensure that the facilities are operating ethically and are committed to the quality that we expect. Plus their directors visit the sites where their wood is sourced to ensure environmental criteria are being met.
Most Bigjigs toys are manufactured using rubberwood harvested from replenishable forests. Since it is a solid hardwood, perfect for producing quality, hard wearing toys. Such as beautiful pretend play play sets and farm toys. As well as the award winning Bigjigs Rail traditional wooden railways range of course.
Each toy in their range is safety tested by an independent lab to ensure that it meets the standards required to be sold in Europe (EN71 regulations) and/or North America (ASTM regulations). This testing process includes rigorous durability testing, chemical and paint analysis and consideration for age appropriate guidelines.
Child friendly paints, stains and lacquers
Young children often explore textures with their mouths. During this stage, you need to be sure that no damaging chemicals will be ingested from toy surfaces. With Bigjigs, you can be secure in the knowledge that all products use child friendly paints, stains and lacquers.Equally important, they pass stringent safety testing guidelines regarding surface coverings.