Chad Valley PlaySmart Interactive Touch Pad World Map & WIN a £75 Argos Gift Card

If like me you’re quite careful in choosing Christmas presents for your children, and are reluctant to keep buying piles of random tat, you might be someone who thinks outside the box a bit when it comes to Christmas shopping. Of course, both of my older two children LOVE toys, and at 5 and 6 I love the fact that they still play with pretty much everything they own, and in a world where kids seem to grow up so fast these days, they are showing no signs of this play stopping, and thank goodness for that. 

However, it’s nice sometimes to come across something a bit different for them to enjoy, and with two children who are BIG on learning about the world, I was really delighted when we were sent the Chad Valley PlaySmart Interactive Touch Pad World Map (there’s a mouthful!) for them to review as part of the Chad Valley Play Panel. This cool, geography-based tablet is awesome for encouraging your little ones to learn about different countries of the world (you can explore 19 in depth with this).

By taking a tour of the world, children aged 3 and up (although I think ours are the perfect age to start at 5 and 6), can answer up to 1000 quiz questions to test their worldly knowledge, once they’ve learnt the fun facts about geography, landmarks, people, language and more. 

What we loved about this is that F and S had to put their problem-solving skills to the test, and it kept them enthralled over the course of a few evenings after school. Since the pad is a decent size, it meant they could look at it together and take turns pressing the different parts (i.e. countries) on the pad to select the answer to the question that they thought best. 

Sasha also loves using it to play ‘Schools’ with as part of her ‘teaching’!

As a parent I think toys like these are a great way to learn facts i.e. capital cities, as the children hear the answers often (without hearing them too much and getting bored), so they’re really learning subliminally! 

This pad is a great gift idea this Christmas, either for your own child or maybe a family of friend’s child- I know I would be really chuffed if one of ours received this, and at currently £10.99 it’s a really reasonable price too.

To be in with a chance of winning a £75 Argos gift card so you too could shop for your own one of these, 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 Gift Card, no cash alternatives to the stated prize will be offered; Entrants must be 18 years and over. Competition ends midnight on Sunday 17th December 2017. Winners will be notified within 5 working days.

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*We were sent this toy for the purposes of this review, all words and opinions my own. 




  1. Kayleigh Watkins
    November 30, 2017 / 8:44 am

    Ooh I like the look of this touch pad, it looks like lots of fun and educational and the same time which is always a bonus, thank you for the chance to win too, I entered on your previous post xxx

  2. Tracey Peach
    November 30, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    That would be day trips to the UK seasides have not had a holiday for many years

  3. Lynne
    November 30, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Thanks for this review Becky. Bought one for my friends son today after reading!
    I might put it on my own Christmas list too! ?

  4. Karen hutchinson
    November 30, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    Ingoldmells on the east coast

  5. Kristyn Harris
    December 4, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    My first ever holiday was camping is Trecco Bay in Wales 26 years ago!

  6. Elaine Savage
    December 4, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    My very first ever holiday was to Margate 🙂

  7. Anthony G.
    December 4, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    My first ever, ever, EVER holiday was to the Isle of Wight when I was 10 🙂

    December 5, 2017 / 5:58 am

    It was to Ardnamurchan point – great

  9. Ray Dodds
    December 5, 2017 / 7:22 am


  10. Angela Treadway
    December 5, 2017 / 7:32 am

    torquay x

  11. Emma Walton
    December 5, 2017 / 8:45 am

    I had my second birthday while on my first ever holiday. It was in Trinidad and we went there by boat because my mother was terrified of flying. It took us 6 weeks to get there!

    December 5, 2017 / 2:47 pm


  13. Emma Jones
    December 5, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    First ever holiday was to Butlins when i was 4 years old 😀 x

  14. Kim Neville
    December 5, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Holiday to Mauritius for the summer holidays when I was very young to see family there

  15. Janice Dunn
    December 5, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Gran Canaria and it was the best holiday ever

  16. ruth robinson
    December 5, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    me and my mum went to jersey on our first holiday

  17. Graham Ross
    December 5, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Skegness,when I was a kid

  18. claire woods
    December 6, 2017 / 8:18 am

    The Isle of Wight with my parents.

  19. Eliza Rychlowska
    December 7, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    It was a little Swedish town called Falun, amazing place!

  20. Don Jones
    December 8, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    My first holiday was to mayblthorpe

  21. Robert Lindsay
    December 10, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    My first ever holiday was to Bournemouth when I was 8 years old.At that time it seemed like a whole new world

  22. Elizabeth Smith
    December 10, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Butlins, Skegness and it was freezing cold!

