Funkit World Beach Toys Review + Giveaway

I got really excited when Funkit World got in touch with me and asked if we would take a look at their new range of beach toys.  It was perfect timing for us as we were just about to head to Fuengirola for a short break so a new bucket and spade was going to come in really handy.

Funkit World Beach Toys Review + giveaway

I know what you are thinking.  Why on earth would I get so excited about a new bucket and spade.  Well one of my holiday bugbears is that it is impossible to fit a standard bucket and spade, along with the rest of the beach toys into a holiday suitcase.

I’ve lost count of the number of buckets and spades that I have bought on holiday and then have had to either bin them or donate to another child (of course this isn’t such a bad option) before we head home.  There is apart of me that feels that this is a real waste and not great for the environment either.

Scrunch toys packed in trunki suitcase

Scrunch beach toys do exactly that though.  They scrunch so they will fit easily into a suitcase or bag for going on holiday or for days out.  This felt like a complete revolution in the beach toys area to me.  Fancy having a scrunch-net that fits into a carry on size piece of hand luggage and transports easily.  Well I was impressed.  These little things make a big difference when you are travelling with children.

Funkit World Scrunch Beach Toys Review

bucket and spade

The real test of course, was going to be would they keep my daughter happy whilst playing on the beach after flying all the way to the Costa Del Sol.  The answer to that is an almighty yes.  The Funkit World Scrunch beach toys were a big hit with my daughter.

child playing with scrunch net on beachThe scrunch net was a big hit on and off the beach.  It’s telescopic handle is brilliant so it can extend to the standard size for beach and outdoor play.  This would be perfect for rock pooling in Scotland for example.  It seems sturdy and didn’t mind being bashed around in the sea by an over enthusiastic 3 year old.

child playing with bucket by the seaThe buckets were a bit hit too.  They were great for playing with the sand or ferrying supplies of water from the sea.  Being bright and colourful they were easy to spot and didn’t get lost.  The handle was great for my daughter too.  It’s made from silicon like the bucket so it’s nice and comfortable to hold whilst running up the beach.

playing with bucket and spade on the beachThe spade doesn’t scrunch, but then it doesn’t have to.  It’s a nice design so it easily fits into a case and it’s also great for playing with too.  It’s fairly small, but my daughter seemed to manage to fill her buckets with sand perfectly well with it.  Of course it was put to a spot of hole digging too.

scrunch sand mouldsThe scrunch moulds are super cute.  They come as a pack of 4, including a crab, shell, fish and a footprint.  They are also made from silicon so they scrunch into luggage or travel bags easily.

child playing frisbeeOne of our favourite toys from Funkit World had to be the frisbee.  It’s small and made from silicon, but it’s a really nifty little thing.  My daughter and I had a lot of fun playing with it on the beach.  It was easy for her to master because it was small.  I can see this being used a lot especially on holiday or for camping.

Sadly the frisbee doesn’t look like it will be available in the UK, but if you spot it when you are on holiday abroad I can definitley recommend picking one up.  It won’t take up any room in your case and you’ll have a lot of fun with it.

child playing ball on the beachThe scrunch ball was a lot of fun as well.  It’s super easy to inflate with the plastic straw it comes with.  It’s also easy to deflate again for carrying around in a beach bag.  It’s a great texture, perfect for children who are learning to play catch as it has a slight grip to it.  It also inflates big enough for a good game of football or hand ball.  It would make a great addition to anyone’s summer toy collection.

child looking out to sea

We loved the Funkit World Scrunch Beach Toys.  They were great for playing with on the beach.  They fitted into the suitcase perfectly and they were also easy to transport while we were on holiday.  They came out with us every day in my tote bag and were ready for beach play when ever we wanted them.

Beach Toys Set Giveaway 

I am also delighted to announce that the lovely people at Funkit World are offering Zena’s Suitcase readers the chance to win their very own set of Scrunch Beach Toys including the Scrunch bucket, spade, sand moulds, scrunch ball and scrunch net.  This prize will make a perfect addition to your summer holidays and adventures and I’m wishing everyone the best of luck who enters.

