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Chad Valley Shopping Trolley Play Set
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Chad Valley Shopping Trolley Play Set
Date: 29/12/10, updated on 29/12/10 (59 review reads)
Advantages: It's a lovely little play set perfect for them role playing games!
Disadvantages: It is cheap plastic and won't last long really!
For my twins 3rd birthday in November they were given loads of Role Play presents as since starting Playgroup back in January they have fell in love with anything that involves kitchens, food and shopping.
As you can imagine then, they were both extremely pleased to receive a shopping trolley as on of their birthday presents.
This shopping trolley is in fact Chad Valley's Shopping Trolley.
This particular shopping trolley can be bought from Argos and it costs £9.99 or is usually in the 2 for £15 offer.
The trolley comes flat packed as much as possible in a cardboard box which has a picture of the trolley on it which helps when setting it up.
Within the box you have your seperate trolley pieces which you have to assemble following the instructions which are provided. You also have plastic bags, one filled with stickers, another with cardboard products and the last being plastic food items.
The trolley is very easy to clip together, simply by attaching the wheels to the legs and then the trolley basket clicks in on top. Once the trolley is put together it resembles a proper shopping trolley brilliantly, it's bright and colourful so really appealing for any child and it is surprisingly sturdy, considering each piece of the trolley feels quite thin and flimsy when holding them individually. Don't get me wrong it's not the best quality plastic, but I didn't expect that for the price, and it will break eventually, but it can be used and played with exactly as you would use a trolley without the worries of it snapping with just a simple push.
The cardboard boxes that come with the set are food boxes such as Cereal, they are flat and you do have to fold them together by their fold lines and push their lids in and bottoms up, which is fairly easy to do. But it is probably easier for them to be squashed too as they are very thin and flimsy pieces of cardboard so won't last long at all.
The food items include a few plastic food bits such as fruit and veg and you also have tins of food which is where the stickers come in. You do have to label these tins by putting the stickers around them which is simple to do really. The food also includes a 6 pack of eggs, 6 little white eggs which are fairly hard plastic sitting in a see through plastic case just like an egg packet which really excited me for some reason lol, the plastic case was squashed in an instant though I'm afraid it's so thin and well useless really, it just looks good when you first open it!
The trolley is a brilliant height for young children, and they can really role play with it and pretend they are out shopping. Or for some parents actually take them out shopping, there is no way though me and my twins will each be pushing a trolley around Asda I'm afraid lol. The wheels run smoothly and the trolley holds quite a few toys too which is good, so I'm forever checking out food at their play tills too. I did buy these for the twins honestly!
For the price I paid I wasn't expecting a fantastic play set but I am really pleased with it and so are my boys. It is a shame I know they are not going to last very long though, half the food have reached it's shelf life already, I think the boxes were useless within the first hour as they had been squashed. Although I am pleased with the play set and my boys happily play with them everyday, this product does lose stars from me due to the quality. The trolleys are going to come apart more often than not and I'm surprised they havn't completely broke already but my boys havn't shown their true heavy handedness to them yet for some reason lol! If you would be happy with a cheap and cheerful product though which is enjoyable for a child to play then this is a good play set to start a child off!
Summary: A brill little set for role playing!
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