Two weeks ago we took the kids to the beach for the week. Knowing we could have raining days, I packed a few toys and games to keep the kids busy if we were stuck indoors.
Have you ever packed up toys to take with you? Some are definitely easier to carry and go than others! I was excited to find out about the Carry and Go toys from Simplay3 and eager to share all about them with you today!
So far there are 4 Carry and Go toys: a barn, a garage, a castle, and a car/train track. Here are the details on each one!
Simplay3 Carry and Go Toys
Simplay3 Carry and Go Barn
This is the newest toy in the Carry and Go lineup. The barn is actually a two-story farmhouse that features a kitchen and bedroom, chicken coop, duck pond, pasture and barn. The barn doors open to extend double-sided play and close securely keeping toy farm animals and figures conveniently stored when not in use. The convenient, easy-carry handle makes it simple for kids to take the farmhouse anywhere their imagination goes.
The setup for the Simplay3 Carry and Go Barn was simple. You just have to attach the decals. That’s all. There were quite a few decals, so it took me about 15 minutes to get them all on. I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist and take my time to try to get them on there straight.
Pros of the Simplay3 Carry and Go Barn
This barn is adorable! I love all of the bright colors on the decals. Simplay3 really paid attention to details, even adding a window to the side of the barn! There are charming animals, a pond, a bedroom for the farmer, and so much more!
The carrying handle is great for moving from room to room or to take with you anywhere. It is lightweight so older toddlers and preschoolers should be able to carry it themselves.
I especially love how sturdy it is. Like other Simplay3 toys, it’s molded plastic so it is built to last through many children. Your child could stand on this and I highly doubt it’s going to break, unlike other plastic toys on the market.
It’s 2-sided so it’s large enough for 2 or 3 children to play with easily.
There are two different sections that can be closed to store toys to go with the barn. This makes it easy to take those little pieces with you on the go.
Cons of the Simplay3 Carry and Go Barn
The only real con is that this toy does not come with any accessories. The ones shown on the Simplay3 website are adorable, and I really wish they were included. However, you may already have accessories around your home that would work well with it!
The Simplay3 Carry and Go Barn is available for sale on the Simplay3 website and also at Amazon.com.
Simplay3 Carry and Go Garage
The Simplay3 Carry and Go Garage was very quick and easy to assemble. I needed to pop one of the ramps into place and then add the decals. Total setup took me less than 10 minutes.
This children’s garage playset has an easy-carry handle and secure compartment for small toys, making it simple for kids to take and play anywhere their imagination goes. With 4 levels, 2 working ramps with secret zoom through tunnels, parking spaces, and a repair garage with a working garage door, there are lots of places for cars to go!
Pros of the Simplay3 Carry and Go Garage
This garage is lightweight yet still super durable since it’s molded plastic. It’s easy to clean and store. This garage is colorful and inviting for kids. It’s big enough that 2 or even 3 kids can play on it at one time.
I don’t know very many boys who don’t have toy cars. My boys have tons of them! They love to play with their cars and having a garage toy like this that they can easily take with them wherever they go is great!
Cons of the Simplay3 Carry and Go Garage
The only con would be that, just like the Farm, the Garage does not come with any accessories. Because most boys have lots of cars already though, I don’t really feel like this should be much of an issue for anyone. It definitely wouldn’t be something that kept me from purchasing the garage.
The Simplay3 Carry and Go Garage is available for sale through the Simplay3 website and also Amazon.com.
Simplay3 Carry and Go Castle
This children’s castle playset with easy-carry handle makes it simple for kids to take to play anywhere their imagination goes! The working drawbridge and back door extend double-sided play and create a secure compartment for small toy storage when ready to travel.
Pros of the Simplay3 Carry and Go Castle
This castle is enchanting! The colors are great and the decals and details are spectacular. It’s gender-neutral in both look and color, so both boys and girls will both be eager to play with it.
Just like the other Carry and Go items, it has a handle for easy carrying and it’s extremely durable. It would be good for both indoor and outdoor play.
My older kids have a Playmobil castle set which the younger ones are frequently breaking apart. They don’t do it on purpose, they just struggle to be gentle with it. It’s not made for toddlers and preschoolers. Because this Simplay3 castle is so much more durable, it gives the younger kids their own castle to play with while the older kids have their castle. This means less frustration all around!
Cons of the Simplay3 Carry and Go Castle
Like the others, this one does not come with any accessories either. I do wish a few characters had been included. My kids do however have different Disney characters they accumulated over time which are perfect additions to the castle.
You can purchase the Simplay3 Carry and Go Castle from the Simplay3 website and also at Amazon.com.
Simplay3 Carry and Go Track Table
This double-sided track table offers one side for cars and another side for train play. It’s fully assembled, you’ll just need to add the decals, which took me about 10 minutes.
Pros of the Simplay3 Carry and Go Track Table
Of all the Carry and Go items, this one is my favorite! When you have a young child, making them a road or train track that can easily be dissasembled can be a large source of frustration for parents and children alike. I can’t tell you how many times my boys have been playing with their wooden train set and knocked the track apart. It seems I’m always having to fix them when they are younger.
The track table is slim enough that it could easily slide under a bed or be kept in a closet without taking up too much room. It only weighs 6.5 pounds so it’s really easy to move. Like the other items, it’s also very durable and portable.
Although Simplay3 recommends it for ages 3 and up, I think children as young as 18 months would enjoy driving their cars and trains on this track.
Cons of the Simplay3 Carry and Go Track Table
Once again, the only con would be that it’s not going to come with accessories, but like the garage, I really don’t feel it needs accessories. Most boys are already going to have a large assortment of cars and trains that they can use with this track table.
Overall Thoughts on Simplay3 Carry and Go Lineup of Toys
Overall, I’ve been pretty impressed with these toys. I love how sturdy they are. I wish more toy companies would make their toys this durable. All of these toys are colorful, engaging, and have adorable details and decals.
I love how easy these toys truly are to “carry and go”. They all have a place to store accessories except for the track table. The only drawback to these toys, as I mentioned above, is the lack of accessories, especially for the farm and castle. I wish a few small accessories were included with those sets, but overall I’m pleased with the Carry and Go toys from Simplay3.
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