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A Castle in a Tin – Review and Giveaway

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Castle in a Tin

If you follow the blog, then you know that we love crafts. So, when the team from Present Mill got in contact to test out one of their ‘in a tin’ range over the Easter holidays, I knew of a couple of little Bears who were more than happy to get involved.

We were sent the “Castle in a Tin” from the range and I was so pleased with the choice, mainly because it is gender neutral. The Bears are currently going through a real “that’s for boys / girls” phase, so I’m doing my best to push their boundaries and accept that boys AND girls can play with anything they choose. The good news is that both were immediately drawn to the castle and couldn’t wait to get started.


First of all, let me say that they can seriously pack a lot in to a little tin! I found the design so impressive as literally every bit of space is used.

Castle in a Tin - impressive design

At first, I was a little unsure by the number of pieces involved. It felt like a lot to expect little ones to do. However, all the instructions are very clear and each of the pieces slotted together with ease. Step by step – much to the delight of two very excited kids – a castle appeared in front of us.

Castle in a Tin - the finished castle


Once complete, the first thing my two wanted to do was to add their own touches to it. (It took a little blackmail to even get them to pause so I could take a picture.) That was a nice unexpected touch with the Castle in Tin. Because it’s made of plain wood, there is plenty of scope for kids to unleash their inner artists.

Castle in a Tin - customisation


We really enjoyed making our castle: it was a lovely way to spend a little time making something all together.

I found that it put to use so many skills for them. Puzzle skills, hand to eye coordination, creativity and then of course imaginative play once the castle was built and all the knights and horses had their turn to play.

Castle in a Tin - imaginative play

These would make really lovely gifts. And with such diversity to the range, there really is something for everyone.


Ready to have a go yourself? Present Mill are very kindly offering a Castle in a Tin to give away to one lucky Tippytupps reader. Just enter via Rafflecopter using the link below and follow the usual social media accounts.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to UK residents only, is powered by Rafflecopter and will close on Monday 6th May 2019 at midnight. The winner will then be chosen at random using the tool. Please note this competition is hosted by the Tippytupps blog but the prize is being provided by Present Mill who will be responsible for posting your prize out to you. For full terms and conditions for the giveaway, please visit the Tippytupps terms and conditions page.

Good luck!

That’s not all though, as PresentMill has also provided a discount code VICKI10 which will give a 10% off any orders placed before 28th April. So, be sure to stock up on gifts while you can!

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  1. Tracy Nixon says:

    Such a lovely little gift for a child! My son would love it!

  2. Peter Watson says:

    This would be perfect for my grandson.

  3. Catherine S says:

    My nephew would adore this. What a lovely prize.

  4. Solange says:

    This would make a great gift.

  5. Sean Eccles says:

    Lovely gift my son would love this

  6. Mary Lucking says:

    I would love this for my grandson. Lovely gift

  7. Rena Plumridge says:

    This would be great for my godson

  8. Amy Bondoc says:

    this is so cool! im sure my nephews would love to play with this

  9. Katie Skeoch says:

    It would be perfect form my boys

    1. Natalie Burgess says:

      My little girl would love this!!xx

  10. Sadiyya Maryam says:

    My daughter would love this. This looks wonderful.

  11. Justine Meyer says:

    This looks like great fun x

  12. Lydia Joy says:

    We’ve had a microscope in a tin and a kite in a tin before. They’re really good and awesome gifts.

  13. Jo Jones says:

    This would be a great aid to entertaining the children

  14. Hazel Christopher says:

    Lovely giveaway! I know my little nephew would think this is fabulous.

  15. Hazel Christopher says:

    Lovely giveaway! My little nephew would think this is fabulous!

  16. Claire woods says:

    Love this. Would be great to transport.

  17. Ruth Harwood says:

    this looks just the thing for bonding on rainy days this summer, and the sense of achievement once it’s finished!!

  18. janine atkin says:

    id love this for my nephew

  19. Sue McCarthy says:

    What a novel idea, great little gift.

  20. Andrea Fletcher says:

    My grandson would love this.

  21. Ursula Hunt says:

    This is great for taking out with you to keep the children entertained

  22. Pam Smith says:

    Our grandson would love this

  23. Sally Collingwood says:

    Fab idea!!

  24. Rich Tyler says:

    This would be lovely for my little 1

  25. Jemma Dwyer says:

    lovely for my son 😀

  26. Susan Smith says:

    This would be wonderful for my Grandson

  27. judy kennedy says:

    We always enjoy making things together even if its covering butter cartons

  28. Susan B says:

    What fun. I haven’t seen this product before.

  29. Margaret GALLAGHER says:

    The boys would have so much fun – it’s a beauty

  30. Fiona jk42 says:

    This sounds like a great little project that my granddaughter would enjoy. She enjoys visiting castles and insists on climbing every tower.

  31. JULIE WARD says:

    This would be a great gift for my grandson

  32. ADEINNE TONNER says:

    This is a great giveaway fingers crossed and have a lovely day too

  33. Sheri Darby says:

    I would love to win this for my son

  34. lorraine kirk says:

    These are a great idea, perfect for travelling too!

  35. Karen Barrett says:

    Perfect, my grandson, Matthew, would love this

  36. Troy Easton says:

    Really Cool giveaway.

  37. Elizabeth Yeates says:

    This is such a cute idea

  38. Fab Prize and something different would love this for my grandson

  39. Jeanette Chalmers says:

    A great idea. My boys would love this.

  40. sandy lynn ralph says:

    oh i love this set , and I know my grandson would enjoy making and decorating this too

  41. Faye Reed says:

    This little set is great.

  42. Emma Middleton says:

    Lovely present for my little boy

  43. Nicola Marshall says:

    Such a lovely gift for a child, my son would love this.

  44. Lynn Neal says:

    My grandchildren would love this!

  45. Kim Neville says:

    These are a great idea to have and portable to take away

  46. Kevin Johnson says:

    My son would love this. Thanks for the chance.

  47. Carol Boffey says:

    lovely giveaway

  48. Natalee Gosiewski says:

    oh wow amazing my lil boy would love this

  49. Theresa Thomas says:

    I would love this for my Son. Lovely gift

  50. Rebecca Nisbet says:

    My nephew would love this

  51. Adrian Bold says:

    Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

  52. A.E. ADKINS says:

    What a lovely idea, it would make a delightful gift

  53. Susan Willshee says:

    This looks like so much fun. It would be a bit to old for Leo to make but if Daisy made it for him they would both get enjoyment out of it

  54. Laura Walker says:

    This would be great for camping trips

  55. Darren Bourne says:

    My daughter would love this.

  56. Natalie Gillham says:

    How lovely, thanks for the chance to win x

  57. ellie spider says:

    this looks great love how small an tidy it is to pack away

  58. Ro Day says:

    Perfect for my year 1 class topic on castles. I can put it away every year too!

  59. paula cheadle says:

    awesome, never seen anything like this before

  60. Richard Saunders says:

    I would love to win this..for my son of course 🙂

  61. Jeanette Leighton says:

    Would love this for either of my 2 children

  62. Maria Jane Knight says:

    What a great travel toy!

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