All of our toys are designed in the United Kingdom by our highly talented design team, whose passion is to create toys to educate and entertain young minds. Our team is a collective of researchers, developers, illustrators, and talented product designers.
About our toys
Where are the toys designed?
Where are the toys made?
We choose our places of production very carefully and carry out frequent, rigorous audits. Our toys have been handmade for 25 years only at certified ethical factories in Indonesia, therefore providing career opportunities and great conditions of work for local families.
Where can I find instructions on how to assemble your toys?
All our instruction sheets are available to view on our website here: wooden toys/instruction sheets (make this a link). If you can't find what you are looking for please contact us and we will come back to you as soon as possible
What type of wood is used in the toys?
Our toys are made from high quality replanted woods, such as Rubberwood, plywood, and high-grade MDF. Rubberwood is a by-product of the rubber industry, we use it once its life as a rubber tree has ended and recycle it to become beautiful toys. We also make sure that our wood comes from sustainable forests, supporting local farmers and their communities, pledging to replant and replace what we use.
What kind of paint is used?
Our paints as well as all the components of our toys (wood, fabric etc) are rigorously tested at all stages of the design and production process to ensure they meet and exceeding the mandatory safety regulation in each territory.
Can I become a stockist of Le Toy Van toys?
Please get in touch with us by phone, email or post and a personal consultant will come back to you with all the details.
Are Le Toy Van toys sustainable?
Ethically made - The same people have been making our toys, from sustainably sourced forests, for over 25 years. We know them, trust them and support their ethical working practices.
Is your packaging recyclable?
Since 1995, Le Toy Van’s wooden toys and most of our packaging have been biodegradable. We have significantly reduced the use of single-use plastic in our packaging, and aim to be 100% plastic free by 2021.
Are Le Toy Van toys safe for my child?
Kid safe, always – The safety of your child is our number one priority. We rigorously test and regularly exceed toy safety standards. We only ever use safe, non-toxic paint and work hard – from design to manufacture – to ensure kid safe edges on our toys, for safe play every day.
What is Montessori learning?
Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. Le Toy Van wooden toys provide children with layers of discoveries to support the Montessori learning method.
Real play vs Screen time
Technology is everywhere, and it is here to stay. At Le Toy Van we believe in a healthy balance between real play time, screen time and physical activities to aid development of senses, refine motor skills, create problem solving skills, improve social interaction and creative imagination
Why wooden toys?
Sustainable wooden toys are environmentally friendly and biodegradable. They are long lasting, robust and can be passed on from generations to generations. Wood is also a great material to teach little ones about weight, shapes and textures as well as stimulation their creativity
Placing an online order
Where can I purchase?
You can purchase our toys in your favourite traditional toy shop to get all the professional advice and service or through our online certified partners. Still can’t find what you are looking for? You can also try our website letoyvan.com
Can I change my order once it's placed?
Yes – it is possible to change your order before you have received the shipment confirmation email
What do I do if the payment for my order is declined?
If your payment is declined, try with a different payment option or contact us to pay over the phone on 0208 979 2036
How do I place an order?
Simply go onto the product pages of the toys that you would like to purchase and click on the “add to cart” button. You can review your shopping basket by clicking on the cart icon top right of your web page. If you are a retailer, please go to our B2B website to place your order, see the stock levels and review your account.
I'm not sure if my order has gone through or not, what should I do?
A confirmation email will be sent out to the email address you filled in during checkout. Check your inbox and also sometimes your junk mails. If you have not received the confirmation email, you can always email us at email@example.com and we will get you the confirmation.
Why are some items out of stock?
Our toys are handmade - so it’s unique just for you and may take time before it’s ready to be sent to you.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept a wide range of payment methods such as: credit card (VISA, MAESTRO, AMEX) Google Pay, PayPal, and Amazon Pay.
I've cancelled my order, when will I get my money back?
Le Toy Van will refund you the money on receipt of the unused, undamaged goods being returned to our head office 160c Walton Road, KT8 0HP East Molesey, Surrey
Delivery and shipping
What are your delivery options?
Currently we dispatch in the UK using Royal Mail 1st Class or Parcel Force, with deliveries arriving within 3-5 working days. In the USA, delivery time is usually 7-10 working days.
Do you ship internationally?
Le Toy Van toys are sold in more than 65 countries worldwide. We have fantastic distributors in foreign territories that would be delighted to help you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will re-direct you to the best point of contact depending on your location
It's a gift! Can I ship to a different address to my home address?
Yes of course, shipment to a different UK address is possible
How long will my order take to arrive?
Orders are delivered with 3 to 5 working days in the United Kingdom. For busy periods such as Christmas, please allow up to a week to be on the safe side. In the USA, delivery time is usually 7-10 working days. Again, please allow extra time in the run up to Christmas.
Can I add delivery instructions to my order?
Yes you can add some delivery instructions when placing your order. Alternatively, please email us after placing your order with your instruction so that we can relay to our carrier
What if i'm purchasing from outside the UK?
We love shipping our products all over the world, we accept payment in £ sterling, therefore all our products are shown in £ sterling. If you are based overseas you can pay in £ sterling and your card provider will convert this to your currency at the agreed bank exchange rate.
What days do you deliver?
We deliver every working day, from Monday to Friday.
Can I change my delivery address?
Yes of course – before you receive the delivery acknowledgment you can amend your order by calling Le Toy Van at +44(0)208 979 2036
My order hasn't arrived yet?
We deliver in the UK within 3-5 working days. If your order still hasn’t arrived after this time please call us on 0208 979 2036 with your original order details and confirmation number
In the USA, delivery time is usually 7-10 working days.
|Country||Minimum Order||Delivery Cost|
£5, free delivery for orders £50 +
Europe Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands
Europe Austria, France, Guernsey, Jersey, Ireland, Monaco, Poland, Portugal*, Spain*, Sweden (*excluding islands & Porto)
Security and privacy
What is your returns policy?
Unused, undamaged items can be returned within 28days, from receipt of delivery
What is your refund policy?
For unused, undamaged items in their original packaging, returned to us within 28 days, a full refund will be issued. The cost of return shipping is to be paid by you.
How will you refund me?
We will refund to the same payment method you used to make the purchase.
How long does it take to get my money back?
Refunds are usually processed within 2-3 working days.
What is your returns address?
For UK orders, please use: Le Toy Van head office, 160c Walton Road, KT8 0HP East Molesey, Surrey, UK
I've received a damaged or faulty item
In case you are not fully satisfied with your Le Toy Van wooden toy, please contact our after sales service team. Please have your batch code, which you can find on the packaging and place of purchase to hand when you contact us email@example.com
How do I get a refund?
Return your items to us in their original packaging, within 28 days and a full refund will be issued. The cost of return shipping is to be paid by you.
Have you received my returned items yet?
Please contact us to check on your returned items: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0208 979 2036
I no longer have my original packaging, what do I do?
You can always email us at email@example.com for customer support
Help! Something is missing from my order
If something is missing from your order, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0208 979 2036
Do you refund delivery charges?
Le Toy Van will refund the goods in full if returned within 28 days but the cost of return shipping is to be paid by you.
Can I exchange my items for something else?
We currently do not offer and exchange option, but you can return your unwanted items for a refund before buying another Le Toy Van toy