Since having baby H, I’ve only managed to go shopping a handful of times, choosing instead to shop online. I’d forgotton the simple pleasure of going into an actual shop and looking around, being able to see everything all in one place.
Z, H and I went to have a look around the Enchanted Wood toy shop in Farnham. As soon as Z saw the giant Lego figure by the door he was absolutely mesmerised and when we stepped inside couldn’t hide his excitement, there were shelves full of Playmobil, LEGO and every other toy you could imagine. I realised for the first time just how loud H’s voice has become as she ran around shouting ‘rabbit, man, cars…Mummy…LOOK‘.
The staff were all super friendly and helpful, we will definitely be going back. As easy as internet shopping is, a real shop is so much better.
Jane from Enchanted Wood, kindly gave us some Playmobil to review.
The Airport Shuttle Bus is from the 1,2,3 range. It is super cute, sturdy and great fun.
H has loved putting the little people in and pulling them out, making them talk to each other and zooming around with it on the floor. The figures are brightly coloured and nicely rounded making them perfect for learning through play.
H sometimes has trouble fitting the suitcases in the bus and has to turn them around so I know it’s helping develop her spatial awareness, she also likes counting the people as she puts them in.
The only thing we didn’t like was that the arms of the figures are fixed to their sides. H kept trying to move them and got a bit frustrated.
The Playmobil 1,2,3 range seems like the perfect introduction to Playmobil, and is recommended from 18 months. I would definitely buy more for H.
We received the airport shuttle bus free of charge to review, all words and opinions are my own.
Enchanted Wood toys have kindly offered me one Airport Shuttle to giveaway. To enter just complete the rafflecopter form below.
Enchanted Wood Toys
Thanks for your kind comments Emma. We love the Playmobil 123 Shuttle Bus too; the self-correcting suitcases are great for shape matching and dexterity. With an older brother and older sister’s toys to play with, I can understand H’s frustration with the lack of mobility of the 123 figures. It sounds like she’s ready to move on to the regular Playmobil figures that move!
Your pictures are fantastic. Were you a professional photographer in a former life? They would look great in the Playmobil catalogue!
Jane, Enchanted Wood Toys
Thanks Jane, I’ve only just spotted this comment.
My photo’s are totally down to the fact that we have quite a good camera, no skill involved I’m afraid!
My girls love playmobil, theres so many different things to collect, but I think what they’ve enjoyed so far is the carry along playhouse, because of the way it all packs away, and can be taken with them x
my first 123 knights castle is a favourite in our house. I agree with the poster above your photos are fab x
The Playmobil Fantasy Castle. 😀 x
Lara loves the Playmobil 123 ark.
African wildlife, the ostrich family is cute.
the pirate ship, following you
I bought Joseph the incubator with baby and doctor its been wonderful for explaining his birth!
The Super pirate cove! Would it be anything else in my family! x
We have a Playmobil castle bought in 1996 for our boys, now our Grandaughter has it in her bedroom. Still looks like it came out of the box yesterday. Quality lasts. Playmobil is quality. Great because Grandaughter into them now and we have added to it.
My daughters have the 123 Noahs ark, and its fantastic 🙂
Playmobil 123 Noah’s Ark
the take along house is great fun and super for kids to take to grannys!
the pirate ship
We have the playmobile Dinosaur set – hours of fun for my donosaur loving son!!
I absolutely love the sets they give away at Christmas with an advent calendar, they keep the kids entertained right up to Christmas day
the pirate ship
i love the little figurine packs, as you never know what you are going to get 🙂
I love the Playmobil Bin Lorry as my little boy is crazy about them!
We love Playmobil, so thanks for the chance. We have a Playmobil farm which we bought in France so that is our favourite.
Playmobil open air pool with slide
I like the African Wild Life Adventure Truck.
Where do I start? My son wants all the secret agent stuff.
I love the forest lodge.
rebecca jayne smith
the pirate ship, definitely
i love the whole range but my favourite is the pirate ship
love the farm!
