I read somewhere a while ago that 'princesses' are on their way out with children. Perhaps so, but certainly not with the little girls I know! And this Dream Town Crystal Castle tent from TJ Hughes will be a dream come true for them – and the £29.99 will be less of a parental nightmare than the RRP of £99.99.
The Crystal Castle comes complete with a Princess dress for role play and a 14 piece dinner service (for two people) banqueting set for make-believe feasts.
The 'castle' itself has turrets, grand entrance doors and rather glamorous fake drapes. It comes apart in two 'halves' for easier storage, and also to allow it to open up, should you wish it to. It is quite large at 112 x 93 x 92 cm (height, width, depth), so it's preferable to have it somewhere it can stay up for a while.
One of the mum-reviewers at Amazon – where the Crystal Castle is out of stock – says that she keeps it up during the day, but at night pops the two halves into each other in the storage position so that they can use their family room. It also then serves as 'storage' for the rest of the toys lying around.
According to the reviews, it's really simple to erect, and the material fits over the structure easily too, but if you're struggling, there is also an instruction sheet supplied.
Unfortunately you won't get this by Christmas now, but with the hours of holiday fun it will still provide, it may be worth the late arrival anyway!
Thanks to joynewell87 at HUKD