The weather has well and truly turned, the weekends are now cold and frequently wet. It’s getting harder and harder to get outside and enjoy the fresh air which can make for some long weekends!
House of Fraser recently offered me the opportunity to choose some new indoor toys for Ben, Chloe and Amy to make the long, wet weekends more bearable.
House of Fraser isn’t somewhere I would normally think of for toys – for me it immediately makes me think of nice handbags, high end cosmetics and gorgeous clothing ranges. So I was really impressed to discover an enormous range of toys to suit all ages.
Lego Juinors Turtle Lair (£18)
Like most boys of his age Ben is currently obsessed with Lego and will spend hours tinkering away with those brightly coloured little bricks. It made perfect sense to look straight to the Lego for his new toy and he was absolutely thrilled when it arrived. He had it built quite quickly following the instructions and spent a long time playing with it. He has since integrated it into his growing collection of Lego and its doing a great job of keeping him occupied!
duplo (various prices)
Chloe is still a bit young for joining in on the Lego fun but has recently discovered the joy of duplo so when I saw the Ariel Undersea Castle I thought it was a great choice for her. (It’s currently out of stock on the House of Fraser website.) She was really pleased with the little Ariel and Flounder characters and Ben quickly built the castle up for her. They have played with it together quite a bit which has been lovely to watch. Beyond just building with the blocks there has been lots of imaginative play and adding voices to the characters.
Tomy Do Re Mi Dolphin Bath Toys (£13, currently on offer at £10.40)
Whilst bath toys are probably not strictly an “indoor toy” in terms of keeping the little people occupied on a miserable, wet day I just couldn’t resist them! Amy adores her bath and we’ve not had any new bath toys in ages so I thought these would be a real treat. I wasn’t wrong – they were a big hit with all three children! Amy just enjoyed holding them (and eating them) whereas Ben and Chloe really enjoyed the colour matching element and also trying to fasten them all together.
I’m really impressed with the selection of toys on the House of Fraser website and will definitely be bearing it mind for future purchases!
*Disclaimer – We were sent these toys free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions are my own*