Cuthberts Toys is an independent toy store which first opened in St Albans in 2009, and has since opened two more stores in Letchworth and Hatfield. The retail experience is designed with the child in mind, selling a fantastic range of toys from across the top brands as well as offering online shopping. Cuthberts Toys are well known for their friendliness and excellent customer service, and they very kindly sent my children a fantastic Playmobil set each.
Playmobil 4008 Super Set Fairy Fountain
This set comes from a range which is new to me, the Playmobil Fairies range. There are quite a few pieces in this range and the Fairy Fountain is one of the larger sets. It's a little fairy garden, with two figures and a fountain that actually squirts water. It's a very sweet little set, and Mia really loves it. There's something about adding water to play sets which makes them a great deal more exciting, and the pump in this set works really well and is easy enough for Mia to operate herself.
There are some very tiny pieces in this set so I've done what I usually do and kept them to one side until Mia is a bit older, as there is plenty of play value in the set to keep her entertained for the time being. Mia's favourite game to play with the set is to put everything in the water and then take it out and dry it, it can keep her busy for ages. Harry was also desperate to play with the set. He had more of a scientific interest in how the pump worked, but even though everything about the set says 'girly' he still really enjoys playing with it! It doesn't hold a huge amount of water, so even if there is a spillage it won't make too much mess.
Playmobil 4014 Super Set Knights
The Super Set Knights set is part of the Playmobil Knights range. Harry is lucky enough to own the Lion's Knight Empire Castle, and this little fort is the perfect addition to his set up because it features some of the rival knights, something that he spotted straight away. The fort has a secret hiding place with a huge stash of gold treasure, and two cannons to protect it which have some impressive firing power! It's a nice compact set too, and actually packs away in the original box which is great because I haven't yet found a practical way to store all our Playmobil. Although this set is a part of the Knights range, it would also make a really good standalone set, because with three figures and plenty of weapons included there is plenty of scope for different games. It also fits in well with the sets from some of the other ranges, for example Harry loves pitting his knights and pirates against each other.
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Cuthberts Toys sent us these Playmobil sets, but with no obligation to write about them, I just want to share how wonderful they are!