We’ve always loved BRIO in our house and Joseph now has a sizable BRIO wooden railway, which was first started by Imogen, comprising of stations, garages, roundhouses, tunnels, bridges and enough track to go round his room at least twice. But the railway is where our BRIO collection starts and finishes, we’ve just never thought of expanding it in other ways. BRIO changed all of that and sent us the Horse Stable and Horse Jumping set to see what we thought of it.
Firstly we opened up the Horse Stable and I was very pleasantly surprised to find that the stable itself came fully assembled. There are a further 10 pieces included including two figures, two horses with removable rugs, a wheelbarrow and a bale of hay.
At the front of the stable there is a section of railway track which enables it to connect to the rest of your BRIO collection.
The horse stable is also hinged and opens up fully to reveal six enclosures with storage for hay above, there’s even a clever shute to load it into the wheelbarrow easily.
The Horse Jumping Set is the perfect partner for the horse stable as it contains a massive 25 pieces including 5 figures, 3 horses with rugs, fencing, 3 jumps, seating and a horse trailer.
With the two combined Joseph had a blast putting on his very own horse show with Silver, Sky and Flash. There were show jumping competitions, races and a best in show competition which Silver won hands down!
As with all BRIO toys they are made with little hands in mind so there is no frustration whilst exploring all of the aspects of play that the set includes. It is also of exceptional quality, genuinely built to last which is becoming hard to find in toys now. I love the imagination it’s inspired in Joseph’s play and the whole new lease of life that it has brought his BRIO railway. We’ll most certainly be expanding his BRIO collection in other ways from now on and he’s already spotted the Fun Park theme which has given Santa ideas.
The Horse Stable is priced at £39.99 and the Horse Jumping Set at £23.99 and both are available from www.brio.co.uk.