Review – Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train

Both my girls love In the Night Garden and when I spotted the Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train in the shops, I knew what I wanted to get Sophie for her first birthday. Jessica had also spotted it and kept wanting to “have it, Mummy!” every time she saw it.

Review: Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train - Little Hearts, Big Love

The train consists of the five carriages that make up the Ninky Nonk . The front carriage plays the Ninky Nonk tune when it is pulled along and has four buttons – three of which play the song for the character illustrated (Upsy Daisy, Igglepiggle and Makka Pakka) and the other one plays the In the Night Garden theme tune. The two lights at each end of the carriage flash with the music and the middle one lights up as a nightlight when the main theme tune is played.

Review: Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train - Little Hearts, Big Love

The round carriage which carries the Tombliboos and Makka Pakka in the TV series is a spinning shape sorter. There are three different shapes – a circle, triangle and square. Sophie hasn’t yet got to grips with putting them in the right holes but she loved banging the shapes together and pressing the handle down to make the shape sorter spin.

The little house-shaped carriage has two doors which open to reveal a picture of the Pontipines on one side and the Wottingers on the other. There is also a button on the top which clicks when it is pressed down. So far Sophie mostly seems to like to try and chew this carriage rather than open the doors!

Review: Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train - Little Hearts, Big LoveThe fourth carriage opens to reveal a picture of Upsy Daisy and contains two blocks which fit inside the carriage but can also be stacked on the top, and a roof which rattles. Both Jessica and Sophie enjoyed playing with the blocks and trying to stack them.

Review: Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train - Little Hearts, Big LoveThe final carriage has a pop-up Igglepiggle which squeaks if pushed down firmly enough (although the girls couldn’t manage to make him squeak). Sophie quite liked this carriage and kept trying to push Igglepiggle back inside.

Review: Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train - Little Hearts, Big Love

Both the girls had a lot of fun playing with this and as Jessica is three and Sophie has just turned one, I think this is a toy that Sophie will enjoy for quite a while. It’s well made, is easy to put together (and stays together quite well when being pulled along the floor) and all the different activities for each carriage help keep it interesting and will also help Sophie develop her hand-eye coordination as she learns more about different shapes and how to build with blocks.

Review: Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train - Little Hearts, Big Love

We bought the Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train from Amazon for £39.99 (RRP £49.99) and felt it was good value for the money given all the different activities and the quality of the toy.

The Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train was purchased from Amazon as a birthday gift for my daughter. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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28 thoughts on “Review – Ninky Nonk Musical Activity Train

  1. This looks like a great toy, so many things to do with it, and it looks like it has captured the attention of the girls for a good time. 🙂 I can believe our girls have the exact same names! 🙂 How strange! #Tried&Tested

    1. Thank you – it is a fab toy, so glad we got it for Sophie as both the girls are having so much fun with it. How lovely that your girls have the same names as mine and in the same order too 🙂

  2. With my little boy’s birthday around Xmas time, I’ve been racking my brains for presents. He loves In the Night Garden so we’re planning to add this to the xmas list #triedtested x

    1. If he loves In the Night Garden, I think he’ll love it – it’s been a big hit in our house – glad it’s given you an idea for a present x

  3. Oh that’s lovely, what a great gift! My daughter used to love In the night garden, and she would have loved this ! Gorgeous photos too 🙂 #TriedTested

    1. Thank you – both my girls are loving this. Glad you liked the photos too – so lovely to see them having so much fun 🙂

  4. My daughter used to love The Night Garden but Max has never really got into it! Love that all the carriages are different toys in their own right. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    1. Thank you – the girls are loving all the different carriages. Lovely to link up again to #TriedTested

  5. What adorable photos I love the matching dresses they are wearing. It looks like a great toy I like te fact that there is lots different activities x #TriedTested

    1. Thank you – it’s been a very popular toy in our house so far – both the girls can play with different carriages so they tend to play quite nicely together with it.

    1. Thank you – my girls have been having a fab time playing with it – it’s definitely been a big hit 🙂

    1. My little ones are glued whenever In the Night Garden is on! Such a big hit in our house 🙂

  6. They look absolutely engrossed in it. Lovely pictures too Louise! Great review #triedtested

  7. I don’t know a right lot about INTG – it has miraculously passed my children by!
    It looks like a lovely toy though 🙂
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

    1. Ah, my two are addicted. They love the toy – it’s been a big hit. Lovely to link up to #TriedTested again 🙂

    1. I’m sure he would – my two have hardly stopped playing with it since it got opened on Monday 🙂

  8. I love the look of this and Harry adores In the night garden but I just can’t justify the price. £40 is better than £50 though x #TriedTested

    1. That’s fair enough – it was the only thing we bought Sophie for her birthday as we still have lots of toys from when Jessica was her age x

    1. I thought it was good value – there are quite a lot of different activities included with each of the different carriages and both my children love playing with it. I would definitely recommend searching around for the best price though! 🙂

    1. Press the handle down on the shape sorter carriage and then lift the carriage up and it should separate x

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