We are still very new to the world of Playmobil, but all three of my children love this set. It features a bank and sheriffs office complete lots of great features such as a safe and gun cabinet. You also get 2 horses, a sheriff, bank teller and a bandit.
The thing that has surprised and pleased me the most about Playmobil is the attention to detail. The jail in the sheriffs office has a tiny bolt on the door and the sheriff even has a clip on belt complete with a holster for his gun.
The set is recommended for children aged 4 and over, but even my almost two year old has spent many a happy hour playing the horses, pulling the people on and off and making them talk to each other. Not so long ago toys like this would have been banished to my 5 year olds bedroom, but thankfully H has finally stopped putting things in her mouth.
What interested me the most watching my children play with the Playmobil was the different ways they played with it. Z was very keen to get it all built up correctly, and even made a little animation with it. He is more interested in building toys than actually playing with them. However, S who is almost 4 can spend hours moving around the furniture and people, making them ‘talk’ to each other in different voices and swapping around accessories. This set is perfect for her. When we are finished playing all the bits fit inside the bank/sheriff office keeping everything safe for next time.
This set can help:
- encourage creativity
- improve fine motor skills
- and improve hand – eye coordination.
My Take Along Western City retails at £19.99 which we think is good value the level of detail and years worth of play you get from this set.
We received the Take Along Western set for the purpose of this review.
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I like it as there are so many sets and something for everyone and endless hours of play and they are a lot stronger than you think.
Playmobil is the all time favourite toy in our home. The kids spend hours making “set up” – scenes and landscapes, in all sorts of nooks and crannies as well as all over the floor.
maggy, red ted art
Oh my son would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
We love Playmobil in this house..boys are 10, 12, 15 and STILL create stuff together…its been a favourite since my eldest was 3. The castle also makes a great play area for hamsters too 🙂
My sons favourite toys
Oh, I just love Playmobil – my brother and I both had loads of it as children, it’s such a great unisex toy, fabulous for creativity.
Spud has a brilliant imagination and the Playmobil playsets are great for keeping him busy.
Bex @ The Mummy Adventure
I love how it encourages them to use their imagination x
it lasts for years! ive just given my son some from when me & my brother had some over 20 years ago!
wow how amazing is this! I’ve wanted to introduce playmobil to my two for a while so this would be a great way to start a collection 🙂
I love that Playmobil is a bit more playable than Lego. I feel like if you build a lego set then it’s more for display. Playmobil is a bit more robust. And I love all the sets!
I love that Playmobil is a bit more playable than Lego. I feel like if you build a lego set then it’s more for display. Playmobil is a bit more robust. And I love all the sets!
I love toys that encourage creativity!
My son loves Playmobil and so do I, it’s because there are so many different sets to play with, and you can just have so much fun!
Robust, interchangable, colourful, great for girls and boys alike, brilliant imaginative play, washable.
I love the fact that 2 year olds can play with it, yet 8 year olds still find it fascinating!
I love the detail and all the accessories with Playmobil – amazing!!
We don’t have any but I love the look of the camper van set and this one looks lots if fun too.
Lou @ Bloggomy
I love how well it lasts. Have passed some of our Playmobil through 3 siblings and all have loved it @Bobbity666
all the kids love it so that is the best recommendation
We have a lot of playmobil and I love that it’s fun and sturdy. Not forgetting it lasts for years x
I love the huge variety of Playmobil and that my son is playing with so much imagination.
Claire Louise Sarcone
I love play mobil mainly because I remember it so very well from my own childhood.
Claire Louise. X
I love the variety available with playmobil and it gets the imagination going, I always feel like i wanna play with it myself! lol
It’s nice and chunky and easy to hold,and great fun to play with 🙂
I love playmobil because it helps my 17 month old son to be creative and use his imagination. The toys are fun and colourful and keep him entertained for hours.
ITS FUN, SAFE AND FITS IN SMALL HANDS EASILY
there is so many different set to buy
there are lots of sets to buy and lots of fun to be had!
Kathryn Phillips ✩
its so robust and there are tons of different sets
I love it because their characters have really simple but cute faces.
I love that there is something for everyone.
I love that playmobil caters for every child!
