Review: Busy Me Time For Tea Set

One of the most popular toys – apart from cars and Lego, of course – that our boys have is their play kitchen. A play kitchen is a fantastic toy for role play – we made ours for our eldest when he was 2, from a bedside cabinet (check out my previous post for the tutorial). He’s growing a bit big for it now, at age 7, but his little brother has just turned 3 and has taken over the mantle as play kitchen chef.

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Our play kitchen is stocked with plenty of play food, and pots and pans, but one thing that we have been missing, is a nice tea set. So when I met the lovely team from Addoplay at the BlogOn Conference in September, and was chatting to them about our play kitchen, I was delighted when they offered to send us a free Busy Me Time For Tea tin tea set to review!

Disclosure: We were sent a free Busy Me Time For Tea tin tea set for review, but all images, words and opinions that follow are our own!

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What’s in the box? The 14 piece set includes 4 plates, 4 cups, 4 saucers and a teapot with removable lid.

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As you can see, Mr Fox is loving his new tea set! I now get endless cups of tea served with my felt cookies and donuts. The set is aimed at children aged 3-6 years, and is the perfect size for little hands – not too dinky, but still small enough to fit nicely in to their miniature world.

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What I really love about the tea set, is that it is made from tin rather than plastic. I think it just looks nicer, and we already have way too many plastic toys as it is. There are also some really nice porcelain tea sets around, but knowing how rough my boys can get, they wouldn’t last long. So the tin set is a nice alternative.

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The other thing I really love about it, is the colours. A lot of other tea sets I have seen have been very pink. My boys love a bit of pink – my eldest especially, as you may know if you’ve been following the blog or my Instagram for a while – but not too much. This set is a lovely balance of colours, with pink, blue, red and green. It’s also great to see that they have pictures of both girls and boys on the box and in their promotional pictures. I feel very strongly about toys not being advertised as ‘boys toys’ or ‘girls toys’, and I think Busy Me have got it just right!

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The Busy Me Time For Tea tin tea set retails at £15 though is currently on offer at just £10 at TheToyShop.com. I think the set is good value for money, and good quality too. We have been really pleased with ours, and would definitely recommend it, so I am delighted to be able to offer my readers the chance to win a set, courtesy of Addoplay. You can enter via the Rafflecopter entry form below. UK entries only. The giveaway runs until 8th December.

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Tomorrow I will be sharing some more ways to stock a play kitchen, so be sure to check back!


Giveaway Terms & Conditions:

  • This giveaway is open from midnight on Tuesday 28th November to midnight on Friday 8th December 2017, UK time.
  • UK entries only – by entering, you are confirming that you have a UK address.
  • There will be 1 prize and 1 winner.
  • The prize is one Busy Me Time For Tea tin tea set, RRP £15.
  • The winner will be selected from all valid entries.
  • The winners will be contacted and asked to respond within 7 days. If a response is not received within 7 days, an alternative winner will be selected at random from all remaining valid entries.
  • The prize will be sent out by Addoplay.
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12 Comments on Review: Busy Me Time For Tea Set

  1. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    November 28, 2017 at 9:07 am (2 weeks ago)

    This sounds right up our street! I have a 3 year old boy, and he’s a huge fan of our play kitchen. Although we have a tea set, it’s plastic and quite garish, and this one looks so much prettier!

  2. Lyndsey OHalloran
    November 28, 2017 at 4:05 pm (2 weeks ago)

    My girl loves to pretend to have nice cups of tea. She would absolutely love this.

  3. Anosa
    November 28, 2017 at 8:36 pm (2 weeks ago)

    That is a lovely tea seat! My son would love this, he keeps using my delicate teacups when he thinks im not looking. I was actually thinking of buying him a tea set for xmas but like you said they are all pink and cheap looking. Love that this is tin

  4. Beth @ BethinaBox.com
    November 28, 2017 at 9:00 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Oh I love that tea set. My 3 year old would love it. He’s always making a pretend cup of tea!

  5. laura banks
    November 28, 2017 at 9:04 pm (2 weeks ago)

    very cute

  6. Talya
    November 29, 2017 at 11:58 am (2 weeks ago)

    So sweet I love the retro vibe – every child should have a lovely play tea set they can have little tea parties with!

  7. Helen
    November 29, 2017 at 2:14 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Aww these are so cute – my daughter loves making us a cup of tea in her kitchen :)

  8. Hugosadventures
    November 29, 2017 at 4:14 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Such a lovely post. I too love the fact it’s tin and not plastic and those colours are just perfect!

  9. Cathryn
    November 29, 2017 at 8:02 pm (2 weeks ago)

    What a gorgeous little set! I love the fact it’s tin too. You see so many pretty tea sets made from porcelain. It would last two seconds in my house! Definitely going to enter this!!

  10. Hayley F
    November 29, 2017 at 8:28 pm (2 weeks ago)

    This is so cute. My niece would love it. Thankyou x

  11. Carly
    November 30, 2017 at 6:40 am (2 weeks ago)

    So much nicer than the plastic noisy teapot we currently have, and I love your vintage oven!

  12. Newcastle Family Life
    December 1, 2017 at 3:07 pm (2 weeks ago)

    That tea set looks lovely, my children would love it. We have a wooden play kitchen and it has also been played with nonstop for years x

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