Disclosure: Playsets provided for review. All opinions are my own
I’m so fortunate to have two sets of grandparents my kids can go to when I’m in need of a sitter. Whether it’s my mom or my mother in law, the kids always have someone they are comfortable with to watch them when I’m working or when hubby and I have a date night. With three kids, you can imagine how quick toys pile up, not just at home but also at grandma’s house. Both sets of grandparents put their foot down when it came to the amount of toys my kids would travel to their houses with, and I can’t say I blame them. As it is I feel we can get quite inundated with toys at home, and we are big on donating our gently used toys once the kids outgrow them or have become bored.
If you’ve been following me a while then you know how much my family loves Playmobil toys. The kids love sitting with us to build their new playsets, and then they create some great storylines to go along with their imaginative play. We all know play is important to the developing brain, and Playmobil fosters that creativity with their playsets.
We weren’t new to Playmobil’s take along sets, but we got to review two of Playmobil’s latest sets which have take along features. The Playmobil Princess Unicorn Carry case and the Playmobil Western set was sent to us to check out. Here are our thoughts-
Playmobil Princess Unicorn Carry Case
If you have a princess who loves all things unicorn, the Playmobil Princess Unicorn Carry Case will be at the top of their wishlist. This set is just the right size for car rides and grandma-friendly because it takes up little room and all the pieces fit perfectly back into their carrying case. I watched my 7-year-old set up the pieces and accessories, and play on her own for a good amount of time. She created her own world and scenario, and when she got bored she brought in pieces from her other Playmobil sets.
Playmobil Western Play Set
For my little guy, the Playmobil Take Along Western City was just his style. This set was a little bigger than the carrying case, but all the pieces will fit in the casing comfortably and easily enough for my little guy to clean up on his own. My kids worked together on this set- building, creating, and imagining. I love how Playmobil sets always seem to bring my kids together – with age ranges from 4-10, it’s not typically the case that we can find a toy set that intrigues all of them. The details of the Playmobil Western City set are pretty cute. Check out the pics below: