Our favourite subscription boxes for children

Subscription boxes are a versatile, educational, and exciting gifts that offer continuous engagement and learning opportunities for children. Many toy-based subscription boxes integrate learning with play by providing hands-on activities that encourage children to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and creativity. From toys to books to gardening kits, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite subscription box options below to inspire your next gift purchase.

1. Mud & Bloom

Mud & Bloom delivers monthly gardening and nature craft activities aimed at encouraging children to connect with the outdoors and learn about plants and wildlife. We love their ‘Monthly Nature Activity Box’ from £16.95 incl postage. Bonus points for their option to order a ‘siblings’ box!

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2. Loveevery

Lovevery is a subscription box service that focuses on providing developmentally appropriate toys and activities for children from birth to around 4 years old. The company’s mission is to help parents feel confident in supporting their child’s development through play. Lovevery offers subscription boxes tailored to specific age ranges, typically spanning two to three months each. The toys and activities included in each box are carefully curated by child development experts to align with the child’s cognitive, motor, sensory, and social-emotional milestones. Boxes start from £80.00.

subscription boxes for children3. Imagineme stories

Imagine Me Stories is an award-winning monthly discovery box of black children’s books and empowering black history activities for ages 0-12. Imagine Me offer exceptionally high quality diverse books that help to educate children on black history and African culture. From £12.99 – £37.99

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4. It’s Our Planet Too – ‘Tool Kits For Eco Heroes’

Did you know that more than two of three British parents (69%) believe that climate change poses a threat to their children’s future? These award-winning Tool Kits are packed with hours of fun activities to encourage children to take action and save the environment.  They also include a crib sheet for parents in every kit. The tool kits are 100% sustainable, plastic free and all of the activities can be done with things you already have in your home, garden or even in your recycling box. £12.95 – shop here

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5. Panda Crate by KiwiCo

Panda Crate is specifically designed for babies and toddlers, offering age-appropriate toys, books, and activities to support early development and bonding with caregivers. Offering boxes all the way from the newborn stage right up to nearly three years of age, you can choose from ‘essentials’, ‘plus’ or ‘deluxe’ with every purchase. The essentials box starts at £39.24

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6. Little Cooks Co

Little Cooks Co provides monthly baking kits for children, promoting healthy eating habits and teaching basic cooking skills through fun recipes and organic ingredients. Comprised of all dry organic ingredients perfectly measured out and sent in compostable packaging. Kits from £12.99 incl. shipping
7. Willow & Wild Box
Willow & Wild delivers monthly gardening and craft kits for children, encouraging them to explore nature, get creative, and learn new skills through hands-on activities. A personalised, monthly box for 3 – 9 year olds and one-off boxes packed full of materials & activities focusing on gardening, craft, cooking, making, creating and getting children outside. All box contents are plastic free where possible, recyclable & the seeds inside are organic. Boxes start at £12.95