Five of the best caravan inspired Christmas presents for your tiny tots
Can you think of a better way to get your kids into caravanning?
Thursday, 12, Dec 2013 05:10
by Jake Polden
Just because your caravan is in storage for the rest of the year, doesn't mean your love for them has to dwindle.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, remember, so celebrate by splashing out and treating your little ones with some toys that the caravanner in you would have loved as a child.
Toys for toddlers up to infants, we bring you five great Christmas presents that will undoubtedly bring smiles to little faces - and big ones too.
Peppa Pig Caravan Play Tent
Taking care of the youngest children first, this caravan play tent is brilliant. With a fold-up door, picnic mat and awning this tyke-sized tent is the real deal for any little adventurer.
Featuring a movable steering wheel (so technically a motorhome for the pedantic amongst us), the tent comes with a printed control panel and the opportunity for kids to run wild with their creative imaginations.
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, the tent retails at £32.99.
If you've a more hands-on toddler, then check out this Bunny Caravan, available at Fiesta Crafts.
Cute and cuddly, the toy recently won an award with The Gift Association, for being original and innovative; and quite honestly, we can see why.
Featuring a bed, a kitchen and a lounge area, this caravan comes with enough kit to take a bunny family on a truly memorable holiday.
Fitted with some durable wooden wheels and a carrot on a cord, the toy can also assist in getting your little ones on their feet.
Car and Caravan Vehicle Set
Moving away from the toddler-related toys, as stated with the 'not suitable for children under three years' tag, we're onto boy's toys.
Included in this package is a detachable Elddis caravan (just like mummy and daddy's real one), and a suitable car in order to tow it with.
And those of us with high standards will be satisfied to know that this scale model is based on a luxurious twin-axle Elddis Crusader.
Both coming in a metal-die cast at a 1:43 scale, the car doors and boot can be opened and closed, which is always handy.
Available for £8.00, this present can be purchased from the John Lewis website.
Now onto the clever kids, well at least the older ones. For around £35 you can have the pleasure of digging pieces of Lego out of the settee on Boxing Day.
Well, all young engineers and architects have to start somewhere.
Coming complete with a towcar, a push bike and a camp fire, all of which requires varying levels of concentration to build correctly, the two mini figurines in this pack are set for a great little holiday.
This product is available for purchase on Amazon.
Sylvanian Families Caravan
And finally we bring you the collector's item.
Aimed at the slightly older child - one that will perhaps respect the detailing of this mini-vintage caravan - this toy opens up to become more spacious than it would first appear.
Coming with a rather smart vintage towcar model and a family of four rabbits all desperate for a weekend away, this toy should provide kids with some stimulating entertainment.
Having set the toy industry alight a few years ago, Sylvanain Families have become increasingly popular amongst collectors, and can command some serious money.
Retailing at £49.49 from House of Fraser this toy is indeed at the higher end of the market, but who knows, it may just be a smart investment.