Reviewed by Sian Manning
Taking three children (5, 4 & 2) to the best-known toy shop in the whole country (if not the world) just a few weeks before Christmas was always going to be fun. Throw in a giant life-sized white tiger, a water fountain, Safari hats and binoculars and you know you’re onto a winner!
The installation itself is stunning, my boys were mesmerised by the water fountain, they loved having their free Safari hats on and using their free binoculars to see the beautiful white tiger like little explorers (even if they did use them backwards!). The tiger itself is amazing and a scale replica of the real thing, down to every last detail – and I mean every… plants were strategically placed at the tail end to keep his modesty intact.
Schleich toys are the perfect gift for animal lovers, they are beautiful, they are fantastic quality and they are so life-like and realistic, Schleich have gone the extra mile to make sure they are beautiful to hold, feel and play with.
A whole range of big cats came home with us and managed to keep my three monsters occupied on the long 2-hour train journey home, so they really must be loved. We now have our own white tiger as a little souvenir of our day and we’ll get lots of play out of them I’m sure.
So if you find yourself in London, then Hamleys, head to floor 3 and you really won’t be disappointed, the range they have in store is huge too so you are sure to find something to make everyone happy. There is also a competition running at the moment so get there quickly and enter for your chance to win £200 of Schleich wildlife toys.
For more information about Schleich and their range of toys visit www.schleich-s.com.