We couldn’t afford Playmobil when I was younger but my neighbour had loads of it and I would spend hours there playing with them all, so I would n’t be able to choose just one thing I like about it
it so colourful and well made. I locw the randomness of the range from knights to spys, to ghosts and ghouls.
it also doesnt hurt as much as other plastic figures when you accidently stand on it in the dark!
It’s such a great toy to encourage imagination
sturdy, wide range of toys but fun
I think Playmobil make toys that are solid and last. My son loves the figures.
That it allows children’s imaginations to become real as they play with them 🙂
I like the way these sets can hold the kids attention for so long. Wonderful toys.
I love the variety of sets available.
I love the variety of sets available.
The fact that it does not ‘date’ and lasts and lasts! love it
Attention to detail and versatility.
a different toy every day – your imagination takes you there
I like that it is great for little and older kids playing together as it has something to keep them both entertained.
They have so many sets, great for hours of fun
I love the different ‘scenarios’ you can create, they’re great for imaginative play!
My daughter has an amazing imagination so it gives her hours of entertainment and fun which keeps me happy too 🙂
Gives children the opportunity to use their imagination.
I Would love this for my grandsons
I love the great variety and the durability of playmobil toys they are wonderful and my son loves them
Morning, quite impress with the set, you reviewed, about the age for Jacob, i can see him having, great fun as the sheriff, and horses, thanks for comp, have a great week
Play mobile has been around since I was a child it is strong, joyful to play with and my children love it they are even playing with some I had when I was their age
There are so many different sets that really get the kids’ imagination working.
I love how my 4 year old imagination comes alive when she plays with it! Fab toys we love it
there sets are timeless, i still have my construction set from 35 years ago(in the box) and my kids still love playing with it.
Playmobil is a classic toy that never gets old!
I love the way it gets children to learn social skills.
Playmobil is fun and safe for kids and they have such a great range of products 🙂
It is so versatile, my kids love playing with the sets and it’s nostalgic for me
I love that they have so many different characters and sets to buy, there’s something that pleases all children
They have such fantastic idea’s for playsets that really grt kids imagination going
I love the way children can use their imagination with Playmobil
The variety of sets and the longlasting quality.
I just love that it encourages children to use their imagination.
lianne claire martin
i love play mobil as it enables children to be really imaginative when playing with it ,there is alot of variety and details in the sets .i had the hospital set as a child and spent hours playing with it .Great fun .
I love that I still have some from when I was younger!
it last and theres so much choice x
We like it because it’s a fairly neutral toy which is what we need with a boy and a girl!
My son loves playmobil as there is soooo much to choose from , they are hard-wearing and a little bit cute too.
Its good quality, long lasting and so versatile
I had this very set as a youngster .. So pleased they still do it. I would give it to my nephew
the quality and range is what i love about playmobil
I love that Playmobil have been consistently firing childrens imaginations for years. My youngest still loves playing with figures and playsets like this.
It’s great for all ages, even my age
I love Playmobil, as there is so much choice for everyone.
We LOVE Playmobil and have quite a bit of it. I too love the attention to detail.
Well made/colourful/great variety
Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum
Ohhhhh we’re just getting into playmobile 🙂 I would love to win this for J
lOVE Playmobil – it lasts FOREVER and almost becomes an heirloom to pass down. The quality is fab and the attention to detail is second to none. Brilliant!
Playmobil sets are great as they really encourage kids to use their imagination, developing their own little play worlds and scenarios, keeps my little one entertained for hours!
I love how it encourages them to use there imagination
I like Playmobil as they are thought out so well and very good quality. They are appealing to children too.
It is reliable and of good quality has been around for years and years and years!!!! I often see it in charity shops looking good as new! I love any toys that allow the children to develop their imaginative and creative skills. My children have many of the characters and make scenes up using cardboard boxes and other objects found around the house!
I love that both boys and girls can play with it!
I love how the sets inspire hours of endless imaginative play by the boys. Each use the sets differently
They are a toy that i grew up with and now my own childreb do
My boys play with it for ages!
The imaginative play children can acheive
I use to love this as a child,I never had any (my dad thought it was for boys lol) but my friend had it and i use to love playing with it. My son also loves it and i find myself arranging all the sets lol 🙂
Playmobil is great for young and older kids. As its from Playmobil the quality is also fantastic.
my daughters love playing with their sets
I love the hours of imaginary play with Playmobil sets.
