Chad Valley Play Panel – Lily Interactive Doll Review| Win a £75 Argos Gift Card!

After all the craziness of the past month and our house move, I am SO pleased and excited to be thinking about something else, and this something else is the fact that our family has had the privilege of being asked to be part of the Chad Valley Play Panel over the next few months. As someone who grew up with Chad Valley toys (I remember my play Post Office fondly!), I can’t wait for Freddie and Sasha to be lucky enough to experience a small part of the brand has to offer (honestly, the amount of ace toys they do is mind blowing, over 400 products). To be honest, they both deserve it right now, what with the upheaval of the house move, and the first toys that we have reviewed have actually been a godsend when so much else of their stuff was boxed up and ready to go. 

Chad Valley toys are available exclusively at Argos, and with that in mind, I’m giving you the chance to win a £75 voucher to spend there at the end of this post. I’ll also have one to giveaway in December too, giving you two chances to win, so watch this space!

But first, to one of our first reviews (second to come later this week)- The Chad Valley Babies to Love Lily Interactive Doll. 


As regular readers of this blog might know, Sasha is a HUGE fan of dolls and babies- in this house there is never such a thing as too many dolls, which is why we are more than happy to welcome another one into the fold, and they get played with on a daily basis. 

The Lily Interactive Doll (now named ‘Rosie’ according to Sasha, you can’t knock the girl’s imagination) has 10 interactive features designed to encourage nurturing role play in both boys and girls. Lily comes complete with cosy sleepsuit outfit, dummy, and a baby bottle for feeding.


Dolls that ‘do stuff’ are always popular with Sasha, so we wanted to put Lily to the test! According to the blurb, if you tickle Lily’s feet it will make her giggle, and touching her hand makes her babble. After showing S what to do, she soon got the hang of interacting with her new doll, although I think you definitely have to give the foot a bit of a rub in the right spot to get her going.


 If Lily is rocked to sleep, she’ll start to snooze and making a gentle snoring sound, which was actually quite adorable when S did it! I think it helps that this doll has a nice soft body that encourages cuddles- any ‘hard-bodied’ dolls we’d had before are certainly not played with nearly as much.


Also, this doll is a great size for a young child (Sasha is 4)- not too big or heavy and fits perfectly well into a doll’s buggy. S also managed to handle her well due to the size, and could feed and use her dummy with ease. 


When you touch her cheeks Lily also laughs, which S found hilarious, and when she takes her dummy or botle she makes real sucking sounds, followed by a burp if you pat her back! 

We’ve been delighted with our new doll, and I’d quite happily recommend her to friends, family and readers alike, especially since some interactive dolls can be a bit hit and miss. 


At currently £19.99 (was £24.99) she’s a steal and would make a fabulous Christmas present for a doll-mad boy or girl!


To be in with a chance of winning a £75 Argos gift voucher so you too could shop for your own doll or other Chad Valley Toys, please fill in the Rafflecopter widget below using as many options as you’d like.

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The terms and conditions:

You must be a UK resident to be eligible for this competition. The prize is a £75 Argos Voucher, no cash alternatives to the stated prize will be offered; Entrants must be 18 years and over. Competition ends midnight on Sunday 27th November 2016. Winners will be notified within 5 working days.

Find more great giveaways at Super Lucky Di and The Prize Finder.

*We were sent the Lily Doll for the purposes of this review and as part of the Chad Valley Play Panel- all thoughts and opinions our own. 


605 thoughts on “Chad Valley Play Panel – Lily Interactive Doll Review| Win a £75 Argos Gift Card!”

  1. I have six nieces and nephews so this would be helpful to go towards birthday/christmas presents for some of them.

  2. I would choose the Lily doll for my one year old grand daughter as she loves her ‘babies’….so cute!

  3. My daughter has asked for the chad Valley dolls house so that is what I would like to spend the voucher on if I won.

  4. I would buy the chad valley pretend food and pan set for my little girl Heidi she loves playing housies 🙂

  5. My little boy’s really in to anything with wheels at the moment so probably a selection of vehicles.

  6. My daughter loves the Design a friend dolls, she already has one so I would buy her a companion with some accessories.

  7. The Chad Valley Mega Dino Gate looks amazing! My son would love it. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize!

