Plan Toys Activity Sailboat {Review}

January 23, 2014


I was incredibly intrigued when we were asked to review a wooden bath toy; we are massive fans of all wooden toys but this is the first time that I had heard of one for the bath! As soon as I saw the Plan Toys Activity Sailboat I knew it was going to be a hit with Lucas, in fact we even had a little play with it before bathtime! I had told Lucas it was his boat to go in the bath and come bathtime he trotted off to get it to bring upstairs with us. While I’m running the bath he’s chattering away and this is probably my favourite thing about this bath toy; Lucas has been slow developing his speech so any toy that encourages him to use language is fantastic. He was telling me all about the boat with the sail and the turtle, shark (fish) and star – a real testament of how this toy encourages imaginative play.

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Lucas loves it because:

  • There is a turtle.
  • It’s a boat (any kind of vehicle is always welcome).
  • It is a totally different bath toy.


Mummy loves it because:

  • It encourages imaginative play.
  • It is non-toxic and sustainable.
  • Lucas chatters away when he is playing with it.
  • It is such a beautiful wooden toy.
  • It won’t go mouldy.




Plan Toys have released a whole range of wooden toys all finished with a special waterproof coating to make them perfect for bathtime. The Activity Sailboat is a lovely wooden boat that comes with a fisherman, a starfish, fish and turtle, a hook to go fishing with and a cabin and sail. It is available from The Toadstool priced £30.00. I actually think it is good value for money especially when I think of all the plastic bath toys I have bought Lucas that have easily broken or gone mouldy and had to be thrown away. I can see this boat lasting a long time; it has already leapt into the position of favourite bath toy and quite often one of the little figures comes with us out of the bath. It feels very sturdy and well made but best of all my little boy was instantly attracted to it and it has already given us so much happy play at bathtime.

Activity Sailboat

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Disclaimer – We were sent the Plan Toys Activity Sailboat to review as a Toadstool Ambassador. All opinions are always my own.

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  • Donna

    That has to be the best bath toy I have ever seen! It looks so fun, practical and not as likely to mould as plastic/rubber toys. I really love it!

    January 23, 2014 at 9:15 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      We really love it too, I couldn’t imagine a wooden bath toy but this is great and I’d definitely get more from the range!

      January 23, 2014 at 4:28 pm Reply
  • The Reading Residence

    These do look gorgeous. And loads of fun! x

    January 23, 2014 at 2:48 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It has provided so much fun already, I love that it will last because bath toys rarely do! x

      January 23, 2014 at 4:29 pm Reply
  • Mary @over40andamumtoone

    This really does look lovely

    January 23, 2014 at 3:57 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It is fab! We have had so much fun with it already.

      January 23, 2014 at 4:30 pm Reply
  • Jenny @ The Brick Castle

    It’s much bigger than I thought, and it’s very gorgeous. It’s great they won’t go mouldy – I have a couple of non-coated wooden bath toys and we always have to be incredibly careful about drying them out thoroughly after a bath! 🙂

    January 23, 2014 at 4:08 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It was bigger than I thought too and feels very sturdy. It’s a big plus not having to worry about any mould – drives me mad with our plastic bath toys!

      January 23, 2014 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • Alexandra Mercer

    A wooden bath toy! What a fantastic idea, I love that boat x

    January 23, 2014 at 8:13 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It is fab, I had my doubts but I am totally converted to wooden bath toys! x

      January 23, 2014 at 9:45 pm Reply
  • Lucy

    Ahhh, it looks like he’s having a great time with that boat. We absolutely love ours and I was so impressed that both children seemed to love playing with it in their own ways. x

    January 24, 2014 at 2:10 pm Reply
  • Josie

    Um, this looks brilliant. Good bath toys are hard to come by so will have to check this out I think.

    January 28, 2014 at 4:46 pm Reply
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