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Car Play Mats are
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Aberdeen Hippo Mat™ is
designed by YOU local nostalgic original creative quirky individual retro fun imaginative magic one-of-a-kind educational

Aberdeen Hippo Mat™ is
designed by YOU local nostalgic original creative quirky individual retro fun imaginative magic one-of-a-kind educational

Available now to pre-order

Win a Hippo Mat™ Bundle - and go down in history at the same time!

Which Aberdeen landmarks, features, or quirks just HAVE to feature on the Aberdeen Hippo Mat™?

37 entries so far including
Kings College Chapel Aberdeen Maritime Museum His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen Art Gallery Codona's Amusement Park Beach Ballroom Fittie Provost Skene's House Marischal College Robert Gordon University Seaton Park Torry Battery Lighthouse Robert Gordon University Pittodrie Aberdeen Science Centre Marshall College Oor Wullie Statue Tollboth Museum His Majesties Theatre Barra Castle River Dee River Don Aberdeen Harbour Union Square Maritime Museum Offshore Wind Farm Oil Rig Aberdeen Airport (and helipad) Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital Crathes Castle Footdee/fittie Cove Bay Zoology Building Town House Beach Boulevard Brig o' Balgownie Castlegate Codonas Duthie Park

⏳ Competition closes on 14th May 2022 11:59pm

🗓️ One suggestion (and the person who suggested it) will be picked at random on 31st May

🏆 Prize:

  • 3x Hippo Mat™s of your choice
  • £200
  • £50 worth of accessories
  • The pride that your suggestion was added to such a cool item!
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🚀 Launch date:

1st Sep 2022


Available now to pre-order

Only 100 Aberdeen Hippo Mat™s are being made.

Aberdeen Hippo Mat™

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From your local police and fire stations to iconic stadiums and fun attractions, children (and adults!) love spotting things on their Hippo Mat™ that they've seen in real life. How many landmarks can you spot?

Reg's Pledge

10% of profits go towards Reg's Pledge
What is Reg's Pledge?


Co-designed by you. Check out our blog or get get social with us @hippomatuk to have your say and help shape the future of Hippo Mat™.


Simplified Road Layout

Children aged 0-8 are a long way off from hitting the roads as drivers just yet! By featuring a simplified road layout, children are able to focus more on places they love and recognise. Not to mention it allows us to cram in loads of landmarks local to you!

KS1 Curriculum

Children playing with their original and unique Hippo Mat™ will either consciously, or subconsciously, know the areas and landmarks featured on the map. Because of this they'll be stimulating and developing their brain at an accelerated rate as opposed to if they were just playing with a generic design where they didn't know the areas.

Improve Road Safety

Many of the most common UK road markings and signs are included to get your little one aware of road safety without even realising it! Added realism with the roadworker fixing the potholes 😉



Every single Hippo Mat™ adheres to the Directive 2009/48/EC on Toy Safety, which ensures products in this category are safe to use.

Hippo Mat™ Quality

The gorgeous microfibre velvet surface of a Hippo Mat™ is perfect for children's skin - it's soft and leaves no nasty friction. The rugged non-slip latex backing is made-to-last: it strengthens the mat and prevents it slipping around or damaging your floors.

Free UK Delivery*

With every Hippo Mat™ when you use code 'FREESHIP'

*Extra charges apply for Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, Scilly Iscles)

Your design will be ready by 1st June 2022

To keep in the loop, join in with us on our socials @hippomatuk, or have a gander at the most recent Hippo News on our blog

However if you’d like to keep in the loop AND receive exclusive deals and extra content, then subscribe to our monthly Hippo News

What happens when learning meets fun? Magic!

The Aberdeen Hippo Mat™ is a modern take on the classic car play mat design, bringing back nostalgic feelings whilst also being a very functional and well-researched learning tool.

Combining playing, learning, and quirkiness all in one, this unique accessory will liven up and inspire your play area.

Featuring over fifteen landmarks, features, or quirks of Aberdeen, as well as a smattering of imaginative and quirky additions, opportunities are rife for adventure.

Not only will the user be having awesome Aberdeen-themed fun while using this mat, they’ll also be developing their hand-eye co-ordination, social skills, and cognitive abilities too. The latter is even more important, since learning about Local Geography is in the Key Stage One curriculum!

