• 6 Best Toy Storage Ideas & Hacks

    6 Best Toy Storage Ideas & Hacks

    Space is something that most of us don’t seem to have enough of these days, especially when there are children in the picture! Clothes, craft supplies, toys, and furniture can all contribute to your homes overall clutter-factor, especially after Christmas and birthdays when gifts pour in from family and friends.

    Whether you need bedroom toy storage, or a solution for a playroom or living room, we have the perfect Poundstretcher solutions for you. Don’t let the clutter stress you out any longer – get organised by reading up on our best toy storage ideas below. If you prefer to browse in person, why not visit your local Poundstretcher store? Find your closest location using our Find a Store page.


    1. Affordable, tough drawers

    If you have children who tend to play rough and you want something that will last for years, choose a practical solution that won’t break the bank. These toy storage ideas are perfect for bedrooms and playrooms where they’ll get the most use.

    black 4 drawer storage

    With 4 roomy drawers, this 4 drawer storage tower made with sturdy black plastic makes the ideal toy storage solution. As well as having a simple pattern to give them a modern look, the drawers are easy to move around when empty, meaning you can place them wherever they are needed most without struggling. Drawer units like this are excellent when you’re on a budget or want furniture that can be re-used in different settings in the future.

    Remember to anchor cabinets and drawers to your walls to prevent them tipping over.

    2. Convenient and spacious lidded boxes

    Functional and perfect for the space conscious, lidded boxes can be stacked up against walls to limit their footprint, making them perfect for smaller homes. They are great for storing toys that aren’t used very often or play sets that have dozens of easy to lose parts, and often have lids that are easy for your little ones to open up and help themselves.

    Brown recycled storage box

    80L recycled storage box with flip lid

    Clear plastic boxes are a more practical solution if you are storing a lot of toys and want to be able to see what is in them without opening the lids.


    4. Colour coded storage

    Colour coding your storage is fantastic if you’re organising toys for multiple children. Give each child their own colour boxes and bags to make clean-up at the end of the day easier than ever, blue, and green storage boxesThese spacious 80L storage boxes come in bright red, green and blue.



    3. Hidden toy storage cubes

    Blue storage cube

    When you’re limited on space, toys can start to take over your house quite quickly. Choosing hidden toy storage means you can tuck away the building blocks and dolls without leaving a trace when you’re having guests over, without keeping them too out of the way. Storage cubes are perfect for hiding toys in plain sight; utilise an existing bookcase or TV unit to play host to your cubes and use them to keep toys organised.


    4. Easy to access baskets

    Pink woven boxes

    Baskets are a versatile way to store toys, keeping them tidy and organised whilst leaving their contents easy to get to. The wonderful thing about baskets is they can be placed in many different locations, so whether you want something that can be tucked away neatly in a cupboard, or stacked up in the corner of a room, they are exactly what you might need. A large pink patterned basket would look wonderful in a bedroom or playroom.


    5. Under bed, out of sight storage

    Underbed plastic storage box

    If out of sight, out of mind is your storage style, under the bed storage boxes could be the best toy storage idea for you. They are spacious enough to keep a lot of toys in them, whilst being lightweight and easy to pull out from under the bed.


    6. Use sleek, compact trays

    Black organiser tray

    Shallow, multipurpose organiser trays are ideal for storing smaller toys, building blocks, and craft activities. Pull out a few trays at a time to keep your children entertained. Then easily re-organise them to put them away at the end of the day.


    Keep toys organised, for good!

    Keeping toys tidy and put away may seem like a never-ending battle, but by choosing the right toy storage solutions, you can make it a battle that you win! If you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for, you can find a full range of toy storage solutions by browsing our storage and organisation category.

  • Discover the Magic of Poundstretcher's Encanto Range

    Poundstretcher's Encanto Product RangeDisney's Encanto is a magical musical loved by most kids. Why not treat your children to some gifts from the Poundstretcher Encanto range this Christmas? We've got everything from cosy Encanto slippers to Jigsaw puzzles for the Disney fans in your family.

    The Magical Story of Encanto

    The Madrigals live in a charmed place called the Encanto in Colombia. They live hidden away, with the magical secret that every child in the family has a unique gift...except Mirabel. Will Mirabel be the last hope for the family when the magic surrounding them is in danger?

    Treat your Kids to Encanto Products at Poundstretcher

    Keep your kids cosy with an adorable pink Encanto hat and gloves for wintery walks and school runs. We even have matching Encanto slippers to keep them toasty when they get back home.

    Themed Games & Puzzles

    Keep the whole family entertained with a night in playing Encanto themed snakes and ladders.

    Or keep the kids occupied for hours while you do your Christmas wrapping with a 100 piece puzzle that reveals an Encanto image at the end.

    Art with Encanto

    Unleash their creativity with our Encanto diary set or colour your own canvas.