These are my childrens favourite toys, they love the nick nacky bits that come with the sets
Love how it is so timeless remember wanting some when I was growing up, and how it encourages them to use their imagination.
I love the way it never really dates. Children keep playing with it year after year
There is so many different sets to play with and not too expensive either
playmobil is fab great toy
I love the fact that husband can’t complain about son playing with a house and dolls because they are boys themes.
I love the fact that it is timeless, I have the odd bit from over 20 years ago
Hilda Hazel Wright
I like that they’re good quality toys that are going to last a while, and inventive enough that kids won’t get bored with them straight away!
I like the fact Playmobil toys encourage imaginative play, and are sturdy and long lasting.
it facilitates creativity in children by encouring role plays
the vast array of things to make
i love playmobil because its so versatile and can be played with for years and passed down and kids never get bored of it
They are very imaginative and educational
I like the fact there are sets for boys and girls which encourages interactive imaginative play
I love the choice, there is something that any child would like
i like playmobil cos i always wanted some as a kid and my mum said “no” so i want it for my kids lol
My 5 year old asked for a Playmobil Pirate ship for Christmas last year. At the time I thought it was going to be one of those things I bought which after a couple of weeks he’d lose interest with but he hasn’t.He’s played and played with it. There are smaller add on sets which he’s saved his pocket money up to buy.It’s well built , virtually unbreakable and ther’s a huge range of different sets to buy whatever the sex of your child or what they’re interested in.I’d love to win this for my son – maybe his pirates and cowboys can have a battle!
Its one of the most durable toys in history. My girls have hours of fun with it. I have to admit to being a playmobile addict.
That it encourages imaginative play. Who needs computer games?
I love the durability and the child friendly pieces.
They have so many sets to choose from and provide hours of play.
My son loves these toys thats why I like them… good clean fun
Playmobil is an all time classic and a firm fav in our house!! Helps with creativity and imagine and is probably the only toys the kids play nicely together with, a must have.x
i love every thing! the way the people can be who you want them to be and there are so many to collect and play with! also i love that these are a toy that is still going strong after so many years as these were greatly loved by me and my friends when we were younger 😀
variety of toys and attention to detail. We have a big house set, and this is a much love toy.
My children loved playmobile and now I want to introduce my grandchildren to it
I love that it encourages children to use their imaginations while playing.
Sturdy toys – they last for years!
My daughter loves the little people and carries them everywhere – she would take them to bed if I let her! Some great sets available.
I love that Playmobil encourages creativity
My boys & i love playmobil for imaginative play. These sets give them hours of fun!!
a child can live out any fantasy and enact any person or situation – its the perfect role playing adventure
The variety & colour
I love the fact that they capture my little 3 year olds imagination. I love to watch her play with them and do all her little voices for each person. 🙂 x
I love the fact it encourages imaginative play and can be lovedby all ages. I had loads when I was little, but my 3 yr old hasn’t got any yet- I don’t whether I should be encouraging a whole new toy interest!
The sets are really durable
The bright colours and all the different themes they do.
how versatile it is for children and for many ages
stimulates the imagination
Both boys and girls can play with it, theres something for everyone
I love the quality! It lasts forever unlike some brands
We love Playmobil because there’s a set for every child, the sets are interchangable and they really stimulate imagination
I love how Playmobil is timeless and there is so much variety and that it is still interesting today as ‘training wheels’ to Lego!
I love it because having 3 children all different ages, its the onlt thing that they all manage to play with together for longer than 10minutes. It something they can have fun times with and forget aout the age difference. x
I love how easy they are to play with for little ones and they can still carry on playing with them as they grow.
Let’s children enter a land of make believe
Its well-made and lasts forever!
I will be honest, and say that I find Playmobile sets quite expensive. Around £130 for a full large size set, such as the farm – so they only get bought at special occasions. I do however love the durability of the products, they last a long time, very sturdy – and have quite a bit of detail in the contents, as far as young childrens toys go.
I love the imaginary worlds that can be created.
My own children had great value play from it, now my grandchildren as playing with the same robust sets.
Playmobil is truly timeless
I love the wide variety available so there’ something to suit everyone.
I love how it encourages imaginative play
They are sturdy, colourful and fun
I remember first seeing playmobil in Holland before it was available in the uk when i was a nipper–and ive thought its brillant ever since!
