Review by Chloe Witters
The Peppa Pig Fairground Ride is marketed as a game for 2-4 players. Each player takes turns to press the red button and make the fairground ride spin. If your character lands on a red space then they have to get off the ride. Players can then place their characters where they think an empty seat will stop. The aim is to be the last player with a character sitting on a seat.
The game aspect is just one function. You can have a lot of fun with this toy without actually playing the game, and Arlo definitely prefers to do his own thing with it. There is a lot of amusement to be gained simply from pushing the red button and watching the merry-go-round spin.
Arlo likes playing with the four Peppa Pig characters separately to the fairground ride. In fact, the Peppa Pig figures are often found hiding in the Doorbell House – another item we reviewed as part of the Toyologist program.
Apart from their colours, the figures aren’t really identifiable as Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Peppa, etc. They are all the same size and have the same face. I think it would have been more fun if the figures more closely resembled the different characters, although Arlo still calls them “George Pig”, “Daddy Pig”, etc, just going by their respective colours.
This is a fun toy that should have a certain amount of longevity as Arlo gets older and better understands the game aspect. For now he is happy just spinning the characters around and placing them in and out of their seats.
The Peppa Pig Fairground Ride will be available soon from Toys R Us.