A Castle in a Tin – Review and Giveaway
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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.
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.
ADDING THE PERSONAL TOUCH
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Tracy Nixon says
Such a lovely little gift for a child! My son would love it!
Peter Watson says
This would be perfect for my grandson.
Catherine S says
My nephew would adore this. What a lovely prize.
This would make a great gift.
Sean Eccles says
Lovely gift my son would love this
Mary Lucking says
I would love this for my grandson. Lovely gift
Rena Plumridge says
This would be great for my godson
Amy Bondoc says
this is so cool! im sure my nephews would love to play with this
Katie Skeoch says
It would be perfect form my boys
Natalie Burgess says
My little girl would love this!!xx
Sadiyya Maryam says
My daughter would love this. This looks wonderful.
Justine Meyer says
This looks like great fun x
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.
Jo Jones says
This would be a great aid to entertaining the children
Hazel Christopher says
Lovely giveaway! I know my little nephew would think this is fabulous.
Hazel Christopher says
Lovely giveaway! My little nephew would think this is fabulous!
Claire woods says
Love this. Would be great to transport.
Ruth Harwood says
this looks just the thing for bonding on rainy days this summer, and the sense of achievement once it’s finished!!
janine atkin says
id love this for my nephew
Sue McCarthy says
What a novel idea, great little gift.
Andrea Fletcher says
My grandson would love this.
Ursula Hunt says
This is great for taking out with you to keep the children entertained
Pam Smith says
Our grandson would love this
Sally Collingwood says
Rich Tyler says
This would be lovely for my little 1
Jemma Dwyer says
lovely for my son 😀
Susan Smith says
This would be wonderful for my Grandson
judy kennedy says
We always enjoy making things together even if its covering butter cartons
Susan B says
What fun. I haven’t seen this product before.
Margaret GALLAGHER says
The boys would have so much fun – it’s a beauty
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.
JULIE WARD says
This would be a great gift for my grandson
ADEINNE TONNER says
This is a great giveaway fingers crossed and have a lovely day too
Sheri Darby says
I would love to win this for my son
lorraine kirk says
These are a great idea, perfect for travelling too!
Karen Barrett says
Perfect, my grandson, Matthew, would love this
Troy Easton says
Really Cool giveaway.
Elizabeth Yeates says
This is such a cute idea
Sandra Fortune says
Fab Prize and something different would love this for my grandson
Jeanette Chalmers says
A great idea. My boys would love this.
sandy lynn ralph says
oh i love this set , and I know my grandson would enjoy making and decorating this too
Faye Reed says
This little set is great.
Emma Middleton says
Lovely present for my little boy
Nicola Marshall says
Such a lovely gift for a child, my son would love this.
Lynn Neal says
My grandchildren would love this!
Kim Neville says
These are a great idea to have and portable to take away
Kevin Johnson says
My son would love this. Thanks for the chance.
Carol Boffey says
Natalee Gosiewski says
oh wow amazing my lil boy would love this
Theresa Thomas says
I would love this for my Son. Lovely gift
Rebecca Nisbet says
My nephew would love this
Adrian Bold says
Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!
A.E. ADKINS says
What a lovely idea, it would make a delightful gift
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
Laura Walker says
This would be great for camping trips
Darren Bourne says
My daughter would love this.
Natalie Gillham says
How lovely, thanks for the chance to win x
ellie spider says
this looks great love how small an tidy it is to pack away
Ro Day says
Perfect for my year 1 class topic on castles. I can put it away every year too!
paula cheadle says
awesome, never seen anything like this before
Richard Saunders says
I would love to win this..for my son of course 🙂
Jeanette Leighton says
Would love this for either of my 2 children
Maria Jane Knight says
What a great travel toy!