The weather has been really rubbish just lately – you wouldn’t actually think that we are now in June but today has been one of those rare days when the sun has made an appearance and we have made the most of it, we decided to have a barbecue and the boys all spent the day outside playing in the garden. A few months ago we were sent an Ez Fort Bunker and we have finally managed to get it out of the box.
The bunker is made up of 55 Pieces – 20 x spheres, 20 x 24″ Poles (yellow in colour), 14 x 17″ Poles (green in colour) and a cover. The instructions for making different bunker structures are on the box so don’t be too hasty to throw it out – although you will need something to keep all the bits in once you’ve finished playing with it.
I love that the pieces fit easily together and there is no right or wrong way to put them together either. If you want to make a roof like we did below then you just need to make sure that the spheres are facing in a certain direction so that you can make the diagonal fit. If you don’t get it right the first time you simply take the pieces apart, swap them around and try again. The back of the storage box has some instructions for a couple of ways that the poles can be laid out. You could take a picture on your phone of this just in case the box is damaged or thrown away. We made a house and an airplane shaped bunker but you can make pretty much any shape you wish. I found two slight problems with the bunker. The main problem I found with the bunker was with the cover. I don’t think it is long enough and there was no way of attaching it to the frame. We improvised by using clothes pegs. The other problem was that it was flimsy and the boys had to be careful not to play too rough around the bunker.
One thing that I think is great about the Ez Fort is that it helps your child develop thinking skills. They need to work methodically to put the pieces together. In our case it also helped the boys work on their team building skills. They argue a lot (much more than my siblings and I ever did).
The Ez Fort is suitable for children aged 3 and above and can be bought from toy stockists online and in store for around £30. You can purchase other sets and I even saw a pink set for the girls who like to build play dens too.
*I did not receive a financial payment for writing this review. However, I was sent these products for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this piece are my own*