Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset

Monkey is a massive Fireman Sam fan, I think I’ve mentioned before that we have watched The Great Fire of Pontypandy so many times, that I know the script off by heart!  We’d recently been invited to a preview of the new Fireman Sam DVD Ocean Rescue and were thrilled when we were asked to review the Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset from Character Online.  The timing was perfect for some seafaring adventures.

Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset

Look Mummy!! Fireman Sam is on Juno!  Monkey is a big Jet Ski fan as Daddy P used to own one and has told Monkey about all of his adventures.

When you unpack the playset there is a little bit of assembly required and you will need 4 x AAA batteries which aren’t included unfortunately.  Luckily, I had enough in my supplies to make Monkey a very happy little boy.  But I do wish companies would supply the batteries with a toy when they are needed.  With Christmas coming up, it just saves on disappointment levels on the big day.

But that aside, once the roof of the Ocean Rescue centre and helipad were fitted and the ramp put in place, Monkey and Fireman Sam were ready to start their Ocean Rescue adventures.

Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset

There is a lot of functionality to the Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset which is aimed at children aged 3 years and over.A child is not going to get bored easily with this toy.

The lights flash on the Helipad which can be swiveled around the playset.

Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset

You can press the Tower Light to make it flash and sound the siren (note – no volume control).

Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset

The Fireman Sam figure has a hole in the base of one of his feet, this can be used to secure him to the platform on the Tower Lift, so he can go up and down without falling off.

Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset

You can raise the Fire Pole platform, attach Fireman Sam and watch him swivel round the pole – Monkey really likes this function, although it does stick sometimes.

Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset

Once you’ve clipped on the front ramp (the fitting on our’s is quite loose), you clip Juno into place, press the blue button and watch Fireman Sam launch off on an Ocean Rescue mission.  Another big hit with Monkey.

Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset

Children can play with this set as a stand alone item or play can be extended by purchasing additional sets within the Fireman Sam range.

Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset

The Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset is the only Fireman Sam playset that Monkey has, and he has had hours of fun with it.  It’s great for his imaginative play.  His wooden helicopters have happily landed on the helipad.  He’s had lots of fun.

We mainly have wooden playsets so this was a bit of a departure for us.  The plastic playset appears fairly robust and will withstand use from a nearly 5-year-old Monkey.

We’d received a set of Fireman Sam Action Figures in our goodie bag from the Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue DVD premiere so these have also had lots of action since coming home.

The Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset is priced at £34.99, which might seem expensive, but there is a lot to this playset and I’ve been impressed by the amount of fun Monkey has had playing with it so far.

disclaimer:  we were sent this set in exchange for an honest review.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

7 thoughts on “Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset

  1. That looks fab 🙂 We also had the Great Fire of Pontypandy on repeat for about 3 months so I think I know all the words too 😉

  2. This does look a fab toy, but I agree with you 100% about batteries. I keep a stock too for this sort of thing #Triedtested

  3. This looks like a great set that would definitely get loads of play in our house! Shame it doesn’t come with batteries though 🙂

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