Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Wheely good fun with Jungle Junction and Flair

I bet you there are few of us with pre-school age children  that haven't seen the Disney programme Jungle Junction.

Featuring the wheeled animal characters Zooter, Ellyvan and Bungo and their friends, the friendly characters love zipping around their jungle home and having adventures.  Flair have released a series of Jungle Junction toys and playsets that are going to please any young fan.  We have been kindly sent a selection from the range to review and have fun with.

Aimed at children aged 3 years+ the Jungle Junction Wheel Around Fun Set  is a real hands on toy that allows children to drive around the characters on their jungle playmat creating their own adventures. The set contains a cardboard playmat, 2 road signs, road sign stickers and the characters Zooter, Ellyvan and Bungo. Use on its own or in addition to the other play sets in the range.

Ellyvan comes as a pull back toy that has opening doors on the back and a rather fun trunk that turns rounds and makes a clicking sound.  At quite a reasonable size Ellyvan was perfect for younger children aged 1 year + as there were no small parts and his size meant it could be played with easily by smaller hands - pull Ellyvan back and watch him go!

Turn Ellyvans trunk...

.. doors that open to carry things inside.
One of Little Mans favourite toys from the Jungle Junction selection from Flair was the bath toy. Hippovan is again suitable from 1 years+. Squirting water from Hippovans mouth soon became a favourite bath time activity and again is a great size for smaller children.

Hippovan bath toy
 Finally we received a rather cute Zooter plush toy.  He was really soft and Little Man was really excited when he discovered he had his own set of wheels underneath. Wheely good fun!  They are akin to inline skate wheels and can make the toy go along at quite fast speeds.  The Zooter plush toy was an instant hit and worked well on carpet and laminate flooring.  Easy to surface clean as well should he pick up any dust on his travels.

Two wheels to whizz around on!