Sylvanian Family toys are huge favourites of my girls – they are just the sort of thing they love- lots of tiny pieces and many possibilities for variations. I’m not promising that they don’t occasionally find themselves hidden in a bike or a rogue dolls house too. They are really versatile.
We were asked a couple of weeks ago if we would like to review one of the sets – the Forest Family with the Chocolate Family. I asked my girls to gauge their reaction and all 3 jumped at the chance. There’s not many toys I can think of that all 3 ages 12, 8 & 3 can cater for. Miss M 12 is responsible for setting up the shots in the garden – you wouldn’t believe how long she was out there for arranging the various scenes.
The Forest Nursery is a 3 sided building that comes with 30 extra pieces, including nursery furniture and toys for in the nursery. Some of the items need actually putting together, like the card building blocks pictured below.
The Forest nursery retails at £16.99 with free delivery and is suitable for ages 3 and upwards. I particularly like that the nursery can be attached to some of the other items in the Sylvanian Family range – the Country Doctor Clinic and Maplewood Hall. I hold fantasies that one day all of our toys will be in a neat array on display. I KNOW that this will forever be a fantasy!
I asked around my fellow holiday makers what their thoughts on Sylvanian Families are:
Miss M (Aged 12) – ‘I like to play hide the character in the garden with my little sisters’
Miss L (Nearly a teenager) – ‘I loved my Sylvanian Families – Wish I hadn’t given them away to my younger cousin so soon’
Mrs D (21+) – ‘I would love more career based Sylvanian Family sets that would perhaps appeal more to boys as they are so well made. For example: A Fire Engine, An Airport’ – I love this idea!
What are your thoughts on Sylvanian Families – Do you ever play the Hot & Cold, Hide ‘n’ Seek game?