Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Tidlo Oldfield Farm review

It's that time of the week again, #woodentoywednesday, I have been sent a Tidlo Oldfield Farm from John Crane. Living in the countryside I am surrounded by farmers fields & can often hear the animals so I knew my son would love this. Oldfield Farm has a farm house, a stable, a barn & a pig sty so your budding farmer will love this set.

Oldfield Farm comes very well packed, all the pieces are carefully wrapped to ensure that the wooden pieces are protected. It requires some assembly but if you can screw in a screw, you will be able to assemble it. In the box I was surprised to find a screwdriver in with the screws so you won't need to rummage around in a spider infested shed looking for the right tools. 
The Oldfield Farm base comes in 2 pieces that sit side by side to form the farm land complete with duck pond. The base measures 62.5cm x 47cm. The farm buildings all sit on top of the base. Once assembles they are really sturdy farm building, the barn & the farm house both have a magnetic roof, one side is fixed & the other sticks to the fixed side via magnets. This works well & allows your child access to the upper floor of the barn. The stable roof can also be lifted off to allow your child access.

In the set you also get 1 ladder that leans against the hayloft in the barn & 8 wooden fences, once it is fully built all you need is some farm animals(not included) to start playing. My children loved playing with Oldfield farm & they enjoyed role playing. 
The set is a great farm set suitable for children ages 3+. I think this set could survive rougher handed children as it is made of thick wood that is colourfully painted. 

Tidlo Oldfield Farm would make a perfect Christmas gift for both boys & girls, retailers sell it at around £45-£50 which I think is about right for a wooden toy of this size.

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I received Oldfield Farm for the purpose of the review only. 

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