Best Black Friday toy deals 2020 from Lego, Paw Patrol, Disney and more OLD

Louise Whitbread and Eva Waite-Taylor
·15-min read
You can make a dent in your Christmas shopping without breaking the bank thanks to the mammoth sale (The Independent)
You can make a dent in your Christmas shopping without breaking the bank thanks to the mammoth sale (The Independent)

Black Friday's main event is finally here, with thousands of deals to be had across big-name brands – from Lego to Barbie.

And with Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to tick off your shopping list while saving money.

Prices have been slashed at Amazon, John Lewis & Partners, Currys PC World and Argos, all of which stock some brilliant kids’ toys – be it tablets or board games.

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And this year, Aldi has launched its first ever Black Friday sale, with one of the most competitively priced Nintendo Switch consoles. Our guide to the supermarket’s shopping event has all everything there is to know.

We’d also advise reading our Black Friday guide, which contains all the latest offers on everything from TVs, laptops and gaming to furniture, fashion and beauty.

That’s not where our deal-hunting ends though, read our Black Friday liveblog for the top discounts as they come.

Read more: The ultimate Black Friday deals guide

But, to make sure you get the best savings across kids’ toys, below is our round-up of the biggest savings that are on offer.

Our IndyBest team hand-picks every deal we feature. We may earn some commission from the links in this article, but our selections have been made independently and without bias. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.

The best kids’ toys Black Friday deals

Hasbro Games bundle: Was £85.99, now £46.99, Very

Very
Very

You simply cannot have too many board games, especially over the festive period, so this multipack offers is the perfect way to add a few extra to your collection. With all the classics included – Monopoly, Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, as well as Pictureka there’s fun to be had for the whole family.

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LEGO Friends alpaca mountain jungle rescue playset: Was £55, now £27.50, Argos

LEGO
LEGO

Save 50 per cent on this jungle rescue LEGO set, designed for children aged seven+. It has more than 500 pieces and features four play areas: a cabin, exploding volcano, log canoe and rescue helicopter. It comes with two mini doll figures, three alpacas, a bat and a bird. LEGO’s popularity never seems to wane: its Frozen-inspired Arendelle castle village made it into our guide of best toys of 2020. If your child’s an alpaca fan this could just be the perfect gift for them.

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Disney Princess Arendelle castle + 2 Frozen dolls bundle: Was £189.99, now £114.99, Very

Very
Very

Calling anyone who knows a Frozen fan, this Disney princess set contains everything a little one needs to bring their favourite film to life. There are hours of fun to be had exploring the three-storied castle (which measures a whopping 5ft in height) with their new Anna and Elsa dolls. With 40 per cent off today, we predict a sell-out, so act fast.

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PAW Patrol jungle PAW terrain vehicle: Was £45, now £22.50, Argos

Argos
Argos

A baby panther needs rescuing, and Ryder and Mateo are the pup and parrot duo ready for the job. The vehicle is brought to life with lights and sounds, and a working crane to lift up the carry case for that poor little panther. This toy is suitable for children aged three years and over, and comes with three button cell batteries.

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Barbie dream closet: Was £69.99, now £60.87, Amazon

Amazon
Amazon

If you know a child who loves Barbie, this dream closet could be just the ticket. It opens up to reveal a play space of just over two feet wide and has 10+ storage areas, a rotating clothing rack, full-length mirror, desk space and 30 accessories including shoes, a purse and a stethoscope. There are five outfits, too – ranging from a party dress to floral skirt and white doctor’s coat – but do note there’s no doll included.

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LEGO 42109 Technic CONTROL+ App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car RC Racing Cars: Was £124.99, now £109.09, Amazon

Amazon
Amazon

Get 50 per cent off this LEGO toy rally car model. The kit offers endless fun. First build the car, then download the app and ready, set, go. The car is controlled via the LEGO technic control+ app, where you can also take on challenges. Don’t miss out on this great deal.

