John Crane Press Day

I was invited to a press day at John Crane Toys to have a nose around their swanky new premises and also to look at some of their beautiful toys.

Jake wasn’t allowed to come (and on walking in I could see why – LOTS of temptation to play with!), so Zack and I took a field trip to Northampton.

When I walked in I was taken aback with all the gorgeous wooden toys. It’s not very often you get to see the traditional toys, but the showroom was full of them.

The frst thing I was drawn to was this Fire Station.  Jake’s Granddad was a fireman for many years, so we are automatically drawn to Fire Engines etc.

Key Features:

  • Durable wooden material
  • Bright coloured wooden furniture
  • Opens up to allow more creative play
  • Fireman’s pole and ramp included
  • Double door opens for fire engine to enter

Fire Station and Accessories – Pintoy

The set includes:

  • 1 Fire Station
  • 4 Lockers
  • 1 Control Console
  • 1 Swivel Chair
  • Satellite Dish
  • 1 Bunk Bed
  • 1 Round Table
  • 2 Chairs
  • 1 Shelf Unit

So of course, if I like the Fire Station, I would also want the Fire Engine that goes with it.

Key Features:

  • Brightly coloured  and safe
  • Durable wooden material and rope
  • Extendable and detachable ladder
  • Detachable lids encourages creative play
  • Tremendous detailing

Fire Engine – Pintoy

It also comes with:

  • 2 Ladders
  • 1 Fire Hoses with Nozzle
  • 2 Connecting Hoses

And then obviously the Firemen to go with it!

Key Features:

  • Durable wooden material
  • Incredible detailing
  • Moveable characters
  • Holes in hands to attach extras

Fire-fighters and Accessories – Pintoy

Also Included:

  • 1 Captin
  • 1 Fire Extinguisher
  • 3 Fire Fighter
  • 2 Axes
  • 2 Walkie Talkies
  • 1 Breathing Apparatus
  • 1 Megaphone

There was a train set which was lovely. You could make your own little town out of it. It comes in a 50 piece set, or you can buy the 100 piece set. The Key Features of the 100 piece set:

  • Durable wooden material
  • Multi configuration set
  • Interlocking track pieces plus train, carriages, buildings, bridges, trees and people
  • Compatible with other popular wooden train sets

Wooden Train Set – Tidlo

This product comes in a sturdy box with the following items:

  • Two trains
  • Six trailers
  • 42 track pieces
  • 12 trees/bushes
  • 18 buildings/roofs
  • Ten track accessories such as traffic lights
  • Ten people/animals

I loved these bags. Ideal for when younger ones start nursery/school as they are quite unusual so they know it’s theirs. It is also wipe-clean with a draw string fastener.

Kitbag – Lilliputiens

It was a lovely day, and a chance to meet some other lovely ladies: Clare from Emmys Mummy, who is blooming with pregnancy! Laura from The Life and Times of the Working Mum, who went back to work last week after maternity leave, and Leta from Attachment Mummy who had her gorgeous baby girl with her. It was lovely to meet you all, and thank you to John Crane for inviting us!


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