Age Range: 9 months+
Manufacturer’s Description: Keep your little one entertained for hours with Winnie the Pooh Post & Roll Hunny Pot which will amaze and surprise your child. Post the coloured balls in to the top of the Hunny pot and watch as they roll down and spin around.
Rating: (4/5 stars)
Review: We took this toy along with us on holiday, and got it out as a treat for the kids while we were having a bit of time to chill out in our lodge. The toy is packaged well, nearly all with recyclable cardboard & paper string materials, with just a little plastic to through away. Following our review of the Stack, Pour, Post n Play hunny pot which is still played with every week by Lydia, I was looking forward to seeing how she would react to this.
The post & roll pot is shaped in the iconic Winnie the Pooh hunny pot shape, instantly recognisable to any little Disney fan. Inside the pot is a helter skelter for the balls to roll down & around, before they fall through a hole, hitting a bell and then rolling out of the pot through one of three exits.
The design is colourful and fun, with the four balls each a unique combination of colours, and a picture of Winnie the Pooh on the front of the pot. Some yellow plastic gives the look of honey spilling out of the pot, and a mirrored base of the helter skelter reflects the bright colours of the balls as you play.
Both Georgie and Lydia enjoy playing with this toy, and Lydia has had it out and played with it more since we have returned from our trip. They both love to watch the balls spin round and around the pot before disappearing and reappearing through one of the bottom holes. Lydia giggles at the balls spinning and squeals with delight when the balls pop out.
You can store the balls inside the pot when not in use, thanks to a handy sliding switch on the underside of the pot which allows sliding doors to close over the holes. This is a little stiff to use, which is a shame – Lydia and Georgie can’t do it themselves so if they want to play they have to bring the pot to an adult to open the doors.
I think that this toy is perfect for crawling babies, and toddlers, who will enjoy watching the ball spin around and have loads of fun retrieving them. Lydia loves to try and get all four balls spinning around at once, and fetching the balls in order to post them back in would definitely be an incentive for little ones to get moving. Easy to lose the balls under your furniture though!
We give this toy 4 stars. I do think it is a little bit pricey for what it is – you are paying extra for the Disney branding in this case, I think.