Splashlings are new ocean themed toy sets that are already a huge hit in the USA but have just recently been launched here in the UK. We were lucky enough to be sent both the Splashlings Coral Playground set and a Collector Shell to review. Like every other little girl I know, my daughter is mermaid mad at the minute so it couldn’t have been better timing!
The Splashlings Coral Playground as you can see is quite a large set. One thing that my daughter loved was that it arrived fully assembled. We just had to take it out of the box and could start playing straight away. The set is brilliant with lots to play with including a slide and swing but also comes complete with a colour change mermaid character and also two Splashings and a raft for them to swim on.
There is so much to do at the playground, with a push of a button you can take a twisty ride down the aqua slide, go for a spin around the coral on the merry-go-round, relax on the swing or chill out in the splash pool. There are also little perches all around the set for your mermaid or Splashling characters to sit on or they can take a ride down the slide on the raft. I think it is great value at £22.99 RRP as there is so much to play with plus it comes with the mermaid and Splashlings too. I quite like that you can choose to play with it in water or not too. My daughter loves the colour change mermaid but there are some times that water play just isn’t practical but the play set is still just as much fun without filling the shell pool.
We were also sent the Splashlings Collector shell which comes complete with two surprise characters. There are all sorts of different creatures to collect including ocean gems, treasure pets, fin friends, swell shells, hip flips, wiggles and fash fish. We got an ultra rare Tommy Teeth fin friend and an ocean gem in ours. The shell itself can be played with too and is a great place to store your Splashlings. At just £2.49 RRP they make an ideal pocket money toy and are a great way to add to your collection. My daughter loves the little shell because she can pop it her pocket to play with her Splashlings when we are out and about.
Splashlings are available in all good toy shops now or you can find out more by visiting splashlings.com where you can also watch Webisodes featuring Splashlings and the fun mermaids in undersea adventures.
*For the purpose of this review we were very kindly provided with the Splashlings toy sets shown here but all words and opinions are our own