All you need to do is complete the rafflecopter below to get you hands on these fantastic beach toys.

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We were provided with the beach toys in exchange for our honest review but all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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174 Comments

  1. Margaret Abram
    March 16, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Building channels in the sand for the water to go through. The children love it

  2. Tracy K Nixon
    March 16, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    We enjoy building sandcastles or playing shuttlecock, frisby or volleyball!

  3. Ema J Lowe
    March 16, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    we have some of those velco circle bat things which make little hands easier to catch the ball. we’ve got a couple of sets we take to the beach, so we can all play at the same time.

  4. Victoria Thurgood
    March 16, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    we love building sand castles and making a trench to the sea

  5. Becca Staples
    March 16, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    We enjoy football and rounders when the whole family go x

  6. Tracy Hanley
    March 16, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    building sand castles

  7. Julie D
    March 16, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    building sandcastles!

  8. harriet
    March 16, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    Sandcastles

  9. Paula Barker
    March 16, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    A family game of cricket is always one of our favourites

  10. emma walters
    March 16, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    last year the boys loved building sandcastles and flying kites

  11. iain maciver
    March 16, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    building sandcastles or frisby

  12. karen cowley
    March 16, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    Love to have a kick about and build sand castles x

  13. lia sturman
    March 16, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    flying kites

  14. Lynn Heath
    March 16, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    What a brilliant idea! We’re off to Spain in May and I’ve been toying with how to get the buckets and spades packed!!!! My girls love building sandcastle and my son loves to play football on the beach!!!

  15. Harline
    March 16, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    Building sandcastles

  16. Carrie Truckle
    March 16, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    My son loves to bury my legs under the sand

  17. Paula Readings
    March 16, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    We play swingball.

  18. laura stewart
    March 16, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    beach ball great fun 🙂

  19. Susan Lloyd
    March 16, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    We love building sand castles and fishing x

  20. Nicki Evans
    March 16, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    I like collecting shells and crabbing.

  21. Angela Treadway
    March 16, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    Building sand castles x

  22. laura banks
    March 16, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    we play volleyball

  23. melanie stirling
    March 16, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Playing cricket.

  24. Lauren Hogg
    March 16, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    Frisbee

  25. Rachel Craig
    March 16, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Building sandcastles etc.

  26. Eliz M
    March 16, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    building sandcastles

  27. Martina Pichova
    March 16, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    I love building sandcastles with my son.

  28. Katherine Teff
    March 16, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    We live in Cornwall and are lucky to have fantastic beaches. We like beaches with loads of rock pools so that we can look for creatures and exploring them.

  29. Samantha Loughlin
    March 16, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Making sandcastle with children

  30. Jessica
    March 16, 2016 / 11:55 pm

    Playing in the sand and building sand castles oh and skimming stones (if it’s a pebble beach)

  31. Stephanie Tsang
    March 17, 2016 / 12:01 am

    Building sandcastles

  32. Kelly L
    March 17, 2016 / 2:46 am

    We like to build sandcastles!

  33. ashleigh allan
    March 17, 2016 / 7:00 am

    Building sandcastles

  34. Ray Dodds
    March 17, 2016 / 8:02 am

    French cricket

  35. Tracey Wilks
    March 17, 2016 / 8:08 am

    Building sandcastle

  36. helen tovell
    March 17, 2016 / 8:31 am

    We like to play cricket

  37. Gail
    March 17, 2016 / 9:24 am

    Usually have to combine making a castle and a complicated set of canals to keep my girls and my son happy!

