Posts tagged Outdoor
Let’s face it, toys are pretty much an essential when you have a one year old and a two year old like I do. Every room in our house seems to be full of them and I’m constantly finding them hidden in random places. The other evening I climbed into bed and found a teapot and a cuddly frog waiting for me!
No matter how many times I vow that I’m not buying any more toys I just can’t resist. You see it’s always birthdays or Christmas and now of course it’s supposedly summer and probably the one thing that we do lack is outdoor toys. I’ve been busy looking for things to buy so that we can go outside and enjoy some fresh air as we’ve all got cabin fever thanks to the months on end of rain we’ve been having up here.
Tesco Toys has been coming up with some great value things for us. I always tend to stick to them as they are almost always the cheapest and of course you get your clubcard points as well (I’ve just used my clubcard points on something very special but I’ll tell you about another day).
Tesco have a huge range of outdoor toys, big brands as well as their own brand products. I’ve been trying to decide between paddling pools, trampolines and swings through to bikes and scooters (I’ve been meaning to buy MissB a scooter now for ages). Looking at their website today I’ve also noticed that they have London 2012 toys and the soft toy mascots of Wenlock and Mandeville are currently £5 instead of £9.97 so I may end up popping a couple of those in my basket too
I’ve figured another huge bonus with shopping for toys online and having them delivered direct to your home, it means I don’t have to take my children to the toy shops with me and so it works out even cheaper as we don’t end up buying 101 items that we never intended to!
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Would I like to receive a lawn croquet set to review? Well of course my answer was yes, having visions of long sunny days playing croquet in the garden as a family. But oh how the weather gods have laughed all over those day dreams, in fact it has rained absolutely every single day since our lovely croquet set arrived on my doorstep
I’d planned on sharing lots of lovely sunny, family shots of us playing croquet in this review but I’ve now realised if I wait for the sunny day to take them then the review probably won’t be written until October which isn’t really fair on Garden Games who sent me the set.
“A fun introductory Lawn Croquet set, with 4 brightly coloured wooden mallets and balls, sized perfectly for children. Also includes 6 metal hoops, a wooden winning post and rules. Comes packed in a zip fastening bag. The Garden Games Lawn Croquet set is perfect for starting out, designed to get your children into the game and learn on a set designed for their height and age, once they are hooked and older you can then move them onto a full size set. You can also set this set up for your children as they play their game of croquet and you play yours, either way this great little set is a perfect starter set.”
Now my children are still a little young to play with this set properly but with a bit of help from mummy and daddy we still manage, we just keep hold of the sticks to make sure they don’t become lethal weapons I’m impressed with how incredibly solid and well made the croquet set is, it certainly feels like a quality and well made product. The brightly coloured sticks and balls are also very appealing to the kids
I love that the kit all packs away very neatly in it’s own bag which we can easily throw in the car so we can take it with us to the park to play (again if it ever stops raining, this is my plan anyway). In the meantime I’ve resorted to constructing my own hoops out of building blocks so we can test it out (with a lot of care) indoors! This is not recommended by the way if you have lots of breakables or cats which try to steal the balls – but I had to test it out somehow
I think this is a fab product and I’m really hoping the weather picks up soon so we can properly test it out The lawn croquet kit sells for £49.99 over at Garden Games which I think is pretty good value as it looks like it will last us for years to come and hopefully get lots of use. If croquet isn’t your thing then check out their other outdoor toys such as Giant Jenga or Garden Quoits. I’ve had great fun looking at their website.