At the beginning of the year I went down to the brand new Dragon Sensory centre in Holmer Green. Smallest Child and I had such a lovely time – you can read my review by clicking here. During lockdown the centre is obviously closed, so instead you can get Dragon Sensory in a Box! We decided to order one and try it out. You can order your own box by clicking here.
What’s in the box?
The June box had an underwater theme, but the theme changes on a monthly basis. There is a choice of two boxes each month to order. You can also choose from over and under 3’s boxes. Our over 3’s box included three packets of mouldable sand, a slime play sachet, sensory ball, magic bubbles, a sheet of metallic paper, a craft activity, a couple of small plastic animals and a pack of Gelli Play. I was really impressed with the value for money the box offers.
Kinetic sand is something that Smallest Child already has and really enjoys but it’s nice to have a couple of other colours. The gelli play was such a huge hit today. We threw in some other sea creatures as well and I decided to add some water beads too. TWO AND A HALF HOURS she played in this. Tipping between containers, squishing, splashing in and just generally mucking around. I’ve left the tub to be used again tomorrow and we still have half a packet left. The sensory ball has barely left her hand all day.
Is it good value for money?
There are lots of different subscription boxes out there, and some are better than others. Personally, I think Dragon Sensory-in-a-box is really good value for money. You get some good items included in the box, both consumables and ones that you can be used again and again. I like doing sensory games and activities with Smallest Child and something like this takes all of the planning and thought out of doing that! If you’re looking for ideas on how to use the contents of box check out the videos on the Dragon Sensory Facebook page.
For £10 per box I think these are really good. We’ve already had hours of play from it, and we’ve got many more hours ahead. I love it!