“ Brand: Worlds Apart / Type: Playhouse / Tents „
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My girls love upsy daisy the character from a well known children's tv program called in the night garden. They have many toys from the program including the worlds apart night garden tent.
We have had the tent for about 8 months now it was set up in their bedroom but currently in storage until the summer time because they got a proper play house for christmas 2010.
The worlds apart tent cost £24.99 from toymasters but can be bought from amazon, and ebay slightly cheaper however once you have read my review its doubtful anyone will want to buy this.
The text comes with a square shaped zipped storage bag decorated with all the characters from the night garden tv show, on the front of the storage bag is a clear pocket this holds the simple instructions.
When removing the text from the storage bag the roof of the house pops up into place but also has plastic rods to build the rectangle structure inside the house, this seems completely backwards to me cause when i bought it i thought the whole house would pop up but no.
The plastic rods have corner joins attached so basically you just have to pop the rods into place, it is very easy but first you have to get inside the tent and build it up not easy very small and my big bum almost actually fits through the door. Once i was finished building the structure inside it was time to play. The door is material and can be rolled up and held with a velcro strap at the top to leave it open, i did this so my girls could go in and out to play.
The tent is very colourful and happy looking with the brightly coloured characters, upsy daisy and iggle piggle. On the instructions it says for children aged 2 years and up.
Although my girls loved the tent and had the tent packed with blankets, pillows and books for quiet time, within the first few days the rod going across the threshold broke due to them standing on it. This seems a no brainer to me and besides standing on the rod i cant count how many times they both tripped over it.
Yes it is a pop up tent but the roof part that pops up sags even with the rods supporting the rest of the house. The house is far too flimsy even for a two year old. It is big enough inside for two children anyways and packs nicely into the storage bag.
My children have has a good time with this tent and i will make sure they use it in the summertime outside as i hate to waste money so i would like them to use it until its fit for the bin.
I certainly wouldn't be recommend the tent to anyone.
1 dooyoo star for the nice images on the tent.
My daughter received this as one of her Christmas presents from her doting grandparents. It's supposed to be for ages 2 and up.
It takes up a fair bit of room, especially if you don't have a lot of space, in which case it is might be best kept as an outdoors toy for Summertime, although it isn't waterproof. The measurements are approximately 40 inches at it's highest point, 40 inches in length and about 31 inches across.The material is polyester and polypropylene.
The printed panels have the characters Upsy Daisy and Iggle Piggle on the front and a picture of the Ninky Nonk on the door which rolls up and fastens with velcro. One end panel shows the Tombliboos, and Makka Pakka is on the other end in front of the gazebo. The Pinky Ponk floats across the top. The back panel is not printed on, it is plain orange.
There are five put-together plastic tent poles for extra support, all of which which go in horizontally. It is simple to put up and also folds flat for storage. It is very light and flimsy. My daughter loved it, although she also tipped it up frequently and walked around carrying it with her feet, as she couldn't work out how to step over the bottom of the doorway - this is probably because she is too young for it at eighteen months. I have now folded it away to be kept for the Summer when I am sure she will be delighted to see it again.
Update: In the Summer this was fun, but it blows over when it gets breezy. Sticking a ball or toy in the corners helps keep it upright.
Pop up tent.