Chad Valley Designafriend Amelia Doll & Fluffy Friends Sitting Dog Plush Review plus Win a £75 Argos Voucher

The children and I are excited to announce that for the next few months, we are part of the Chad Valley Play Panel and will be reviewing some of the fabulous toys they have to offer.

Chad Valley have been part of our lives for many years so we are really excited to have them on the blog. 




"Chad Valley is 150 years old, with a range of over 400 toys exclusively available at Argos. The majority of toys are for babies, toddlers and younger children. 

The really special thing about Chad Valley is that all the toys are designed and developed purely with play in mind. That’s it, just pure play and imagination! So, you’ll see hero products such as the Tots Town Pirate Ship and the incredibly life-like Chad Valley Tiny Treasures New-born Doll , which are incredibly popular as they allow younger children to submerge themselves in pure imagination, creating their own little worlds to play in. That said, older children are important too, which is why you’ll also find ranges like Designafriend and Chad Valley Double Sided Easel offering imaginative fun for children up to the age of nine."

We were sent a wonderful selection of toys to play with but the ones we are going to focus on are the Designafriend Amelia Doll and Fluffy Friends Sitting Dog.

My daughter gasped when she opened the box containing the doll, with long blonde hair it looked just like her, dressed in a super funky pair of leggings and leather jacket it looked the part too. It came with little accessories, including some super snazzy sandals, sunglasses and a little bracelet for my daughter to wear.



The box itself tells you all about the range which is a lovely touch and wrapped in tissue paper she reminds me of a doll from a book I had growing up.

The fact the dolls hair is just like my daughters is great and she was so excited to have a doll that looked just like her, the Designafriend range has dolls with all different looks and styles so whatever your little one is in to there is a doll to suit them.


The Fluffy Friends Sitting Dog has been a favourite with both my son and my daughter, it's been shared between the both of them, it has worn a hat and been covered in a blanket at bedtime. We have more soft toys than I care to remember, but this one has been loved and shared like no other before it. It is exactly as described... fluffy, so very fluffy!!



The whole Chad Valley ethos is "that just 15 minutes of imaginative play a day can make an enormous difference to a child's development". I love this sentiment and certainly feel that all of the toys we were sent enabled the children to do just that.

If you like what you see, then you too can get in on some toy action.  I have a £75 gift voucher to giveaway. The perfect little extra to put towards, dare I say it, Christmas this year.

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This is a collaborative post, all words and images are my own.

249 comments:

  1. we have the Chad Valley Princess Ball Pit and Pool which is fab, would love the pop up tent too :)

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  2. Chad Valley Wobbly Worms Game! can see a lot of fun being had with this one

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  3. Margaret Clarkson
    The Chad Valley B U Card Making Set

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  4. I know my grandson would love the Chad Valley 6V Blue Baby Quad Bike!

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  5. Chad Valley Pirate Ship Pop Up Play Tent

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  6. I really like the Chad valley princess ball pit. great fun

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  7. The Chad Valley Artin Evolution Superloop Speedway Track Set does it for us.

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  8. I love the Chad Valley Airport Play Set :o)

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  9. Pops would love the post office set

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  10. chad valley wobbly worms...my kids would love that

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  11. The Chad Valley Floating Ball Fun Zone, it looks lots of fun!

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  12. I like the Chad Valley Baby Activity Saucer

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  13. The Car Transporter! My little one would love it ��

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  14. I love the Chad Valley Designabear Rainbow Teddy Soft Toy

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  15. The Chad Valley Tiny Treasures Baby with Pink Outfit & Headband looks fab. My girl would love that x

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  16. I like the Chad Valley Wood Shed Fire & Police Station

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  17. Chad Valley Fluffy Friends Brody Animated Dog Soft Toy.

    Rachel Craig

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  18. the Chad Valley 6V Blue Baby Quad Bike!

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  19. Chad Valley Deluxe 5 Level Garage & Cars Set
    And the kid in the picture looks just like my nephew!

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  20. The Babies To Love 100 piece accessory set is one of my favourite products. My daughter loves playing with her dolls and this set is such a good price and gives hours of endless fun for role playing

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  21. would love the Chad Valley Mega Ball Run x

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  22. Artin Evolution speedway set

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  23. My favourite toy is the Chad Valley Play Chef Toy Kitchen.

