Review: Our Favourite Toy is Puppy Surprise!

Share This: When our Puppy Surprise toy arrived I knew the girls would be so excited about welcoming Taffy and her new family into their toy collection.  Taffy arrived in a pet carrier type box which was a lovely touch.  One of her puppies was already on display but the big question was how many more did she have in…

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Review: Having Fun With My First Scalextric

Share This: When I was growing up I remember having a Scalextric set.  I think it was to keep my Dad happy as much as me, but it definitely worked on both counts.  We loved racing the cars round the track back in the day, so when I was offered a My First Scalextric for the girls to review, I…

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Creating Lasting Toy Memories With #ELC #ComeAndPlay @ELCUK

Share This: Toys play a huge part in our children’s lives helping them to learn and grow.  As parents, we want to get the toys we give our children right, giving them something to play with that will create lasting memories.  Think back to when you were a child.  What was your most memorable Christmas toy?  There might be a…

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Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Bag Set Review

Share This: For those of you not already in the know, Doc McStuffins is a six year old girl who ‘fixes’ toys, with a little help from her stuffed animal friends, Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly. This year, Doc has been transported to McStuffinsville to become the Chief Resident of the Toy Hospital, where she and her toy friends will help…

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Best Friends Bing & Sula Toy Review

Share This: We have literally got the best toy for any Bing fans out there to share with you today.  Both my daughters really enjoy Bing on CBeebies, and I’m pretty sure they aren’t the only ones.  For anyone not in the know Bing Bunny, and his friends are curious preschoolers learning all about the world around them in each…

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#Win! Sleep Tight All Night Unicorn Review + #Giveaway

Share This: There has been a lot of change in this house recently, and while it has mostly been very positive, there was bound to be some fall out.  Princess started school, and her big brother left for university.  You might also remember that there was changes with gymnastics and also we joined a new swimming class. The changes in…

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Pet Parade Family & Scooter Sets Toy Review

Share This: My daughters are huge fans of animals, and in particular they love dogs.  They got a little bit excited when they heard that we were going to be reviewing the Pet Parade Family and the Pet Parade Scooter sets by Flair.  These toys are awesome as you don’t need any batteries.  They are small, but have lots of…

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Sofia The First Magical Miniature Adventures Arrives!

Share This: Sofia the First was a normal girl until her mother, Miranda, became engaged to King Roland II of Enchancia. Sofia then went from a simple peasant existence, to a life full of magical adventures as a Disney Princess.  Sofia the First is one of my daughters favourite characters.  I think she is the perfect character for little girls to…

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Trolls Poppy Style Station Toy Review

Share This: Have you heard the latest?  The Trolls are back this October in a brand spanking new film by Dreamworks.  To celebrate their appearance on the big screen, Just Play have released a range of Troll toys and we have been lucky enough to take a sneak peek at the Poppy Styling Station before it hits the shelves.

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Playmobil Fire Chiefs Truck Review

Share This: I’m a very excited Mummy right now, as we were recently selected by Playmobil to join their Playmobilplayologist panel for the year ahead.  My 4 year old just loves their toys, and they are perfect for role play and developing her growing imagination.

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Story Stars Bedtime Toy Review & Giveaway

Share This: A few weeks ago we were sent a new bedtime toy called Story Stars.  This became a firm favourite with my 2 year old daughter straight away, and is now her favourite bedtime companion.  There are 5 different Story Stars personalities and the one that came to visit us was Luby Lullaby.  She is a magical mermaid fairy…

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A Play Date With Baby Annabell

Share This: Imagine telling a 4 year old girl she is off to a play date with one of her favourite toys.  Baby Annabell invited her down to Smyths Toy Store in Nottingham for a morning of fun and to find out all about the new toy range just launched for autumn-winter 2016.

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Betty Spaghetty Mix & Match Dolls Toy Review

Share This: The Betty Spaghetty Mix & Match trio doll set arrived in our house a few weeks ago and my daughter was super excited to get her hands on it.  This doll set is awesome as it contains 3 Betty Spaghetty dolls and 55 pieces to play with.  It’s one of those toys where your imagination really can run…

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Toddlebike Review + Giveaway

Share This: When Little Pudding turned two we made a really big mistake.  We bought her a balance bike, thinking it would be great for her to be able to practice on ready for a getting a big girls bike.  Well, unfortunately, she really didn’t get on very well with it, and it became quite apparent she was’t quite ready…

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You’re Invited To The Go Jetters Twitter Party 28th July

