Friday, 5 January 2018

Review - Chad Valley Post Office

One of my favourite toys when I was younger was my Post Office play set. I would play with it for hours and I remember picking up leaflets and paying in slips when we visited the post office so I could add them to my play set. When Chad Valley sent us their Post Office Play Set it brought back so many memories. I knew little J would love it as he loves anything like this especially as it has lots of accessories. 

The play set looks like a post box but when opened it turns in to a post office counter. It comes with lots of different accessories including money, stamps and parcels. 

Little J loves adding stamps to the letters, postcards and parcels. We have used the money to help with little J's basic addition and subtraction and it has really helped. He likes to work out the correct amount of change he needs to give us. 

The post office also comes with driving license, tax disc and savings book. We received a stamper in our post office however there was no ink pad so we had to improvise and use paint. I'm not sure whether it was supposed to come come with an ink pad or not as I couldn't find an exact list of contents in the box. 

As a play set it is quite sturdy but it can be quite tricky to unfold and set up, it definitely needs an adults help. 

 *****
What We Loved

Folds away in to a post box. Easy to store and carry. 

Lots of accessories.

Perfect role play toy and great for a little ones imagination.

What Could Improve

No ink pad.

*****

Little J has really enjoyed playing with the Post Office play set and I know this will be something he will continue to play with. I will add a few extra accessories to add the fun including some extra money. 

The Chad Valley Post is available to buy at Argos and Amazon and is currently priced £16.99

Michelle

Disclaimer - We are part of the Chad Valley Play Panel and we were sent the Chad Valley Post Office for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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8 comments

  1. I used to have a post office set as a child too and loved it! I'll have to get this for my nephew's next birthday, I think he'll love it x

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  2. I would have loved this myself when I was little! Really useful in teaching children about money and learning to count.

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  3. My daughter received something like this for her birthday and loves it!

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  4. My kids have all loved Chad Valley toys. I also reach for them more because they are so sturdy which I need with little boys. I love the idea of the Post Office my twins love coming to see what the Post master does and to have their own at home would be amazing x

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  5. This looks super! I love these kind of toys for the little ones.

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  6. This is great for our little ones and the price is just perfect. Mine could learn how to stamp letters and parcels and I would need to get the ink pad.

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  7. This sounds like such a fun toy nad it would make great interactive play with kids together.

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  8. I loved Post Offices when I was little! This looks fab but shame there is no ink pad. Kaz

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