My eldest child, Little I, has just hit the really fun age where role play becomes a huge part of her play throughout the day. She has begun acting out little everyday scenarios and it is SO much fun to see her imagination growing by the day. I remember these sorts of games from when I was younger and it makes my heart happy to now get to join in with my own children.
What we were sent
We were sent some Chad Valley Tots Town toys, from Argos, to try out and let you all know how we got on. We were sent the Fire Station Playset (RRP £24.99), the Princess Castle Playset (RRP £29.99), the Cottage Playset (RRP £17.99), Police Station Playset (RRP £ 9.99) and the Tots and Cars – 2 pack (RRP £9.99).
How we got on
The Chad Valley Tots Town toys came in really fun bright boxes with clear pictures that showed you exactly what the toy looked like. The toys themselves were wrapped in protective plastic and were well protected. The set up was super easy. All you had to do was take the toys out of the packaging and set up the little play scene. Some of the bigger playsets, like the fire station and fairy castle also had to have batteries installed to activate the sound features, but this was really easy and quick.
I thought the Chad Valley Tots Town toys looked great and were made really well. Great quality, made from durable plastic using lots of different bright colours. They quite happily can withstand being launched across the room by my one year old, so that’s always a good thing.
The Chad Valley Tots Town playsets were nice and chunky, which meant they weren’t too fiddly for little hands to play with. Each play set came with lots of accessories. For example:
The play sets are really interactive and some come with light and sound features as well to add to the whole experience. Little I got so excited when she could add in the sounds to the games she was playing.
She also loved acting out little rescue scenarios with the fire station play set, ‘naughty people’ scenarios with the police play set (she particularly liked putting people in jail!), fun magic scenarios with the Princess Castle play set and then every day home scenarios with the cottage. She also like crossing characters over from one are of her Tots Town to another. Endless fun. And my youngest thoroughly enjoyed messing up Little I’s beautifully made houses, driving the cars around and throwing/eating the characters!
Would we recommend?
100% yes! Not many toys manage to keep both my children entertained for any length of time but we had these playsets out for a good couple hours last weekend. They were great for playing with together, and also for independent play. They kept them both out of mischief while I managed to put a load of washing on and clean my kitchen, which was wonderfully helpful!
This whole week, when the kids have gotten home from nursery, the Chad Valley Tots Town toys have been the first thing that they have wanted to get out to play with, whilst having quiet play time before bed. I have left the Chad Valley Tots Town Princess Castle Playset set up in Little I’s room so she can play with it when she gets up earlier than us some mornings.
If your children are into role play and figures then these are the toys for you. We have been really impressed and I think I’m might have to get a couple extra sets for Christmas.
To find out more about the Chad Valley Tots Town toys, head on over to Argos.
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*We are working in collaboration with Argos and are being sent Chad Valley products, free of charge, to honestly review and share with you.