    For more kids toys and games continue browsing our website. We also have our full range of toys, games, and plenty of other Christmas gift options in our Poundstretcher stores - why not pop in store today?

  • Playful Learning: Cheap Educational Toys for Kids  

    Kid using colouring pencils for playful learning

    When it comes to our kids, playful learning is an excellent way to learn about the world around them whilst also having plenty of fun. Poundstretcher's range of cheap educational toys is just the thing to feed their curious minds and develop their skills while also providing endless hours of entertainment! Educate your child at a great price with our collection of educational toys!  

    Sensory Stimulation for Tactile Tots  

    Want to encourage your child to explore their senses through playful learning? Perhaps they need help to focus their attention or concentrate on tasks? Our range of sensory toys is perfect for little hands to click, push, twist, squeeze, and pop to their heart's content. In stressful situations, our fidget toy bumper pack can help calm little ones while teaching them all about new sounds and textures, developing their fine motor skills, and refocusing their attention.  

    Bumper pack of fidget toys

     Maths Games for Little Masterminds 

     It's never too early to start learning numbers! Get your youngsters counting quicker with this felt number tree counting game, a valuable educational tool for early learners – and more affordable than a calculator! Also available are shape sorters and stacking toys to encourage your tot's hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills!  

    Felt number tree board educational toy

    My First Tool Kit  

    Does your child get excited at the sight of construction? Perhaps they are fascinated by the mechanic working on your car or by the tool belt hanging from your hip? Ideal for any budding young builder or curious carpenter, our tool box toy kit comes complete with various tools, including a wrench, hammer, safety glasses, handsaw, and much more to keep their little hands busy for hours!  

    Essential tool box kit toy for kids

     Explosive Experiment Kits for Junior Scientists

    Our explosive science kit is an educational kit sure to get hearts racing - and it packs a volcanic punch! With this 'rocking' gift, your little geologist will learn all about volcanoes and how dangerous chemical reactions can be. 

    Explosive science kit for kids

    Treats for Budding Biologists

    If a scientific toy appeals to you but volcanoes are a little too explosive, we also have biology themed educational toys. As well as our organs and skeleton foam boards, we have plenty of educational and sensory resources for any biologists in the family who are keen to learn about the human body.   

    Poundstretcher skeleton foam board

    Fashion Designers of the Future

    Does your child have a flair for fashion or an eye for design? Nurture their creativity with our t-shirt tie-dye kit, a cool and quirky gift to begin their journey into the world of fashion! The kit comes in three different colours and includes stencils to help your child create stunning designs. And the best part? Your child gets to wear their creations!   

    Add some funky handmade jewellery to complete the look with our space beads mega set - the ultimate DIY accessory! 

    Unicorn rainbow tie dye tshirt kit for kids

     Do you feel your inner child yearning to explore more of our educational toys and games online? If you like what you see here, you can also check out more products at your local Poundstretcher. Use our handy Store Finder to find your closest shop! 

  • Top 10 Summer Essentials | Shop for Summer at Poundstretcher UK

    Summer Shop

    Top 10 Summer Essentials | Toys, Sunglasses, and Sunscreen Lotion

    Whether you're shopping for your weekend getaway to the beach, or for a BBQ party, Poundstretcher have got you covered with these top 10 summer essentials! Check out our Summer category for the latest products.

    Fight your hay fever symptoms with these Allergy Relief tablets. Check your local Poundstretcher for these antihistamine 14 pack tablets, priced only £1 each! These fast-acting hay fever relief tablets are perfect for when pollen is high!


    Protect your skin this summer with our collection of sunscreen lotion. EAD is packed with vitamins C & E and feels light on your skin. We sell both SPF 15 & 30 at the low price of £1.49 each!

    Look stylish in these elegant Aviator sunglasses while the sun glistens against your skin. These sunglasses are unisex, making them perfect for all genders. Check in store for kids sunglasses too.

    Create a beach vibe with these Floral printed Flip Flips for ladies. They come in a range of styles and funky designs so visit your nearest Poundstretcher for the latest flip flops!

    Enjoy a fun game of water fights with this colourful Water Gun! Now, only priced at £1.49 each, team up with a player to soak your opponent!

    For more outdoor fun, fill these Balloons with water to splash your friends! These water balloons would be a fun game to keep kids occupied over the summer!

    Keep children active this summer with this brightly coloured Skipping Rope. They'll be jumping with joy over the school holidays with this fun jump rope!


    Stay cool in the sun with this portable Ice Cream fan. Its compact size makes it easy to transport on trips to the beach or to the park!

    Stay hydrated whether you're exercising or tanning outdoors this hot season. These refillable Water Bottles come in unique designs to match this season's summer vibes.

    Simply wipe away your hay fever allergies with this Kleenex Water Fresh Allergy Comfort Wipes. Face your allergies with confidence with these wipes which are infused with 99% water.


