BBQ season is so close we can almost smell the sausages! And while we all know children are warned profusely to stay away from the barbecue when mummy or daddy are grilling, what about getting them their very own toy version?
A toy that can be enjoyed alone or with their friends, playing with a BBQ set can promote hand-eye coordination, sharing, and encourage imaginative play. Your child will love grilling and serving pretend food while learning about real-life situations and different food. Some kids BBQ sets even offer features that assist with learning about numbers and colours.
With this BBQ toy, your tot can choose between learn, play and music to learn numbers, counting and colours, learn about foods and hear grilling suggestions, songs, melodies and fun effects. It comes with nine plastic foods and seven play accessories.
Review: "We are a little bit obsessed with LeapFrog toys (we must own nearly all of them!) and this one didn’t disappoint. It’s educational and fun to play with and our daughter loves pretending to cook bbq for us and her dolls. Not cheap plastic, very sturdy and nice looking. All the food items fit into a storage draw so it keeps the toy tidy. Overall brilliant!"
A great value set, this BBQ toy comes with plenty of accessories so that your child can get stuck in, just like mummy and daddy. With the Battery-operated charcoal, just point the lighter to the red dot in the middle to show the realistic light and sound effects.
Review: "My daughter loves this! The coals do work with lights and sounds if you follow the instructions it shows you "light" it with the fire lighter stick ( red plastic shaped fire lighter touches the red single light) other reviews nearly put me off and I'm glad I went ahead. It has great accessories and it's easy to put together."
If you've not got much space, this is the BBQ toy for you. It still comes with plenty of accessories for your little one to play with but it can be enjoyed on the floor or on a table. Plus it's made of environment-friendly plastic materials with no sharp edge.
We love wooden toys and although this barbecue set isn't suitable for outdoor play, it'll look great inside your home. It has an opening hood with grilling tools and kebabs and comes with plenty of accessories including shrimp, eggplant and olive oil.
Review: "Bought as a gift and was extremely well received by the 3 year old recipient who got straight to work playing with it. Good quality, great role play item! It was slightly on the pricey side, but in all honesty, there was a lot in the box and I think it’ll be hours of fun!"
With wheels to easily move it around your home, the BBQ toy from Little Tikes has an easy open lid and 12 accessories so they can serve up burgers and hot dogs with sauce for all the family.
Review: "Bought for two two-year-olds when at grannies, 1 boy/1 girl and both have been and are enjoying playing with it, making burgers and hot dogs. It is a good height for them to use and it's easy for them to move. It was simple to put together as it all just clicks in place only took couple minutes."
Your child really can be a mini-me with their very own Weber BBQ which looks just like the real thing. It features a realistic design with lights and sounds like the glowing coals and sizzling sound effects help bring the BBQ games to life. It comes with six play food accessories, including an onion, tomato, pepper, shrimp and a T-bone steak.
Review: "Was a gift for a 3 year old girl. I sent the gift directly to them so I didn’t actually see it. They received it much earlier than the estimate, so it arrived well before her birthday. The little girl was really happy to open it and super impressed with the fire effects and likeness to the grownups BBQ."
Although the grill may only be made from cardboard, there's still plenty of fun to be had with the BBQ set with a whopping 20 pieces including grilling favorites like hotdog, hamburger, chicken, steak, ribs, veggie burger and more.
Review: "My children all love this product. Great for imaginative okay, they have several other food sets from Melissa and Doug and they combine them to create a food market. They are 5,6 and 9 and really enjoy playing together with this toy."