Activity centres provide a raft of fun and different experiences in one. They include bouncy sit-in options, walkers and activity tables for cruising babies. Activity centres are a cost-effective way of bringing the baby’s entertainment in to one place.

The important thing to consider when choosing activity centres is to pick a reputable make with high-quality craftsmanship. Babies and toddlers love to chew, pull and grab – their toys need to be up to the job!

Also take a look at the toy elements. Is there plenty of variety? There should be plenty of different shapes, colour and texture.

Exploring hands

When your baby can sit up, providing them with sturdy toys which they can explore is hugely important. Toys which combine lots of different elements are ideal. Look for threading, posting and sorting elements to help to spur on their development. Both plastic and wooden toys are good options here. This activity cube and this wooden activity centre are two good examples.

Bouncing babies

Babies love to bounce! Give your arm muscles a break and get them their very own bouncy activity centre. Door bouncers alone can provide immense fun. However, for even more options choose a sit-in bouncy activity centre. The Fisher Price Activity Centre and the Red Kite Baby Go Round Jump Around Jungle are Babaloo bouncing bonanzas!

On the move

Inquisitive little ones can be frustrated by their inability to move. Make things easier on you and them by giving them an activity walker. These toys allow your baby to safely explore their space around you. What’s more, you are hands-free. We love the Red Kite Baby Go Round Twist Walker.

Standing stumbles

If you’ve got a cruiser on your hands then an activity table will be exactly what they need. Sturdy enough to pull themselves to standing, an activity table helps little legs balance. Keep their hands busy as they practise cruising with the Music Activity Table. A whole city of fun opens up to them with the beautiful wooden Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Centre.