    So there you have it, folks! That's our top 10 summer essentials check list! To check out our full Summer shop category, head to our website and your local Poundstretcher store today. Don't know where your local Poundstretcher is? Then check out our Store Finder for addresses, contact details and more!

    Check out our Summer Shop Leaflet for the latest summer essential products in our one accessible PDF. Get the fun started this summer with Poundstretcher's list of top 10 summer essentials!

  • Discover our Exciting Range of Toys this Summer!

    Anybody with children will know the joyful role that toys can play in bringing smiles to faces and help keep little ones entertained for hours on end.

    The beauty of toys from a parent’s perspective is that for a small price you can bring genuine thrills for kids and enjoy the smiles on their faces.

    At Poundstretcher, we have long provided our customers with a great range of products for kids and a wide choice of brilliant toys.

    With the summer we have had, it’s fair to say that children have had to adapt somewhat and haven’t had the summer they might have wanted to due to the restrictions that have been in place. But as things hopefully start returning back to a new normal, treating your little ones to a toy or two could be the perfect way to thank them for their patience!

    In our latest blog, we give you a quick run through what is available at your nearest Poundstretcher store. Read on and find out what low-cost toys you can pick up today.


    Awesome Outdoor Toys

    The garden may well have been something of a lifesaver during the lockdown as an outdoor space that was safe for you and your children to enjoy.

    To help continue that trend, we have a great choice of outdoor toys for you to buy. With everything from water guns to sandpits for lots of summer fun, there’s a marvellous choice of options at Poundstretcher.

    We also stock skipping ropes and packets of tennis balls to buy, you can be sure to bring some fun this summer.


    Super Soft Toys

    Indoor play can really be taken to new levels this summer with some soft toys from Poundstretcher.

    These are great options for playtime and can really help let children’s imaginations thrive and flourish.

    Be sure to take a look through our full soft toys range, which includes L.O.L Surprise dolls, Squishy Bead dolls and even Squeez Ems keyrings.


    Brilliant Board Games

    Raiding your cupboards searching for games to play during lockdown may have been something you did frequently. But if you and your family have found yourself really enjoying board game time, then why not add to your collection?

    There are lots of great board game options available at your nearest Poundstretcher store. We sell exciting things like Puzzle eggs from Ryan’s, as well as Tipsy board game and Toy Story Flying Frenzy games too!

    There are hours of fun to be had with these items, so don’t miss out.


    Delightful Dolls

    Dolls are a stalwart of the toy world and the range we have at Poundstretcher makes it easy to get hold of perfect doll toys.

    With options from Candylocks to more traditional dolls, there really is a great range of low-cost dolls for you to pick up at Poundstretcher.

    To take advantage of all the great toys for kids we have available at Poundstretcher, simply start planning your trip to your nearest store today.

    You can find yours using our find a store tool today.

    *All prices and photography are correct at the time of publication but can be subject to variation/change. Most items are available
    in most stores, please check availability before travelling.

  • Keeping Children Entertained with our Toys Range

    handprints made with paintAs much as we love them, it can be nice from time to time to have our children quiet and engrossed in something entertaining. 

    Keeping your kids distracted and busy is a trick every parent needs to use from time to time. The problem is that kids can often quickly get bored with the latest form of distraction, so you need a good range of options at your disposal. 

    At Poundstretcher, as part of our wide-spanning range of products for a range of needs and requirements in the home, we’ve looked to bring in items that are really helpful when it comes to keeping the kids entertained.

    Feed Their Creativity

    If you have a particularly creative little one in the family, help to grow that talent as best you can. Giving children the chance to be creative is a great way to keep them entertained. 

    Whether this is through arts and crafts, drawing, colouring, painting or creating works of art by other means, children with that creative flair can dive into their latest project completely and lose themselves in their efforts. 

    Traditional Games & Puzzles

    Plenty of kids these days are pretty much glued to various devices. Be it phones or tablets, the games that these devices have can be a way of distracting children and getting them to focus on something that will keep them occupied.

    However, too much technology use is not necessarily a good thing. That’s why things like board games and puzzles can be used as a more traditional alternative.

    Garden Fun

    Getting fresh air is a vital thing when it comes to being happy and healthy. 

    In the warmer months, using the outdoor space you have available is a great way to provide the kids with the exercise they need without leaving the safety of your home. 

    There are loads of toys that are great for outdoor use, helping kids to burn energy and stay fit and healthy. 

    Dolls & Soft Toys

    Soft toys are a favourite for young children, with comforting designs and cool characters that are great additions to the family home. 

    Playing with toys can help children develop their creative muscles too, and why not make it a family activity and encourage play sessions where they can create their own stories and share them with you?

    Hopefully, this blog has provided you with a few ideas when it comes to how to keep the kids busy and entertained over the summer months.

    Check out our Store Finder to see where your nearest store is, and please be sure to visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.

    *All prices and photography are correct at the time of publication but can be subject to variation/change. Most items are available
    in most stores, please check availability before travelling.

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