Toys and Seaside 1920s



  • The 1920s was a decade between WWI and WWII. It was 100 years ago.
  • 100 years is a century.
  • During the 1920s King George V reigned (Queen Elizabeth II’s Granddad).



  • Know difference and similarities between toys from 100 years ago to toys now – design, material, use.
  • Understand that toys have changed: because interests, materials and inventions have changed.
  • The 1920s was a significant era of change. WWI had ended and many toys that were popular were linked to war: aeroplanes, trains, soldiers, horses.
  • To be able to place toys on a timeline in chronological order.





  • Travel became more common and trains made holidays more accessible for families in the 1920s.
  • Going on holiday became very popular in the 1920s for most people: lots of arcades, lidos, funfairs at the beach were built. It was the golden age of seaside holidays in Britain.
  • Ice cream and donkey rides have been popular at the British seaside for over 100 years.
  • Know the similarities and differences between seaside holidays in Britain in the 1920s compared to the 2020s.
  • In the past more people had their holidays in Britain. Flying was not common and more expensive.