7 of the best bubble machines for kids

Love blowing bubbles? Kick things up a notch with one of the best bubble-blowing garden toys, available from Tesco, Argos, ELC and more...

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Blowing bubbles in the garden is one of our fave summer pastimes. Even our kids seem to enjoy it, too 😂

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So, why not to take things to the next level and invest in a bubble-blowing machine for your garden?

They’re a super fun toy, that by nature encourages outdoor play and physical activity. You just know your little one’s going to be running around, trying to reach and pop all the bubbles!

Most bubble machines for kids are very affordable and accessible compared to other popular garden toys, too.

Ours don’t take up too much room, cost around £20 or less, and are readily available to pick up from UK retailers like Argos, Tesco and Early Learning Centre.

Check out 7 of the best bubble-blowing machine toys for little ones…

1. ELC Bubble Fish Flora, £15.99

elc fish flora bubble machine

Age: 3 years +

What it is: A big pink fish named Flora, whose mouth made is made of bubble wands. Just set her down and switch her on, and watch the bubbles float away!

Bubble mixture and batteries are needed, but sold separately.

Why we love it: It’s compact, easy to move around from garden to garden and, according to reviews, the bubbles come quickly once Flora’s up and running. Lovely stuff.

Available from: Argos

2. Gazillion Bubbles Tornado Machine, £14.99

tornado

Age: 3 years +

What it is: A bright green bubble-making machine, that comes with a spout for bubble mixture to be poured into, and the attached ‘tornado’ machine which blows bubbles upwards. Bubble solution included, batteries sold separately.

Why we love it: A few of the machines on the market do feature a cute cartoon-esque animal with bubble wands for mouths, so we like that this machine’s a little bit different. 

It’s easy to use and the bubbles keep on comin’, say families who’ve used it, though some said their machine stopped working. Make sure you keep your receipts, just in case.

Available from: Argos

3. Chad Valley Mega Bubble Machine, £19.99

chad valley bubbles

Age: 3 years +

What it is: A red, yellow, green and blue fan which blows bubbles through a circle of wands. The bubble solution is included, but the batteries aren’t.

Why we love it: It’s rainbow-coloured, simple and straight to the point. Switch it on and the fan starts working, blowing bubbles through the wands. Streams of bubbles can’t not be fun, right?

Available from: Argos

4. Tesco Carousel Bubble-Blowing Frog Lawnmower, £12

frog lawnmower

Age: 3 years +

What it is: A light green walker which, as pushed, blows bubbles from its front. Bubble solution included.

Why we love it: A lot of these machines you simply set down and they work their bubbly magic – but this cheap and cheerful lawnmower requires a bit of action.

It’s cause and effect. Effort and reward. You push, and the bubbles come. A lovely way to drill the lesson home.

Available from: Tesco

5. Toyrific Bubble Buddies Bubble Machine Dog, £8.99

spot the dog

Age: 3 years +

What it is: A white dog with black spots, who happens to have some pink bubble wands in his mouth. Includes one bottle of bubble mixture, but you need to buy your own AA batteries.

Why we love it: Another fab garden toy, at another cheap price. Expect lots of bubbles. Perfect for kids parties or mini animal lovers!

Available from: Amazon

6. 1byone Professional Bubble Machine, £23.99

bubble machine

Age: 10 years +

What it is: A black portable machine complete with fan and rotating bubble wands.

Why we love it: Bubbles are serious business, and this bubble maker’s geared towards the serious.

It’s not best suited to younger children, so we’re thinking it’s probably a fun addition to summery garden parties for slightly older kids.

Available from: Amazon

7. Glove-A-Bubbles Assortment, £3.99

glove a bubbles

Age: 3 years +

What it is: Not quite a bubble machine, exactly – more a DIY bubble-producing glove that your child wears on their hand.

Comes with an animal character glove, (there are plenty to choose from), and a pouch with bubble solution already in.

Why we love it: It won a hero award at the 2018 Toy Fair, and like all of these bubble toys, encourages little children to run around and have lots of bubbly fun!

It’s also really cheap compared to some of the bigger machines – so great if you’re on a budget or know that bubbles are gonna be a fad. 

Available from: Smyths Toys

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