Review: Grimm’s Rainbow (12 Pieces)

12th July 2017
Review Grimm's Rainbow 12 Pieces

Review: Grimm’s Rainbow (12 Pieces)

12th July 2017

Wooden toys; there’s just something about them isn’t there? I’m not sure what the appeal is, whether it’s their old fashioned charm or the fact that they feel far more educational. I can’t put my finger on it, but I’m drawn to them. In our house we’ve got trolleys, buses and blocks, but there’s one toy I’ve coveted for a while… a Grimm’s Rainbow. I’d stalk them online and get envy at photos on Instagram that showed them off. So when One Hundred Toys contacted me and offered to send me one in return for an honest review, well, I couldn’t say no now, could I?

Grimms Rainbow (12 Pieces)

Grimm’s Rainbow (12 Pieces)

The Grimm’s rainbows are infamous. They’re handcrafted with simple designs before being hand-dipped in non-toxic food dye. This gives them a instantly recognisable style; matte, textured and vibrant. The rainbow is one of the best known pieces; available in the original colours, pastel shades, monochrome or natural versions, they’re a classic. A Grimm’s rainbow looks beautiful on display but the true fun starts when you let your little ones loose with it. Instantly it’s a range of tunnels and bridges for cars, a stacking set, curves to rock on the floor or even bits to bash your mother on the head with, if your child is anything like mine.

Grimm's Rainbow 12 Pieces

Does it live up to the hype?

I love the vibrancy of the colours and it feels like great quality. Put simply, it is gorgeous. That said, it’s £57.95 which isn’t cheap so I’d expect it to look good and last well for that price. I like the fact that it’s a toy that will encourage my son’s imagination – paired with some wooden people, it would be ideal for that. It’s a nice size at 38cm long and 18cm wide and the individual rainbow curves are all hunky enough to be handled by little people day in day out. I’d be a bit worried about how well it would last if it was beaten around the living room like most of our toys. Especially at that price. But that’s just me wanting to keep it pristine because it’s so darn picture worthy.

Grimms Rainbow 12 Pieces Stacked

What about One Hundred Toys?

I’m a big fan of the concept behind the One Hundred Toys store. They support the fact that children don’t need mountains of toys, they just need the right ones to support their education and development. All their toys are focussed on encouraging your children to use their imaginations, something we all want, right? Best yet, they categorise their toys by age range, so if you’re looking for a gift or aren’t 100% sure on what’s suitable for your little one, you can rest assured you’ll find something suitable. The only downside is I want to get my hands on it all – and so does he!

Review Grimm's Rainbow 12 Pieces


  • Laura 12th July 2017 at 9:52 am

    I just think the rainbow is so beautiful that one day it could just count as decoration! I love the variety of ways you’ve found to play with it too. Really lovely photos!

    • DevonMamaOnline 12th July 2017 at 4:12 pm

      I would HAPPILY have it as just decoration, I think I may have too because it really is gorgeous. It’s a little painful to watch him bash it around if I’m completely honest!

  • Debbie - Hello Deborah 13th July 2017 at 8:40 am

    It looks absolutely gorgeous and I think my daughter would love it too. I don’t think I could justify the price though unless I saw it in a charity shop/car boot sale.

    There are so many lovely pieces on One Hundred Toys, but like you I want them all!

    Debbie x

    • DevonMamaOnline 14th July 2017 at 2:01 pm

      It’s an addictive site definitely, think I need to pull myself back in from checking on it TOO much!

  • Amy Fox 13th July 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Oh I LOVE these! But for me not for Alfie, I’d have much more fun!

    • DevonMamaOnline 14th July 2017 at 2:00 pm

      It’s beautiful isn’t it? I keep looking at it lovingly whilst it’s being bashed around my head…

  • Nicola | Mummy to Dex 14th July 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Okay Monkey, hands off the absolutely beautiful toy now, Mummy needs to keep that absolutely pristine! 😆 Love the range One Hundred toys have on their site (just had a quick peak now!) and this one is a total beauty!

    • DevonMamaOnline 15th July 2017 at 1:21 pm

      They’re amazing, I love all of the wooden ones – the Grapat ones as well. Basically I’m a sucker for toys.

  • Carine Robin 10th March 2018 at 11:06 pm

    I was looking for a review of the Grimms rainbow!

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