Jaques Toy Review_Travel Bugs h

Toy review: Jaques of London Kids Magnetic Fishing Game & Wooden Fruit Set

Are you fans of Jaques of London too? We share our thoughts about two of the toys from this family run UK store…

AD – This is a collaborative post.

I was so happy when I came across this fantastic UK toy shop and have been getting the most gorgeous toys from it ever since – both for my own children and as gifts. Jaques of London is the oldest toys and games manufacturer in the world and it really does offer some absolute treasures which are such great quality – wonderful wooden toys as well as being visually appealing and of course fun!

We reviewed the Jaques of London Kids Magnetic Fishing Game as well as a Wooden Fruit Set for this review. Both toys came packaged in a gorgeous gift box each. I will describe them in more details below and am delighted to say that  we have teamed up with Jaques to offer 15% off your purchase which we hope you’ll enjoy too!

Jaques Toy Review_Travel Bugs

More about Jaques….

Jaques was established in 1795 and is infamous for being a family run toys and games retailer which has been passed down through eight generations. I found it really interesting to know that Jaques is actually responsible for inventing many well-known games including Croquet, Snakes and Ladders, Ludo, and many more. Did you know this too?

Jaques online is now a treasure trove of terrific wooden toys for children, many of which are educational and all of which are colourful and engaging. I have ordered several Christmas presents from Jaques already and will no doubt be ordering more.

What you need to know about the Jaques site…

The site itself is mainly divided into ‘toys’ and ‘games’. Shoppers can select an age they are shopping for, gender or a specific type – including plenty of options from educational toys and puzzles to garden games, dinosaur toys and many many more. I love how intuitive the site is with the essential info about each of the items.

Jaques Toy Review_Travel Bugs

We reviewed….

We were lucky enough to review the Kids Magnetic Fishing Game & Wooden Fruit Set. Find out more about what we thought of them…

Kids Magnetic Fishing Game

The Kids Magnetic Fishing Game is an absolutely delightful toy! It arrived in a sea life themed box with two larger magnetic fishing rods and multiple sea creatures printed onto solid wooden pieces. The sea creatures are colourful and each of them has  a mixture of letters, numbers and punctuation/symbols written as words on the back.

There are various different ways of playing the fishing game,depending on the ages of the players. These are described in detail in the instructions. With my daughter who has just turned three, she practiced ‘catching’ the fish and we took turns to choose ones that we liked. We didn’t really pay much attention to what was on the back of them but I am sure we will as she gets older. This is an excellent and educational game which I am sure we will play for years to come.

Wooden Fruit Set

With an RRP of just £9.99, the wooden food toys is great value! I knew these would be a big hit with my 3 and 7 year old as they love playing ‘pretend kitchen’ at home together.
The set comes complete with easily recognisable fruits for your children to learn and play with. The fruit can be broken apart easily using the wooden knife that comes with it and then attaches simply by pressing the velcro strips together. I know this will provide hours of fun when incorporated into my children’s kitchen games. Imaginative play is just so lovely to see and so great for brain development too.
Jaques Toy Review_Travel Bugs

What did we think?

The toys from Jaques toys are just fantastic. They come packaged in such a lovely way so would definitely make an excellent gift and I really think they are very well prices too.

I know this is a site I will continue to visit for years, most likely when my own children have grown up too.

Reader offer!

We are delighted to be teaming up with Jaques to offer readers  15% off your purchase. Have a look on their site and to see the amazing selection of products available and perhaps comment below with what you bought?! Happy shopping!