The subscription box market has boomed in the last couple of years and shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. In fact, it has been reported that the UK subscription market is forecast to grow by 72% by 2022. Subscription boxes are packages full of goodies that are delivered to your door on a regular basis and they cover everything from beauty and food to toiletries. They are a hot new trend with plenty available for primary school children and make for the perfect pocket money treat or birthday gift. Just think how excited little ones will be when they come home from school to see that a parcel has been delivered especially for them and is packed full of their favourite things! Plus, many of them can be ordered as a one-off if you don’t want to commit to a regular monthly subscription. Here’s our pick of the best.
Mini Bakers Club from BKD – from £7.99 per month (£1.99 p&p)
The BKD combines baking with craft activities for the family, founded on the ethos of fuelling kid’s imaginations in the kitchen. The monthly baking and activity subscription box includes creative baking kits and baking mixes, all beautifully packaged and including easy to follow instruction booklets. They’re perfect for gifts, play dates or a rainy weekend. The BKD aims to make baking with your family easy, tasty and super fun, all while encouraging kids to learn through play, creativity and food.
My Ballet Box– £30 per month
Budding ballerinas will love My Ballet Box, the luxurious subscription box for ballet dancers of any age or level. My Ballet Box is filled with accessories from the industry’s most innovative brands, providing dancers with an edit of beautiful, must-have items. From grip socks and training equipment to dance themed accessories, My Ballet Box will keep dancers on their toes.
First Wonder Box – RRP £8.99
As we all know, children learn best when they are playing. When left to their own devices, they will try out new things and test their abilities. First Wonder Boxes have been created to empower 4-8 year olds; sparking their creativity and helping them develop vital skills while learning about the world. Each box contains a themed activity book to keep kids entertained for hours. They’ll also get all materials needed for creative projects and a toy.
Letterbox Lab– from £9.50 per month
The perfect mix of fun and learning, Letterbox Lab is a great way to keep kids entertained for hours. Packed with 3-5 surprising and exciting science experiments and explorations in every box, Letterbox Lab is perfect for nutty professors! The kits contain everything your child needs to conduct the experiments so there’s no need to rush out and buy extra ingredients. With a bright, colourful and fun instruction booklet guiding mad scientists along the way, kids will be making self-inflating balloons, slippery slime and performing glow in the dark chemistry in no time! For children aged 8 and over you can expect to find 6-9 bigger and better experiments in every box, where each is linked to and goes beyond the KS2 curriculum.
Mud & Bloom – from £7.95 per month
The Mud & Bloom boxes have been created for 3-8 year olds and are delivered at the beginning of each month. Each box includes everything needed for at least two seasonal activities: one gardening and one nature craft – along with instructions, quizzes and games aimed at teaching children about the seasons, plants, insects and birds. All of the activities have the seal of approval from qualified teachers and support the national curriculum.