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Beautiful play resources for little explorers

We are passionate about the value of open ended play, sensory experiences, outdoor exploration, stories and songs to spark children's imagination, curiosity and support their early learning and development.

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What is heuristic play?

Buy heuristic play resources & loose parts

Gift cards now available

Not sure what to buy? Gift cards make the perfect gift for someone special, choose your value (between £10 and £100) and email or print off your voucher.

Gift cards

Free gift wrapping service

Want to send a Little Acorns toy to someone special as a gift? We're now offering a free gift wrap and personalised greeting card service. Provide us with details at checkout & we will wrap your gift, create a beautifully illustrated personalised card, printed on cotton silk card and post it directly to the special child.


Jason, Jo and their nephew George

Husband and wife team Jason and Jo run Little Acorns from a small market town in Lincolnshire. They set up Little Acorns because they were unable to find a supplier of natural play resources that offered both quality and value for money.

Jason has worked as an early childhood specialist and has managed early years settings  for the last 12 years and is passionate about the value of using open ended, natural resources to spark children's curiosity, imagination and promote language development. He has seen first hand the benefits of introducing open ended resources to young children in order to create a rich learning environment.

Jo is a literacy specialist and the creative force in the team. She enjoys creating beautiful props and toys that little learners will love.