The pirate ship
Has to be the farm sets we have some playmobil farm animals that were passed on from my newphew and my two love them!
I love the Playmobil Family Camper
Morning, wet again,kangaroos andkoalas, on the island, thanks for comp
looks great, pirate ship is lovely
We love the pirate ship 🙂
Mrs Rachel Heap
I love the caravan
My sons have lots of playmobil and they love it, the most recent one is the mammoth one, it is fab!
Large zoo looks ace
Lou @ Bloggomy
My sons Playmobil Treasure Island is our favourite and still going strong after 15 years and 3 children have played with it @Bobbity666
the fantasy castle x
My son loves the pirate ship, while my daughter’s favourite
is the dolls house
My little bos is call Noah and we have the Noah’s Ark 123 and he just loves it, he also loves playing with his fathers old plasy mobile toys the are strong andsturdy and stood the time of 2 young boys and now the next generation
i would have to say the pirate ship, but i have still got my playmobile construction set from 35 years ago, still in the box with all the tolls with it. It may sound like i never played with it but i did mearly every day…..
Noahs ark is just brilliant
I love the plane from the Playmobil 123 range! Going to get one for son’s first airplane journey in August 🙂
Love them all, but the Pirate ship is the best
I love the farm set, they are huge and quite expensive – but oh so worth it. xx
I love the Playmobil Zoo, my daughter has hours of fun with that
My favourite is the little people that I still have. I’m 34 but my dentist used to give me a playmobil figure everytime I went!
We love the Noah’s Ark!
We love the airport – anyone for a summer holiday?
the dinosaur set
Noashs ark, my son played with this for hours
We got our children the zoo and although we thought it was expensive they have played with it loads and was well worth the money
I like the look of the Interactive Play and Learn 1.2.3 Farm. We don’t have any playmobil toys yet – my son is only 14 months old! I’m sure he’ll love them when he’s a little bit older! 🙂
Love the pirates sets – I had these when I was little and want to get them for my little ones @MummyFever
It is the Fire Engine
the pirate ship 🙂
Mine love the camper vans, We have the new camper van and an older version. We also managed to get a tent and an older version car and caravan of ebay so now they have a complete campsite 🙂
My nephew loves the playmobile bin lorry!
Playmobil School Building
my son loves his big playmobli areoplane he has hours of fun with it
what a great prize x
My son is a huggeeeee fan of the pirate ship!! Ahhoy there
Harley is a huge fan of the ark and play park. Little man loves the plane.
I love the Playmobil 123 Noah’s Ark but they are all fantastic for the children
Has to be dump truck or crane as my family for 40yrs have owned a plant business xx
My boys love their pirate ship
I’ve always loved the castle
Car ferry with pier is great.
our daughter has the aeroplane and she loves it 🙂
My little boy loves the farm! 🙂 x
The pirate ship
Unicorn Take Along Castle. I wish there were these sort of toys and choice when I was a child!
The 123 Noahs Ark!
Noah’s ark as my daughter is currently learning all her animals – she can do the noises just working on the actualy animals now!
The pirate ship oooargh
we have a bit of the hospital – i think it’s the emergency room? but we love it! I especially like the mini drip etc! though boo prefers putting all the patients in wheelchairs :s
The Knights Castle
my favourite Playmobil product is Pony Farm
We love our P
Sorry about the above, toddler fingers hit the keyboard far too quickly!
We love our Playmobile Rescue Helicopter, which has even been know to rescue toys from the paddling pool in bouts of sunny weather
My daughter has the fire engine,it’s brill with working siren and extendable ladder… The hamster even gets regular rides on it!
Our favourite would be the 123 Noah’s Ark 🙂
I love the zoo x
actually, my favourite product is probably no longer being made, but if you look back 20 years ago I bought my son a rubbish truck by playmobil, it had a ton of rough handling and still looked new when my daughter played with it 3 years later. I now have a 16 month old and cannot wait to get her playmobil toys. I love the new pirate ship and I think there was a big castle too.