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Published: 7th April 2016
Author: Queensgate

Top toys for summer at John Lewis

We all want to know what this summer’s top toys are, don’t we? Toys really are the crucial ingredient in keeping them entertained when they’re not at school! So, we’ve teamed up with Kelly from the toy department in John Lewis at Queensgate to find out what your little one will love…

The Easter holidays are almost over, and before we know it, the summer holidays will be here! Get prepared early with a visit to John Lewis at Queensgate and check out our range of summer toys – we’ve plenty to help the kids fill their days off. From buckets and spades to scooters and trampolines, there is something for children of all ages.

An awesome scooter is a must have for any free-wheeling child this summer and you can get loads of cool accessories, such as bells, bags, sleeves and funky helmets so they can really make it their own. Forget the car keys, grab the scooters and helmets!


  • Micro Scooters Mini Micro 3-in-1 Scooter with Seat and O-Bar Handle, Blue – £84.99
  • Micro Scooters Mini Micro T-Bar Scooter £59.99
  • Micro Scooters Maxi Micro Scooter, Red £99.99

Ride-on toys
The Scuttlebug, with its striking tiger design, is always one of our most popular purchases during the warmer months. This trike is suitable for both indoor and outdoor play and aimed at children aged 12 months and up. Exclusive to John Lewis, this really is one your little one will appreciate. We also have a range of other trikes and ride-ons in a variety of styles and colours. For slightly older children (3+) we have a range of balance bikes; these are all the rage as not only are they fun, they will help to develop balance and coordination. These ride on toys are a great way to learn cycle skills before they get a bicycle.


  • John Lewis Wooden Trike £45
  • John Lewis Fire Engine Ride On £45
  • Kiddimoto Kurve Balance Bike, Splatz £49.99

If your child likes to jump and bounce, then check out our TP Genius range of trampolines. All are thoroughly tested to exceed one million bounces which guarantees years of play. With its superior bounce, performance and outstanding safety features, it’s definitely going to be money well spent! This is one that will give the children hours of fun and endless entertainment. TP offers a huge range of fun outdoor toys, from swing sets to playhouses, all of which you can get here at John Lewis.

TP Toys TP280P Genius Octagonal2 SurroundSafe Trampoline, 8-14ft, £300-£499.99

  • TP Toys TP280P Genius Octagonal2 SurroundSafe Trampoline, 8-14ft, £300-£499.99

Paddling pools

There is nothing like a paddling pool to keep the young ones cool on a hot summer’s day…yes, this one will probably need to wait until the summer holidays! Here at John Lewis, we stock a range of pools in all shapes, colours and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a pool specifically designed for a baby or a larger more robust one for an older child, we have them all. For added fun, why not check out our boxes of brightly coloured plastic balls to turn your paddling pool into an instant ball pit – little ones will love this and you won’t need to wait for the summer!

Paddling Pools

  • Sea Turtle Baby Pool £10
  • Sunset Glow Paddling Pool £12
  • Easy Set Pool, 8ft, £30
  • 100 Play Balls £10

Nerf offers a fantastic variety of toys; From water guns, flying discs, vortex howlers and of course, the incredibly popular Nerf strike guns with foam bullets. These toys are always extremely popular with kids and have become one of the top selling summer ranges within the John Lewis toy department.


  • Nerf FloodFire Super Soaker £19.99
  • Nerf N-Sports Vortex Aero Howler £10
  • Nerf N-Strike Elite Stryfe Blaster & Dart Clip Twin Pack £15.99 until 8 April

These are just some of the exciting ranges that we have to offer here at John Lewis at Queensgate. I hope this has given you some inspiration on ways you can make the holidays more fun with some cool toys. Summer is approaching fast so pop in and speak to one of the team and our experts will be able to find you the perfect toy for your family.

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