Yeeha! Ride ’em cowboy!
Playmobile always stretches the imagination.
I Love the Role Play opportunities that it provides …( I also secretly love helping build the trickier sets!!! )
They are so versatile, you can change the parts, they are the original Transformers
kids are quiet for ages when playing with playmobile
REMINDS ME OF WHEN I WAS LITTLE
keeps the kids busy for hours
My children love Playmobil. We tried Sylvanian Families at first, but Playmobil was soon the winner. You can interchange the characters and they love helping me build the flatpack kits. My daughter has given me her list for her birthday and all that’s on it is Playmobil.
i love the fact i can leave the kids playing with it for hours!!!
playmobil is great because its fun, colourful and easy to fit together. my son loves it it keeps him amused for hours.
They’re timeless I have a boxfull my children used to play with now my grandchildren play with them wonderful toys!
I love that it incorages creativity and imagination.
they’re great fun to play with, for the kids and me 😉
I love the way Playmolie inspires my children’s creativity and encourages them to use their imagination.
I love the fact that unlike Lego, i’m not having to repair it every 5 mins while my sons are playing with it 🙂 Its tough, durable and like lego, pocket money sized sets the boys can buy, and then dearer sets for presents. 🙂
Hours of fun for the kids
Love how playmobil encourages and inspires imagination and play!
i play with them more than the kids!
The variety of toys and the way they are imaginitive
playmobil is fantastic for encouring imaginative play and it’s great fun for little ones (…and parents!)
I love that Playmobil captures the imagination of my children and they have hours of fun playing with it.
Still love play mobile used to play with it when i was a child.
would be great for my four guys they would love it
I love Playmobile as the toys are sturdy and educational as they encourage imaginative play.
You have to love the playmobile hours of fun playing with when i was young and get to buy them for my own little ones to enjoy. They are so durable I have even managed to dig out some of my old stuff for them to play with.
playmobil has such a fantastic wide range of fab toys that are fun, vibrant, and great for developing skills 😀
done all of the above thanks xxx
THeres so much choice!
Playmobils the best
I love it as there is alot of choice and its tough so doesnt break that easily, there isnt that many small parts for my baby boy to swallow, my biggest boy (my husband) loves it and my 5 year old who is autistic has no concept of imagination on his own merit so playsets like this help him to develop some form of imaginary play, which has to be a good thing !!!
the choice is unlimited it is great for imaginative play and great for learning plus they can play with it from very young untill there quite big so its a lasting toy with endless ideas
hours of imaginative play my son!
I love how it captures my children’s imaginations and encourages role play.
I love how Playmobil toys really encourage imaginitive play. Too many toys nowadays dont.
I love the way it promotes making up stories and using imagination – with no batteries needing constantly charged!
Playmobil is a great brand.
It encourages children to use their imagination, and teaches them to interact with others by using role play with the characters.
Love the fact it lasts forever, have got a castle that is 15 years old, still in one piece, still got its colour and nothing broken.
Love Playmobil, as it is so versatile, the boys can make up stories and their own scenes with it.
Like the fact that it works your imagination, and doesn’t need batteries!
I love how its helps children with role play and they can mix and match sets
I love the fact that it is simple and both boys and girls can play together with it.
antonia j richardson
i think my grandson would love this
Sturdy and long lasting
I like the way that Playmobil encourages my daughter to use her imagination – she makes up lots of stories about the figures and builds houses/mountains/rivers etc for them. This might start off as a western town but I’m sure at some point they’ll be showjumpers (like her auntie), animal rescuers (she loves Go Diego Go) and hundreds of other crazy things.
I love the fact that I had years of fun playing with playmobil as a child and it’s still going strong today. Such a fun toy to play with.
It develops a childs imagination & allows role play. My son has speech problems and using Playmobil to help him proved to be an excellent resource!
I loved Playmobil when I was a child and can’t wait for my children to get introduced to it as well 🙂
Durability – My kids play with playmobil that I played with as a kid. They really last and are timeless simple toys
I love the way Playmobil toys keep my daughter occupied for hours.
I love Playmobil, it’s imaginative, sturdy and lets kids get creative.
