Despicable Me Mineez Toys – Review

We’ve loved both the Despicable Me films and we can’t wait for the third one to be out. To keep us entertained in the meantime we were sent some rather cute Minions toys from Flair PLC to review.

We were sent the following from the Despicable Me Mineez Range from Flair –

  • Blind Pack
  • Micro Key Ring
  • Drop & Pop Minions
  • Collector’s Tin

Each blind pack contains a little character and from over 75 to collect, there’s no stopping at one. There are even rare and limited editions to be found.

The Micro Key Ring clips onto everything and is perfect for the children’s bags. There are 12 to collect.

The Drop and Pop minion is loads of fun. I did have a problem finding out how it worked. It bounces high into the air when you pull down it’s trousers and then throw it to the ground.

The Collectors Tin contains two exclusive figures and is the perfect place for storing all those minions. It is made of tin and is shaped to look like a minion.

Since we love the Minions, we quite enjoyed playing with these toys. They are durable and lovely to start a rather nice collection.

The target age range is 5+ and this is about the correct age. The blind pack is priced at £2.99, the Micro key ring at £4.99, the Drop and Pop Minions at £8.99 and the collectors tin at £14.99

The toys are available at all major retailers.

Disney Crossy Road Toys – Review

We love playing Crossy Road and the Disney Crossy Road is a firm favourite in our house. How lovely to be sent some Disney Crossy Road Toys to review then?

We are HUGE Disney fans and Crossy Road fans too. Join them together and you have a game that is incredibly appealing.

If you are unaware of Crossy Road, I’d suggest you download the App as soon as possible and have a play. But beware it’s addictive! Of course the Disney version means that you get to play with all your favourite characters. Double Whammy!

The aim of the game?

Make your character cross the road or several really. Sounds easy? Apparently so. I can tell you that it is one game that you really need to have your wits about you. There are obstacles and trains and cars and people walking. It’s a death trap. Don’t get hit by any of them – whatever you do. A certain amount of skill is definitely required. Each character also comes with the setting of the Disney film making the game even more fun.

The toys of course are a big hit as they are replicas of the Crossy Road characters. We were sent a pre-launch box that contained –

  • 1 x Plush Figure
  • 1 x Mini Figure 4 Pack
  • 2 x Mystery figures

The children enjoyed opening the packs and love the figures they received.

The mystery figures are like blind bags so you don’t know which one you receive.

The mini figure contains 3 figures and a mystery figure. These mystery figures are great for making up one’s own Crossy Road.

The plush figure is soft and cuddly and is perfect for a desk top.

 

Each character comes with its own rarity status ranging from rare, epic, secret, legendary and limited edition! The are 40+ characters to collect including Mickey and friends, Toy Story, Big Hero 6 and Lion King. There is something for everyone.

This is the first series.

Crossy Road toys from Character Options are available at Tesco, Asda, Toys R Us, Smyths and Argos. The plush figure is priced at £9.99, the 4pack at £9.99 and the mystery figure £2.99

There are some great unboxings on the Moose website, click here for more information – https://www.moosetoys.toys/disney-crossy-road/

Here’s the video we made –

 

A Review of Our Eurocamp Holiday at La Croix du Vieux Pont, France

We were thrilled to be reviewing Eurocamp over the Easter break. Choosing the destination was the problem as there are so many to choose from. Having never been to France, we finally decided to narrow it down and then decided on one near Paris so we could visit the city.

We had opted to take the car and use the ferry.

On the morning of our trip, we awoke early, all set for the seemingly long journey to France. We were pleasantly surprised that the day did pass quite quickly and we were at La Croix Du Vieux Pont by about 3pm. With getting used to driving on the opposite side of the road and all, it was quite good time.

The drive from Calais to Eurocamp is a pleasant one with scenic views of the French countryside. It took us about two and a half hours to drive from Calais to the campsite.

The campsite is tucked away in a little village – Berny Rivière,  but offers all the facilities you could want.

The Accommodation

We were staying in a 3 bedroom Vista mobile home with decking. I was quite surprised to see that our home for the next week was quite deceptively spacious. The rooms were not huge but they were not tiny either. It is a self-catering accommodation so it contains a well-equipped kitchen that contains everything you need to cook your meals if you choose to do so. There is also quite a lot of storage.