Share This: Sshh! Don’t tell anyone, but I’m planning a special surprise for my girls this week.  On Thursday 28th July, we are having a very special Go Jetters Party and you can join in the fun too!  My girls love the Go Jetters, and all the exciting adventures they go on travelling the world so I know this is…

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The Lion Guard Defend The Pride Lands Play Sets

Share This: Things got really exciting in this house this week when my children and I got a sneak peek of the new toys from The Lion Guard.  For those of you not in the know, The Lion Guard is a Disney Junior show about Kion.  Kion is Simba’s youngest child and is set to follow in his Father’s footsteps…

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Bratz Music Festival Dolls Review #BratzFest

Share This: Bratz Dolls heard we were heading to Larmer Tree Festival next month and wanted to send us one of their new Bratz Music Festival Dolls.  We also had the fun task of creating our very own festival head band to get us in the summer vibe.  We are always up for a bit of crafting in this house…

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#Win a Project Mc2 Doll + Experiment #Giveaway

Share This: I’ve just heard about a range of dolls that I would have absolutely loved as a young girl growing up.  If my daughters were a little bit older I would definitely be heading out to buy one of the character dolls from Project Mc2 straight away.  If you have a tween daughter you might have already heard of…

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Lalaloopsy Minis Style ‘n’ Swap Doll Review

Share This: I have to admit one of the great things about writing this blog is that it gives my daughters the chance to try toys that they might not otherwise get to play with.  We were recently sent the Lalaloopsy Minis Style ‘n’ Swap Doll Spot Splatter Splash set to take a look at and see what we thought.

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Teletubbies Toys Review Coming Soon!

Share This: Toys are a really big deal in this house.  We sacrifice a minimal looking living space in favour of stepping on bricks and drowning in mountains of toys that the kids love.  If you follow my blog you’ll know a fair amount of toys get featured on Zena’s Suitcase, and that’s because they make the girls happy.

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The Irish Fairy Door Company Review

Share This: The Irish Fairy Door Company recently got in touch with us to see if we would like to have a fairy come and live in our home.  Now, who is going to say no to an offer like that.  It sounded like the perfect magical gift for a 3 year old girl from the very outset.

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Sands Alive Play Set Review

Share This: Sand is such a fab toy for kids isn’t it?  But why should it be something they just play with in the summer? It’s great for sensory and imaginative play, so wouldn’t it be great if there was a way they could play with it all year round?

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Hey Duggee! Toy Review

Share This: Hey Duggee is also on my daughter’s list of favourite CBeebies shows.  She’s such a huge animal lover, Hey Duggee and the rest of the characters really appeal to her.  If you’ve not caught up with this show yet, Hey Duggee is all about the Squirrel club and is aimed at preschoolers.  It’s similar to an after school club,…

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Building With Bizzy Bitz

Share This: Bizzy Bitz is a great new construction toy that landed on our doorstep here at Zena’s Suitcase a few weeks ago.   The great thing about blogging is it gives me the opportunity to expose my children to a wide range of toys, and share with you the very best of what’s on the toy market coming up to Christmas.…

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Orchard Toys Farmyard Heads & Tails Game

Share This: Orchard Toys recently got in touch with us to see if we would like to try out some of their range of games. We already have a few Orchard Toys games and puzzles, but I hadn’t realised that they are all made from 100% recycled materials and are manufactured in Britain. When I realised this I knew it…

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Clangers Home Planet Playset Review

Share This: Clangers have been a huge hit with my daughter since they returned to television on CBeebies earlier this year.  She watches them every morning before nursery and she loves her Tiny Clanger and Soup Dragon that she received for a review a few months ago.

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Giveaway: Win £150 Smyth Toys Vouchers Competition

Share This: Scooby Doo was one of my favourite cartoons growing up, and I remember having my very own Mystery Machine.  I loved the puzzle solving aspect and the spooky mysteries Scooby Doo and the gang would get caught up in.  I would try and work out the mystery, but never seemed to be quite as clever as Velma or…

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Giveaway! You Can Win An Elektrokidz Doll Right Here!

Share This: Do you remember the troll dolls?  Crazy little characters with awesome hair?  If your my age you definitely will.  They rocked back in the day.  Just imagine thought if they dance to your favourite tunes, and were about to take your kids bedroom by storm?  You’d want one wouldn’t you?  Well, the wait is over, Elektrokidz are here…

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My Friend Freddy Bear Review

Share This: My Friend Freddy Bear has recently joined my 3 year old’s toy collection, and she has spent the last couple of weeks getting to know him.  Freddy Bear already knew her though.  He knew her name, who her best friends were and lots of other things about her before he arrived.  He isn’t just any old bear, he really…

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