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The best children's card games that the whole family can play

Section: Play
Children's card games

Playing games with the family is a pastime that we treasure, right? Children's card games are a fantastic way to have fun together as well as teach skills like listening and sharing. 

The best children's card games

Here are our top three favourite card games for kids. Keep reading to find out more about these incredible games.

  1. Orchard Toys Farmyard Heads and Tails Game
  2. Orchard Toys New Baby Lotto
  3. Peppa Pig-Card Game

Before you start shopping, we've found some adorable inspiration from Instagram to help you make up your mind on what is best to buy for your family. 

Whether you're taking these children's card games with you on a family camping trip or looking to bag them for a rainy day activity at home, there are plenty of educational games for toddlers and kids alike.

Without further ado, here are the best children's card games that the whole family can enjoy together.

The best children's card games

Winner of Mother&Baby 2017 Bronze Best Toddler Toy award, this fun matching card game will keep toddlers entertained for hours. Featuring 12 farm characters and objects to match, the game encourages observational and memory skills while introducing very young children to the concept of turn-taking. 

Suitable for age 18 months and over. 

Box contains 24 chunky cards and an instructions leaflet. 

Read our full Orchard Toys Farmyard Heads and Tails review now.

Throwing it back to 2016, Orchard Toys New Baby Lotto was shortlisted for the Best Toddler Toy award. It was tested by mum Amy Gourd, who said, "It's a great game that was easy for my two-year-old to follow. Its the first board game she has ever played, and she pretty much was able to follow what she had to do. It created talking points for us and helped her to learn about different items and objects. Its a great quality game with pieces that she's able to handle easily. She very much enjoyed playing it, and it was great to see her play, understand and follow the rules."

Check out our Orchard Toys New Baby Lotto review now.

Little Peppa Pig fans will be fascinated with this card game. Whether you're playing pairs, snap or swap, the kids will want to play this over and over again. Take turns to reveal Peppa Pig, Candy Cat or Pedro Pony.

This set contains 32 cards. 

Enjoy not one, not two but three different children's card games - Jungle Snap, Pairs on Wheels and Happy Families. These cards have been traditionally illustrated with colourful images. 

This is suitable for kids aged three and over.

We can't let go of how amazing these Frozen themed cards are. Not only does this game make a fantastic gift, but they are also cheap enough as a little treat for the kids. 

It includes 25 playing cards.

This card game is ideal for children aged three and over. 

Uno Junior

£6.48 - RRP: £7.99

A spin on a classic game, Uno Junior is basically the child-sized equivalent. Don't forget to skip, reverse, draw two and more.

Suitable for children three years and over. 

You'll find 25 cards in this pack.

Help kids play snap with their favourite Disney Princesses characters like Cinderella, Ariel and Snow White. As little ones' get older, introduce more challenging games like Go Fish.

If you're looking for a simple game for toddlers, this is the one. Kids who enjoy the Gruffalo stories will love taking these cards with them everywhere. We'd recommend bring them along to the park on your next picnic. 

Contains 32 cards. 

Best for kids three years and over. 

Are your kids looking for adventures to infinity and beyond? Well, then this four-in-one set will be the perfect activity for games night. Without a doubt, your children will love the Toy Story 4 characters design. 

Suitable for ages four and over. 

Should last approximately ten minutes.

If you and your kids love David Walliams books, then you'll love this spin off card game based on Gangsta Granny. The aim of the game is to get rid of your cards without being caught cheating.

This set contains 52 cards. 

It is great for kids aged five and over. 

Yes, these are the same cards that were in the Instagram inspiration earlier. Not only do we love the cute design, but it's easy to use for a game of snap.

Set includes 36 cards and instructions.

Tested by mum, Sophie Knight; she said: The poop deck set of cards was instantly loved by my little boy, who's three. Admittedly we're not at the age where he can play complicated card games yet, but he (naturally) loved the illustrations and matching six poops or three parps made him laugh a LOT. It's not just a pack of cards, though, as it comes with suggestions of different games to play. Would definitely recommend to any toddler who loves toilet humour (so, that's all of them, then). 

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  • Author: Lily Anderson Lily Anderson
  • Job Title: Senior Commercial Content Writer

Lily Anderson is a Senior Commercial Content Writer at Bauer Media, where she writes about and reviews products for titles like Mother&Baby, Heat, Closer, What’s the Best and Yours. After earning a BA (Hons) in Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing at Southampton Solent University, Lily has specialised in lifestyle and shopping content.

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