  38. Olga carpenter
    March 17, 2016 / 9:37 am

    Sandcastles

  39. Sarah Brokenshire
    March 17, 2016 / 9:40 am

    frisbee xxxx

  40. Kristy Brown
    March 17, 2016 / 10:04 am

    We like to play tag rugby and bowls

  41. Sarah Mackay
    March 17, 2016 / 10:38 am

    Love rockpooling

  42. claire nutman
    March 17, 2016 / 10:41 am

    We like mini volleyball, fab fun x

  43. Sarah Lee
    March 17, 2016 / 10:45 am

    Building sandcastles, and also playing with the bat and ball is fun on the beach

  44. nina kennedy
    March 17, 2016 / 10:56 am

    Making sand boats

  45. jo brand
    March 17, 2016 / 11:15 am

    if its a windy day, there is nothing better than some good kite flying on the beach!! Perfect.

  46. Jo m welsh
    March 17, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    Building sandcastles with a moat round it

  47. jo hutchinson
    March 17, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    We like building sandcastles and moats

  48. James McLaughlin
    March 17, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Burying Daddy

  49. Nicola Biven
    March 17, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    we like making a sandcastle with a huge moat that starts at the waters edge !!

  50. gemma brown
    March 17, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    digging holes and building sancastles

  51. abigail edkins
    March 17, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    burying daddy

  52. Stacey Carnell
    March 17, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    Searching for crabs 🙂

  53. Tracy Newton
    March 17, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Building sandcastles or sand sculptures

  54. Andrea Fletcher
    March 17, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Building sandcastles and a game of cricket.

  55. Lynsey Buchanan
    March 17, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    Building sandcastles

  56. Jo Carroll
    March 17, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    After burying Daddy in the sand – which is a given – a nice game of frisbee is always great fun. x

  57. Susan B
    March 18, 2016 / 3:48 am

    We enjoy taking a beach ball and throwing that around.

  58. Ruth Harwood
    March 18, 2016 / 9:02 am

    We love castle building!

  59. Laura Gallant
    March 18, 2016 / 11:31 am

    Sandcastles!

  60. Julie Parker
    March 18, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    Got to be sandcastles. A classic that never gets boring

  61. Michaela Hannah
    March 18, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    I love digging big holes with my children, we always pretend we are digging for treasure 🙂

  62. Lorraine Tinsley
    March 18, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Just messing around in the pool playing catch with a ball

  63. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    March 18, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    we love volley ball 🙂

  64. Leanne Lunn
    March 18, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    Beach ball volley ball so much fun because the ball is rubbish 🙂

  65. Clare Hubbard
    March 19, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    We love building sand castles

  66. Alison Joyce
    March 19, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    Building sand castles and paddling in the sea

  67. March 19, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    We love building sandcastles

  68. Karl Borowy
    March 20, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    VOLLEY BALL

  69. Margaret Gallagher
    March 20, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Burying each other in the sand great fun

  70. Angela Paull
    March 20, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Building bit sandcastles with massive moats!

  71. Solange
    March 21, 2016 / 1:30 am

    We enjoy building sandcastles or playing with a frisby.

  72. Corinne Peat
    March 21, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    We love to fly kites or play with a ball.

  73. Leila Benhamida
    March 22, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    I love picking up Shells with my family

  74. Neha Parmar
    March 22, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    I love making sand castles, collecting shells and playing with the ball along with my family on the beach

  75. Herbert Appleby
    March 22, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    I like team games like volley ball and cricket the most

  76. Susie Wilkinson
    March 22, 2016 / 11:37 pm

    We like to build dams across the little inlets

  77. Ellen
    March 24, 2016 / 10:32 am

    Rounders and building sandcastles!

  78. Leanne Bell
    March 24, 2016 / 11:56 am

    We love to play with the velcro bats and ball x

  79. Natalie Baskerville
    March 24, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    Building sandcastles with moats and then watching it fill up when the tide starts to come in.

  80. claire woods
    March 27, 2016 / 8:28 am

    catching and throwing balls.

