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Haba Wooden Building Blocks

Wooden Building Blocks – Haba Blocks

April 23, 2019 5

These brightly coloured wooden building blocks from German toy maker Haba come in fantastical shapes that will send your child’s imagination into the world of fantasy..

Wooden Toy Trucks – Fagus Trucks

April 16, 2019 6

Fagus is the Latin word for beech, and these wooden vehicles are expertly made with complex moving parts – they have real axles, can be hand steered, and each piece is interlocked and held together with doweling. No nails or screws – just wood!

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Cuddle and Kind Doll Collection

Cuddle and Kind – Knitted Toys

April 11, 2019 3

Cuddle + Kind really live up to their name – by providing fair trade employment, by giving meals to needy children, and by producing beautiful, handcrafted toys made from the best of natural materials.


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    Baby Nursery Mobiles – Handmade Felt

    Felt is a wonderful material for babies as it is soft, natural and toxin-free. These nursery mobiles are amazing quality, and each one is individually stitched by hand…

  • Wooden Animals – Animal Playsets

    It’s wonderful for children to play with beautiful objects and wooden toys not only look good, they feel great to touch and have an organic, peaceful quality to them.

  • Wooden Construction Toys – Hape Playscapes

    The Playscapes collection from Hape is a set inspired by the benefits of construction for cognitive development.  These are real life construction toys for kids – to encourage building, which in turn boosts mathematical thinking, planning and reasoning.

  • What is the Best Teddy Bear?

    The quality of Steiff bears is world-renowned and their value just seems to increase with age as they last for generations due to meticulous detail and top quality materials.

  • Les Rosalies - Prunelle

    Moulin Roty Dolls – Les Rosalies

    If you are looking for a special, handcrafted doll – the quality of French-made Les Rosalies will meet all your expectations!  We love products like these made from the best materials and with such gorgeous, unique characters.

What We Do

Looking for a really special gift, something unique, or a toy that stands out in a crowd?  Old Willow Lane is sure to have found something for you!

We love top quality and handcrafted toys and we’ve done all the hard work already by finding what we think are the most beautiful toys and gifts for children in the world.

We look for the best toys that are beautifully designed and durable, made with natural materials, and that encourage both learning and imagination.

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More Reviews

  • Building Block Sets – Taksa Toys

    Building Block Sets – Taksa Toys

    The Taksa Toys range are a unique, amazing mix of building and educational pieces that we absolutely love for their simplicity and design concepts.  It's fantastic that such a young company has created 3 completely different sets in such a short time!
  • Window Blocks for Kids – Guidecraft Blocks

    Window Blocks for Kids – Guidecraft Blocks

    Window blocks are a real open-ended material for kids to play with.  By this we mean there are no rules to follow, no expectations, no specific problems to solve, and no pressure to produce a finished product. 
  • Best Baby Teething Toys

    Best Baby Teething Toys

    Teething is a tough time for babies – none of us like to have sore gums - and your baby has no idea what is happening, only that there’s pain and irritation to deal with.  For some, teething time is an agonising combination of crying, …
  • Kay Bojesen Wooden Toys

    Kay Bojesen Wooden Toys

    When we first started Old Willow Lane, one of the posts I was keenest to write was going to be about Kay Bojesen Wooden Toys. This is that post! Of all the wooden toys out there, this remarkable Danish designer has surely made the most …

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