The 2016 Rainbow Awards announcing soon!

This Friday – right here on this site we will be announcing who all the winners and highly commended’s are for the 2016 Rainbow Awards… we can hardly wait!

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Shuffle Twister Review by Raising the Rainbows Blog

Check out our latest terrific testers at work here:

inplayClick the image to read the review…

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Do You want to be a Rainbow Toy Award Tester?

Applications are now open to become a Rainbow Toy Awards tester 2016 and here is what you need to do.

You have to have children aged 16 or under and live in the UK to be chosen.

All you have to do is – Write a blog post about your favourite toy (or choose your favourite post from one you’ve already written) Within the post or within the comments section of your older post, please link to then share the post on social media using the hashtag ‪#‎rainbowtoyawards‬ (twitter, Facebook etc)


Then to complete your entry – email entitling your email TOY TESTING 2016 – on your email please confirm;

Your Name:
Postal address:
Telephone number:
URL of toy review post (the one containing the link to Rainbow Awards):
What social media platforms did you use to share it – using the hashtag (so we can check):
Ages and gender of children:
If you are successful you will be sent a toy testers badge to place on your blog and link to – We do not usually send out samples until July onwards, so if you get an email saying you have been chosen then don’t hear from us for a while do not panic.
Notes: If you do not get an email please assume you have not been chosen, we try to respond to everyone but with sheer volume we sometimes cannot email everyone. Also any incomplete applications will not be considered so please read all this carefully before applying! If you have tested for us before you will need to reapply using the above method to be considered for 2016.

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Meadow Kids ‘In the Garden’ Wooden Threading Beads Review

We’ve had some more Meadow Kids toys sent out for review, read about this one on the Sophie & Lily blog, we think this threading beads were a hit!  Click the image to read the review…

Meadow Kids packaging

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Treasure Island Floating Activity Set Review by Zena’s Suitcase

We sent Zena a sample from Meadow Kids to review and here’s what she said “The Treasure Island Floating Activity Set sounded like a great toy for us to review.  My daughters love to play in the bath.  It’s a part of their daily routine that has really helped with their sibling bonding.  We have the usual bath toys in our house, but I’m always keen to try out something new….. read more by clicking the images below..



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Dinosaur Stamps from MeadowKids get a Good Testing…


From a blogger who was self confessed ‘rubbish at crafts’ this review lets us know that the Dinosaur Stamper Set is easy to use and great fun too.

Read all about how they got on here


We thought the set looked lots of fun! Costing just £11.95 it won’t break the bank either.

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Turbospoke Vroom Vroom Vroom!!

We’ve got Turbospoke for our grandson to try and wow did he like it! (Not sure about mum though…)

Turbospoke is loud, loud, loud! – little boys such as J love it to bits.
Turbospoke is an exhaust system that fits to your kid’s bike. It looks really cool and makes very realistic engine sounds as they cycle along.

Within the kit there is the exhaust system, a clamp to hold it on, toolkit for maintenance, plus Motocards (more of those in a moment) plus excellent stickers so you can customise the exhaust pipe.
To use Turbospoke you attach to your child’s bike with the clamp, I would say parents need to do this bit. The Motocards, mentioned earlier, slide through the clamp and get held against the spokes of the wheel, this vibrates and makes the noise. Different Motocards make different noises.
The exhaust pipe serves to look cool – but also makes the sound louder!!
No batteries are required, once you’ve got the kit that’s it – which we love. It promotes outdoor play and exercise which we love too!!

We’ve bought a couple of head ache tablets for our daughter in law …. (Not really, it’s not an annoying toy at all, we’ve just teased her about it being loud).FullSizeRender (2)
J loves it and wants to get away from the Xbox and out into the park each time the weather is good – and that cannot be a bad thing!

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Skills this promotes:

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