spinning top with string | whip & peerie


This spinning top with string’s a step up from the smaller type of spinning top spun between finger and thumb so it’s the ideal challenge for an older child. They make ideal eco friendly birthday and Christmas gifts.

  • Handmade from local reclaimed Beech wood.
  • Decorated with natural plant-based paint and oil.
  • Free Personalisation – To make yours extra special have a name or initials hand burnt into the wood. Please write your chosen name or initials in the ‘personalisation’ box at checkout.
  • Presented in a hand woven, ethically made, cotton drawstring bag.
  • CE safety certified for ages 3+.
  • Approximate Measurements: Top 7 x 5 cm. Stick is 13cm long. Cord 35 cm long.

Order 3 or more to receive an automatic 10% discount.




A traditional spinning top with string handcrafted from a solid piece of recycled local, Beech wood. This means it’ll withstand hard knocks with ease. The stick is FSC certified Beech and the cord is vegan friendly, sustainable cork. There’s also a metal stud fitted on the bottom to allow them to spin for a really long time.

Coloured and finished naturally using plant-based wood stains and an oil blended from only orange, lavendar and tree oils.

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Make yours extra special by having a name or initials hand burnt into the wood.

Please specify your chosen name or initials in the ‘personalisation’ box at checkout.

Top technique

I remember going on holiday, aged 9, to the Isle of Arran on the West Coast of Scotland. Whilst there I bought a whipping top, or whip and peerie, as the Scots say. I remember being excited to see if I could make it work and find out how long it would spin for.

It wasn’t easy and in fact took a couple of weeks to get the hang of. The process of learning helped my coordination and taught me a lot about learning a new skill. The fact that I couldn’t do it straight away encouraged my curiosity and my tenacity. Plus, the pride I felt in myself when I could do it was that much greater. Not many toys nowadays offer these valuable lessons . That’s what makes traditional toys so great.

Visit the creative activities page and watch my whipping top video to learn the secret to a great spin.


CE certified safe for children aged 3 years and older.

Warning: Due to the long cord which poses a danger of strangulation this toy is recommended for ages 3+. Do not allow young children to play with it unsupervised.

Shipping and packaging

Plastic free, recycled & recyclable packaging is used.

Spinning tops with string are shipped within 1-3 days from the time of ordering.

Royal Mail 2nd Class post is used to ship orders. If you’d prefer your order delivered more quickly select a shipping upgrade during checkout.

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