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Fireman Sam Fire Rescue Centre Review

Fireman Sam Fire Rescue Centre Review

Freddie has only just recently been introduced to Fireman Sam, but as soon as I showed him the Fireman Sam Fire Rescue Centre playset he knew who it was and got very excited to start playing with it.

The Fireman Sam Rescue Centre unfolds to reveal the inside of the headquarters in Pontypandy featuring a working zipwire, the kitchen where the crew have their tea, a platform with a pulley and training dolly and best of all a working fireman’s pole. It also come with an articulated Fireman Sam Character.

Once you’ve finished playing with the set, it can be folded away for easy storage and has a carry handle so can be easily taken on a playdate.

The Zipwire

The zipwire has a suction pad that can be suctioned onto a flat surface. We found it stuck quite well to our dining table leg. You can then clip Sam onto it and whoosh to the rescue.

Pulley and Training Dolly

As part of the rescue centre there is a pulley system and training dolly so that the fire rescue team can practice for live rescues.

Fireman’s Pole

The set comes complete with a Fireman’s pole which Sam clips onto before whizzing down to the rescue.

There are other characters and vehicles in the range which would make a great addition to this playset.

The set retails at £19.99 and can be bought from Argos and Smyths Toys Superstores. Suitable from age 3+

If you have a Fireman Sam fan, they’ll be pleased to know that there is a Fireman Sam Special – Return of the Norman-Man showing on Cartoonito at 5pm, Thursday 5th November. There are also some cool Fireman Sam stop from animation clips that you can watch on the Character Options YouTube channel.

Our Thoughts

Freddie really enjoyed playing with the playset but found it tricky to get Sam onto the firepole and the zipwire. Once it was set up he happily played with the set for a while and liked to carry it round from the lounge to the kitchen before setting it up again.

His favourite part was the zipwire, he would place the training dolly on different part of the playset before Fireman Sam came to the rescue after following Dolly’s pleas for help.

It’s great that there are additional toys and characters to add to the set as a Fire Engine would definitely complete this set up.

As Freddie is only two, he was a little bit heavy handed when it came to the zipwire so the suction cup kept coming off which led to a few wobbles, but this was a great set for us to play together and with a little bit of help was more than able to play independently.

*We were sent the Fireman Sam Fire Rescue Centre for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.