Dear Mummy, I love horses and my favourite horse figurines are from Schleich. In previous reviews we’ve always praised Schleich products and this is the first time I’ve reviewed a building playset from the Horse Club range of toys.
I couldn’t wait to get inside the box and open the Riders Café. It’s a complete playset with moveable figures and over 60 parts for realistic play. Schleich are a great trusted toy brand and all the figurines are hand painted with attention to detail that is astonishing, in fact I could stare at them for ages spotting little features on the horses manes and the riders.
The Riders Café has been created exceptionally well too and the detail extends through to the interior and exterior.
It reminds me of the café at my horse riding school and I’m super impressed with the breakfast bar and finer attention given to the smaller accessories like miniature plastic glasses, plates and cupcakes. Though we would agree that these smaller items make it more appropriate for us bigger girls!
The Riders Café is called the ‘Cup and Saddles’ and comes in a brightly coloured box with more than 60 pieces, two characters called Tom and Emily and one horse, a brown/black and white pinto stallion. Of course I couldn’t resist getting ALL my Schleich figures out to watch the grand unboxing!
Both characters that come with the set have jointed arms. However Tom’s legs are straight so he can’t ride the horse and Emily is posed in a seated horse-riding position. It’s a shame that these characters aren’t fully posable as it would have been nice to have them both ride horses and stand behind the cafe counter to serve. The instructions were easy to follow and even I could click the parts into place on my own.
The playset itself comes in pieces which are bagged separately. There’s a lot of plastic bags but thankfully daddy believes we can recycle them! He helped me put the Riders Café together and we had great fun making it.
Check out our video to see us making it! Inside the box it comes with a step-by-step guide with pictures and doesn’t require any additional tools to assemble.
The building is made from solid plastic and very sturdy. Behind the counter in the cafe is an oven that opens and closes, a coffee machine and a till and even plates and miniature cups. For outdoor cafe play there is an A-board advertising the food with tables, chairs and even a parasol for the customers to relax under.
No Riders Café would be complete without a place to tether the horses and it includes a small fence with added brackets to add other Schleich fences as well. I love all the horse accessories that come with the play set like the bridle, reins, trough and apples.
The connectivity between this Schleich Horse Club Rider Café and other Horse Club buildings can be seen from the website and we like the colours used.
The Schleich Horse Club Rider Café is suitable for little ones aged 5+ and has an RRP of £39.99. It can be purchased from good toy shops and online. This is our first Schleich building and we can’t wait to build more and create a world full of adventures.
The entire Schleich Horse Club range can be found on the Schleich website and we loved playing with this cafe, I’m sure it’s going to bring a lot of joy over the summer holidays!
Love Bella x
Disclosure: We were kindly sent this Schleich Horse Club Rider Café in order to review, all photos, video content and opinions are our own.
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