» The wooden ark showcased in this post was gifted to Lily by JoJo Maman Bébé for the purposes of this review. As always, all comments and opinions are fair, honest and completely my own. «
Lily’s had this wooden ark for a few weeks now so we’ve really put it through its paces but before I get on to our thoughts and comments, I suppose I should say that our playroom is currently a complete mess as we’ve had to take everything out for our new carpets to be fitted (and we’ve only been in this house for a few weeks).
So, I’ll be doing a little tour when it’s all done and dusted but in the meantime do bear with as it isn’t what it will be (if that makes sense?) I’m so excited and can’t wait to get it all sorted for her.
Anyway, back to the ark. First things first, isn’t it beautiful? *swoons*
I’m a HUGE fan of wooden toys and I’ve seen some similar products on the market but they’ve been quite hard-hitting on the wallet whereas for under £30 this is an absolute steal.
The ark has a bright, vibrant and glossy finish with a full set of animals (going two by two so you have the male and female version of each) together with Noah and his wife completing the collection of chunky, freestanding wooden figures.
There’s a dark blue ladder that stands up against the ark for all of the figures to get up to and down from the top unit during playtime and this slots in conveniently underneath the lift-up lid for easy storage when not in use.
All of the figures fit inside the ark as well and they can be squeezed in to the top of the ark as Lily tends to put them up here so they can see out of the windows. She’s kind like that you see! This truly is one of her favourite toys at the moment and fair play to her, it’s a good ‘un.
The bottom unit also sports a red magnetic door which flips up and down as shown adding another feature to play with.
Lily adores her ark and we can spend ages naming all of the animals or pretending to set sail on our own maritime adventure. At 20 months, she’s reached that stage where she is really in to her roleplaying and she loves identifying with and speaking to her character toys and animals. It’s amazing to watch and what I always imagined doing with her when I was dreaming about our days together before she even arrived.
The nautical theme is super stylish and appealing and this gorgeous nursery staple is such an eye-catcher in any children’s bedroom or play area.
This is definitely a classic toy that we’ll be keeping for Lily to pass down to her future brothers and/or sisters (fingers crossed!)
Are you a big fan of wooden toys?
Does your baby/toddler love to roleplay?