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Explore STEM learning. From mechanical and maths toys to science and construction kits, here's everything to start their learning journey with a dash of fun. The perfect gifts for every occasion.

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What is STEM?

 A split image of a girl playing with Little Tykes Adventure Rocket on one side and two kids using i-Doodle Drawing Kit on the other.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM learning encourages children to discover more about these subjects through fun, engaging and practical play.

And watch out for STEAM – it’s STEM but adding in the Arts. Creativity is vital for every child, so STEAM includes art and craft, design, music and other performing arts.

Science for kids

Science made simple

Experimenting with science is fun! Explore our science kits and sets to get your kids learning the playful way. From chemistry and biology kits to astronomy toys and telescopes, we've got STEM toys for all the sciences.

The Original Sea Monkeys Ocean Zoo STEM toy.


Learn about plants, animals, the human body and all things living. Explore biology STEM toys like microscopes and biology kits for all sorts of fun.

Horrible Science Frightful First Experiment Kit STEM toy.


Introduce the periodic table and fascinating experiments. Kids' chemistry sets are a perfect way to show them how lab equipments and elements work.

A father and son playing with Haynes Build Your Own Internal Combustion Engine STEM toy.


Understand physics laws such as gravity, force, acceleration and power. Perfect for answering difficult questions like how does the world work?

A boy using Science Mad Digital Metal Detector STEM toy outdoor.

Geology & earth science

Fascinated by all things Planet Earth? From volcanoes and mountains to metals and rocks, learn about the make-up of the earth with safe, explosive volcano sets and metal detecting kits.

3 kids using the PAW Patrol Lexibook Laptop.

Kids' laptops and tablets

We have a range of laptops and tablets made specifically for kids. Featuring only child-friendly apps, they can encourage e-learning and interactive play.

A boy playing with Wizarding World Harry Potter Interactive Dobby.

Electronic toys and robots

Have an ever-curious child or a tech-savvy tween? Give their imagination a boost with these electronic toys and robots. From sing-along toys to interactive robots - joy is just a switch away.

Engineering toys

A girl building the K'NEX Amazing 8 Roller Coaster STEM toy.

What is engineering?

Engineering STEM toys help kids explore machines and structures, like cars, planes, robots and buildings. Great for introducing practical and problem-solving skills while encouraging creative thinking.

Building and construction toys

A girl and a boy building the Vtech Marble Rush Corkscrew Challenge STEM toy.

Sets to build, create and innovate

Architects in the making? Play with building pieces to assemble structures and vehicles, or create a roller-coaster marble run. Pick from a range of brands like Mega Bloks, Meccano, VTech and K'NEX to help elevate their ideas.

Alt text: LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley Weasleys Wizard Wheezes.


The bricks for the builders of tomorrow. LEGO® have a huge range of construction sets, from vehicles and dragons to super heroes and towers. Plus, there’s a LEGO® set for all ages. Discover LEGO® DUPLO for babies and toddlers and LEGO® 4+ for younger builders right up to LEGO® Technic for older kids.

Vehicle engineering kits and gaming

Meccano Exclusive Junior Tractor in green colour STEM toys.

Vehicle building

Machines, engines and everything in between. Let your little engineers explore their love of cars, planes and all types of vehicles with these building kits, learning along the way.

Minecraft Nintendo Switch Game STEM toys.

Minecraft and virtual engineering

Learning isn’t limited to physical toys. Minecraft and games like it offer a vast, open-world virtual playground for limitless imagination. Players have full freedom as they learn to build, engineer and explore their way through the game’s infinite world.

Art and creativity toys

Make It Real Light Up Dreamcatcher.

Arts and craft kits

Whether you're looking for something for your DIY enthusiast or simply want to get your kids creatively engaged, these arts and craft toys will enrich their artistic skills.

Casdon Deluxe Toy Henry Cleaning Trolley.

Role play and dressing up

Great for developing emotional and social skills, role-playing and dressing-up toys bring a touch of magic and creative thinking to playtime.

Baby Einstein Hape Connect Bundle.

Musical toys

Sounds, rhythm, pattern and repetition - musical toys help improve listening and motor skills while nurturing your little one's talent.

Maths games & toys

Maths is a key learning area that's closely linked with the other STEM subjects, so finding fun ways to build a child's confidence in counting, telling the time and problem solving will help support them in science, technology and engineering subjects too.

Peppa Pig Count with Peppa.


Building blocks and colourful toys help toddlers and younger children with counting numbers, adding and taking away. Think early maths and countless hours of fun.

An Argos Home children's tell the time wall clock.

Telling the time and measuring

Help your kids understand height, weight, volume and time in no time. Teach measurements the fun way with interactive clocks, kitchen role-play, height charts and more.

Our Little World Wooden Sensory Shape sorter Train.

Shapes for kids

Little hands, big learners. Help your kids learn patterns, shapes and colours. Shape sorters and fun puzzles are perfect for developing hand-eye coodination and visual skills.

Top marks STEM toys

Extra inspiration

Learning can most definitely be fun at Argos. No matter what age your child is, we’ve got educational and creative toys that will get them thinking, learning and developing skills while playing and having fun. Electronic learning toys are an exciting way for young children to learn everything from basic shape and colour recognition to phonics, reading and maths. Packed with interactive games and challenges these toys can help your pre-schooler build a great foundation before they head off to school. There’s more to learning than sums and spelling though. A creative outlet is vital for any child and you can help them unlock their creativity with our musical instruments or creative games.

For budding scientists why not treat them to a chemistry set so they can carry out experiments in the kitchen and around the house? The sets come with everything they need to start learning fascinating facts about the world around them.

As the toys begin to mount up, make sure you get an extra toy box or two to make sure everything is safely stowed away and ready for next playtime. We have toy boxes emblazoned with characters like Peppa Pig, and even ones that double as a bench, making them ideal for the living room as well as their bedroom.