Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset

One of my favourite cartoons as a child was Scooby Doo! and you may recall that Monkey and I got to watch the stage show when we visited Butlins for the day last year.  Character Online have a range of Scooby Doo! playsets and we were asked if we’d like to take a look at the Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset.  Does Scooby Doo like Scooby Snacks?  Of course, we’d like to have some fun!

Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset

The Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset is aimed at children aged 3 years and over, comes complete with a Scooby Doo and there are no batteries required! (heaven).

Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset

It is worth noting that you will need a small headed cross head screwdriver to remove the retaining screws before play can begin.  Just a little advance warning if you have a super eager 5 year old wanting to get at the action.

Once you’ve managed to detach the playset from the packaging you have a house, with several components to be attached and a moveable Scooby Doo.  The Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset doesn’t come with an instruction leaflet so I used the box to work out whether things should be fitted.  Also we found hidden cellotape holding certain elements in place, so it’s well worth having a thorough look over the playset before handing to the kids.  Will avoid frustration along the way!

Once assembled Monkey was ready to go on a spooky adventure!

There are a number of features on the Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset which kept Monkey amused.  The front door swings open when Scooby steps on a loose flagstone. Beware when coming down the staircase – a loose step will release a Clown hiding under the stairs.  Step on the trap door and you might come face to face with a ghoul trying to escape from the cellar! Watch out for the swinging chandelier which might come crashing down on you and if all of that isn’t excitement enough – lean on the mirror and you might get a bit of a shock!  But that’s not it!  There’s a canon that moves, remove one of the windows and it will swivel out of the front of the house and you can fire at the monsters!  Yes, this was Monkey’s idea of heaven.

Monkey was entertained with this set for ages when it arrived and it’s been popular since too.

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It didn’t matter to him that the only character he had was Scooby Doo himself.  He was off in a world of imaginary play, having adventures along the way.

Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset

He loves all of the hidden features and even when he’d worked them all out, they still held his attention and he’d happily repeat actions.

Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset

It took him a while to work out that not only did the chandelier swing from side to side, it could also fall down!

Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset

It’s also great that it’s a 360 degree play set, so two children could easily have fun with the Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset at the same time.

Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset

When he’d finished have fun with the playset he went off to have some more fun with Scooby Doo.

Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset

I’ve been quite surprised with The Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset if I’m totally honest.  It probably not something I would have bought on face value but for £29.99 it has really caught Monkey’s imagination and the various features have really amused him.  It’s also a nice size and can be put away on his toy box without taking up much space.  So this Mum has rather been converted.  As for Monkey?  He loves it.

Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset

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

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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.

3 thoughts on “Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Playset

  1. This is really similar to the Tom & Jerry set we reviewed. N still likes it, so they’re definitely good for lasting. The Scooby one reminds me a bit of the Ghost Castle game set my brother had as a child.

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