One of the bedrooms had a double bed, one had a bunk bed and one had twin beds. The sofa can also be converted to a bed.

The accommodation is provided with duvets and pillows but you will need to hire bed linen or take your own. I think it is easier to hire. The bed linen consists of a pillow slip, duvet cover and a towel which is pretty handy.

You can also buy a welcome pack for £12 which contains things like tea, coffee, crisps, biscuits, sugar, salt and pepper etc. I would also recommend the essentials pack for £4 that includes a box of matches, cleaning products, a tea towel etc. You can find out more about this here – http://www.eurocamp.co.uk/travel-and-extras/holiday-extras/welcome-pack

The accommodation is provided with a barbecue as part of the package and I was extremely pleased with the service as our barbecue refused to light up and we were provided with another one within minutes.

The day we arrived saw a huge group of people descend on the camp but I must say that the Eurocamp Couriers managed efficiently. We were visited by a Courier later that very evening even though we didn’t expect it as it was so busy. They checked if everything was okay and went out of their way to answer queries related to our trip to Paris.

The Facilities

The campsite is well maintained  and there are many facilities onsite like swimming pools, Ping Pong tables, canoeing, cycle hire as well as Kids Clubs run by Eurocamp.

The children enjoyed themselves in the pool especially on the slides in the swimming area. We even hired a paddle boat and this was so much fun.

There is a lagoon lake as well which features a beach and the camp has 2 restaurants and a bar. An onsite mini market that sells everything from food to bath products is also on site. There is even a bakery which serves up freshly baked bread.

We had an amazing time and I shall be writing about our trip in more detail as there is so much to write about and I would strongly recommend this location of Eurocamp to anyone visiting France. It is about a little over an hour’s journey into Paris and ideal for a trip to Euro Disney too. Although we didn’t visit the Disney Park.

There is a Eurocamp office on site and there is always someone available there during office opening hours. You can also borrow badminton sets, Ping Pong sets and other games to keep you occupied.

There is a shop onsite too where you can buy souvenirs, toys and even swimsuits and swimming products.

While on a Eurocamp holiday, you don’t really need to spend money touring as there is so much to keep you occupied within the campsite.

The Surrounding Area

This campsite is located a short walk from the nearest village Vic-Sur-Ainse. It is a charming little town that houses some shops, restaurants and post office as well as a petrol station and an Intermarche – a supermarket where you can pick up all your requirements.

There are towns that are just as beautiful further afield like Soissons, Pierrefonds, Compiegne and of course Paris. You can drive to all these places. I highly recommend Pierrefonds.

And of course, Paris –

Our Review

We thoroughly enjoyed our Eurocamp break. We found all the staff from the time we booked our stay to the end of the stay very professional and friendly and eager to help. Their mission it seems is to make every holiday as memorable as possible. Considering that the stays are quite inexpensive, the entire experience was very good value for money. We would wholeheartedly recommend Eurocamp to anyone looking for a family holiday filled with fun and memories. We ourselves look forward to visiting again.

If you would like to book a Eurocamp holiday or for more information check our their website – http://www.eurocamp.co.uk

Here’s a short video tour of the Vista, 3 bed accommodation –

Scooby Doo Mystery Minis Range – Review

Somehow the Scooby Doo song seems to stick in one’s head and you can probably break into it on short notice. No? Well, it does in mine. Not in a bad way.

The children, of course, love Scooby Doo and we have been fortunate to be able to review several Scooby products.

The latest was when we were sent the Scooby Doo mystery minis range. We were sent the Scooby Doo Mystery Minis 2 figure pack and the Monster Trawler.

The mystery minis contained two figures – Scooby and

These are articulated and are great for adding to a set to make your very own Scooby Doo stories. There are 6 to collect and contain the mystery solving crew as well as some baddies too.

The Monster Trawler is a lot of fun. It is brightly coloured and is sure to be a big hit with kids. We have also taken ours to the bath. There is space to put the captain in who can manage the wheel and guide the trawler over the water. It also comes with a mini figure – Scooby.

These sets are perfect for Scooby Doo fans and can be added to different sets to create a Scooby world.

The Mystery Minis 2 figure set is priced at £4.99 and the vehicle set is priced at £9.99

They are available at all major toy stores.

The Scooby Doo range from Character Options also includes larger 5 inch articulated figures, stackable soft toys, goo pod figures, playset and more!