  8. The Chad Valley Super Loop Speedway Track and obviously I would need to help my grandson to play with this, I mean there is no way I could leave the poor lad to play all on his own lol

  9. If I was lucky enough to win, I would definitely go for the wooden table and train set for my little boy! It looks great & such great value too!

  10. The Chad Valley 2-in-1 Wooden Dolls House and Kitchen Playset is awesome. I had a wooden kitchen when I was younger and I loved it. I spent hours cooking things for my family 🙂

  11. I would get the Chad Valley Wood Shed Fire & Police Station and the Chad Valley Wooden Castle with Accessories for my son and the Chad Valley Wood Shed Ride On Train for my new to be niece or nephew

  12. I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to get a selection of toys to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  13. I would out it towards either the Chad Valley 7ft straight slide or the Chad Valley 6ft Trampoline and Enclosure.

  14. Seems to be a popular choice, but I would also go for the wooden kitchen. I loved mine so very much as a child; apart from the time my neighbour blocked me in the oven!

  15. It would have to be the Chad Valley Pedal Go Kart, for my nephew. If only they made a larger version for me…

  16. My niece picked out the Lily Interactive doll. We bought it from Argos on a 3 for 2 sale yesterday. She also wants the Chad Valley DesignaFriend Mia Doll which was out of stock, Shame but we’ll pick it up when it’s available. By the way we saved £19.99 with the Argos deal.

  17. My children have already done the annual Christmas list from the Argos catalogue, my daughter would love the 4 Storey Glamour Mansion Dolls House which is actually half price at the moment!

  18. I would get Sophie the design a friend doll which is chad valley it looks great as she can choose different accessories for it

  19. Chad Valley 2-in-1 Wooden Dolls House and Kitchen Playset
    My mum is a childminder and I know all the kids she looks after would absolutely love these!

  20. I would buy the ball bit and vaby toy bundle for my littlest and I would buy some of the craft sets for my two oldest x

  21. I would probably buy some new toys for out Parent and toddler group! The wooden kitchen looks fabulous would be great!

  22. I prefer to purchase toys that encourage imaginative play, of which Chad Valley do lots. I do like the Chad Valley red kitchen , it’s wooden and looks sturdy and seems great value at £29.99, it comes with pots and pans too so everything’s there to begin play.

  23. I’d spend it on the Chad Valley Dinosaur Lights and Sounds Assortment – with sound and vision aplenty, it’d really light the children’s imaginations no end!

  24. My son loves anything to do with the alphabet just now so I would maybe get him some of these like the Chad Valley PlaySmart Magnetic Letters & Numbers

  25. They have an amazing wood shed fire and police station and a brilliant wooden table and 90 piece train set. That should keep little hands amused for hours.

  26. Chad Valley Toys are an established part of any childs christmas and as we prepare for our 1st Christmas with our daughter it has to be the Chad Valley tumbling Mats and the dolls!!

  27. This is a difficult one as the five year old nephew would need to guide me on this one BUT I’m pretty sure it would be anything farm related as he’s a carpet farmer hehe

  28. There is something for all four of my children in the Chad Vally range. From dolls and art sets for the girls, to the Knights castle and cars for the boys.

  29. we have a family board game night once a month so I’d get some new games and then use the rest on some stocking fillers for my daughter. fab giveaway thanks for the chance to win xx

  30. I would use it towards the Chad Valley Farm House, it would only be £25 extra, bargain! The kids asked for it last year too!

  31. My daughter has never had a nice baby doll so I’d get her one (before she gets too old to appreciate it).

  32. Definitely one of the Chad Valley kitchens – it’s her birthday soon and we want to get her one of these but aren’t sure which one just yet, still deciding

  33. The Chad Valley Super Loop Speedway Track would be amazing for my little nephew. His Birthday is also Christmas day poor thing!

  34. Id spend it on this – the Chad Valley Delux Large Wooden Kitchen <3 My kids would be absolutely overjoyed with this if I were to win! <3 Fantastic prize that will make a lucky family very happy this Christmas (Fingers, toes and everything else crossed that its me!) 😀 xx

  35. The Chad Valley Double sided Easel ! Having budding Picasso twin granddaughters, this would be ideal!!.. No fighting over drawing space!! They’ed have a side each!! perfect!

  36. I would put the extra to it and get:

    Chad Valley Wooden 3 storey Dolls House
    Chad Valley 4 story Glamour Mansion Dolls House