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Early Learning Centre Happyland Funfair : Review

For any parent of a child around the 18month+ age you may have come across Happyland, from Mothercare these brightly coloured and fabulous sets really encourage imaginative play from a very young age!

The wonderful people at Mothercare have asked my daughter if she can extend her imaginative play to welcome the Funfair into her Happyland village.

Now Leah can really give her Happyland Villagers a fun day out at the Funfair, complete with;

  • 3 rides; Carousel, Rocket and swinging Pirate Ship.
  • 2 vehicles; car and train.
  • 7 people; including clown, tall man and more.


The set required 2 AA Batteries for the carousel which plays music for your child and characters to enjoy. Also the carousel has 3 sound volume settings, high, low and off. The button will continue to work to spin the carousel round.



The rockets and pirate ship are hand operated, something Leah really enjoys. I am quite frequently met with the squeals of “weeeeeee” as she’s rocking or spinning the rides, its very obvious she and her characters are having lots of fun!




My daughters also at an age when she’s enjoying playing with moving vehicles, she really likes the car but absolutely adores the train. Putting all her people in their seats and taking them on a journey around the house is her favourite whilst met with the sounds of “choo choo”.



This set has no small parts at all so if you looking to purchase Happyland for a younger child I wouldn’t worry about it at all. Leah has been an avid player of Happyland from 12 months of age.

Happyland can also be enjoyed by older children, my neighbours Daughter (aged 8) came round to play with Leah last week and they spent ages playing with the funfair and having all the other villagers coming for a play. We also own the Royal Baby set of which the Duke and Duchess enjoyed a fun filled time at the funfair with Prince George watching.

With an RRP of £60 I feel this is quite good value, as this set provides a few basis of play. Ideal for any young child’s Christmas, they certainly will not be disappointed and will spend many of hours playing.

I have also recorded a short video of the Carousel in action, with sounds. 

**This is not a sponsored post, I was provided with a Happyland Funfair set to test and review. All words and opinions are my own.

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