Mini Weekend Box Review

Mini Weekend Box Review

A few weeks ago I received a Mini Weekend Box to review with the children.

Subscription boxes seem to be all the rage at the moment, and as I wrote in my review of the Toucan Box I can see the appeal of them. Having been impressed with the Toucan Box, I was intrigued by the Weekend Box.

The original Weekend Box had four activities, but the new mini weekend box has two. The activities are themed:

  • something to make
  • something to bake
  • something to explore
  • something green.

And each theme has a character associated with it. It’s quite a cute idea and the children liked the characters when we opened the box up. The box is just the right size to fit through the letterbox, so no having to collect from the sorting office. It is also bright and colourful and Miss E was excited to open it up.

Mini weekend box review

We opened up the box and saw that one of the activities was to make a bird mask. There are clear instructions and all the bits you need to do this included.

Mini weekend box review

Miss E had great fun sticking and colouring in the mask – although she wasn’t too keen to wear it when we had finished!

Mini weekend box review

This was a nice activity to do, although the suggested time to make this was a little generous – I think it took us about 15-20 minutes to do.

The next activity needed me to provide a plastic bottle (which I didn’t have). Also, when I opened it one of the items was missing. A quick tweet to the weekend box team and they offered to sort it out, so not a huge problem really. We haven’t made up this one yet as I need to get an empty bottle!

mini weekend box review

The boxes are priced at £4.95 but you can try your first weekend box for free – just enter the promo code SARAH323 when signing up at the site

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  1. 16th February 2016 / 15:53

    We enjoyed our mini box. Like you say the suggested time was a bit generous but the boys liked the planting activity and we have shoots!

    • 16th February 2016 / 17:16

      I finally have a bottle now to do the planting one! x

  2. 17th February 2016 / 14:42

    This looks great, the grow a rain forest looks really awesome. I’d love to know what it involves in more detail, it looks like a fun one to do. Ray x #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  3. 19th February 2016 / 18:43

    We tried these a couple of years ago but they were no good for my then very little ones, I will have to give them another go! Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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