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Is 4 too old for ELC happyland stuff?

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everybodysgotone Thu 18-Nov-10 00:11:33

Just that really

JustKeepSparkling Thu 18-Nov-10 06:52:31

I would say not at all

DS1 is 4 and a half and still loves it. The people get used for everything and random buildings get involved in all sorts of stories.

What are you thinking of getting? I've kind of promised DH i'll not get anymore but am sorely tempted!!

We have the:
post office
fire station
airport (not the best bit)
camping set
loads of extra people

Tikkabillajive Thu 18-Nov-10 09:11:11

Well... we have loads and it has been one of our most loved toys but I'd say 4 is just on the edge of being too old for it - my two are 5 and nearly 3 and I am thinking of putting the Happyland in the loft to make space for more Playmobil as they don't play with it very often these days. Although that said, dd (the 5yo) will still play with it for ages occasionally - but Playmobil seems better for her age range as it is much more detailed and versatile.

I do love Happyland though - definitely one to save for potential future babies/the grandchildren! smile

Bumperlicious Thu 18-Nov-10 09:21:23

Hmm, dd1 is 3 and it doesn't get played with that much anymore, but that may be because she favours peppa pig tat playsets.

JarethTheGoblinKing Thu 18-Nov-10 09:22:04

I would say yes.. playmobil is the way forward

MollysChambers Thu 18-Nov-10 09:23:16

I agree with Jareth and second the Playmobil suggestion. It is fab.

samram Thu 18-Nov-10 09:29:05

Nooo! my dd4 loves the stuff! She sits for ages and does 'roleplay' with the little figures! I just depends on the child i suppose

everybodysgotone Thu 18-Nov-10 19:09:43

ok thanks

I was thinking of getting the double decker bus, as DD has asked for a bus for christmas (she's actually asked for a beatles magical mystery tour bus but unfortunately they don't make a toy version!).

I can't find a playmobil bus, do they make one?

Tikkabillajive Thu 18-Nov-10 20:07:36

There used to be a bus on the Playmobil website ( but they don't have it any more - you can sometimes get things there from their Direct Service catalogue that aren't available in shops.

But the Happyland bus looks great fun and it's not a massive outlay is it, only £15 - and they have 20% off today, so I suppose it wouldn't matter too much if she only played with it for a year or so.

By the way, I just googled and found this smile (but ouch at the price - maybe worth checking Ebay?)

reikizen Thu 18-Nov-10 20:11:06

No, my (nearly 7yo) DD1 still plays with it alongside her Playmobil and Lego but she can get lost for ages in roleplay.

ICouldHaveWrittenThis Thu 18-Nov-10 20:21:48

OP - I know they're small, but does this help?

MollysChambers Thu 18-Nov-10 20:50:35

The playmobil campervan is fab. But not a bus so that probably doesn't help...

goodmanners Thu 18-Nov-10 20:57:33

We have it and little people stuff - my 8 yr dd still plays with it where as my 4 yr old ds is the other way and favours lego and them tiny figures. I wish i could just get rid now but 8 yr old whines when i threate to ebay it!

everybodysgotone Thu 18-Nov-10 22:22:36

I saw those ones tikkabilla and Icouldhavewrittenthis but didn't they were suitable for a 4 yo old (what with them being "collectors items"!), and obviously the price put me off as well. I may check ebay though and see if I can get a cheap one so it don't matter if she bashes it about...thanks

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