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Celebrate a sugar-free Easter with these fab toys

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Check out our alternative Easter gift guide (without an Easter Egg in sight).

For many kids, Easter is a time to gorge merrily away on chocolate eggs until they can’t take any more. But what if you don’t want to fill them up with so much sugar?

With that in mind, here’s our alternative Easter gift guide bursting with so many fun toys that they’ll soon forget about the eggs.

VTech PetSqueaks Betty & Nibble Bunnies

VTech PetSqueaks Betty & Nibble Bunnies, £14.99 each

This new and cute little pocket-sized robotic pet plays fun and interactive responses when you trigger one of the three sensors. Play with and nurture your very own little companion and take them with you wherever you go! Watch your PetSqueaks move and scurry around on flat surfaces like a real pet. Each PetSqueaks (there are four to choose from) comes with three accessories: headwear, jacket and a food item. Put the food item in your PetSqueaks’s hands to see their cheeks light up in delight as they eat! They are suitable from three years upwards.

£14.99 each|

Leapfrog Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket

Leapfrog Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket, £14.99

Pack an Easter picnic for two and pretend to snack on yummy treats while exploring food, shapes and colours with the talking Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket. The basket always says its pleases and thank yous too! Then put the pieces back in the basket with the shape sorter for fun on the go. It’s suitable from six months to three years.

£14.99 |

VTech Lullaby Lambs Mobile

VTech Lullaby Lambs Mobile, £34.99

The three adorable soft lambs spin as the detachable mobile projects four colourful light patterns and plays four songs and 40 melodies to help your little one sleep. The mobile can also play nature sounds or white noise and there is a five, 15 or 30 minute timer switch to select how long the songs or sounds play for. A remote control is included so you can change the volume or play or pause music without disturbing your little one. A sound sensor detects baby’s cry and plays songs and sounds to soothe. It’s suitable from birth upwards.

£34.99 |

VTech 2 in 1 Sports Centre

VTech 2 in 1 Sports Centre, £29.99

This is great little sports centre where your little one can enjoy throwing a basketball into a hoop or kicking a football into a net. Both types of balls (which are small and kid-friendly in size) are included and setting the centre up is easy, with just a few clicks and screws needed. When the ball is thrown in the hoop, the LED screen counts the number of baskets up to 10 – perfect for helping teach your child numbers. When the ball is kicked into the net, the screen responds with encouraging sounds and phrases, plus animations on the screen. There are also gears to turn, buttons to press and flaps to flap. All in all this is wonderful sports centre is designed to stimulate your child and teach them essentials like shapes and numbers, plus improve their motor skills. It’s suitable for one year upwards.

£29.99 |

Leapfrog Water & Grow Garden

Leapfrog Water & Grow Garden, £29.99

With the weather getting warmer, it’s time to get outdoors and get your hands dirty! Keep your little gardener busy from sun up to sun down with this exciting role-play singing garden. Drop, pull up or press the radish, onion and carrot to build fine motor skills while learning about colours, size, counting and what plants need to grow. It’s suitable from nine months to three years.

£29.99 | and