I love receiving parcels through the post, especially when they are boxes packed with activities for my boys. I think that gifts like this give a wonderful opportunity for active, hands on learning, and quality family time.
Yippee Adventures bring together everything that you would hope to find in a box for children and so much more. Their ethos is centred around “facilitating fun adventures” for children to have before they grow up, and there is a lot of fun to be had as a parent when exploring these boxes too.
I was sent three Yippee Adventures boxes for inclusion in my 2018 Christmas Gift Guide and I couldn’t have been happier to receive them. They are packed with quality materials and suggestions of things to do. The three that we received were: Bug Hunting, Blast into Space and the Yippee Adventures Scrapbook Kit. There are many more to choose from on their website (below) including castles, mermaids, superheroes and growing kits.
What really stands out with each of these boxes is that there are more activities than you will get to in one go, meaning that they can easily last a couple of afternoons if not more*.
So much thought has been put into not only the contents of the boxes but the quality as well.
The Bug Hunting box came with a magnifying glass and a separate magnifying bug collection pot. The bug house that was carefully flat packed to be made up brought amusement and excitement when choosing a spot for it to live in our garden and thinking about natural additions such as leave and small twigs that might make it even more attractive to insect life.
The A3 felt sheet in Blast into Space that you use to create your own solar system was thick and the planets and sun to stick on were made from wood which I was really pleased about. It’s always nice when artwork lasts more than a few minutes on the wall. One of my favourite items in this box were the wooden constellation disks and the fun constellation facts that we talked about whilst looking at them. Such a simple but extremely clever idea. It’s products like that which simply can’t be replicated from the art box at home, and bring so much joy as well as education to young minds.
I loved that in the Yippee Adventures Scrapbook Kit box you receive a full-sized scrapbook, and the 100 awesome adventures poster is printed on thick quality paper so again it will be long lasting as we work through ticking them off. There are some great ideas for adventures on there, and it is a bright and colourful addition to our kitchen wall.
The boxes vary in price, and mini kits or individual adventure posters and party favours are available. For more information check out the Yippee Adventures website.
I think this would be a wonderful present to a child at any time of the year and, if you’ve seen this pop up on my social media posts, you’ll know that my boys would agree! I especially love the wide range of boxes available, there is something for everyone.
N.B. I was gifted these boxes in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own. For more information please visit my disclosure page.
*Updated October 2020, we are still having long lasting fun with these boxes. The bug house is still regularly occupied by small critters in our garden, and the constellation disks in particular are in regular use by my sons.