It’s not for me, it’s not for Farmer Nick and it’s not for our eldest learning to drive. This Coupe is for our adventurous tractor driving, train riding soon to be car driving toddlers! Like every good top of the range car it comes packed with all the extras you could think of and more to surprise you. The Coupe is a clever innovation in the Step 2 range from Activity Toys Direct and it is already proving a hit here on the farm.
The large box arrived and Farmer Nick was straight in there opening the instructions and laying the component parts out on the kitchen table. The instructions are very clear and our Coupe sprang into life in just minutes. It has a clever removable foot panel so children can pull themselves around in the car or alternatively with the floor in place parents can use the ergonomic grab handle masquerading as a bit of a go faster spoiler on the roof to push the car. The turning circle is amazing thanks to the pivoting centre front wheel allowing full 360 degree turns. Inside the driver has a steering wheel complete with horn next to a key in the ignition and an easy open car door. If a spot of maintenance is needed the bonnet comes up for a quick tinker in the engine and when it runs low on fuel you can open the cap and fill it up.
I had planned for the Coupe to join our ride on play ground however the November weather was so poor it spend the first week in our kitchen. This proved a huge distraction for one little girl during our craft hour where paper and paint were no match for the glamorous coupe and my triplets indulged the happy toddler in a few laps around the kitchen island!
Finally we grabbed a break in the weather and took the car outside. It was soon seized upon by our guests keen to give it a quick road test. It is safe to say it passed with flying colours and has made a colourful addition to our toddler play area.
The Step 2 Coupe would make a wonderful Christmas present for any 18 month to 3 year old. It comes in the bright green like the one we have or pink, both models have a translucent blue roof that looks rather like a sun roof! I am really impressed with the quality. The plastic is thick and substantial that leaves me feeling these cars are built to last. This is especially important to us with new drivers coming along each week at the farm to put it through its paces. Certainly our playhouse from Activity Toys Direct has proved a winner this summer and still looks as good as new after a full season of use.
You might think a quality car like this is going to come with a silly price tag, but I’ve saved the best till last. These delightful cars are currently available on the Activity Toys Direct website at a cracking price of just £52 and as it is just over the £50 mark it comes with free delivery too. In my view there is a lot of car for your money and hours of enjoyment too.
Bag yourself a bargain this Christmas and make your toddler a happy Coupe owner!
Disclosure: I received my Coupe for Coombe Mill as an Activity Toys Direct Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions on the car are my own.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.