Childhood is all about magic, wonder, fantasy and mythical creatures. It’s a time when your little one's imagination goes into overdrive, and play is at the heart of everything they do.
Much like unicorns and llamas, mermaids are set to be the next best trend when it comes to kids toys, birthday parties and gifts this year, and we're totally here for it.
Mermaid toys are a great way to nurture your child's imagination, with a bright and colourful toy they will dream the day away with. From classic Ariel toys from Disney, to fun mermaid slime, we've done our research to find the best mermaid-inspired toys on the market that we think your tot will love.
If your little one loves getting stuck into an arts and crafts project, this is an ideal choice. Not only will they be able to mix their own plaster and pour it into each mould, they'll also get to decorate each model once dry. It can then be used as a fridge magnet or even a badge.
This personalised ragdoll makes the perfect gift for little mermaid lovers. You can have their name embroidered onto the mermaid tail, as well as a personal message such as 'happy birthday' on the shell.
Any parent will know how popular these fidget toys are currently, and we love this mermaid-themed pop toy. These kinds of toys are also brilliant for kids with ADD or ADHD and OCD.
You can’t go wrong with some LEGO DUPLO. Team it with the popular Disney movie, The Little Mermaid, and you’re onto a winner. This lovely Disney Princess Ariel’s Undersea Castle Toy is the perfect toy to encourage imaginative role-play for your mermaid loving tot. It comes with Ariel and Flounder figures, a carousel, a treasure chest, a xylophone, and other lovely magical trinkets. Let their imaginations run wild.
This cute little growing set is not only perfect for mini mermaid lovers, it'll also encourage your little one to get outdoors and learn more about nature, as they watch their magic beans grow into stalks.
Ideal as an overnight bag or for swimming stuff, this fun drawstring bag features a reversible sequin design which your little one will love. It also features adjustable straps to fit most toddlers and kids.
We love this enchanting mermaid inspired night light. It features a huge range of different coloured lights and brightness modes to suit all children and their preferred lighting mode and colour.
Your mermaid loving toddler will fall in love with this Fisher Price Shine Magic Mermaid. Inspired by a popular TV show, just pop her in the bath and watch her hair change colour. She has a beautiful sparkly tail that moves, and comes with a glittery comb and a cute little seahorse friend. A lovely little toy, and great value, too.
We apologise in advance for this one, but there is no denying how much our kids love some slime! This mermaid-inspired slime is coloured with beautiful purple and turquoise shades as well as pearls, gems and a mermaid tail for that finishing touch.
This adorable mermaid transforms from a baby to a mermaid in the swish of a tail. She can be used in and out of water, so can keep your little one entertained all day long. She comes with her very own bottle and even wets her nappy, just like a real baby. What toddler doesn’t love playing mums and dads with their very own doll? The fact that she turns into a mermaid makes playing even more magical.
With four different suncatcher designs featuring Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian and seahorses, plus nine paint colours to decorate, these suncatchers can be attached to windows once dried with the suction cups provided.
These squishy and colourful shells are hiding a cool mermaid surprise inside. All your child needs to do is squeeze the clam shell to make the magic happen.
No dressing up costume collection is complete without a mermaid costume. We love this Little Mermaid costume from the Disney Store, inspired by Ariel herself.
How adorable are these mermaid dolls? Made from plush and soft cotton, your toddler will cuddle up and befriend these cute little rag doll mermaids. They can even be personalised with your little one’s name, using high quality glitter lettering. This would be perfect as a birthday gift, too.