Children’s skin can be sensitive – we know that. But not to worry, the Aberdeen Hippo Mat™ has been tested and approved ‒ the microfiber velvet surface is not only completely free from substances that may harm your child’s skin or health, but soft and smooth to the touch too.

Each and every Hippo Mat™ is built with a non-slip latex backing for when the playing gets intense and you need a solid foundation. Not only that, the pretty floral non-slip pattern protects your floor and acts as a noise dampener all in one.

CE and UKCA Certified.

Recommended for ages from 12 months.

10% of profits go towards Reg’s Pledge


  • Height: 100cm
  • Width: 100cm
  • Thickness: 0.6cm
  • Area: 10,000cm²
  • Road widths: 8cm (4cm each lane)


  • Height: 140cm
  • Width: 140cm
  • Thickness: 0.6cm
  • Area: 19,600cm²
  • Road widths: 12cm (6cm each lane)


  • Height: 180cm
  • Width: 180cm
  • Thickness: 0.6cm
  • Area: 32,400cm²
  • Road widths: 16cm (8cm each lane)
  • Wipe with a damp cloth.
  • When storing, please ensure you roll the mat with the design on the outside.
  • Vacuum and rotate frequently.
  • Microfiber velvet surface
  • Thick felt
  • Anti-slip backing with eco-friendly silica gel dots for extra grip
  • Clear plastic packaging

“EYFS had a very exciting delivery this week from @hippomatuk. The children will be able to explore the London mat to locate landmarks linking to their current topic.” – Park Primary EYFS Teacher, Colne Park Primary School

“One happy boy today with his new Glasgow Hippo Mat™. Would highly recommend!” – @weeneilson (Twitter) & Son, Glasgow Hippo Mat™ Owners

“We are absolutely loving our new #BathHippoMat of Bath designed by @finola_stack it is incredible thank you so much we are really getting a chance to understand Bath and love pointing out landmarks we know” – @littleblossomnurseryschool (IG), Bath Hippo Mat™ Owners

“The colours are bright and I like the beach!” – Isabella, Resident Hippo Mat™ Model

“When my cousins were here we went all the way to the pier and along the seafront to the helter skelter.” – Pupil, St Nicolas CE Primary School

“The boys loved seeing the old Trafford and the fire station, Hawa loved seeing Manchester Arndale and the water fountains!” – @kellysfamilylife (IG), Manchester Hippo Mat™ Owners

“I’m dealing with the city’s recycling” – Lucas, Brighton Hippo Mat™ Owner

“I like how soft it is, and also the grippy flower pattern on the back!” – Gracie, Brighton Hippo Mat™ Owner

⚠️ Your pre-order will be delivered in November 2022

🚚 FREE when you spend over £30 and use code ‘FREESHIP’ (tracked and signed for 3-5 working days)

*Extra charges apply for Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, Scilly Iscles)

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In the unlikely event you don’t love your Hippo Mat™, we’ll give you a full product refund if you get it back to us in 30 days.

Reg and his Hippo Mat™ are committed to sharing the love of loving your local area. As such, worthy organisations are given one free Hippo Mat™. This includes schools, nurseries, pre-schools, hospitals, and more – places which may have limited resources and are doing the best they can with what they’ve got.

10% of profits go towards Reg’s Pledge

Click here to learn more about Reg’s Pledge.


my Aberdeen Hippo Mat™
£ 59
  • Over fifteen unique landmarks/features/quirks unique to Aberdeen
  • Trusted by schools as teaching tools for KS1 curriculum
  • Learn road safety
  • Available in 3 sizes
  • Only 100 available - act fast!
  • Design ready by 1st June 2022 (updates available on our blog or subscribing to Hippo News)
  • 10% of profits go towards Reg's Pledge
  • Full refund guarantee if you change your mind at any point
  • Your Aberdeen Hippo Mat™ will be delivered in November 2022
  • Free delivery* when you use code 'FREESHIP'
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Only 100 Aberdeen Hippo Mat™s are being made this year.

98/100 left


FREE Toy Bugatti Veyron with every pre-order - just use code "PREBUG" whilst the toy is in your basket

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