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Fire HD Kids Edition tablet, 8 inch HD display, 32GB: Was £139.99, now £84.99, Amazon

Amazon
Amazon

If you're looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your little one, snap up this kid-friendly device while it currently has a huge 39 per cent off. You can stream content via wifi or download games and books for enjoyment on the go, and it includes a one year subscription to Amazon Kids+, which allows access to apps, games, videos, books and audiobooks, from the likes of Disney, Nickelodeon and Sesame Street. It has also featured in our review of the best kids’ tablets of 2020. “The 8in display makes more of a difference than you might think, while still keeping the overall size highly portable. Battery life and storage (32GB) are also noticeable steps up from the 7in model,” our technology critic said.

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L.O.L Surprise! Outrageous Millennial Girls Remix 4-In-1 Plane: Was £92.99, now £69.99, The Entertainer

The Entertainer
The Entertainer

This L.O.L Surprise 4-1 plane will help your little one's dolls travel in style. The play set can transform into a plane, car, recording studio and mixing booth, meaning there's hours of fun to be had with just one toy. Features include lights and sounds, rolling suitcases for your dolls concert costumes, overhead compartments that open and close, a drink cart with plates and cups so your dolls can stay refreshed and more.

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Disney Animators' Collection Mega Figurine Playset: Was £40, now £24.80, Disney Store

Disney
Disney

If you know a child that loves Disney, this set of 20 figurines could make the perfect Christmas present. The playset includes figures of some of Disney’s most-loved characters including Ariel, Moana, Pocahontas, Aladdin and Tinker Bell. Don’t miss out on this great deal.

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Meccano Programmable Robot Building Kit, Ace: Was £39.99, Now £19.99, The Entertainer

The Entertainer
The Entertainer

Get 50 per cent off this robot building kit that would make the perfect Christmas Day activity for budding mechanics. You can programme your robot, known as A.C.E, by connecting it to your computer. You can also use A.C.E as your personal DJ, put him in eight-ball mode, as well as robot fighting mode for even more fun. A.C.E is part of Meccano’s S.T.E.M toy line which encourages kids to develop their skills with science, technology, engineering and math orientated toys. Suitable for children 10 and up.

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Playmobil Scooby-Doo! Mystery Machine: Was £49.99, Now £39.99, Very

Very
Very

Save £10 on this Playmobil Mystery Machine. Drive around with the mystery gang, Fred Daphne and Velma, and solve mysteries together. Also included in the box are ghost-hunting cards, which the dolls can review on their trusty monitor inside the Mystery Machine. Discover more ghoulish ghost cards in other Scooby-Doo! Playmobil play sets, which can also be viewed on the illuminated monitor inside the toy vehicle.

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Mini Micro deluxe scooter: Was £75.95, now £60.76, John Lewis & Partners

Mini Micro
Mini Micro

A great way to get children outdoors and be active, and they’re sure to love whizzing around on this Mini Micro deluxe scooter because it was a huge hit in our round-up of the best kids’ scooters, with our tester praising the brand’s good reputation in scooting circles for being excellent quality”.

Suitable for children ages two to five, she added that “it is fast, but steady thanks to the three flexible rubber wheels. Our littlest testers loved this scooter and can use it throughout their nursery years.” This is sure to make a little one smile on Christmas morning and beyond.

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Fortnite The Chapter 1 Collection - 10 collectible figure pack: Was £99.99, now £59.99, Smyths

Smyths
Smyths

This official Fornite figurine collection will bring joy on Christmas morning for fans of the game, and includes the whole team, including Outfits Recruit (Jonesy), Black Knight, Rust Lord and others. The set is completed with a 35cm poster of the map from Fortnite’s Chapter 1. Suitable for children aged eight and up.

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Barbie House and Doll Playset: Was £65, now £32.50, Argos

Argos
Argos

There’s never been a better time to move Barbie into a new home, this ouse and doll playset unfolds to become a one-storey home more than 2ft wide! You’ll find a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and pool area which you can fill with water to make a real splash. Barbie won’t mind being locked down in this swanky pad with realistic background decals, themed accessories and plenty of fun features.

