Make Your Own Farm Review & Giveaway

Make Your Own Farm Review & Giveaway: Its really nice when you come across something different in the toy market. Make Your Own Farm is just that. Launching today this beautiful and easy to assemble kit for children is truly different. Brought to us by Laurence King Publishing the set is deigned by Anna Kövecse. A mother herself Anna Kövecse is a Hungarian-born illustrator and graphic designer. You can tell as the set is simply beautiful.

Contained within are a number of sheets of card which are printed on both sides. You need to pop out the figures, buildings. vehicles and animals yourself. Although there are no instructions as such it is quite obvious which pieces go together. It took Monkey and I around twenty minutes to assemble the set. As we were doing it I was thinking it would be a good set to take with you to restaurants since it kept him so quiet. I was amazed!

There is a tractor and trailer, various farmyard animals including horses, cows, pigs, chickens, a fox, dog, cat etc. There is also a farmer and his family, a house, a tree, a stable, scarecrow and fencing for a pig stye or however else your budding farmers want to use it. Once assembled we set it up like the pictures on the box. The box is integral in the set and you need it to attach one side of the house to it. Printed in side with a garden and the beginnings of a pond it helps bring the farm set to life.

Monkey really enjoyed playing with the set making up little farm stories. He especially liked the tractor and feeding the animals. It was lovely to hear his imagination taking over and the story lines emerging. The set is aimed at 4-7 year olds. However having a younger sibling means that despite best efforts nothing is sacred for long. I was most impressed when it withstood Kippers interest.

Things we love:

  • The printing is beautiful, the colours are bright and there is no blurring. There is also printing on both sides. I really like how they have taken into account the front and back of things, especially the people included in the set.
  • Everything you need is in the box, there is no requirement for scissors or glue.
  • I am always a little dubious of these sorts of toys, especially around quality. As if they don’t pop out of the backing well the pictures can rip or look ragged. I need not have worried with this set. Monkey managed a lot of it by himself and there wasn’t a rip or a rough edge in sight. Which could be to do with the quality of the card which is used.
  • The pieces go together easily and the animals stand upright without toppling over.
  • I like how the set utilises the box as well, which also is handy for storage once Monkey has finished playing with it. The added bonus is that that it doesn’t take up much room.
  • The only limit on the play possibilities is down to the child’s imagination
  • It would be the perfect toy to take with you on adventures since it is so compact and a whole playset in one.

I would like to see more toys like this. It ticks the box when it comes to durability, price, storage and can be recycled when the kids have finished with it. This is a wonderful play set and I would definitely recommend this to friends and family. Make your own farm retails at £17.99 and can be brought from the Laurence Kind website. However the lovely people at the publishing house have offered my readers the chance to win a set of their own. Not only that but I have three sets to give away! To enter please use the gleam application below and please note the T&Cs.

Make Your Own Farm Playset

  • Competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winners will be drawn at random and will receive their Make Your Own Farm playlet
  • The giveaway will close on the 26th April at midnight, the winners will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winners will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above.


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We were given a Make Your One Farm playlet for the purpose of this review all words and opinions are my own.


  1. Ursula Hunt
    March 26, 2018 / 9:09 am

    This is a great toy to encourage imaginative play

  2. Margaret Gallagher
    March 26, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Great fun for the boys

  3. Solange
    March 26, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    My son would love this.

    March 26, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Great fun for all children

  5. Tracy Nixon
    March 27, 2018 / 5:09 am

    My daughter would love this!

  6. Sue McCarthy
    March 27, 2018 / 6:06 am

    Lovely playset. I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  7. john prendergast
    March 27, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    would keep my niece entertained

  8. anthony harrington
    March 28, 2018 / 8:42 am

    love this! not seen it before

  9. Leila Benhamida
    March 28, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Really great. Hours of fun.

  10. June Etherington
    March 28, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    Great prize a good for the kids concentration.

  11. Sharon Hirst
    March 30, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Would love to win for my nephew

  12. paula cheadle
    March 31, 2018 / 10:42 am

    my grandkids would love this, they love animals

  13. Rachel Craig
    March 31, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    Brilliant prize. As we want children and adult to be aware and knowledgeable about where food comes from, etc. Farms are places of work, and need to be Respected. Health and Safety, etc.

  14. Hannah Wallington
    March 31, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    My daughter would love this

  15. Sophie Russell
    April 1, 2018 / 7:49 am

    My son smiled when I showed him this! would be great for the summer in the garden!

  16. ema j lowe
    April 1, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    love how the child can be involved in making this.

  17. Susan B
    April 4, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    A super toy that is not only fun but encourages good motor skills and patience. Very rewarding for little ones.

  18. Shaun tutt
    April 5, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    My nephews would love this

  19. April 9, 2018 / 11:50 am

    My little grandson is just into building things like this and he likes farms . Thanks for the chance to win one

  20. Ruth Harwood
    April 9, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    this looks fab for my boy!

  21. April 11, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    My little grandson would be thrilled with this 🙂

  22. Sally Collingwood
    April 17, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    This is so innovative.

  23. Dean T
    April 20, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Very cute playset, the fox is a nice touch !!

  24. Kerryn Johnson
    April 21, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    My granddaughter would love this as she loves animals

  25. Emma C
    April 22, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    This is great

  26. Allan Wilson
    April 22, 2018 / 10:49 pm

    Brilliant prize, although the kids would probably comment that unlike our farm, everything is nice, new and shiny 🙂

  27. sheri Darby
    April 24, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    This looks great fun

  28. Anthea Holloway
    April 24, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    This would be lovely for my grandson who would love it I know.

  29. carol boffey
    April 25, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    looks good fun

  30. tina edwards
    April 25, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    great comp, my grandkids would love this, fab fb page too

  31. Libby Alexander
    April 25, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    Really unusual. I love that it is creative, for hand and eye coordination, as well as being able to enrich their imaginations. Plus they love days out at the farm and would enjoy pretending that they have their own.
    Great giveaway, thank you.

  32. Laura Pritchard
    April 25, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    My daughter would love this!

  33. laura stewart
    April 25, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    fingers crossed, looks fun x

  34. Leanne perrett
    April 26, 2018 / 8:32 am

    this looks like fun to build and play i think my boys would love it

  35. Rachael Sexey
    April 26, 2018 / 10:20 am

    My nephew would love this ?

  36. Miss Tracy Hanson
    April 26, 2018 / 10:23 am

    What a great idea. I can see my great-nieces and great-nephew having loads of fun with this. We could also hide them in our garden, when the weather’s not too wet, for when they come. So it looks like they’ve been planting flowers or the animals have been grazing. It will also help Mylah (the youngest) the learn what the animals are.

  37. Hayley Manton
    April 26, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    What a great prize 🙂

  38. Andi Gurney
    April 26, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    A great idea something different for a change

  39. Jo Hutchings
    April 26, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    I love this it looks really traditional and great for imaginative play.

  40. janine atkin
    April 26, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    id love this for my nephew

  41. Jeanette Leighton
    April 26, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    Love to win for my daughter Sheriah 5 she would really enjoy this

  42. Natalie Crossan
    April 26, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    This is such a nice idea for kids 🙂 x

  43. Tee simpson
    April 26, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    Thus would make a lovely gift

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