THey withstand a good battering and mix and match really well
I love the many many different sets you can collect
The variety of the different sets which makes it suitable for most ages
I love all the intricate little bits and pieces, the sheer attention to detail, plus the immense variety. WE have just introduced Lara to it (aged 2.5 years, with supervision) and she LOVES Playmobil.
My eldest daughter loves Playmobil (she has some of the zoo range) It’s brilliant for imaginative play and there are so many different ranges to chose from that there’s something to suit any interest.
i love how ur imagination can come to life playing with playmobil as theres so much to collect
Robyn Logan Clarke
thet are good tiys that encourage imagination. Also love that they remind me of my own toys growing up.
made to last !!! great quality 🙂
Playmobil is a toy that really lasts my 3 year old plays with his brothers who is 24 so its lasted 20 years and 4 kids and is still going strong.
the quality, my daughter and nephews all play with my 15 year old sons hand me down toys that are still in great condition,
I love Playmobil because it encourages sharing, imagination, fun and experimenting with different ways to play.
These timless toys would thrill the three year old triplets in our family. Fingers crossed!
it encourages imagination and fun for the whole family.
Maria Jane Knight
I love that unlike Lego, its much cheaper and alot longer lasting. Not only that but its safer for kiddies and mums and dads……no ridiculously small peices to swallow and no little bricks to hurts mums and dads feet when they are trodden on!
I like it because its versatile and creates hours of fun
Playmobil lets you create so many worlds – it inspires playing
I love the way Playmobil helps my toddler to express himself, and allows both my children (2 and 6) to act out their imagination.
I like Playmobil because, they offer such a a great selection of toys to choose from.
A wide range of products which are affordable.
i love that it appeals to boys and girls, and there are so many different sets so theres something for everyone. im 29 and i love playmobil!!
lets my kids be very imaginative
I love play mobil because it really encourages imaginative play, and the possibilities are endless with so many sets available.
I love that it was favourite toy as a child & is now my daughters 🙂
my kids love the role play that you can do with playmobile 🙂
My niece and nephews love playmobil. It’s fun to make your own world and stories with.
It suggests a theme but leaves the play to the imagination
i love the fact my 2 sons will play for hours with it building their shops, castles, hospitals etc. its for all ages which is great too. my boys never get bored playing with it
The way children smile, when they with it and it is part of every childhood memory
I love the simplicity it encourages children to let their imaginations go wild!
I love that you get so many extras with the playmobil sets… we got the police van recently for my son and it had all manner of extra little bits to go inside it… he loves discovering all the little things he can accessorise the people with while he is playing!
Love how it’s unisex & sturdy 🙂
I love playmobil because they have such a big range of toys there is something for everyone, I used to love playing with it when I was a kid!
Oh wow..what DON’T I love…I remember playmobil when I was little in the 70’s. I bought a rubbish truck set for my son in 1994 and the range just keeps getting better. It encourages detailed imaginative play. I would like this to put away for my Rosie when she is old enough. She’s 18 months old now and I can’t wait to buy her playmobil stuff.
i also love the fact they do the smaller kid’s range with less bit’s play with
I love the unusual topics/characters you get on playmobil. I still have all my childhood stuff, and love finding unusual characters like the hazmat team, safe crackers, mr speed camera policeman. I still have my bin men lorry and wheelie bins (and the shredded paper “rubbish” i made :))
I love that it entertains children of all ages. They can play with it for such a long time and it never gets boring – no matter, if you are 3 or 9.
I LOVE Playmobil. It’s great for imaginative play – and kids of all ages can get something out of it (even big kids like me!). Playmobil never looks out of date or goes out of fashion.
Playmobil is great at engaging my boys imagination as they get lost of a world of little characters!
I love Playmobil as it takes me back to my childhood. My sister and I would spend hours on rainy days playing with all of our Playmobil, from the hospital set we had to the little café. We used to visit Toys ‘r’ us and spend even longer looking at all the wonderful sets we wanted for Christmas. There are just too many to choose from. Unfortunately my parents gave most of our Playmobil away as we grew older but they did keep a few of the sets which my children (especially our four year old daughter) love playing with when they visit Grandma & Grandad. We’ve got a nice collection growing at home now too – summer beach house, water park, playground set etc. It definitely brought back memories when setting them all up 🙂
Im a huge lover of Playmobil myself, so much fun for hours to be had!
What a fab prize. X
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