Our children may have a three year age gap, but already they’ve found one thing in common and that’s their love for role play toys. They can play for ages together or alone, opening this, closing that, making, mixing, baking, their vivid little imaginations running wild and there’s nothing they love more at the moment than their colourful little GLTC Devon Market Stall.
I have watched our little ones play for hours, come rain or shine and lost track of the amount of time I have spent putting all the wooden fruit and veg that have tumbled off of this pretty stall back into their little wooden crates. It’s been at least six months and the littles ones love for this hasn’t waned one bit and let me tell you why..
1. Indoor, outdoors whatever the weather play
It has been the perfect addition to our ever growing role play collection and is just as at home in the kitchen as it is in the garden. One minute its a fruit and veg stall, the next an ice cream stand and at Christmas it transforms into the most magical of mince pie stands (ok, mummy may have had something to do with that last one). Transport it to another room or location and they step into another world in their imagination.
2. Its sharable
These days our house is overrun with toys spilling out of every storage space. I honestly don’t think we could fit any more in if we tried, so any new toys that we get have to fit the recently added criteria of being sharable so that we can keep the current toy situation contained. But this is one toy worth having alongside their other current fave GLTC workbench which together keep them preoccupied just long enough for me to have a quick tea before I get back to the job of refereeing over what hammer belongs to who, yes this is the reality of life in our house.
3. It’s one of the most beautiful toys little ones can own
When our market stall arrived I think us adults were as excited as the children to get it set up. We couldn’t help but oooh and aaah at how pretty it is. From its strippy red and white awning, to its pale blue tongue and groove finish not to mention the dashing little black board that just wants to be drawn on, the market stall is the perfect nod to tradition. It never looks anything less than smart, even when everything is in the wrong place because toddler tidying skills are always somewhat to be desired.
The GLTC Devon Market Stall has quickly become a firm family favourite, a toy that everyone loves to play with when they visit and one that I can see our little ones playing with for years to come. Anything that gives mums and dad’s just enough time to finish a hot cuppa was always destined to be a winner, and this most certainly is.
Disclosure; we were sent the GLTC Devon Market Stall to review as part of our role in the GLTC Testing Team. We have lots of fun in what we think is one of the best jobs in the world, but we also take our role and responsibility very seriously which means you will always find a fair review and honest opinion of everything we test for GLTC.