I would be lying if I said the kids didn't love Peppa Pig. That little pig has got me through some miserable mornings, especially when I had a newborn baby and a toddler. They days then were very long and a bit of peace to feed a baby for ten minutes was well deserved. We have liked Peppa in this household for nine years although my eldest now says he just pretended he too loved Peppa. I have seen many episodes and secretly love a bit of Peppa Myself.
We recently got sent some of the new Peppa Pig Once upon a time toy range to try out. Thankfully this came on my eldest sons birthday so the little two felt like they got something too. We were sent four different sets to try, the Pumpkin Carriage that comes with a little George figure (my two refused to accept it was geroge as he was in Peppa's colours), The Storytime Tea party play set this come with a Peppa, Pedro and Susie figure along with a table and chairs for them to sit at, Story Time Pack always helpful to have a few extra figures and finally the Storytime Castle Playset that came with a little George figure.
When I opened the sets the kids got stuck in straight away. I loved seeing all the little characters dressed up in little fairy tale outfits. Ami loved the bo peep Peppa and Son Son a little bean stalk George figure. It took me back to my childhood and the stories that my mum would read me and before I knew it we were deep in play. Ami liked to make little stories up where the they all went for dinner and the castle was there home. Son Son liked to push the pumpkin carriage and loved it because all the characters would spin round.
All of the characters have moveable parts like all the other range of Peppa pig toys which some are a little small for younger toddlers (Son Son managed fine I did have to watch closely as one did go missing in his mouth). The chairs for the tea party and pumpkin carriage are moulded to fit the little figures even the little Georges fit nicely. The Pumpkin Carrige is the one they had most problems with as it would often the lid would come of and some of the characters would not fit in the carriage. As the carriage spins round when pushed it often would get stuck, which for a fussy threenager that is a big deal. The children loved the castle the most they loved that you could pull the draw bridge up. I thought the castle was a bit bare but that always helps to encourage imagination.
Such a fun idea for children and a way of expanding there learning through play. My children did adore the sets which retail at the following prices: Tea Party Playset (£14.99), the Pumpkin Carriage (£14.99), the Castle Playset (£19.99), and the Story Time Figure Pack (£9.99). They are the perfect toy for any Peppa Pig fan.
A great idea for a present for any Peppa fan or basically anyone under five.
Disclaimer: We were sent all the Peppa Pig toys for a Review all pictures and options are our own.