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BAJO Wooden Toys, Gruffalo Collection and Animal Figurines from Oskar's Wooden Ark in Australia
BAJO Wooden Toys and Animal Figurines from Oskar's Wooden Ark in Australia


BAJO’s focus lies in creating sustainably made wooden toys for children that inspire imaginative and creative play.

Wojciech and Barbara Bajor founded BAJO in 1993. Together with their daughter Anna and a fantastic team of creatives and craftspeople they manufacture high quality wooden toys in their workshop near Kraków, at the foot of the Polish Carpathian Mountains.

BAJO uses 14 different types of timber in their wooden toy production, all of which comes from carefully selected regional forests and orchards. Promoting sustainability and only using the safest non-toxic paints and high-quality materials from certified local suppliers has been BAJO’s priority since the beginning.

Image: @woodentoyplay

BAJO Wooden Toys and Animal Figurines from Oskar's Wooden Ark in Australia

Since its foundation in the early 1990’s BAJO has received many awards, including the prestigious Design Award at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg.

All BAJO’s wooden toys are hand-checked for quality and will stand up to years of play. Furthermore, they correspond to all EU and US standards and requirements, making them safe for children of all ages.

BAJO also gives back and supports the local community by participating in many educational and developmental projects.

View our range of BAJO Products

The Gruffalo

BAJO Wooden Toys and Gruffalo Figurines from Oskar's Wooden Ark in Australia

The much-loved children's books, "The Gruffalo” and “The Gruffalo’s Child”, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, have sold over 13 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over 40 languages.

To help celebrate the 15th birthday of The Gruffalo in 2014, BAJO obtained the licensing rights to exclusively design and produce hand-crafted Gruffalo toys and figurines. All figurines are made from wood and are perfectly sized for children’s hands.

Enter the world of The Gruffalo and his forest friends through imaginative small world play. Children will love recreating the much-loved stories and telling some new ones...


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And if you ever wondered how the Gruffalo ended up in Australia...

Simon took a stroll through the deep dark wood,
He met the Gruffalo and the Gruffalo looked good.
The Gruffalo growled at him but Simon said:
“Why don’t you come with me to our Ark instead?”

The Gruffalo hesitated and looked confused, 
This guy didn’t look scary, but he was amused...
“Who is this man and where is he from?
Would it be safe for me to go along?”

“Australia, mate, is the place to be. 
You won’t regret it if you agree.
You’ll be played with often, not just in theory,
Because there are many Aussie kids who love you dearly.”

The Gruffalo and his his forest friends Mouse, Owl, Snake and Fox happily accepted Simon’s invitation and are now available at Oskar’s Wooden Ark in Australia.