In The Night Garden – Ninky Nonk Toy Musical Activity Train Review

LP has only recently discovered In The Night Garden thanks to younger friends introducing it to her and Little Man hasn’t really had much experience of In The Night Garden at all but when we were sent the Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train set I was excited to see what they’d think!

Review: In The Night Garden - Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train

What is the In The Night Garden – Ninky Nonk Toy Musical Activity Train?

The Ninky Nonk Train toy has five separate carriages, each one with different activities and 14 activities in total. The main front part of the train contains a musical element that needs three AAA batteries (Supplied!). It then has buttons to play music and a tune is activated when you pull the train along.

Review: In The Night Garden - Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train
Review: In The Night Garden - Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train

Next there are too small carriages, one with doors that open and the other one Iggle Piggle pops up when you press the top down. The last two parts of the train have a lot more to them – One has Upsy Daisy on it and stairs that pull down and inside are two concealed stacking cups and a lid that also rattles. The last part of the train is a classic shape sorter that also spins when you press the top down. Little Man loved this part of the train and showed a lot less interest in the rest – He showed us how well the train works as five separate toys rather than as a complete train.

Review: In The Night Garden - Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train
Review: In The Night Garden - Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train
Review: In The Night Garden - Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train

The Ninky Nonk train set connects together with pegs in holes between the carriages. This worked well when you were pulling the train along but as soon as you touched an obstacle the carriages became disconnected. A design where the carriages could lock into place would be great as we did spend time reattaching the train parts.

Review: In The Night Garden - Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train
Review: In The Night Garden - Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train
Review: In The Night Garden - Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train

What were our thoughts of the In The Night Garden – Ninky Nonk Toy Musical Activity Train?

Overall this train has a lot of play value. There are so many different elements and the music, although repetitive, would be familiar to any young In The Night Garden fan. The In The Night Garden toys can all be used individually or as a whole train and both Little Man and LP loved playing with the train showing that although aimed at 12 months and over the In the Night Garden train set can be enjoyed for a long time to come. As with all character toys there is a premium price tag but this would be a lovely toy for a child who loves In The Night Garden.

The Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train has an RRP of £49.99

Disclosure: We were sent the above toy for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

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3 Comments

  1. August 27, 2014 / 8:04 am

    I’ve seen this in adverts and think it looks great and something Harry would love but I can’t justify spending £50 on one item like this. It’s shocking how expensive some toys are. X

  2. August 27, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    I’ve just shown this to the hubby and he wants one for himself!!

  3. August 29, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    How much?! Anything with a name on it carries a cost I guess. It does look cute and highly detailed, but ouch on the pocket x

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