We previously reviewed the My Fairy Garden – Blossom Balloon and we have been gifted another little set by My Fairy Garden called Hop’s Hideaway. This set continues with the theme of bring nature and play together. Much like the other set this one allows children to plant the included seeds (this one is cornflower seeds) along with having toys and decorations for their little garden set up. This one is a smaller set than the previous one with only 11 play pieces rather than 20. I think this set would be a great add on to the last piece and the children could make a little fairy village rather than just a stand alone garden. It is a set that can be added too with others or it can be played with stand alone. I prefer toys that can be added too with different sets but they don’t have to be to enjoy it. It gives the parent the choice and the child the choice if they want to add to it. This set is a pretty easy build and they provide everything within the box except the bag of dirt.
We used a small amount of dirt from our own garden so we didn’t need to purchase any but you can get small bags in most DIY Stores.
My Fairy Garden features stunning grow & play sets, inviting kids to enter the fairy realm world through flowers and trees. Home to fairies of all different kinds – Water, Earth, Light, Air, Dream, and Shadow – We really like the companies promise that when you buy a My Fairy Garden pack it contributes a donation to My Fairy Garden partnership with ‘One Tree Planted’, which aims to help reforest the world!
When A and I opened the box we were met with the colourful instructions and an activity pack called “Rae’s Fairy Field Guide”, and it comes with a little home for Hop the tree frog and the base for the plants to grow. Once you have it set up to how you want it, you need to add the soil and then the seeds and just wait for it to grow.
Hop’s Hideaway doesn’t require assembly like the Blossom Balloon set so it is very much just open it up and get going as long as you have soil ready for the kit. The set looks super cute without the plants and it definitely can be used in imagination play especially with the other set as the two fairies could interact quite well.
We really liked the size of this set as it doesn’t feel too overwhelming and it doesn’t take up too much space, we both agreed it is a really good starting kit to see if they enjoy it. The overall box size is really compact and there isn’t any unnecessary packaging which is a big plus point for me. There are a few cute little decorations and fun objects to place around the garden (the brush, the sign and the hanging acorn) and when you have used the seeds the little bottle be used as decoration too. I really like the little seed bottles as they look like fairy potion bottles and each one is a different colour.
My Fairy Garden is definitely on my list of presents to buy the little girls in our family and if we need something for A’s friends then this would be a really good idea. It brings gardening and toys together and it showcases growth over time which is both educational and enjoyable.