Saturday, 2 December 2017

Brio World - Village School and Expansion Pack Review

Lily currently really enjoys playing with her Brio railway. But lately she has got a lot more into the characters and using her imagination to make them act out a scene. So Brio kindly sent me a Brio World Village School and the Expansion pack to review. I knew Lily would love them! 


The sets are both 3+ and with Lily recently turning 3, they were the perfect toy to try out with her. 

Lily was so excited when she saw the boxes and especially loved that the school set came with a slide. 

I decided to start with the school set and so we got to taking the contents out of the box.

The school set is partially built when you get it out and then comes with some extra pieces. Such as Slide, Ladder, Bricks and Benches. Also 2 little characters and some steps so they can walk out of the buildings.


I set to putting the school together. It is really easy and the 2 buildings just slot together making it one building. Then you put 2 side panels onto the roof, slot in the slide and ladders, place the steps by the entrance and its all ready to play with. Although the buildings do come in the box set up, you can pull them apart so you can make your own designs with them.

It looked great when it was all put together. Its really nice that they have used a mixture of plastic and wood in the set. One of the things that I do love about brio is that they always do involve wood in their toys. 

Lily started to play with her set straight away and was putting the people down the slide and making them have conversations. The set is so good for the imagination and lets children make there own little world up. 




After playing with this one for a while I got out the expansion pack for Lily. This one came all dismantled and was in 14 pieces. This was great as it meant we could design the buildings to look how ever we wanted them to. There was a panel with a green door, and 2 with windows and one that was to look like a glass panel. It then had 3 floor pieces and 2 roof pieces. It also had 3 supports and a bench. This set did not come with any people as it was just an extension to the Brio World buildings. 


I started the building off with Lily, and then she joined in and helped. She was very adamant to where she wanted everything to go. Lily managed with some parts of the building but needed my hair a fair bit to build it correctly. But she has only just turned 3 and so it's something she will learn in time. 

It really is great that these sets the children can build them selves. It teaches them to design and is also great for there motor skills.

I am not the best at building houses, and I must admit that later on in the night my partner made a much better one than I did, but I managed to make something for Lily and she enjoyed playing with it. 

The other great thing about the expansion pack is that you can join it onto the school to make the school a bigger school.  




I think this toy is great and would really recommend it to parents of children who love play sets. I can't wait to get Lily more people and more buildings to extend her Brio world play further. 

You can see more about the Brio World Toys on the Website. 

What would your child enjoy about the Brio World toys? 

11 comments:

  1. Looks fab and brio are great quality toys

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  2. My kids would love trying to build it

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  3. PERFECT for little hands to explore and learn

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  4. My children love being hands on and building things so they would love putting the set together xx

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  5. BRIO I was used to was wooden, and extremely durable. Only recently came across these playsets via the internet. Looks like great fun for the children. Really colourful.

    Rachel Craig

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  6. Really love BRIO sets. My kids have lots of fun with them

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  7. They do look great, and it's much better to get kids doing things with their hands and imagination!

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  8. This set looks like fun thanks for sharing

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  9. Great for imaginative play.

    Rachel Craig

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  10. BRIO, as I recall is a brand which has long lasting toys .

    Rachel Craig

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