We were gifted the My Fairy Garden – Fairy Light Garden playset by Wire PR for review – thank you! The post contains affiliate links.
Do your children believe in fairies? Mine love anything magical so I knew that this was going to be a winner as soon as a I saw it. We thoroughly enjoyed creating a magical world for our fairies Evie and Heather and their friends; the baby unicorn and hedgehog.
WHAT DO YOU GET?
The My Fairy Garden light playset includes everything you need to create your very own fairy garden except the soil (for grass growing purposes) and the two AA batteries needed for the light in the light up musical house
- Terracotta style bowl
- Light up musical fairy house
- Raised growing bed
- Raised decking with hedgehog house
- Heather fairy figure
- Evie fairy figure
- Hedgehog figure
- Unicorn foal figure
- Fairy mushroom
- Fairy bridge with flowers
- Colour activity booklet
- Posts with cord and bunting stickers sheet
- Pack of grass seed
- Coloured gravel
- Fairy dust
- Flowers for the garden (not real)
SO HOW DO YOU PLAY WITH IT?
The first thing you need to do is create the fairy garden following the very clear instructions you simply add soil and then place the various items where they suggest or you could go off piste and do it your own way. We followed the guide and then sowed the seeds as they suggested. The grass grew really quickly. In fact we only planted a week ago and I have already had to get the scissors out.
It is up to you then whether you keep the My Fairy Garden inside or outside. We have gone for inside and so it is up on a shelf slightly out of reach in their bedroom. I didn’t want to leave it within reach as I have seen those kids with soil before!! The light up house is not attached to the raised decking and so you could easily just take that inside as a night light and leave the rest of the garden outside for the children to play with. I think it makes a nice feature in their bedroom so we are leaving it there and I will just get it down so that they can play with the fairies which of course they are dying to do.
I did the activity of making the garden with my 3 year old girl twins and it was quite chaotic. The Fairy Garden says that it is not suitable for those under 3. My girls are 3.5 years old and it was madness putting the garden together with them. This is not to say that it wasn’t fun. It was and they were so excited. They loved doing it, but they were so excited that they were running the risk of breaking stuff before we started with their sheer desperation to get at the fairies. I must admit that I whilst I let them get the soil ready I did not let them put it in the bowl as that seemed like it would be crazy. I did that bit, but they were able to help with sowing the grass seeds and putting down the coloured gravel path and they were loving it. They were engaged with this from start to finish and were happily deciding where each fairy should go.
They were then on grass watch each day and I am pleased to report that the grass grew fast so they could see something happening within a day or two which made them all excited again. When my parents came to visit last week they were desperate to take grandma up to see their Fairy Garden and especially to see the grass that they had grown.
THE TOOTH FAIRY
When we made this I did it with my girls as an activity when the boys were at school and so it is in their bedroom, but the boys also really like it. I wasn’t sure if they would be interested in it as they don’t spend much time playing with the fairies that we have, but I was wrong. They both wanted to see what we had made and my eldest son said he thought this would be a perfect place for the tooth fairy to go when she visited to collect his teeth. I thought this was a perfect idea and so now he will be putting any lost teeth in the fairy house and then the tooth fairy may leave the cash there too!
One thing that I really love about the My Fairy Garden – Fairy Light Garden is the light up musical house. You just blow on it; it lights up and the music plays. It is so sweet and magical for little ones. I was looking for a night light as they have recently started having little nightmares and this is perfect for them. You simply blow again and the light will turn off so if you are creeping in once they are asleep there is no rooting around for the switch…
I would totally recommend the My Fairy Garden – Fairy Light Garden as a lovely gift. I like that there is an activity in making the garden and then you are also getting the nightlight, it is aesthetically pleasing and sweet and also children can get great fun out of it with endless imaginative play options although in that respect it may be better for a slightly older child than my two. It is a lovely toy and I know that we will have many years of magic with this as a Tooth Fairy stop over and night light.