    December 12, 2017 / 12:46 am

    My first memorable holiday was to Canada during winter.We had snow and ice the whole time and I’ve hated both ever since! lol

  24. Alex A
    December 12, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    It was to Normandy on a school trip

  25. Rebecca Austin
    December 13, 2017 / 11:06 am

    Scarborough – Caravan break

  26. Lucia Critchley
    December 13, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    My first holiday was to Majorca when I was four months old 🙂

  27. clara b
    December 13, 2017 / 9:44 pm


  28. A.E. Adkins
    December 14, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Guernsey, i believe but I was so young I don’t remember it!

  29. Emily Belfield
    December 15, 2017 / 3:13 am

    Turkey with my parents

  30. Christel Dance
    December 15, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    As kids our holiday was always visiting our grandparents over the summer holidays.

  31. Jo Hutchinson
    December 15, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    My very first ever holiday was to Greece

  32. Rebecca Powell
    December 16, 2017 / 11:13 am


  33. chloe edwards
    December 16, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    my first holiday was Austria when I was very little.

  34. Beverley Cousins
    December 16, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Corfu and it was terrible! 🙁

  35. Angela Kelly
    December 16, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    I went to Pontins in Morcambe!

  36. Allan Fullarton
    December 16, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Tenerife, lovely and sunny.

  37. Amanda Gregory
    December 16, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    Morocco for my honeymoon was my first holiday.

  38. Catherine Barton
    December 16, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    We used to just visit our family during the holidays…….we got to play with our cousins! Family time is important when you are growing up

  39. Debi Newman
    December 16, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    My first ever holiday was to Jersey with my mum x

  40. Karen Hill
    December 16, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    Wales , (we now live here) I have bought this very thing for my little boy, looks amazing x

  41. Ann Skamarauskas
    December 16, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Ireland, the family home

  42. Lucy Carter
    December 16, 2017 / 8:23 pm


  43. Marie Rule
    December 16, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    My first holiday was to Norway I think.

    December 17, 2017 / 12:05 am

    My first holiday was Cornwall

  45. Mark T
    December 17, 2017 / 12:11 am

    My first holiday was to Blackpool

  46. Kelly Leigh Çelebi
    December 17, 2017 / 1:30 am

    First ever holiday was salou as a child.

  47. Hayley Colburn
    December 17, 2017 / 1:59 am

    My mum and dad took me to Barri Island when there used to be a Butlins there, Love looking back at old photos there

  48. Michelle Wild
    December 17, 2017 / 4:02 am


  49. Karen Durrant
    December 17, 2017 / 5:09 am

    My first ever holiday at 6 months old was Frejus in the South Of France

  50. natalee gosiewski
    December 17, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Butlins was my first holiday as a child i can remember

  51. Natalie White
    December 17, 2017 / 11:21 am

    France! 🙂 (although I don’t remember it!)

  52. Gwyn Sharps
    December 17, 2017 / 11:30 am

    My first holiday was Benllech on Anglesey

  53. Hayley Atkins
    December 17, 2017 / 11:50 am

    My first proper holiday abroad was to the Greek island of Mykonos in the late 80″s.

  54. Julie
    December 17, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Isle of Bute when I was a baby. Keep meaning to back.

  55. Theresa Thomas
    December 17, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    My first ever holiday was to Rhyl in wales

  56. Ian Campbell
    December 17, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    The Norfolk Broads – I’ve loved Canal holidays ever since! 🙂

  57. Michaela Hannah
    December 17, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Blackpool on the bus, we used to love it!

    December 17, 2017 / 7:22 pm


  59. Andrea Lloyd
    December 17, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    In a caravan near tywyn with my family when I was very young

  60. Anneka
    December 17, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    The first holiday I can remember is going to Germany and getting travel sick on the autobahn!

  61. Natalie Jones
    December 17, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    We went to Mallorca when I was 8. We had a 24hour delay, no luggage for 3days, a dog chased us to our apartment, and on the way home there was a crack in the plane wing and we had to make an emergency landing at another airport. Funnily enough it didn’t put any of us off and we actually went back there the following year. Very happy memories haha

  62. Kim W
    December 17, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Lowestoft. We used to go there a lot. Loved it.

  63. Maria P
    December 17, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    To Corfu – it was a wonderful and sunny holiday!

  64. Diane Duggan
    December 17, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    My first holiday was to France when I was 14. We went to Paris and it was beautiful.

  65. Kirsteen Mackay
    December 17, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    my first ever holiday abroad was to France when I was 11 with my grandparents. My first holiday abroad with friends was to Ibiza when I was 16.

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