Brace yourselves, it’s another toy review over here at Lamb & Bear. In the lead up to Easter, we will be focusing on all Spring time activities and this toy is the epitome of the new season. The kids are always excited to receive anything from mr postman. Honestly pizza offers get them excited, but this package is extra special.
Today we will be talking about a fantastic product from Schleich. This German brand has had the monopoly on realistic animal toys down, and we were all super excited about its range of Farm World, with my daughter taking a liking in particular to the pony and horse training set.
Okay so I have a soft spot for Schleich toys, these toys were what my son was obsessed with. As a young mum with a toddler who could be a bit strong willed, we’d walk on into our local Early Learning Center (RIP ELC) and he would be enchanted with these animals. He’d sit and play with each creature, carefully lining them up and creating little stories and characters. Our collection started then, when I could envision the fun he’d have just so simply.
Since then the toys are still in our belonging, being passed from him to my daughter as well as a staple for child meetups. And guess what, they are still in exactly the same shape as they were brand new. The quality is exceptional, no doubt about that. You get what you pay for, and these toys stand the test of longevity.
So that bring me to our new addition, the Farm World Pony Agility Training set. This new set will be available this month from Smyths. It retails at £24.99 and features everything you need for a startup. Inside we have two ponies, (daughters choice of names currently is Zoey and Mabel, but that will often change). Paddock fences, gate, stable girl and obstacle course items that can be moved and set up in different ways.
These toys never fail, they are perfect! The quality is impeccable. The size is just right for little hands, and the ability to change the scene is what stimulates imaginative play. So far, our ponies have engaged in a practice show, a parade for the other animals in our collection as well as going for a swim with penguins and polar bears. They are endearing and the play delivers different stories each time.
Knowing that the toys are such good quality and timeless, the price, which can be overputting for some does not deter me. It’s a great investment and the perfect start of a collection for your little ones. I’m a hoarder and I can see the next generation still having these bad boys.
Let us know if your kiddos are just as enamoured with this brand and if you are looking forward to it’s new range.
* We were sent these products free of charge for the purpose of this review. All thought and opinions are honest and our own.