Operating from their head office in Northampton, John Crane Ltd have been choosing and producing the very best wooden toys since the early 1980s. The company employs their own talented toy experts to design and distribute their own collection known as Tidlo. They also represent great brands such as Our Generation, Bristle Blocks, B.toys, Playcircle, All Aboard and Pintoy.
The company has helped to fuel the increasing popularity of award-winning retro wooden toys, as well as high quality plush toys and exclusive moulded toy collections that are full of play value. Most of these toys also have the extra bonus of helping to encourage many facets of educational development.
Tidlo is John Crane Ltd.’s own brand of enchanting toys that was first introduced by them in 2010. The company continues to grow the selection of vintage designs, and introduces a modern twist that also includes specifically themed selections. These include animal drawings from graphic designer Emma Talbot. She has produced a colourful pack of creatures running wild across the ranges.
B. is a Canadian brand that joined the John Crane collections in 2012 - the same year that their Symphony in B product won US Toy of the Year. Their complete commitment to the environment goes beyond just recycling - and John Crane Ltd are delighted to be the UK distributors for this funky, colourful and bright collection of toys. Babies won’t miss out on playtime fun as B.Baby was introduced in 2015 with a collection of classic B. style toys and accessories.
Pintoy is John Crane's elite range of environmentally-friendly wooden toys and children’s furniture. The products are made from predominantly rubber wood. This is harvested from replenishable forests when the trees have reached the end of their natural sap-producing cycle.
Playcircle is another great range from Battat. This collection is every home makers dream from castle tents to while away the day in, to a tea party set with pleasing musical sounds and shopping trolleys with all the essentials to refill your play kitchen. Playcircle is complete with everything you need to play at being a grown up in a little world.
Our Generation is unlike any that has come before. A whole lot bigger then a 46cm doll this range is an adventure waiting to be explored. From dolls to vehicles this range will have you in a spin. Fashion forward and cuter then apple pie these dolls have the perfect outfits and accessories for every occasion. These globe trotting dolls have become the must have range around the world. With eco friendly packaging and a narrative that speaks to this extraordinary generation this range is perfect for children aged 3 to 8 years.
All Aboard is a stunning collection of wooden trains and accessories produced by Canadian brand Battat. The range includes everything you need to get your train collection on track. From portable travel cases to roll up play mats children will adore hours of play with these sets.
Last but not least, Bristle Blocks is a colourful chunky construction toy made from ‘easy to construct’ blocks. The self-gripping bristles provide endless fun and combinations. Kids can use their unlimited imagination to create their own magical works of art.
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