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Kindle Kids Edition: Was £99.99, now £59.99, Amazon

Amazon
Amazon

There’s 40 per cent off this Kindle device designed to encourage children, aged seven and up, to read lots and often. It comes with a kid-friendly brightly coloured cover and will help protect it from bumps and scrapes, with a glare-free display. So even if they’re sitting in the car on a sunny day, it won’t get in the way of reading. Included is one year of Amazon Kids+, allowing users to explore thousands of titles and series such as Harry Potter and Gangsta Granny. Once the year is up, the subscription automatically renews for £1.99 a month.

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X-Rated Shockwave Kids BMX Bike - 16" Wheel 607813: Was £130, now £100, Halfords

Halfords
Halfords

Bike, car and motoring specialist Halfords currently has 20 per cent off kids bikes and scooters, a gift which is sure to impress. Designed for children aged five to seven, this BMX bike has a sturdy steel frame in a fun blue design, promising simple and efficient braking with a single speed, so all they need to do is pedal and steer.

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Kidcraft Savannah Dollhouse: Was £159.99, now £109.99, Very

Very
Very

This 4ft tall doll house, featuring four levels, six rooms, two balconies and a grand central staircase, is an impressive home for your little one's dolls. There's some lovely little features here, including a canopy bed, a clawfoot bath-tub, real opening and closing doors on the kitchen appliances and a 14-piece accessory pack with hand-painted furniture to ensure your dolls live it up in style. Children over the age of three will love this as a gift.

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Little Tikes Tasty Junior Bake 'n Share Kitchen: Was £109.97, now £75, George at Asda

Asda
Asda

This miniature kitchen stands at 59cm tall and will deliver smiling faces on Christmas morning, so while it has almost £35 off, snap it up before it sells out. It can be enjoyed by young toddlers and older chefs, thanks to the adjustable surfaces and it comes with 38 cooking accessories for all their culinary needs.

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Peppa Pig 50cm plush: Was £40, now £20, Smyths

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

Kids will love to snuggle up with their favourite pig. Donned in her classic red dress, this is the perfect toy to recreate scenes from the TV show while reading the books, or cuddle up to watch your best loved episode together. Suitable for children from birth.

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Pink Disney princess wooden kitchen: Was £60, now £45, George as Asda

George at Asda
George at Asda

Perfect for Disney fans, the princess wooden kitchen features four cooker rings, a sink, oven, clock and faucet. Currently reduced by £15, children will love playing make-believe with Belle, Cinderella and Ariel while the adults cook dinner. Suitable for those aged three and above.

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Nitro Circus Ryan Williams Junior Replica Stunt Scooter: Was £120, now £95, Halfords

Halfords
Halfords

This scooter is designed for beginners aged five and older first attempting tricks, spins and stunts. Promising assembly that takes minutes and an outer rubber that delivers a smooth ride, it’s also a great way for kids to get outside and stay active during lockdown.

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Baby Born soft touch little girl: Was £34.99, now £26.99, Very

Zapf
Zapf

Baby Born has been a childhood staple since she first hit the scene in 1991. A smaller version of the classic doll, the Little Girl edition laughs, cries, drinks water and even splashes in the bath. Ten staple accessories are included, such as her potty, nappy, bottle, plate and birth certificate. No need for batteries. Suitable for children aged two and above.

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Lego Mars expedition set: Was £89.99, now £69.99, Amazon

Lego
Lego

Explore outer space with this rocket expedition, whether kids’ imagination takes them to Mars or Mercury. It has everything you need for a successful launch, including a rover, telescope, astronauts, ground technicians and a tool kit to fix any problems. Suitable for seven years and older, we think it would make a great introduction to space exploration and with 26 per cent off, it’s an unmissable bargain.

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Feber my lovely unicorn 12V battery-operated ride-on: Was £229.99, now £139.99, Very

Feber
Feber

Indulge your child’s dreams of fairytale royalty as they sit astride this magical unicorn. Using the reins to steer forwards, backwards left and right, they can reach a maximum speed of 3 km/h. A cute brush accessory is included so that they can groom the unicorn’s luscious locks that flow around the lights-and-sounds magic horn. It is suitable for children three years and over, and should not be taken on pavements.

