So who are Lottie? Well they're an amazing toy company who create gorgeous dolls and accessories to go with them. They're based in Donegal on the North West coast of Ireland and are a team passionate about preserving the magic of childhood. They've won more than 30 international toy awards to date and try to live by Lottie's rules; Be bold, be brave, be you. It's a great message to send to young people and the dolls are truly fabulous.
Like I said Harlow was sent the Pony Club Lottie Doll and Stables to review but I'll start with the doll. Pony Club Lottie arrived in her own little box complete with Seren the Welsh Mountain Pony. Before Harlow even opened the box she was drawn in by the beautiful care and attention taken to the box design. As you can see from the photos the box is colourful and designed to look like a horses stable with the words Greendale Farm Stables on the front.
I love that on the back of each box the dolls come with a story. Here's the one for the Pony Club Lottie Doll: "Pony Club is about much more than just riding – Lottie learns about caring for a horse too, and studies for achievement badges covering subjects like feeding, equipment, pony behaviour and grooming. As well as trying to improve her riding, Lottie makes new friends who share her love of ponies. It’s always good fun; some days are themed with treasure hunts, treat making for ponies and lots of other pony activities." Also on the back of the box it gives you suggestions of other sets to buy which I really like. For example it says there's a Pony Flag Race Accessory Set you can purchase and I'm sure Harlow would love this.
Lottie Doll herself is gorgeous with long flowing light blonde hair and blue eyes. Lottie is 18cm in height and recommended for age 3 years and over. Harlow has recently celebrated her third birthday so it's perfect for her. Also included in the set is; riding jodphurs, tweed-style formal riding jacket, shirt and tie, boots, riding helmet and Seren the Welsh Mountain Pony wears a saddle, bridle, stirrups and numnah (a saddle pad that acts as a protective cushion between the pony and the saddle).
The quality of Lottie and her horse Seren are fantastic. Everything from the clothes, hair and accessories are first class. Attention to detail has really been thought about and it makes the play experience more realistic. Harlow absolutely adores her Lottie Doll and Pony, in fact since she received them it's been one of her most played with toys. She gets them involved in all sorts of adventures.
Harlow was also lucky enough to receive the Stables to go with her Lottie Doll and Pony. We weren't expecting to receive this to review but oh my goodness Harlow's little face was a picture when she saw it. It's honestly beautiful and totally perfect for anyone who's kids are horse mad! It requires home assembly however it only took my hubby 10-15 minutes to build. The instructions were clear and everything was provided. You just need a screw driver and you're all good to go.
Included with the Stables are; two horse stalls with tradition style half doors, horse tack room with bench, shelf and hanging hooks, detailed doors with working wood bolt latch, removable roof in Lottie’s signature scalloped style for easy access play, brick detail walls, drinking trough and freestanding wooden fences. The set does not include any dolls, pony or accessories as these have to be purchased separately. The Stables are excellent quality and made of real wood which keeps them authentic and sturdy for young hands to play with. I like that the roof is removable so it's simple and perfect for children to access with ease.
When built the dimensions of the Stables are - H 330 x W 420 x D 250mm. It's a decent size but doesn't take up too much room. The Stable set is £59.99 and the Pony Club Lottie Doll is £32.99. You can buy the whole complete Stables bundle which gives you Sirius the Welsh Mountain Pony as well for £89.99. That's a saving of £21.98. I'll definitely be purchasing Sirius at some point to complete Harlow's set.
Harlow 100% loves her Lottie Doll and Pony. I'd highly recommend to family and friends and these sets would make excellent gifts for little boys and girls. There's so many different ones to choose from inlcuding; Forest Friend Lottie Doll, Muddy Puddles Lottie Doll and my fav Stargazer Lottie Doll. Prices start from as little as £18.99 and you'll be collecting the whole set before you know it.
I was sent the Pony Club Lottie Doll and Stables in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.