Christmas toys and family games

Girl reading Who's hiding in the woods? book outside

With family and friends gathered together this Christmas, experience the magical moment of sparking a child's imagination, feeding their curiosity and watching them learn about the world around them.

From games and books, puzzles and toys, our unique Christmas games range is perfect for the whole family to enjoy over the holidays. Whether you’re relaxing on Christmas Eve by the fire, letting the Christmas dinner go down or soaking up nature on a Boxing Day walk, we have plenty of inspiring activities and toys for you all to enjoy. Explore the world together, learn new things and craft a family Christmas story that you'll enjoy telling for years to come.

Indoor adventure and imagination
A selection of fun games for the whole family to play on the National Trust shop

Family games 

Whether your family enjoy the classics, are searching for a new puzzle or fancy playing some family favourites with a special twist, you’ll find something to keep everyone entertained. Get puzzling on Christmas Eve with the Snowfall at Sundown jigsaw puzzle or take on a challenge to complete a 3D puzzle. Alternatively, get everyone’s brains working after your Christmas dinner with a variety of games including Nature BrainBox Game, Match a Leaf and Sherlock Holmes: The Card Game.

Discover the range of picture books, sticker books and handy adventure books

Children's books 

For all those budding bookworms, keep their literary magic alive with poems, storybooks, sticker books and diaries. Have fun together reading and learning about nature and history or be creative and help them build a nature scrapbook or start their own nature diary. From Who’s Hiding in the Woods? to Go Wild at the Seaside: An Adventure Handbook, painting books and Houses through History, there will be plenty for your eager reader and nature creatives to get excited about.

" Nothing can replace what children gain from the freedom and independence of thought they have when trying new things out in the open."
- Professor Tanya Byron, Child Psychologist
Outdoor winter play and exploration
Children with a collection of outdoor toys from the National Trust shop

Discover nature  

With your little ones full of Christmas energy, take some family time out and about to discover the winter wildlife around you. Get them engaging with nature as they look through their Nature Fun Periscope or Nature Detective Magnifying Glass and Whistle. Help them become their own insect expert with the Complete Minibeast Explorer’s Kit. Keep them active outdoors with the Wooden Kurve Balance Bike or the make-your-own Original, Forest or Cottage Den Kits – perfect for exploring the wildlife in the garden.

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Because Christmas is time to come together with family

From games and books to outside adventures, spend time together this Christmas laughing, playing and discovering the world around you.