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Sylvanian Families sweet raspberry home: Was £48.57, now £14.99, Amazon

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

These furry friends have been a childhood favourite since the brand was founded in 35 years, and this toy home will encourage role play and communication. Collecting Sylvanian Families can be expensive, so make sure you make use of this deal – currently 65 per cent off, you can’t go wrong. Suitable for children aged three and above, this would make a wonderful Christmas gift.

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Brio world farm train set: Was £68.94, now £34.99, Amazon

Brio
Brio

If your little one is obsessed with trains, snap up this bargain set from Brio. The retro railway design is set on a farm, with a cow to milk, a tractor and hay to transport to the barn. You can expand the set with other Brio parts and accessories too. The perfect Christmas gift for those aged three and above.

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Monopoly Classic Game: Was £22.99, now £14.99, Amazon

Hasbro Gaming
Hasbro Gaming

The mother of all board games, Monopoly is loved by many and often passed down from generation to generation. With 48 per cent off, now’s the time to give your board an update and prepare for cold night’s playing games around the fire. This one’s sure to get your mini property moguls excited.

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Fisher-Price DJD81 Giraffe Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat: Was £54.99, now £38.99, Amazon

Fisher-Price
Fisher-Price

For babies still learning to stand unassisted, this floor seat provides back support and helps keep them upright so they can see their surroundings. Its features include a butterfly foot pad that squeaks when kicked, a removable seat with toys, rattles and brightly colourred rings and a machine-washable seat pad.

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Don’t step in it game: Was £16.99, now £8.49, Smyths

Smyths
Smyths

Wearing a blindfold, players must navigate this massive mat to avoid the squashy numbers twos with their feet, and reach the other side to win. This can be played with friends or on their own, doesn’t require any batteries, and comes with a little mould to shape the poops.

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How to get the best Black Friday kids’ toy deals

It can be easy to get sucked in by deals and you can end up buying items you don’t actually want, so we’d advise making a list of products ahead of the event, and checking it twice before you fill up your shopping basket.

Many brands also offer priority access to customers who have subscribed to their newsletter, so to ensure you pick up every item you’ve been looking for, we’d recommend registering with your favourite stores and turning on your notifications.

Read more on Black Friday 2020

How to get the best Black Friday deals this year – When the sale starts, how to get the best savings, and how to prepare

Best Amazon Black Friday deals – There will be millions of deals, so check in here for our pick of the best

Best John Lewis & Partners Black Friday deals – With great deals on quality fashion, beauty, tech, kids and homeware brands, it will be a go-to for many

Best Currys PC World Black Friday deals – For everything from TVs to laptops, and kettles to coffee machines

Best Argos Black Friday deals – Covering everything from kids to homewares and fitness to DIY

Best Apple Black Friday deals – The tech giant is notorious for not participating in Black Friday, so how can you find deals on Apple products? Find out in our guide

Best Black Friday tech deals – Whether it’s a new phone contract or noise-cancelling headphones, you’ll find the best deal here

Best Black Friday TV deals – Update your at-home cinema experience without paying full price with our featured deals

Best Black Friday laptop deals – There’s hundreds of pounds to be saved on laptops from big-name brands such as Apple, Microsoft and HP

Best Black Friday gaming deals – Struggling to choose which console to buy, or after a new controller or game? Here's our expert guide

Best Black Friday home appliances deals – Now’s the time to upgrade your vacuum cleaner or coffee machine

Best Black Friday fashion deals – Whether its a pair of boots or a coat, treat yourself to new season essentials

Best Black Friday beauty deals – Stock up on your favourites across make-up, skincare, haircare and fragrance

Best Black Friday mattress deals – Rest easy with big discounts for brands such as Emma, Eve Sleep and Simba

Best Black Friday furniture deals – There's no need to wait until the January sale to get a bargain sofa, wardrobe or armchair

The stores taking part in Black Friday – Our predictions based on last year, which we’ll be updating as the deals begin