has anyone got the swap top work bench for their kids???

just wondering if its any good?
my 3 year old loves tools but dont want to waste £80 if its rubbish

boots.com/web…051

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Was going to buy this for my son also, but wasn't sure.

He's 3 and we ended up going with this one:

toysrus.co.uk/Pro…rch

He seems happy with it. lol

They have also got this in ELC's catalogue, may be you could use the 20% code on it

I thought it was really cool but my son hasn't got room for it and already has a Bob the Builder set

Hope this helps in some way

]Here it is

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Mrs.Z;3243695

They have also got this in ELC's catalogue, may be you could use the 20% … They have also got this in ELC's catalogue, may be you could use the 20% code on itI thought it was really cool but my son hasn't got room for it and already has a Bob the Builder setHope this helps in some way]Here it is



thanks mrs z,i was going to get 2 of the other children their main presents in the 3 for 2 boots offer
thanks anyway

edjaned;3243731

thanks mrs z,i was going to get 2 of the other children their main … thanks mrs z,i was going to get 2 of the other children their main presents in the 3 for 2 boots offerthanks anyway



I thought that was maybe what you would do but i couldn't find 3 of anything high value that I would buy for my 2, no worries :thumbsup:

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Mrs.Z;3243759

I thought that was maybe what you would do but i couldn't find 3 of … I thought that was maybe what you would do but i couldn't find 3 of anything high value that I would buy for my 2, no worries :thumbsup:



i was thinking about the lego sets for my 5 year old
i would of gone for the playhouse as the boys is broken but its to girly for the boys
what did u end up getting your son last month?
id he like th playmobil sets?

I ordered the Playmobil pirates castle from Boots but whilst awaiting delivery I happened to stumble upon the ]Playmobil 'The Rock' castle (which I REALLY wanted to get but not for the £69.99 it costs) reduced to £39.99 in Toys R Us. Then because the box has a small tear in it they gave it to me for £29!

It cost me more than that to kit it out and took the best part of the day to put together but it is well cool!

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Mrs.Z;3246239

I ordered the Playmobil pirates castle from Boots but whilst awaiting … I ordered the Playmobil pirates castle from Boots but whilst awaiting delivery I happened to stumble upon the ]Playmobil 'The Rock' castle (which I REALLY wanted to get but not for the £69.99 it costs) reduced to £39.99 in Toys R Us. Then because the box has a small tear in it they gave it to me for £29!It cost me more than that to kit it out and took the best part of the day to put together but it is well cool!



Does your son play with it?
im sick of wasting money on things they never play with
what sort of age do u think the playmobil range suits? not sure if they are best for 5year old or my 3 year old
thanks for help

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how far from shrewsbury are you?

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sassie;3246417

how far from shrewsbury are you?



79.2 miles
why do u ask?have u seen it cheap somewhere?

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i have the one i post 3, and little kitchen, you could have, the workbench is immaculate as he never bothered with it, the small kitchen is a little battered, if your ever passing

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thanks v much sass very kind of you
doubt i will be passing your way in the near future though
i had a workbench for my other son he never bothered with it so i gave it away,typically my 3 year old has gone mad on tools now
he loves the realistic tools,may just buy him a tool kit/box if i can find one £80 is alot of money on a toy

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edjaned;3246606

thanks v much sass very kind of youdoubt i will be passing your way in … thanks v much sass very kind of youdoubt i will be passing your way in the near future though i had a workbench for my other son he never bothered with it so i gave it away,typically my 3 year old has gone mad on tools nowhe loves the realistic tools,may just buy him a tool kit/box if i can find one £80 is alot of money on a toy



i thought mine would love it, but never bothered with it, well if you know anyone that maybe passin before you buy, give me a shout

edjaned;3246281

Does your son play with it?im sick of wasting money on things they never … Does your son play with it?im sick of wasting money on things they never play withwhat sort of age do u think the playmobil range suits? not sure if they are best for 5year old or my 3 year old thanks for help



My son will be 4 in December. He does like it but does seem to need a bit of guidance in how to use the pieces, like how the knights would act and stuff - he does still play with it how he sees fit but plays more constructively with it when playing with his 6yo sister.

If I had to pay full price I would have stayed with the pirate castle so that I could add to it by buying the gallion ship later and so on, or for a knights castle I would have gone with the ELC one because I saw it in the shop and it looks wicked. Was going to order it from ELC online but it wouldn't let me use the 20% discount code because you get a free figure set with the castle which counts as an offer itself.

Your 3yo will need help with it and will need watching if he is likely to put things in his mouth because there are LOTS of little pieces, another thing which would sway me more toward the ELC wooden one.

My son does love his 4yo+ meccano set I got him from Tesco Direct (orange box) and his Lego set - I would say my son plays with them more, though again needs helps to make anything recognisable :giggle:e

Hope this helps.

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alot of help thanks
i tried to use the voucher for the elc castle too but no joy
may try and phone the order through instead
i rmember suggesting castle to u in the thread but i have never seen it in store
i am put of the playmobil one now esecially as i have a 1 year old whp tries to eat everything and small bits are a no-no
thanks alot for all your help x

edjaned;3248072

alot of help thanksi tried to use the voucher for the elc castle too but … alot of help thanksi tried to use the voucher for the elc castle too but no joymay try and phone the order through insteadi rmember suggesting castle to u in the thread but i have never seen it in storei am put of the playmobil one now especially as i have a 1 year old whp tries to eat everything and small bits are a no-nothanks alot for all your help x



Definitely dont get anything Playmobil if you have a baby in the house.

I tried phoning ELC about the castle but they wouldn't help at all, just said the same thing at the website
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