With half-term fast approaching I the children weren’t the only ones eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Rainy Day box. The box itself is ideally sized to fit through ones letterbox so hassle free,it’s professionally packaged with its bright logo so kids can be in no doubt who this box of goodies is for. It also has no unnecessary extra packaging so parent/Eco friendly too.
Contained within this aquatic themed box (each box is seasonally themed) are a glue pen, stickers, pack of playing cards, a craft activity and 3 pieces of paper with origami fish instructions.
My assistants for this review were Ruby aged 8 and Jude aged 7 along with a rogue accomplice Milo, nearly 2. At the sight of a glue pen all children were most eager to complete the craft task! The usual cacophony was replaced by what can only be described as… harmony?!
The children took turns reading instructions and glueing, the task itself took only minutes to complete, however due to the inordinate amount of glue used, the time waiting for the little bat an ball to dry ensured their attention was held all day!
The origami was fun to try, with simple picture instructions. An ideal skill to acquire for future rainy afternoons creating a paper aquarium.
A pack of cards is a childhood favourite of mine, and this pack of colourful ‘Go Fish’ cards were a definite hit with both Ruby and Jude. They love this game and afterwards used the cards to play snap too.
Although the box itself didn’t look to have lots inside, it really was enjoyable and I felt quite nostalgic, reminiscent of times before endless children’s TV.
Looking at the company’s website this is in essence what their core value is, to return to family quality time. Without the need for electronic stimuli, just good old fashioned glueing and sticking or baking.
Both children agreed they would love to try further boxes from the Rainy Day range.
There are different packages available and the Letterbox we reviewed costs £6.50 per month for 6 months or £5.99 for 12 months (delivery costs are included as is the supply of glue for the duration!).
The Rainy Day Letterbox club also includes exclusive access to Members pages on the website packed with activities and recipes alongside competitions. It’s comparable in price to a couple of comics, which themselves tend to be chosen on account of the free toy then discarded quickly, the box is great value.
In addition there are a selection of boxes for £9.99 and you choose which items you would like to include, a fantastic gift idea as it’s a quality product with an affordable price.
One rainy autumn morning when Ally, the founder of the Rainy Day Co had no idea how to fill the day with her son Kit, she decided to put together a box full of different things to amuse them whenever they were bored. From this simple idea they have now grown to help you and your loved ones reap the benefits of interactive play, without any hassle.
You will receive a fun filled seasonal package through your letterbox every month. There will be things to make, play, bake and create.
With exciting activities and exclusive access to the Rainy Day Co. Club Members area, every child will want to be in the Club!
The box reviewed here is part of the Letterbox Club , which includes access to the Rainy Day Co. members area and is available in two subscription plans:
- 6 month plan: £6.50 per month (including free delivery)
- 12 month plan: £5.99 per month (including free delivery)
There are usually also a number of box available on the website at £9.99 per box (including free delivery), such as:
- The Original Box
- Build-Your-Own Box
- Travel Box
- An appropriately seasonal box
None at the moment.