My girls love princesses and everything to do with princesses. They have the dresses, the shoes, the dolls and now thanks to the EZ-Fort Fairy Tale Castle, they now have their very own castle.
When we were recently asked to review the Fairy Tale Castle I took at look at it and I liked the idea that they can build it themselves and that this is all part of the fun.
It comes with two different size poles that are easily identified by colour, pink spheres and a cover. The idea is that you can build it anyway you choose, there are a few pictures on the box to guide you. But basically there is no right or wrong way to do it (in theory!).
The recommendation age is 3+ and I thought that I would let Alice take the lead with putting it together and I would assist. She loved this idea and it definitely shows in our end design…
Unfortunately Alice struggled to put the poles into the pink spheres on her own, they are an extremely tight fit and I had to do these for her. Even I struggled a few times.
Alice continued to decide how she wanted it and became my assistant, well actually I became her assistant, as she told me where she wanted the poles to go.
I loved watching her work out how it would be best to set it up, making sure there was a door to get in and out of the castle.
Once the frame was made, it was time to put the cover on. It was a bit windy and because there isn’t anything to attach it with, you just drape it over the frame. We had to keep hold of it at times, to stop it blowing off.
By this point Holly had become intrigued by what Alice was doing and left her beloved sandpit to come and have a look. When Alice told her it was a castle, she went off to get their chairs to sit on. Or their thrones as Alice now calls them!
It would have been better if the cover had been a bit bigger, as it didn’t cover the frame that much. I think Alice was hoping they could hide away in there a bit more.
I can see the girls are going to have lots of fun with it over the summer and whilst it can be used both indoors and outdoors, I think for us it will be for outdoor use.
And I also love that every time they play with it, it will be slightly different as Alice (and I) build a different design each time.
The EZ Fort – Fairy Tale Castle RRP is £39.95 and you can find it over at Prezzybox, one of my favourite places to shop. They really do have gifts for everyone and it’s where our elf on the shelf came from.
Disclosure: We were sent the above product in return for an honest review. All views and opinions are my own.