I think it’s safe to say that in recent years, Peppa Pig has taken the world by storm and become somewhat of a celebrity amongst children. Along with what seems like every pre-school child in the UK, my two boys; Riley (4years) and Harry (3years) are die-hard Peppa Pig fans. They absolutely adore her, and truth be told, i’m quite fond of that little pink pig myself – she’s got me through some miserable sleep-deprived mornings, let me tell you. Park one of them before Peppa’s pink hypno-glow on an iPad and otherwise epic ordeals become serene pleasures.
So, it’s probably of no surprise that I think Peppa Pig fans of all ages are going to love the new Peppa Pig Classic Toys range by Character Options. Inspired by the TV show, the new playsets, characters and themes are iconic and instantly recognisable by children and their parents.
We were very kindly sent an Air Peppa Holiday Jet and a Peppa’s Home and Garden Playset to review.
Peppa Pig Air Peppa Holiday Jet RRP £19.99
The Air Peppa Holiday Jet has everything little ones need to take Peppa on an imaginary adventure. The jet features pull down stairs, a rear luggage compartment, and the roof opens so children can move Peppa around the interior. An articulated Peppa Pig figure comes with the set and she can be positioned to sit in one of the plane seats or standing with her luggage. Miss Rabbit sits in the pilot seat, but Peppa loves to fly too and children can flip down Miss Rabbit to make space for Peppa in the cockpit. Also included with this playset is Peppa’s luggage – 2 x pink suitcases.
We love the fact that the Air Peppa Holiday Jet is an exact replica of the one seen on the tv show in the “holiday” episode, so the boys have had lots of fun re-creating scenes from it.
Peppa’s Home and Garden Playset RRP £19.99
The Home and Garden Playset is the iconic home of Peppa Pig and her family from the TV show. The house opens up to reveal four rooms (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room) and an attic with lots of accessories included for hours of imaginative play. The playset neatly folds shut and holds all of the accessories within it for easy storage. It also features a carry handle so little ones can take their playset wherever they go.
Having owned the previous version of this toy, I have to say that this newer one is much improved, both in terms of its design and its contents. Rather than opening up like a book (as it did before), the front of the house now folds down to reveal the attic, rooms and a garden, complete with muddy puddles.
Peppa’s Home and Garden Playset also comes with various items of furniture including a fridge-freezer, television and bed, plus a see-saw and tree for outdoor fun and articulated Peppa Pig and George Pig figures.
The boys absolutely love this set. It is great for role play and encouraging them to use their imaginations and they’ve thoroughly enjoyed making up lots of Peppa Pig stories, pushing Peppa and George on the see-saw and even using the figures on the Air Peppa Holiday Jet.