Product Type: Argos Outdoor Toy
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Peppa Pig Children's Play Tent
Member Name: icklekittykat
Peppa Pig Children's Play Tent
Advantages: Attractive design, fun features
Disadvantages: Too lightweight,no way of pegging it down outside, expensive
What is this product?
This review is for the Peppa Pig pop up play tent, suitable for ages 2 upawards currently retailing at around £20 in Argos and similar. The is made of light weight canvas and the size is around 10ocm tall and 100cm wide. The tent now on sale is slightly different to the one shown here and to that reviewed by others. It now comes with just one pole which fits along the line of the top of the tent to hold it rigid. It has a roll up door and round peek a boo window at the top. The roof of the tent and outline of each side is bright pink, the base colour of the tent is yellow and on two sides it features the various members of the Pig family.
What do I like about this product?
My daughter recently received this tent as a present for her second birthday and it was an instant hit. We set it up in the conservatory and she instantly went in and had a great time peeking out of the window and shouting "boo!". She proceeded to take all of her toys in there and so on, she played for a good 30 minutes uninterrupted before moving on to something else. She can easily get in and out of the tent and there is plenty of room for her and her toys. We had some other kids round for a little party and I think we had 4 in it at one point, but the ideal number is 2 who could fit in comfortably with a few toys. As the tent is quite lightweight and not held down in any way, the children enjoyed rolling around in it and knocking it over. They had an absolute ball crawling out the window, the floor, etc. I quite like the bright design on this tent, however I would describe it as more girly than the earlier model shown here.
What do I dislike about this product?
The tent is very lightweight (some would say flimsy) which is fine for indoor use, but it does blow over very easily when used outside as it does not have its own floor. What it needs are a few little hooks so you can use tent pegs to hold it down - I am considering sewing some of my own in but I haven't gotten around to it yet as she seems happy playing with it inside. Also, the tent blowing off its occupants became quite a fun game to them! At £20 I consider this quite expensive for what it is, I probably wouldn't pay so much myself but, as I said, it was a gift. I think the higher price is for the Peppa Pig branding (which my daughter has pointed out but isn't fussed about) as cheaper non branded tents of similar quality are on sale too. I do like the design but, as I already said, it's a shame it is now quite girly (although, the boys who came to play loved it too!).
Do I recommend this product?
If you have a super Peppa Pig fan then yes this tent is for you, if you're not bothered about the branding, I would say go for a cheaper non character based tent. It is great and my daughter loves it, I just think it a little over priced.
Summary: A pretty tent for Peppa fans