In every nook and cranny across the globe, kids want nothing more than to play, learn, experience new things and have fun! Plenty of our most popular subscription boxes for kids ship directly to the U.K., and every day, more are being curated and packed locally, making it easier than ever to have a special delivery turn up in the letterbox.
From fantasy and pretend play, to promoting early reading or just enjoying a bit of happy mail, subscription boxes can help you spend quality time with your munchkins. In a time of uncertainty and national lockdowns, pre-prepped activity boxes can keep the kiddies out of your hair (and help you hang onto your sanity), and hands-on science kits can add a little fun to the routine while homeschooling.
We've gone ahead and rounded up some of the most popular subscription boxes for kids that are either from or ship to the U.K. No matter your child's age, there's a subscription service that's just waiting to serve up fun experiences every month.
Best UK Subscription Boxes for Kids
Price: Starts at £4.95 GBP/month
What's Included: Teaching tolerance and empathy from an early age is the first step in making the world a better place. The themed boxes from Our Little Globe are designed to do just that by showcasing a different country each month. With a world map on the wall and play passport in hand, kids will explore culture and get exposed to the global community in a creative way, enjoying crafts, kid-friendly recipes, stickers, pen pal letters and more!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. within 3-5 days; following boxes ship on the 30th of each month
Price: Starts at £8.42 GBP/month
What's Included: Now that the big platters of the holidays are on the way out, it’s time to don your chef's hats and head into the kitchen to prepare the healthy snacks packed into the Little Cooks Co monthly box. Easy-to-follow recipes and pre-measured dry ingredients make it easy for your tiny kitchen helpers to get in on the action, making happy memories while enjoying healthy treats free from refined sugars.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.K. on the 27th of every month
Price: Starts at £12.95 GBP/month
What's Included: The perfect gift for littles in lockdown, Mud & Bloom will get the kids out in the garden or beyond, learning about plants, insects, the seasons, animals, and birds. It's just a fact of life that kids and dirt just go hand-in-messy-hand, so give them the chance to connect with nature in a hands-on way. Each box brings a mix of planting activity kits and nature crafts, complete with instructions, extra games, and quizzes.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.K. at the end of every month
Price: Starts at £6.95 GBP/month
What's Included: Happy subscribers say that the Mysteries in Time monthly box offers brilliant value for money, arrives on time and offers loads of historical fun. Take the kids on a trip through history with each month’s time machine box filled with high-quality activities that bring history to life. Follow Max and Katie on their adventures in illustrated storybooks, learn new facts from that month's history booklet, and get extra themed goodies like stickers, maps and bookmarks.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. within 5 working days; following boxes ship on the 23rd of every month
Price: Starts at $29.99/month
What's Included: Creation Crate is a monthly STEM subscription box that’s great for tweens and teens who like to learn by doing! From the first box on, they'll get hands-on educational projects that teach skills required for success in the STEM fields. Perfect for budding engineers and kids intrigued by electronics, gain access to online video lessons, step-by-step tutorials, bonus challenges, and an opportunity to learn and grow.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada on the next Tuesday or Friday after ordering, then every 30 days thereafter
Price: Starts at £14.50 GBP/month
What's Included: Designed by experienced teachers, Make + Wonder is a monthly craft box that delivers creative activities themed around an inspirational woman. To get kids' ideas flowing, each month’s box supports freeform creativity, sending idea cards, curated art supplies and an illustrated story. Engage their imagination and promote exploratory play, critical thinking, and problem solving through colour and texture.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.K. on the 6th of the month
Price: Starts at $33.95/month
What's Included: Looking for a craft activity kit that incorporates literacy skills? KidArtLit aims to spark children's imaginations by merging creativity and reading. Created for kids between the ages of 3-8 years old, unpack newly released children’s books and high-quality supplies for craft projects that are intentionally designed for 2. Create sibling bonding time while helping your kids develop a love for reading and artistic expression.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of each month
Price: Starts at £12.99 GBP/month
What's Included: Mila & Pheebs is one of the best kids subscription boxes in the U.K., delivering exciting monthly craft kits that are chock full of fun activities for boys and girls between the ages of 5-9 years old. Great as a rainy day box, each month features an assortment of goodies, including activity sheets, novelty stationery, collectibles and more. And if luck is on your side, you might unpack a Golden Ticket for a special freebie!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. on or around the 22nd of the month
Price: Starts at £13.50 GBP/month
What's Included: Developed by early years teachers, the Mini Monsters Box focuses on physical development by using the ABC's –– agility, balance and coordination. A great addition to at-home Montessori learning, each themed box brings a handful of fun activities for toddlers and preschoolers, helping them tune in to and enhance their gross and fine motor skills, while encouraging play and spending quality time with one another.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.K. 1-2 days after ordering; following boxes ship on the 4th of each month
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
What's Included: Ideal for little language learners and parents who want to promote bilingualism but aren't sure where to start, One Third Stories is a monthly subscription that brings an original storybook and audiobook, activities and games to help facilitate learning either French or Spanish. With sequential boxes that build on previous lessons, and stories that begin in English and end in the second language, kids reinforce their learning and gain confidence.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. on the 5th of every month
Price: Starts at £12.00 GBP/month
What's Included: Whether the theme is Otter Fest or Tiny Detective Agency, the Tiny Party Club delivers a mini monthly party that's sure to bring on the smiles. Get the party started with paper confetti as you unbox super cute and sometimes cheeky illustrated goodies (all designed by U.K. artist Anita Perry), including a hard enamel pin, stickers, charms, jewelry and more, all proudly packaged plastic-free and designed to fit directly in your letterbox.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. on the 8th of every month
Price: Starts at £13.99 GBP/month
What's Included: Have a Harry Potter- or Fantastic Beast-obsessed kiddo in the house? Then we have the perfect monthly subscription for you –– GeekGear! Offering up a monthly box of wizarding magic, choose from 5 unique subscription options to get a wide variety of fan gear and officially licensed goodies. From wands and wearables to exciting collectibles, figures, artwork, accessories, and snacks, there's a little something for everyone.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. between the 21st-26th of each month
Price: Starts at £33.10 GBP/month
What's Included: Get a little monthly motivation or a one-off reward box with My School Boxes, a unique subscription that helps encourage good study habits and shows kids just how much fun learning can be. Packed with pro study tips, planners, books, snacks, stationery, and motivational quotes, each box is designed by experienced tutors to help students focus and learn skills that will lead to success.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at £11.67 GBP/month
What's Included: It's time to take your little explorers on a big adventure with the Geo Journey Subscription! Pull out your atlas and your passport and prepare to travel to the four corners of the globe with an explorer kit that features a different location every month. Fun facts, photos, stickers and souvenirs: every box is exciting and educational. Even if you're stuck inside, your kiddo can still see all the world has to offer!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. between the 15th-20th of every month