Playing in a pretend play kitchen is a fun and engaging way for children to learn basic life skills, use communication and language to describe their actions, name shapes, colours, everyday objects and practice counting through imaginative role play. Pretending to cook, clean, wash and iron also helps them to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination.
All the play kitchens we stock are manufactured to exceptionally high standards featuring safety hinges, rounded corners and robust wipe clean materials. The kitchens feature replica household domestic appliances, kitchen furniture and accessories.
Our Modular Play Kitchen range is suitable for children aged 3+ and can be as large or small as your early years’ setting will allow starting with a Mini Kitchen or Kids’ Corner Kitchen and gaining in size from Modular Kitchen – Two, Modular Kitchen – Three up to a complete Modular Play Kitchen – Four. Pretend white goods, kitchen fittings, cupboards and accessories vary between models, but a complete kitchen with all mod cons can include: cooker, washing machine, hob, sink unit with mixer tap, microwave, fridge and storage cupboards. If you’re spoilt for choice and simply can’t decide which module to choose, you might want to consider the Stamford Kitchen – Offer Set 5 which comes with cooker, washing machine, sink, fridge and a free microwave.
The sturdy Wolds range of play kitchens are designed specifically for educational settings with toddlers and young children in mind (2-6 years). Toddlers can busy themselves in their very own Wolds Toddler Kitchen – Set of 4. The bright colourful doors and knobs on the washing machine, sink unit, cooker and fridge will help little ones with colour recognition and name association. For confined spaces the Wolds Complete Toddler Kitchen may be a more practical option. It’s a self-contained unit featuring a sink with mixer tap, hob and pretend cooker and washing machine. It also has the added advantage of having carry handles so it can be picked up and moved.
If keeping up with the latest kitchen design trends is important to your little chefs, then the bright and colourful Lincoln Kitchen and Grantham Kitchen both feature a trendy Belfast Sink. The Lincoln features carry handles so can be easily moved around whilst the Grantham is slightly larger with additional features like tiled backsplash and window.
The 5 Piece Wooden Kitchen is crafted almost entirely from Rubberwood. Free standing units can be placed in any order to adapt to the size and shape of your classroom or nursery and includes pretend fridge/freezer, microwave with turntable, cooker, sink, double cupboard and washing machine.
The award-winning Toddler Play Kitchen Set is a premium range of toddler kitchens that are ideal for pre-school and early years’ settings. Each unit comes ready assembled with a 5 year guarantee. They have rounded corners, tactile edges, heavy duty hinges and anti-finger trap doors so this is a safe and durable play kitchen that’s designed to stand the test of time. The Toddler Play Kitchen can be purchased as a set or as individual units: play fridge, play oven, play sink, play washer.
Childhood obesity is a major concern so it has never been more important to introduce children to healthy eating as early as possible. The Healthy Eating Kitchen and Market Stall is designed with this aim in mind. This play kitchen is designed so children can grow their own food and includes: compost blocks, plant labels, seed sachets, growing instructions, drip tray and transportable pot holder. Turn the kitchen around and it’s transformed into a market stall complete with chalkboard and crates. A fantastic way of bringing food technology to life.
If space is limited then we do have a range of smaller play kitchens. The colourful Mini Kitchen consists of an oven, washing machine, hob and sink unit with mixer tap. It also has carry handles so can be moved out of the way when not in use. The Fold Away Play Kitchen is another clever space saver – simply fold the three units together and wheel away when finished with. The dinky little Play Kitchen is designed for children from 18 months upwards. Little ones will love twiddling with the clicking dials as well as learning to tell the time with the integrated clock with moveable hands. This kitchen also has the unique feature of coming with oven gloves so you can teach kids the importance of kitchen safety as well as healthy eating. The Mobile Kitchen Station is another moveable play kitchen that works well in smaller spaces. It’s double sided in design so there is a pretend kitchen on one side and storage space on the other. The compact Multi Function Kitchen is designed for children aged 2 years plus and for those youngsters who just love to get messy in the kitchen then the set of 3 soft play home kitchen appliances are ideal as they are wipe clean. Choose from sink, washer/dryer, cooker or complete set.
To complete your play kitchen, choose your play kitchen accessories from our extensive range. For something traditional and resilient take a look at our Wooden Pots and Pans. If you want something a little more colourful then we have quite a number of play kitchen accessory sets to choose from. The multi-coloured Kitchen Set contains a significant number of pieces including pots, pans, bowls, dishes, cups, kettle and more. The smaller Classroom Kitchen Set is designed for small hands and is designed to encourage interaction, communication and safe role play; it also includes a mixing bowl, spoons, baking and muffin trays so you could have your own pretend bake off! For a more environmentally friendly toy option check out our Green Toys Classroom Café, designed for 3 to 7 year olds, each piece is made from 100% food-grade recycled plastic.
Children love our Grill and Go Camp Stove because it features realistic sounds and lights. With light up surfaces, sizzling and boiling sounds kids can pretend they are cooking and making hot drinks on a camping trip,
If you are trying to encourage self-care then our Wooden Ironing and Clothes Airer Set contains everything you will need to allow them to gain an insight into the tasks needed to prepare clean clothes. If you simply want a clothes airer then we do also have this item in stock, made from solid hardwood.