Reviewed by Lauren O’Hara
With a very physically active 3-year-old at home I am always looking for toys to keep him entertained. When the opportunity came up to try out and review the Roller Wheel from Thumbs Up, I just knew he would love it! The roller wheel arrived quickly and was well packed. It took just under 10 minutes to blow it up with the foot pump included. It was pretty easy to blow up and the foot pump included could be used to other inflatable products which is a bonus!
The Roller Wheel is advertised for use both indoors and outdoors, however I would say it is best used outside. Our living room isn’t very big and my boy was constantly bumping into things. That being said he still had lots of fun rolling around! He even used it as a seat while watching the television.
The Roller Wheel is very colourful and has balls inside that jingle. My boy enjoyed rolling it around to hear them and watch them move throughout the wheel. He also used it to promote his imaginative play. He enjoyed putting blankets over the top to make a den and used it as a hiding place during his favourite game of hide and seek. My other son (10 months old) enjoyed watching his brother roll around and got inside the den. The colours and noise kept his interest and he giggled while following his brother rolling around the room.
For under £35 it would make a good gift for the child that has everything. I find it hard to find a unique gift and I like that the Roller Wheel is something different that I have not seen before. It would be good especially now that the weather is getting nicer for playing out in the garden!
I would give the Roller Wheel a 5/5 as a gift to be used outside. I think it would make the perfect gift for that active child in your life!