Thursday 2 December 2010

Review & Giveaway: Orchard Toys - Fairy Cottage Puzzle

First off I have to say that our family adore Orchard Toys. We discovered them when JJ was about 1, so for the last 6 years every Christmas and birthday there has been at least one new Orchard Toys game or puzzle added to our collection and I will tell you want is the best thing - the kids go back to them time and time again.  Some of the most favoured games in our house are the Shopping List game and Two by Two.  Two by Two JJ got when he was about 18 months old and it is still in fabulous condition.  So whilst it was more expensive than a supermarket alternative it is still fully intact, no rips on the box etc. A minor miracle in itself.

Therefore when we got the opportunity to review one of Orchard Toys puzzles I was over the moon.  I knew that the young ladies would enjoy it and they did. The Fairy Cottage Puzzle is a beautiful girly puzzle aimed at 2-5 year olds.  It has 15 large well-crafted pieces and is sturdy and stays together, even when made on a plush new carpet. I get so cross with puzzles that break at the slightest movement!

The puzzle was big enough that the girls could do it together and whilst 15 pieces is pretty easy for them now the picture is interesting and keeps them involved.  It was fun to talk about all the things we could see in the picture and the girls spent time counting the number of bumble bees, ladybirds etc.

This puzzle gets a full 10/10 on all counts - Design, value for money and interest.

...and you know what the best news is? I have one of these puzzles to giveaway to one lucky reader too.

To enter, all you have to do is -

  • Subscribe to my blog, either by email, RSS feed or Google friends connect. All the widgets to help you do so are over there on the right -->
  • and for an extra entry you can tweet this giveaway with @michelletwinmum in the tweet
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The giveaway ends 12 noon Friday 10  December 2010. I will use a random number generator to pick the winner and will contact you within 3 days of the giveaway closing. Please leave me an email address or twitter ID so I can contact you if you win.

Terms and Conditions
  • Open to all UK and Ireland residents.
  • The prize is not transferable or refundable and there is not a cash alternative.

Good Luck!

Congratulations @lauracymft You are the lucky winner of this great puzzle. Please DM or email me your address so I can pass your details to Orchard Toys.  Thanks, Mich x
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