My Wooden arks are a special toy: they appeal to both young and old, boys and girls.
Very young children who are just acquiring language love to name the different animals; older ones enjoy pairing, classifying, making arrangements, creating farms, zoos, boats, and all sorts of homes from their arks. The Noah’s Ark as a story and a toy have stood the test of time. Hand-crafted toys are slow to make but their life expectancy is very long. The ark and animals continue as prized decorative objects ready for visitors and the next generation of players.
My wooden Noah’s Ark sets were inspired by the traditional ones I first saw in the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, Like those, mine are hand-made and richly painted, designed to be pleasing to the eye and hand, and strong enough to withstand vigorous play.
Each Noah’s Ark set is an individual selection from within my existing range of ark designs, and over 100 different pairs of animals. The list continues to grow. Both children and adults have asked me to create everything from exotic, extinct and mythical animals, to family pets. I can also make bespoke arks, based on your own home.
Many customers build up their sets over a period of time. Usually they start with an Ark and I post them a pair of animals each month.
David Plagerson Handcrafted Noah’s Arks