Check out this cute wooden hammering bench - it's reduced from £9.99 to just £2.99 at Argos right now, but do note that it's only available for reserving and collecting in store - home delivery is not an option. There's a 4 day wait for in-store collection at my local branch, but I can live with that for such a bargain.
This is one of those baby toys that parents tend to both love and loathe in equal measure. I love that it kept my boys entertained for ages when they were babies, but I used to loathe the wails of misery that would inevitably ensue when they accidentally walloped themselves in the face with the hammer. Oopsie.
Hmm. Anyway, if used with careful supervision, this is a fab little toy for tots who are just getting to grips with those all-important fine motor skills. Picking up the wooden pegs and using the hammer will help work the same skills of hand-eye co-ordination and muscles that children will use when they start learning how to write and hold a pencil, so you can even satisfy yourself with the knowledge that an afternoon spent banging away on a hammering bench is preparing your child for educational success!
With thanks to sunny_sky @HUKD