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  24. Chad Valley 2 Player Laser Command

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  25. I like the Chad Valley 6V Sports Car - White

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  26. I like the Chad Valley Babies to Love Interactive Isabella Doll

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  27. the bubble machine looks fun :-)

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  28. Chad Valley Play Chef Toy Kitchen

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  29. Chad Valley Mighty Megasaur Walking Dragon - "Dracarys!" ;-) .

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  30. Chad Valley Artin Evolution Superloop Speedway Track Set is definitely one my boys would love

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  31. I love the Sand Bumper set! My niece would love to get creative with it.

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  32. Chad Valley Artin Evolution Superloop Speedway Track Set

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  33. Chad Valley Wood Shed Fire & Police Station

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  34. The trampoline - it's on my kids wish list.

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  35. Melissa & Doug Jumbo Brown Teddy Bear Plush

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  36. I like the Chad Valley Shop Play Tent

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  37. Chad Valley 6V Blue Baby Quad Bike

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  38. The Double Sided Easel looks great!

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  39. Chad Valley Tots Town Playground Playset

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  40. Chad Valley Babies to Love Wooden Doll's Bunkbed Set for my twin granddaughters

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  41. just love the Chad Valley Shop Play Tent

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  42. The Chad Valley Pirate Ship Pop Up Play Tent

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  43. My granddaughter would absolutely love the Tiny Treasures Twin Babies

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  44. Lots of lovely toys, I think my friend's twins would love the Chad Valley Wooden Table and 90 Piece Train Set. I think they have room for it...

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  45. I think jamie would like this Chad Valley Driftstone Carpark with Cars

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  46. My Grand-daughter would love the Chad Valley Be U Paint Your Own Ceramic Set

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  47. Chad Valley 7ft Straight Slide - Green - slides are so much fun.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  48. My favourite is the Play Chef Toy Kitchen. My nieces would love this.

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  49. Would love the Chad Valley Airport Play Set
    (Christina Curtis)

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  50. We're a crafty family (with a girly-girl) so Chad Valley Be U Jewellery Bead Tree Set.

    Also, how adorable is your daughters skirt (and your kids too for that matter) ^_^

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  51. Chad Valley foldable Wendy Playhouse.

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  52. Chad Valley Wood Shed Fire & Police Station

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  53. I love the Chad Valley airport set, I played with the original version as a child!

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  54. I love the Chad Valley Baby Activity Saucer, my little one would love it

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  55. chad valley bubble machine looks fun

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  56. The pirate activity table looks fab!

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  57. Chad Valley Fluffy Friends Brody Animated Dog Soft Toy

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  58. My favourite is the Chad Valley Be U Make Your Own Cushion Twin Pack

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  59. I love the 6ft Giant Inflatable Dinosaur http://www.argos.co.uk/product/1290888

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  60. My niece has a giant rainbow bear from Chad Valley, it's almost as big as her! I think my favourite is the Dobbin Rocking Horse. :)

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  61. Chad Valley Penguin Projector - Baby Pink

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  62. I love the make your own glitter lamp kit

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  63. I love the Chad Valley Wendy House. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

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  64. Chad Valley Children's Sit and Draw Desk would be great for my granddaughter who loves to draw.

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  65. Loving the Chad Valley Driftstone Carpark with Cars. My boy would absolutely love it!

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  66. So much choice to choose from but I love the look of the Designerfriend Wooden Dolls House

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  67. Chad Valley Cook and Play Toy Kitchen

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  68. my kids would love the giant floor piano

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  69. The Chad Valley Wooden Train Set - 60 Piece

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  70. my daughter loves the designafriends dolls, so i think i would probably treat her to one if i won this voucher

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  71. Chad Valley 50 Piece Dinosaur Bucket

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  72. I love the My first dolls pram!

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    1. Chad valley raceway track my son likes :)

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  74. i would choose the chad valley kitchen x

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  75. love the Chad Valley 250 Piece Super Art Set

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  76. i love the Chad Valley Cook and Play Toy Kitchen

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  77. My favourite toy is the Chad Valley Be U Lipstick and Brushes Make-Up Set for my daughter

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  78. Love the pirate ship x http://media.4rgos.it/i/Argos/7099571_R_Z001A?$Web$&$DefaultPDP570$&$WebPDPBadge570$&topright=empty&bottomleft=empty

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  79. I really love the Newborn Baby Twin Dolls.

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  80. The Chad Valley Baby Playnest looks delightful.

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  81. My daughter would love the Chad Valley Post Office.

