Product Type: Marks & Spencer Fancy Dress
Newest Review: ... real good buy and in my experience we have more than had our money worth in terms of playtime with this toy. Within the set is cups, saucer... more
It's time for tea!
Marks & Spencer Mummy and Me Teaset
Member Name: azana
Marks & Spencer Mummy and Me Teaset
Date: 13/09/09, updated on 14/09/09 (190 review reads)
Advantages: great to play with
Disadvantages: quite large to store - made of plastic
Another Sunday afternoon, another tea party - no cucumber sandwiches or buttered scones, but once again this lovely little teaset has taken centre stage for a whole family of teddies and assorted cuddly toys.
This is a great tea set which is currently available on the Marks and Spencer website at and in larger stores - I would assume there would be plenty of stock for Christmas, as there was last year when it was part of the 3 for 2 deal. It costs £12. My daughter has owned it for about a year and goes through stages of playing with it every single day.
Inside the giant tea pot you get an assortment of brightly coloured tea things - cups, saucers and plates, knives, spoons and forks; 4 of each and there is also a cake which is in four pieces held together by velcro. There is also a smaller tea pot and what I assume is a milk jug.
Everything is made of shiny and nice quality plastic, after lots of play it still looks good as new, my only criticisms being that the spout on the large teaport has no hole - as it doubles up as storage - and also the top is a little hard to remove and replace for little hands. It would also be nice to know if the plastic is recyclable, there is no symbol on the items to show whether it is or not.
The teapot and its contents is quite big to store - I have roughly measured and the bowl of the large teapot is about 25cm in diameter - with the handle and spout it is about 40 cm long, it is about 23cm high. It is, however, a great addition to any toy collection and at least it is easily stored all together, which is good for tidying up and also reduces the likelihood of bits going astray - ours is still all complete remarkably.
Play value wise, this is excellent. My daughter loves to serve up all sorts of treats with this set and will play at picnics with her playfood, tea parties and her current favourite all time game - birthday parties. All the elements of this set are exactly the right size for her and extremely robust and, being of plastic, washable - "washing up" is another favourite game.
I would think children could play usefully with this from age 1 or so up to 5 or 6, it is great at promoting imagination. I once read, in the Sunday Times I think, that the only toys children really need are role play, art items, musical instruments and some sort of construction toy - my own experience as a parent would echo this sentiment, role play items such as this are amongst the most played with toys.
This is much better than other alternatives that I have seen - my other daughter had a ceramic teaset as a gift and this has stood the test of time and been played with a lot less. I highly recommend this teaset, and I think it would make a fantastic present!
Summary: a lovely toy
- Snazaroo Ultimate Party Pack Face Painting Kit
- ELC Dress Up Shoes and Jewellery Set
- Disney Cinderella Costume Dress
- Disney Cinderella Shoes
- Disney Cinderella Tiara
- Rubbies France 5 to 6 years Small
- ELC Jumbo Kitchen Access Set
- Fisher Price Cook n Clean Kitchen
- Playhouse Pop Pop Vacuum Cleaner
- Wild West Gunslinger