My eldest is a huge fan of unicorns and has been for a long time now. Her room has unicorn stickers. She has a lot of clothes covered in them and her recent birthday sleepover was unicorn-themed! Bottom line she loves them. Combine that with the fact her Dad is quite a keen gardener; I knew the My Fairy Garden Grow and Play Range would be something she would love to get involved with and play with!
The kits are great as encourage children to watch something grow, encourage imaginative play and it is a fun thing to do together too.
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My eldest has already had some of the My Fairy Garden range before when she was younger. She was bought a set for Christmas and she loved setting it up and watching it grow. The new Grow and Play Range is even better, as allows little ones to sow some seeds, watch them grow but also set up their own magical world to play with too.
My eldest was kindly set The My Fairy Garden Unicorn Garden & The Magical Wishing Well and The Fairy Forest Friends sets.
The kits are aimed at children aged 4 and over.
The Unicorn Garden RRPs at £19.99 and can be found in Smyths, Hobbycraft and Amazon. The Fairy Forest Friends can be found in similar stores and RRPs at £9.99. This would really be a perfect gift, especially as birthday parties kick off again now school has started.
They looked really bright and exciting and we luckily had some good weather, so could set up in the garden.
Setting up My Fairy Garden Unicorn Garden
The packs come with illustrative instructions and are pretty easy to follow and set up. Everything you need is bagged up and ready to go, including some flower and grass seeds with the Unicorn Garden.
We went outside and started setting it up!
You start by adding some soil and compost to the bowl. We used compost my hubby already had, as a keen gardener.
The next steps involve setting up the bunting. I found this a little more fiddly, as you have to tie string around the plastic sticks to put in the compost. You then have to stick the bunting over the string. I did this, as my eldest had a go and didn’t do the best job!
She was happy to add the stones to make the path and start to sow the grass the flower seeds. This is very simple as you just sprinkle on and add a little water.
The girls just absolutely loved the fairies and unicorns that came with the Unicorn Garden. We opened the box before setting up and I had to get my eldest to find everything, as she had been playing with them. They make a lovely addition to the My Fairy Garden range.
The Wishing Well that comes with the set does require batteries as lights up. You also have to tie the bucket to the well with some string. Again I did find this a little fiddly but you are told what to do with the instructions.
You then have some little flowers to stick in the compost and can arrange the rainbow bridge, fairies and unicorns how you like. In the pictures below, I think my girls had used some of the fairies from the Fairy Forest Friends Set.
After all is set up, you simply watch and wait for the grass and flowers to grow. From previous experiences, the grass does grow fast and you are recommended to trim down with some scissors.
Setting Up The Fairy Forest Friends Set
The Fairy Forest Friends Set was very easy to set up. All that was needed was to soak the little pad in water and place in the top of the little house, then sow the flower seeds.
Just a case of watching then grow and having this lovely set to play with!
The My Fairy Garden Grow and Play range is lovely. It is a fab way to introduce little ones to growing grass and flowers from seed but also captures their interest with the included model fairies and in the case of The Unicorn Garden, unicorns too!
As mentioned, my girls would have been happy with the included unicorns and fairies.
Younger children will need a little help with the more fiddly aspects; tying the string to the sticks for the bunting and the wishing well. My middle daughter did a lot of it and she is 4. The instructions are pretty easy to follow and it didn’t take us too long to get the kit ready.
It is a lovely activity to do together and has that “wholesome” feel to it and my girls loved playing their imaginary games once all was set up (and before)!
Price-wise I think the kits are very reasonable and some of the smaller ones would be perfect for a friend’s birthday gift or a stocking filler (yes I mentioned Christmas).
Overall we loved the My Fairy Garden Grow and Play range. The combination of playing, setting up the gardens and watching the seeds grow is a brilliant concept and perfect for little ones.
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