Reviewed by Alice Dixon
With Summer here and the sun finally shining it was fantastic to receive the Melissa & Doug Sand Baking Set this week ready for some fun now we can get outside more.
We’ve owned many Melissa & Doug toys over the years and they’ve always been a big hit with my children. The fact that they are all created by a husband and wife team who are passionate about designing imaginative toys of outstanding quality means they are a big hit with me too.
The Sand Baking set arrived in a well packaged cardboard box. The toy itself didn’t have any packaging except for a small tag which I think is fab. The less plastic packaging the better.
The Melissa & Doug Seaside Sidekicks Sand Baking set is essentially a sand play set that’s been designed to play pretend baking with a seaside theme. The main toy consists of a plastic bowl with a tortoise lid that doubles as a sand sifter. There are also five utensils included which all neatly fit into the bowl making it easy to store and to carry. There are three measuring cups designed as shells, an octopus whisk and a crab mixing spoon. I love the seaside theme to this. It makes it very fun and a unique twist on a bucket and spade set. The sand set is designed to encourage imaginative play by whisking, mixing and baking. Both of my children had great fun pretending to mix up cakes and treats for us all. It really was lovely to see them getting so creative.
Overall we love this sand baking set. It’s already had plenty of use with play sand in our garden as well as on a trip to the beach. Plus even on those not so warm Summer days we’ve gotten creative with this inside. We found it also works great with kinetic sand for no mess indoor fun.
The Melissa & Doug Sand Baking set is suitable for three plus years and I think it is excellent value for money considering the high quality and how many hours of fun we’ll have with this.
This product can be purchased from Amazon here.