Passionate about play


A small but big-hearted family company. We believe childhood should be enjoyed to the full. That’s why we’ve been making imaginative wooden toys, designed in Great Britain with a touch of French je ne sais quoi, since 1995. Ethically made from sustainable tactile materials, our toys encourage creative long lasting play and quickly become well-loved family favourites. Our uniquely designed, multi-award winning, hand finished toys are a true investment in play, for generations to come.

When did it all begin?


In 1995, Le Toy Van was created in Surrey, England to design and distribute high quality traditional wooden toys with a contemporary styling. Over the last 25 years Le Toy Van has become a trusted partner in the world of wooden toys. The award winning toys are now available in more than 50 countries worldwide through our network of official retailers.

A Family Business


Founded by Georges Le Van, and later joined by his son Steven Le Van, Le Toy Van team has developed and now collectively holds over 150 years of experience in the toy industry. Inspired by the understanding that children have little hands but big imaginations, Le Toy Van is passionate and proud to design innovative toys that encourage early learning through imaginative & role play.

How are the toys made?


Le Toy Van toys are ethically made by our trusted partners and validated by the ICTI & ISO 9001 seal of Approval. With a reputation to uphold, there are rigorous comprehensive quality, safety and sustainability programmes & certification in place. Using natural materials, including replenishable legal quality smooth rubber-wood and an array of techniques from hand screen printing to water staining, these detailed hand-finished toys are unique and loved by little hands.

Where are the toys Designed?


Le Toy Van toys are developed in the United Kingdom by the highly experienced in-house creative team. All toys are designed to comply with the rigorous EN-71 & ASTM safety standards.

The in-house and on-site quality team ensure the delivery of a consistent high standard product Le Toy Van is acclaimed for.


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