Newest Review: ... do need to have some other animal type of set for them to interact with be it Playmobil or similar. The reason I say this is that my s... more
No messy cleaning of these rabbits hutches
Playmobil 4491 Rabbit Pen
Member Name: jillycat
Playmobil 4491 Rabbit Pen
Advantages: well made great for imaginative play
Disadvantages: Doors come of easily needs to be played alongside other animals sets rather than stand alone
This small set from Playmobil was bought as a treat for my son from a dotting grandma a while ago. He doesn't really have any farm items in the Playmobil sets so this is very much played with as a stand-alone set or with his Happyland farm which is still played with several years since being bought.
The set is very simple to construct as it consists of attaching the two cages to one another and putting the doors on the rabbit cages. The only other construction needed is to put the farmer's hat on so this makes it an ideal set for children to first get to grips with Playmobil. The other thing children need to do and that my son never tires of is putting the rabbits in and out of their cages and pretending to feed them the cabbages and carrots also included in the set.
The set is recommend for children 4 and above and I would agree with this being the correct age as there is a lot of small bits as the rabbits themselves are very small and could definitely present a choking hazard. I need to make sure they are away from our second son as he is only 5 months old. Equally the doors to the cages are a little fragile and a 4 year old is a bit more dextrous to handle these more gently than younger children.
Play wise the set is a nice little set for creative play my son loves pretending to feed the rabbits and has them hopping in and out of their cages and uses it alongside his Happyland farm. I think the set as a stand-alone whilst nice is not really sufficient to engage a child for long and they really do need to have some other animal type of set for them to interact with be it Playmobil or similar. The reason I say this is that my son whilst loving to play with the rabbits only tends to play with it alongside either his vet sets by taking them to be treated or as a part of his farm for the farmer to visit.
As a parent I am happy for him to play with this toy and develop his imagination and understanding of animals. The set lends itself well to both of the objectives. I am pleased with the construction of the set and despite being played with lots it has had no damage so far. The doors do come off easily off the cage but they are very easy to reattach and I would rather they came off easily and can go back on ok rather than break off and be unable to be reattached.
Overall this is a lovely set but it is more of a complement to other animal sets rather than a sole purchase to play with. At between £7.50 and £8 from most retailers it is worth its money I think as it is well made and great for imaginative play.
Summary: A great little set but more of a complementing set to other animal toys than a stand alone set
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