Real Review: We Find Out If Mothercare Toys Are Any Good

Real Review: Are Mothercare Toys Any Good? We Put Them To The Test

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The results are in! Yes it’s time to check in with our very special group of little reviewers who have been very busy putting some amazing toys from Mothercare to the test for our latest Real Review Panel!

We had lots of budding reviewers who wanted to take part and we managed to whittle it down to these three talented little M Word fans, who were delighted to flex their reviewing muscles by putting these toys to the test –


Key Boom Board

Bosch Workbench

Soft Stuff Tool & Dough Bumper Set


Plus the lovely people at Mothercare also surprised them with some festive PJs!

Before we find out what they thought, don’t forget that you can enter our giveaway to get your hands on all THREE of the toys put to the test with our ‘WIN THE PANEL competition! Simple head over to our Facebook Page to enter.
So without further ado, over to our little reviewers


What Our Real Review Panel Had To Say-


Key Boom Board from Mothercare – Kate Mulcahy, six years old.

‘The Key Boom Board came in a big box which was very exciting and it was easy for my mammy (Kelly Mulcahy) to put together. It just needed a screwdriver for the batteries and I could play it straight away! I loved the colour (its pink!) & all the lights. It comes with a little stool for me to sit it when I’m playing which I love!!

The keyboard has the piano part and the drums, so two people can play with it at the same time. My favourite part is the button to learn to play the piano! The keys light up and it gives you a clap at the end. I also really like the microphone and you can record yourself singing and playing! When I am being very noisy mammy and daddy like that I can plug in ear phones so only I can hear it!!

My little brother is nearly three and he is a massive fan of the Key Boom Board too! I think anyone aged three to around eight would love it!! I would give it 10/10.’


Bosch Workbench – Caleb Mason, four years old.

His mammy Michelle tells us; ‘Caleb was very happy to receive his toy and couldn’t wait to start playing with it.
It was really simple to put together so he didn’t have to wait long. It’s a very sturdy and durable toy, great quality that will last.

It is ideal for little boys and girls who love role play and imaginative play.

Caleb has spent hours discovering what he can do with the nuts and bolts and putting together the plastic wood pieces in every way possible. There is every tool imaginable included as well as various attachments for the screwdriver, which gave him hours of fun discovering what each one did. He loves that there are sound effects when you press buttons on the workbench which make his play more realistic.

It’s a really great toy to share. His little sister Myah, three happily played with him as there is more than enough tools and pieces to share. It’s an excellent piece to boost social and fine motor skills. Caleb felt very proud that he had tools just like his daddy.

We will be getting Caleb the build it kits from Bosch that complement the workbench, as I feel without it he would soon tire of playing with the two pieces of plastic wood that come with the bench. This will enhance an already fantastic Toy.

Caleb gives this toy five stars out of five!’


Soft Stuff Tool & Dough Bumper Set – Leon Egan, two years old.

His mum is Susan Bennett tells us; ‘Thanks for selecting my little boy to try out the Soft Stuff Bumper Tool & Dough Set and also for the very cute elf pyjamas.

My little boy is big into dough at the moment. To say he enjoyed this toy is an understatement. He was amused for hours with it.

The selection of dough and tools were fantastic. The tools were great for his hand-eye coordination and also to build up his strength. He was a big fan of the toy scissors, rollers and garlic press in particular!

There is so much to make and do with this toy little ones would never be bored. I would highly recommend this toy and my little boy gives it a big thumbs up!’

Niamh O'Reilly
Niamh O'Reilly
A full time feature and copy writer, Niamh is a dog-mad, shoe-obsessed, movie-buff, with a curious penchant for politics. Up until her son arrived in December 2016, she’d never changed a nappy, made a bottle or even held a baby for more than 5 minutes without it unleashing what she refers to as ‘the death roar’. Completely unprepared for this momentous change in her life, she’s now trying to navigate the brand new world of motherhood with honesty, grace, love and humour. You can also catch her writing about her journey over at