Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Orchard Toys Once Upon a Time Puzzle, Review and Giveaway


Lily and I have always loved the Orchard Toys puzzles and so when we were approached by them to review their brand new puzzle I was super excited as I knew Lily would love it. 

The puzzle arrived and Lily just couldn't wait to get it out of the box and as soon as she spotted it she brought it to me for me to open. I always love the boxes that orchard toys put there puzzles in. Its obvious that the colourful box with the colourful pictures on the front really attracts young children like Lily to want to get that box open and play with whats inside. It also comes with a handy little handle so the box can be carried around.


The puzzle theme is Once Upon a time and features characters from classic children's stories. The characters in this box is Little Red Ryding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin and the Genie, Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Dick Whittington. 

I love how child friendly and colourful all the characters look and it is very easy to know which each character is. The Orchard toys puzzles are always great quality and very sturdy. They also wipe clean which is great as children can often have sticky little fingers.



This jigsaw is a 3 piece jigsaw and is a great starter jigsaw for toddlers aged 2 plus. Lily is nearly 2 and so the jigsaw was a little tricky for her but she really enjoyed giving it a go. 

I find the best way to help Lily do the puzzle is to organise all the pieces so she knows which ones fit together. Children who are a little older may not need this to be done for them as they may be able to match the pieces from looking at the characters or if that is to difficult for them then they can match from the background colours of the puzzle.




I needed to show Lily how to push the puzzles together and provide a lot of help but its definetly going to be something she learns to do herself eventually and it will help her hand and eye co-ordination and matching skills. 

For now Lily really enjoys trying to put them together and loves looking at all the different pieces. 



The Once Upon a Time puzzle is £7.50 which I think is really good value for money to say you get 6 mini puzzles in it. I also think that the story tale theme is a really nice idea to have for a puzzle and it is great for both boys and girls. It would definetly be one I would pick up from the shelf if I was looking at them in a shop. 

You can find out more about this puzzle from the Orchard Toys website here.

Now if you love the look of this puzzle, Orchard Toys are letting me give one away to one lucky winner.

Enter now on the Gleam app for your chance to win.

Win a Orchard Toys Once Upon a Time Puzzle

84 comments:

  1. Goldilocks is my favourite! I love porridge!

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  2. I love Little Red Riding Hood!

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  3. Goldilocks for me, thank you.

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  4. We like Little Red Riding Hood the best definitely. :)

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  5. Cinderella as there is a pumpkin on the puzzle.

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  6. Lovely review! Cinderella is my favourite. It's a lovely story x

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  7. My favourite is Jack and the Beanstalk

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  8. Little Red Riding Hood. It was a story my dad would always tell us, and he did some really funny voices.

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  9. Goldilocks. I like the fact it teaches children not to steal and the consequenses of doing so without being too harsh

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  10. Jack and the beanstalk because my son is called Jack

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  11. Goldilocks was always my favourite story

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  12. Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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  13. I like Little Red Riding Hood

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  14. I like Goldilocks, because i like that Baby Bear really doesn't look impressed!

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  15. Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk.

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  16. Goldilocks is my fav out of the three
    Farhana

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  17. Little Red Riding Hood with the wolf :)

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  18. Goldilocks-it was always my favourite dtory when i was little

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  19. Little Red Riding Hood is my fave. :)

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  20. I like little read riding hood the best

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  21. Cinderella has always been one of my favourite fairytales

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  22. All gorgeous but love Little Red Riding Hood.

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  23. I love Orchard games - they are fantastic

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  24. Always loved Goldilocks as a child,and remember my mum doing different voices for the bears.It still makes me smile now! x

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  25. Oh this looks fantastic! Little read riding hood and the wolf look great!

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  26. My daughter favourite is goldilocks and the 3 bears :) I agree with her on that :)

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  27. little red riding hood is my favourite, love orchard games

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  28. Goldilocks has always been my favourite xxx

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  29. Red Riding Hood

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  30. Little Red Riding Hood is my favourite from childhood

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  31. Goldilocks and The Three Bears :)

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  32. Cinderella my daughter loves her as well

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  33. Goldilocks

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  34. The choice would be aladin in this house.

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  35. Has to be little red riding hood x

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  36. Little red riding hood is my favourite

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  37. Goldilocks is my favourite with the bear.

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  38. Little Red Riding Hood is my favourite! Fab giveaway!

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