  81. sarah clegg
    March 28, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    we love building sandcastles

  82. Rachel Butterworth
    March 29, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    Playing Frisbee.

  83. melissa crowe
    March 30, 2016 / 10:50 am

    sand castles and playing flisbee

  84. Julie Ward
    March 30, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    Jumping the waves

  85. Richard Tyler
    March 30, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    Dipping our feet in and out the waves

  86. Ayse
    March 31, 2016 / 8:49 am

    We love making sand balls 🙂

  87. Michelle O'Neill
    April 2, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    burying grandad in the sand lol

  88. kim neville
    April 3, 2016 / 7:54 am

    Playing ball and digging a really big hole to sit in

  89. Pam Smith
    April 3, 2016 / 8:22 am

    Building sand castles and digging big holes!

  90. Helen A
    April 3, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Building sandcastles and finding pretty shells/pebbles

  91. Laura
    April 3, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    building sandcastles and rockpooling

  92. lindat4683
    April 4, 2016 / 8:15 am

    looking for treasure

  93. Lucy Chester
    April 4, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Building castles, cannot beat it

  94. Philip Underwood
    April 5, 2016 / 11:04 am

    I love playing badminton or ‘who can find the biggest shell?’.

  95. April 5, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    We all love building sandcastles as big as we can on the beach

  96. Sarah Archibald
    April 5, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Building castles or collecting shells!

  97. Sharon Lou Johnson
    April 6, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    my kids love to dig a hole in the sand and put my towel over it, so when i sit down i fall in the hole!!

  98. Kate Davies
    April 6, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    We love building sandcastle and exploring rock pools.

  99. Caroline Williams
    April 6, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Can’t beat building sandcastles and collecting shells to decorate them 🙂 When I was younger my dad used to bury me in the sand and take a photo, that was his favourite game haha!

  100. Maureen M
    April 8, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    sandcastles with moats filled with seawater

  101. Andrea Lloyd
    April 8, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Building sandcastles and slashing in the sea

  102. Heidi Brown
    April 8, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    building sand castles!

  103. Paula Phillips
    April 8, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Building sandcastles and digging holes.

  104. Jean Vaughan
    April 9, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    We all love building sandcastles with channels running from one to the other coming up the beach to where we are so that as the tide comes in we can watch the water running from on to the other

  105. Penelope Hewitt
    April 9, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    we say we are going to build sandcastles but it is actually just digging holes that’s what the boys seem to enjoy

  106. April 9, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Building Sandcastles and if not windy playing Boom Bats

  107. Kat Allinson
    April 9, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Building sandcastles, playing frisbee, volleyball?

  108. Claire blake
    April 9, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    My kids love building sand castles

  109. Lisa Wilkinson
    April 9, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    We build a little car in the sand using a sand sieve as a wheel and decorating it with shells

  110. leigh boyle
    April 9, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    digging big holes x

  111. Emma
    April 10, 2016 / 9:48 am

    We love jumping the waves and digging huge holes in the sand.

  112. Laura Kevlin
    April 10, 2016 / 10:13 am

    I love to play cricket with the family 🙂

  113. Elspeth MacMillan
    April 10, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    We love building sand castles and decorating them with shells

  114. Jade Hewlett
    April 10, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    Building sandcastle and playing frisbee

  115. jemma dwyer
    April 10, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Building sandcastles

  116. Lyla
    April 10, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Beach cricket

  117. katie w
    April 10, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    they love burying things and excavating them like they are archaeologists as well as burying daddy

  118. claire little
    April 10, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    building sandcastles

  119. Jane Middleton
    April 10, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    playing with a beach ball

  120. Jamie Millard
    April 10, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    rounders.

  121. Keith H
    April 11, 2016 / 5:30 am

    I love to fly a kite

  122. April 11, 2016 / 6:48 am

    We love playing cricket and I named my daughter Zena, fab name!!!

