Christmas Gift Ideas : My First Scalextric

Sunday, 15 October 2017

I know it is only October, so please forgive me for what follows!

If you're like me, you're probably already looking at and buying Christmas presents for friends and family. I sometimes find that it can be a bit hard finding presents for the kids that are that little bit different and will keep them entertained for long after the decorations come down, so I thought I would write a series of Christmas Gift Guide posts that may give you some inspiration!

Here is the first Gift Guide post, featuring My First Scalextric!

The My First Scalextric set features a figure of eight track, which is really easy to assemble. The track chevrons on the circuit, the adjustable power hand controllers and the two rally cars are colour coded in red and yellow, which is perfect for little ones to help them match the right car to the racer.

I remember seeing Scalextric in the toy shops when I was younger, but I had no idea that there is one suitable for little ones. I knew that this was something that Dot would love and I was right!

Dot played My First Scalextric for over half an hour with her brother. That kind of time spent for any game is unheard of with Dot! There was also a lot of laughter, which is a definite plus! It really is a great activity for the family where everyone can get involved. At one point, Dot had to take the controller back off me as I didn't want to stop playing!

What I also really liked with the My First Scalextric is that it is fully compatible with the Micro Scalextric range of sets and cars, which means that the track can be extended and new cars added. The possibilities are endless!

On a side note, as a parent I really liked the box. I know that sounds really daft, but after Christmas is over and you're trying to put the toys away, it can be really frustrating when you can't get them back in the box. Sometimes the boxes are easily torn or broken, or sometimes the toys are not designed to be repackaged after they've escaped from their boxes.

None of that is true with My First Scalextric. The box is so sturdy and each set piece has a specific place that it can be repackaged like new after playing. Happy parents all round :)

Our house loves My First Scalextric! It really is fun for the whole family and a perfect introduction to the world of Scalextric!

My First Scalextric retails at £39.99 .You can find out more about the My First Scalextric and buy it here. You can also find Scalextric on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

Disclaimer: We were sent My First Scalextric in return for our honest opinion. As always, all opinions are our own.