Ben and Holly Magical Playground Playsets – Review

Ben & Holly Magical Playground Playsets are cute little playground rides, each set upon a leaf, that connect up together to form one large playground.  You can get a slide, swings or roundabout.  We were sent two of the playground sets to try out.

ben and holly 1Each set comes with the playground ride and a Holly figure.  The two sets easily clicked together with a connecting bit on each leaf.  The playsets are made of a strong durable plastic and the smaller parts on top are made from a more rubberised flexible plastic to ensure they won’t break.

ben and holly 2Each set has a play ride and a toadstool to add detail.  The roundabout consists of three leafy seats with two little prongs which fit into small holes in the bottom of the figures feet, although this was a little fiddly to do.   You can then spin the roundabout around so the figures can enjoy the ride.

There are two swings and the figures just slot in the seats and if you push them down enough their feet go under a bar that holds them securely and then you can swing them backwards and forwards.

Ben and Holly 3My two both loved playing with these and have always had a soft spot for Ben & Holly as we have books and dvd’s of the series.  Mister B loves little characters and as well as taking the Holly figures to the park they also went for a ride on his tractors!  Miss M enjoyed them although she is at the older end of the spectrum.  I’d say these are best suited for 3-6 year olds and would make a great addition to any other figure playsets they may have.

It’s great that you can buy the park pieces and mix and match with as few or as many as you want.  I think any little Ben &Holly fan would love these!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the playsets in order to write the review.

Transformers : Age of Extinction – Comic Review

Transformers : Age of Extinction is a brand new comic released this week.  Aimed at ages 6+, it’s packed full of games, puzzles, comic strips and competitions.

cover magMy children aged 6 and nearly 4 were really excited when they saw this, Mister B loves transformers and couldn’t wait to get his hands on the free gift figurine attached to the magazine which now comes out and about with us everywhere!  They loved looking through at all the characters, some old and some brand new ones along with character bios and activities.  Being older Miss M loved doing the wordsearch and Mister B enjoyed the comic strip stories being read to him at bedtime.

transformersI do think this magazine has wide appeal and comes each month with free gifts including Topps cards and autobot figures.  There are some great competitions to be won inside too.

Available monthly, the first issue is in shops now with the second issue coming out on 24th July.  If you have a child that enjoys transformers then why not pick up a copy now?

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and the product was sent to us in order to write the review.