  123. Andrea A
    April 11, 2016 / 10:02 am

    Building sandcastles

  124. donna l jones
    April 11, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    we love playing rounders

  125. Cassandra Mayers
    April 11, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Building Sancastles

  126. Debi Newman
    April 11, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Building sand castles and digging holes x

  127. Barbara Handley
    April 11, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Building sandcastles .

  128. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    April 11, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    We love making pictures with stones & shells

  129. Sheri Darby
    April 11, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Beach cricket

  130. Catherine Gregory
    April 11, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Building sandcastles or looking for different colour shells

  131. Adrian Bold
    April 11, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    Kicking around a football, or some frisbee action. Depends on how crowded the beach is though.

  132. Helen Garner
    April 11, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Love a bit of petanque

  133. Dale Dow
    April 11, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    we see who can pick the most unusual shells up

  134. Leonie Owen
    April 11, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    building sandcastles

  135. Nancy Bradford
    April 11, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    My brother and I used to bury each other and my parents in the sand and thought it was great fun.

  136. sarah fielding
    April 11, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    I love building sand castles, so much fun to do!

  137. Jennifer Rhymer
    April 11, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    We love playing Frisbee and building sandcastles. My little ones also like flying their kite 🙂

  138. Tammy Stevenson
    April 12, 2016 / 12:03 am

    We love playing games like obstacle course where we have a race to see who can build sand castles the fastest in a pattern and we make a race for us to follow around it. so much fun

  139. Natalie Crossan
    April 12, 2016 / 1:33 am

    Building sand castles xxx

  140. Thomas Perry
    April 12, 2016 / 5:34 am

    We love having Sandcastle building competitions

  141. Denise C
    April 12, 2016 / 6:55 am

    Love building sandcastles

  142. jo liddement
    April 12, 2016 / 7:18 am

    Playing catch with a bat and ball

  143. Donna W
    April 12, 2016 / 7:34 am

    Building little towns and sandcastles with moats for the water with the children.

  144. irene gilmour
    April 12, 2016 / 10:16 am

    we love building sand castles well i should say i watch hubby and kids 🙂

  145. Anita Missen
    April 12, 2016 / 10:19 am

    We love building sandcastles and then collecting shells and nice pebbles to decorate it. Xx

  146. Vicki
    April 12, 2016 / 10:31 am

    We love making sandcastles, burying daddy and jumping the waves x

  147. Samantha Atherton
    April 12, 2016 / 11:12 am

    Sand castle building & collecting shells are our favorite beach activities

  148. Karen Barrett
    April 12, 2016 / 11:39 am

    We love rock hopping and fishing for crabs

  149. Laura Harrison
    April 12, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    Making sandcastles is good fun and making a moat around it and filling it with water xx

  150. liz ferguson
    April 12, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    sand castle building and we take a plastic sled if there are dunes x

  151. Steven Beasley
    April 12, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    Playing football or bat n ball.

  152. Vicky Loveday
    April 12, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Sandcastles and moats. Little flags n pebbles. Can’t beat it.

  153. Sue Barton
    April 12, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Would be great for on the beach this summer

  154. April 12, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    We like flying kites on the beach!

  155. sandy ralph
    April 12, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    we love building sandcastles and playing frisby

  156. Laura Pritchard
    April 12, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Frisbee or French Cricket.

  157. tina edwards
    April 12, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    we just love building sandcastles with our granddaughter

  158. claire haskins
    April 12, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    checking out the rock pools

  159. Rooksbury
    April 12, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Burying my 2 girls and creating mermaid torsos.

  160. Charmaine Godolphin
    April 12, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    skipping pebbles !

  161. Pauline Black
    April 12, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    It has to be frisby!

  162. Kelly Simpson
    April 12, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    Building sand castles!

  163. Emma Whittaker
    April 12, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    We love doing sandcastles 🙂

  164. Susan Freeman
    April 12, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Burying Grampa !!! 🙂

  165. Susan Seymour
    April 13, 2016 / 7:09 am

    this wil be the first year my youngest grandaughter will be going to beach and to have this prize would be just perfect to watch her build her first sandcastles and put her toes in the sea perfect memories perfect prize

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