“ Brand: HappyLand / Type: Playsets „
The early learning centre are well known for their high quality, educational and fun childrens toys and their happyland range is no exception. Happyland is a range of playsets for children that include everything from a pirates ship to a circus and the gorgeous princess castle I will be reviewing here.
Last christmas I was introduced to happyland by a friend with a daughter a similar age to mine and my daughter adored playing with it at hers so I looked into buying some for her. I fell in love with this princess castle so it was the first set I bought for her and what a great introduction to happyland it was!
As I mentioned before I purchased the castle from the early learning centre and I actually got it online. Last December I paid £15 for it as it was on sale, it was definitely a bargain!
Usually the castle retails for £30 but quite often there is a sale on happyland and as I write this there is a 20% off sale so the castle is £24. Its definitely worth waiting for the sales if you want to grab a bargain! Happyland is also available at mothercare and debenhams.
The castle comes in box packaging with the castle viewable and touchable from the front which I really liked as you really get a feel for the quality of the product. The box has the happyland logo across the top.
Once taken from the box there is no assembly needed which is great as its rare these days! In the set you get the castle which full opens out to reveal a gorgeous inside, a princess figure, a king figure, a queen figure and a jester figure along with 2 pink plastic thrones that fit into the top level of the castle nicely.
The actual castle is lovely quality and has some really pretty detail; I love the trees by the door and the pretty flowers up the side. I love the pink and white colour scheme my girls love it. There are 2 pink doors that open on the front and one on the back. The whole castle opens up by opening the catch on one of the turrets. Inside is a staircase up to a top level and an opening to a balcony. Because it opens up it gives your child plenty of room to create the downstairs themselves and really use there imaginations. The plastic thrones are a nice size all the figures fit on them.
The figures are lovely colourful softer plastic which are the perfect size for little hands without being so small that they could be swallowed. They are hollow so nice and light making them easy to move around the castle. I also think its a nice range of characters rather than just the princess, it gives scope for more than one child to play with the set.
Once closed you can store the thrones and figures inside the castle so they don't get lost and castle has a carry handle so its easy for your little on to transport around with them.
Elc say the toy is suitable from 18months which is about right in my opinion and you'll get plenty of use out of it. My eldest is nearly 3 and plays with it everyday and I don't see that changing anytime soon either.
Because of theme I would say its more aimed towards girls but boys may enjoy it as well.
Overall its another great toy from the early learning centre. It encourages your child to use their imagination to play out lots of different scenes. Their imagination really is the limit.
The HappyLand Castle, its pink, it has a princess, what more could we ask for, for our daughter? We bought this as she was starting to grow into her 'princess' stage. We had had some HappyLand before so we knew she liked it and it would be safe for her. We paid £20 for this at the time as it was on offer in the Early Learning Centre. The set comes with the castle, a bed, two chairs, a King and Queen, a Princess and a Jester.
The castle itself opens out to reveal two floors; the main section of the house is the inside of the balcony section, as this is the area that has floors. Opposite the main section there is a set of stairs and another ledge area on the 1st floor. There are two doors on the castle, a double door under the balcony and a single door in the back of the castle. The doors all open, though I have to say that as with other HappyLand sets the doors are a little flimsy and with time they have actually come loosed enough to be taken off the castle. The furniture fits reasonably well inside the castle but there is not much room to spare and you have to get it in at the right angle in order to close the castle fully. This obviously isn't much of a problem but worth mentioning as it can feel as though the furniture is too large for the castle. As I've already said the castle comes with four characters, all of them are as well made as any HappyLand character and I have to say, when I play with my daughter I always enjoy being the jester.
All in all a good toy, but maybe a little flimsy ....especially for the price. The characters are imaginative (love the jester!) and apart from being a little on the large side the furniture is good and solid.
At a Glance This gorgeous HappyLand Fairy Castle castle opens up for easy access. Comes complete with thrones, bed and four people Features and benefits for HappyLand Fairy Castle This gorgeous HappyLand Fairy Castle castle opens up for easy access. Comes complete with thrones, bed and four people.This lovely pink HappyLand Fairy Castle is ideal inspiration for your young child to act out their first royal fairy tales. The king, queen, princess and court jester figures are just the right size for little hands to move and bring to life. The pink castle opens right up so your toddler can enjoy playing with the doors and balcony, moving the thrones around, and putting the princess to sleep on the royal canopied bed! The HappyLand Fairy Castle is the perfect first setting for your child to enjoy early imaginative play. ? Quick facts:??Fun pink HappyLand Fairy Castle with royal balcony??Opens right out so little hands can play??Comes with 4 figures to play with??Plus 2 thrones and a canopied bed Great for your child's development:This fairytale castle is a lovely setting for your toddler to start to use their imagination. Moving the characters around the HappyLand Fairy Castle is a good way for your toddler to start enjoying 'small world' play. They will soon be on the way to giving the people voices and names. Reaching around the play castle, and putting the characters on the castle's furniture or balconies is a good way for little hands to build strength precision, which is useful for drawing, dressing and writing later on.ELC star qualityWe love the HappyLand Fairy Castle because it's such a lovely setting for your young child's first imaginative adventures. The way it opens right up so your child can reach every part of the castle easily makes it really toddler-friendly. Children develop so fast, and this pink palace is a perfect inspiration for your toddler's first flights of fantasy, as they start to enjoy using their growing imagination and enjoying bringing to life the stories you read them. It will last them through years of exciting imaginative play.What you need to know:Pack contents: 1 palace, 1 bed, 2 chairs, 4 figuresOther toys and accessories available separately. Size: Length 35.6cm x Width 35cm x Depth 15.9cm. Self-assembly: This toy comes flat packed and the pieces simply need to be slotted into place. What's in the box: 1 x Castle 2 x Thrones 1 x Bed 4 x Characters