We love Aldi for their nappies, wipes and baby food but in recent years, the discount supermarket has seriously impressed us with their range of toys available for children.
You can expect everything from mud kitchens to learning resources, climbing frames to cuddly toys, all for competitive prices. As there are so many toys on offer, we've collated our favourites to help whittle down the choice. Why not pick up a gift for a new baby? Or stock up ready for Christmas?
As you can expect with Aldi, a lot of these toys are part of their Specialbuys, so you'll have to move quickly to make sure you don't miss out!
Best toys from ALDI:
The perfect way for keeping them cool in summer while enjoying hours of endless fun, this pirate themed water activity table is a real bargain and features a canon, sailboat and a catapult so your child can enjoy creative play as they explore.
Dimensions: 47 x 36 x 62cm
Review: "My Grandson absolutely loves this pirate ship plenty to keep him entertained for hours."
One for the older children, this impressive pedal-powered Little Town Ride-On Tractor is bound to be a hit. The chain driven tractor will have your youngster spending lots of time outdoors and features rugged wheels, an adjustable seat and a chunky steering wheel so they can easily navigate themselves. It also comes with a rear tipper trailer for carting around whatever they please.
Dimensions: 51 x 92 x 35.5cm
We won't lie, we're pretty jealous of Barbie's Dream Plane! Your little one will love playing with Barbie and her pet puppy as they travel to any destination in the world. The set comes with 15 accessories to make playing air hostess, pilot or traveller easy.
Review: "I bought this for my grand daughter, she loves it, pretends her barbie are going on holiday and has hours of fun!"
A lovely way to encourage learning through playing, the Little Town Elephant Learn With Me Set will introduce basic shapes and colour skills to your baby. This elephant will announce the shape that your little one has gently pushed into it and challenges your child to recognise colours by asking for one of the ten peanuts to be inserted, developing their confidence and cognitive skills.
If your baby loves the Teletubbies, they'll be sure to enjoy snuggling up with Po Talking Soft Toy. As well as being great at cuddles, Po also talks using memorable quotes from the classic series.
Aldi toy kitchens
Calling all Peppa the Pig fans! This brightly coloured mud kitchen is made with FSC approved fir wood and includes three hobs, a sink and an opening oven, so your youngster can cook up some imaginative treats. There's even a chalkboard where they can design their own menu and it comes with utensils to cook up all those muddy treats.
Dimensions: 85 x 40 x 91cm
Review: "Much bigger than expected, really good outdoor toy kitchen - has kept the kids entertained for hours making "garden soup." Quite a bit of assembly involved, but only took an hour or so, and once completed a really fantastic product."
With two sinks and hobs, this mud kitchen has plenty of room for the whole family to get involved. There's a mini-chalkboard to write the specials menu on plus pegs to hang those all-important utensils. Encourage your tot to grown their very own herbs for their kitchen then slot the plant pots into the shelf.
Dimensions: 94 x 33 x 77cm
Review: "Bought for my grandsons and they love it, they spend hours out in the garden playing with it."
Aldi wooden toys
You'll get two toys in one with this brilliant Reversible Snack Cart. One day the cart can be used to sell hot dogs and burgers and on another it can be transformed into a sweets and ice cream stand! We love how this bargain toy will ignite your child's imagination and encourage roleplay.
Dimensions: 72.6cm x 30.1cm x 103.4cm
It may not having blue flashing lights but your little one will save the day with the Little Town Ride On Ambulance. Made from wood and MDF, it comes with accessories such as: medicine bottle, thermometer, mobile phone, cream, plasters, stethoscope and otoscope so your child can really get into character. They'll be able to store things underneath the removable seat and race around your home with the moving wheels and wooden steering wheel.
Dimensions: 46 x 20.8 x 46.5cm
Review: "Bought for my 1 year old grandson, sturdy, little walker, with the wooden accessories. Very pleased with the purchase. Price very good for a wooden toy."
This wooden Winnie The Pooh Pull Along is great for tots on their feet, no matter their location. Pooh Bear is the perfect companion for those first adventures, encouraging your little one to walk.
Fun and educational, Youngsters will love pushing the counting beads of this this adorable Disney Lion King Abacus along the line while you can assist by counting the number of bead, helping to develop numerical skills.
Where do we start with this incredible pirate ship? Get little shipmates aboard this multi level wooden playhouse which has plenty of room for several chuldren to enjoy. There's space for seating and of course a steering wheel, watch your child explore the pirates cabin, walk the plank and sail home in time for dinner.
Dimensions: 278 x 171 x 206cm
Review: "This is a lovely addition to any childs garden! Yes it's quite time consuming to put together however it isn't difficult. The instructions, in my opinion, are very straightforward and easy to follow. It gets a lot of attention and use when we have visitors."
Another educational toy from Disney and Aldi, this Dumbo Shape Sorter will have baby's working out how to fit the wooden shapes into the right cut outs, helping to aid their motor skills.