We have a large collection of car toys in our house and many of them come from the Chad Valley range at Argos. Here are our some of our all time favourite car toys, a review of the Chad Valley Looping Express 5.4m Track Set and also a chance to win a £75 Argos Voucher.
Above are five toys that young car enthusiasts will enjoy. The Chad Valley Deluxe 5 Level Garage and Cars Set (currently £49.99) is such fun. My toy garage was one of my favourite toys as a child and I remember my whole family playing with it together. This one has five levels and features road barriers, petrol pumps, a ramp, car wash, helipad, working lift, parking bays and track adaptor. It also includes ten die-cast cars. Best of all the track pieces are compatible with other Chad Valley track sets so you can build up quite an impressive collection.
Kids love adding to their Die-Cast Car collection (currently £9.99) and with this bargain set they can add twenty five cars for just under £10. These 3 scale die cast vehicles come in assorted colours and styles and have independent free moving wheels.
If you’re child gets excited when they spot car transporters on the road then they’ll love the Chad Valley Transporter (currently £11.99) which comes with eight die cast cars. It also doubles as a great, fun place to store your favourite vehicles. This Transporter has a carry handle and hinged sides that fold down to get to the cars you’ve put away. It can store and transport a total of 24 cars.
Grab yourself a great deal with the Chad Valley Artin Evolution Superloop Speedway Track Set which is currently on sale for just £27.49 (reduced from £49.99). It provides the ultimate racing experience with over nine metres of track, two single looping tracks, two crossover tracks and a lap counter. There are also three layout options for hours of speedway fun.
The Chad Valley Looping Express 5.4m Track Set
We were sent the Looping Express 5.4m track to review. The kids were so excited as they love track toys. It comes in a sturdy box which the track can then be stored in.
The track comes with over 5m of track, two cars and two speed controllers. It requires 6x AA batteries and 4 x AA batteries (not included). A screw driver is needed to open the battery holder too. Personally I didn’t find it easy to set up but the kids loved making this so that says more about me than the toy! On their first set up they took longer but since then they’ve taken it down and set it up lots and it takes them no time at all (sadly we don’t have enough room to keep tracks like this up all the time). This track is a lot bigger than you think it will be.
Once it was up the kids got to practice those good old skills of patience and turn taking. They all couldn’t wait for it to be their go and wanted lots of practice until they’d mastered the loops. We decided everyone could have ten minutes practice each then compete in three races each with the winners then battling each other.
The cars speeded around the track making it hard to get good photos- I just couldn’t manage an “upside down on the loop” shot but the kids were impressed by looping the loops anyway!
This is a great toy to teach the kids perseverance and that practice makes perfect. At first the kids were going too fast so the cars would come off the track or they’d go too slow so the car couldn’t make it around the loop. They had to learn the skill of accelerating at just the right time. It was great to watch them as they succeeded! I loved having a go too!
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