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  82. Chad Valley 250 Piece Super Art Set

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  83. My favourite is definitely the Chad Valley Post Office Playset :)

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  84. The Chad Valley Play Chef Toy Kitchen, my sons would love it

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  85. I love the Chad Valley Artin Evolution Superloop Speedway Track Set

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  86. Chad Valley 7ft Straight Slide - slides are so much fun.

    HAzel Rea - @beachrambler

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  87. The Chad Valley B U Card Making Set

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  88. My daughter has one of the designafriend dolls, she has requested another and would love some outfits for them. Great giveaway

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  89. I reckon my grandson would love the Chad Valley 6V Blue Baby Quad Bike!

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  90. chad valley cook and play kitchen

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  91. I love the Mega Ball Run and would love to play this with my grandchildren!

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  92. The Chad Valley My 1st Toy Kitchen

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  93. the Chad Valley Airport Play Set

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  94. My First Sing Along Kids CD Player

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  95. Hands down the Tots Town range! I like the Pirate Ship :D

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  96. Deluxe 5 level garage with cars!

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  97. My daughter has a designafriend doll that she adores with various accessories but wants another this Christmas. The one I would love to get is the Emma doll.

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  98. Chad Valley Designabear Rainbow Teddy Soft Toy - LOVE THIS. Chad Valley is wonderful

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  99. I love the Chad Valley Pirate Ship Pop Up Play Tent!

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  100. Chad Valley Pink Tea Party Set looks fun!

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  101. @FCWedding - We love the tots town pirate ship, it would be great for playing together.

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  102. Chad Valley Be U Make Your Own Stickers Machine

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  103. Chad Valley Babies to Love My First Doll's Pram

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  104. My son would love the pop up pirate tent

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  105. Chad Valley Inflatable Goal Set for my boys

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  106. My favourite Chad Valley toy is the Chad Valley Wendy House!

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  107. LOVE the Chad valley wooden train - 60 piece set

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  108. Chad Valley post office

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  109. Tiny treasures dolls - they look so real!

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  110. My daughter would love the Wendy House for outdoor play!

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  111. Love the Chad Valley Foldable Wendy Playhouse. We have one for our grandchildren, bargain at £60

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  112. The Chad Valley Dobbin Rocking Horse. I would have loved this when i was a child :)

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  113. Michelle Ferguson2 November 2017 at 20:13

    I like the airport play set

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  114. Chad Valley wobbly worms my daughter would love this

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  115. My little boy would love the post office!

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  116. Chad Valley 4ft Snooker/Pool Game Table my Son would love this. Fantastic prize, thank you x

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  117. The Chad Valley Double Sided Playmat and Cars

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  118. I love the Chad Valley Wendy House Pink

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  119. my fave is the 6ft trampoline i have been wanting to get one for my two boys

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  120. Chad Valley Pirate Ship Pop Up Play Tent

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  121. Chad Valley Pirate Ship Pop Up Play Tent

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  122. my favourite is the Chad Valley Be U Lipstick and Brushes Make-Up Set

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  123. The post office looks pretty good!

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  124. I love the Chad Valley Premium Cash Register. My daughter would go mad for this as she loves playing shops. Thank you

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  125. The inflatable goal set, I think they would all have fun with that!

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  126. The post office set

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  127. Chad Valley Wendy House looks great

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  128. I think that my son would love the Chad Valley wobbly worms :)

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  129. My nephew would love the Dinosaur bucket

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  130. I love the Chad Valley Wood Shed Fire & Police Station

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  131. I would love the wooden curved kitchen for my princess

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  132. I like the Chad valley princess ball pit.

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  133. The chad valley princess ball Pitt is a winner for me

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  134. Chad Valley Designafriend Best Friend Dolls

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  135. The floating ball game is my favourite

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  136. The Chad Valley Babies to Love Lily Interactive Doll would really suit my niece.

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  137. The Chad Valley retro scooter looks like great fun

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  138. THe Be U make your own glitter lamp

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  139. I love the princess ball pit 💜

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  140. My son Reece would have hours of fun in the Chad Valley Pirate Ship Pop Up Play Tent :)

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  141. The Designabear and Designafriends - my 8 year old was obsessed with the bear's last year and ended up with 4 - this year she wants the Designafriends!

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  142. Chad Valley Be U Knitting Set I think this is fab not just for kids I would love to give it a go

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  143. My son is really into role play games at the moment, and I know he'd be over the moon with either the pick 'n' mix sweet shop or the contactless cash register. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  144. Both my girls love the designabear range, very diverse for both their age groups

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