Hannah’s Guest Horses with Ruby the Dog Review
Both of my girls love playsets. They will happily play individually or together with their variety of different characters. I love watching them engage in imaginative play – acting our different scenarios, and learning to cooperate with each other. Recently, we were sent a Schleich Horse Club play set for the girls to review. This is what we thought of it….
Hannah’s guest horses are an Appaloosa mare and her foal , with a paddock, and Ruby the dog and her kennel. The whole set includes an Appaloosa mare, Appaloosa foal, Ruby the dog, dog kennel, four paddock fences, entrance gate, foal blanket, stable halter, feeding rack with red apples, boxtree, bone, stick, dog bowl, dog collar and bird. Schleich are well-known for the quality of their figurines, and this is no exception. The pieces are all very sturdy and obviously well-made, and the detail on the animals makes them look realistic.
The set includes lots of small parts, and I assume it is for this reason that it is aimed at ages 5 to 12 years old. The biggest gripe that I have is that there was a lot of plastic packaging in the box for all the individual pieces. However, there was very little set-up required, and the girls could start playing with the Horse Club set almost straight away.
The girls love all the little accessories which are part of the set. Ruby the dog has a bone and a stick, which both fit into her mouth. The foal has a sweet little blanket which clips onto it. On the side of Ruby’s kennel is a storage box which is really useful for storing all the accessories in whilst they are not being played with. Since we received the set, the girls have spent a lot of time playing with it, on their own and together and are really enjoying it. Thankfully, there has been no arguing over it yet!
I would say that the only other downside to the set, is not having a person with it. One of the great things about this set is that it will connect up to other Horse Club sets, so you can add more fences or animals.
Hannah’s Guest Horses and Ruby the Dog Horse Club set from Schleich costs £29.99 and is available from Smyths Toys.
Disclaimer: We were sent the Hannah’s Guest Horses and Ruby the Dog set for review, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.