It’s pretty safe to say that our house is a shrine to baby dolls and prams. Having 3 girls means they are everywhere. It may be a stereotype but the fact is that these are the toys that get played with the most. I’m on a constant search though to find something that little bit different that can be played with by a variety of ages.
When Dollshouses.co.uk sent us a Twinkle Tower to review, we were happy to give it a go.
There was much excited in the Costello household the day it arrived – even Millie at 10 enjoyed setting it up. At under 50cm high and 22cm wide, I was pleased that it didn’t take up too much room. Setting up didn’t take too long either – the unit comes complete in the box – you just have to add the furniture and the dolls – but that’s the fun bit isn’t it?
The main thing I noticed was that the quality was lovely. Beautifully painted with smooth edges and good quality wood. I always think its really hard to judge those sort of things by just looking at a picture on the internet. The Budkin dolls (we got an extra one in addition to the one supplied with the Twinkle Tower) are just too cute! Fantastic details on her dress and roses in her hair – Baby T has been playing with her all day.
At £35.99 it is still within a reasonable price range for a gift for a special child. I’d be more than happy if someone had bought one of my girls one of these. Some of the little teeny pieces are a tad too small for Baby T who is going through a horrendous stage of putting everything in her mouth. After I’d removed the tiny cups and teapot (so cute!) I’m happy for her to play with it though. Violet at 6 maybe on the older end of the age range suitable for this toy but has still enjoyed it. I’d say its perfect for 3-5 years.
We received the Twinkle Tower a couple of weeks ago – I have waited to post the review as I wanted to see if it still got played with (it does) and if it gets on my nerves hanging about the house (it hasn’t). We didn’t have to pay for the Twinkle Tower and all opinions are my own.