Review: Fisher Price Little People City Skyway

Fisher Price never fail to offer something for all ages, from tiny tots to toddlers and beyond. One of their latest toys is the Little People Skyway which Max has been putting through its paces.

The first thing I will say is – it’s a big toy. If you are stuck for space, maybe think twice about this one. We are lucky enough to have a decent sized playroom, so for us it wasn’t an issue. Standing at over 3 feet tall, this toddler toy is perfect for any little fans of cars and fast paced action.

Building it doesn’t take long. It comes in several pieces, and needs to be screwed together – it’s a bit fiddly, and took about half an hour in total – it may have taken us less time if we didn’t have a little helper 😉

Fisher Price Skyway

Once built, it is easy to use – Max didn’t need to be shown or have it explained to him. You simply pop one of the 2 cars onto the ramp at the top of the Skyway and watch it race down the spirals. It will shoot out at the bottom in one of three different spots, depending on which way the flip switches are facing. You can change these yourself to direct the cars, or you can leave it to happen automatically. Max loves to leave them to happen on their own as it means he never knows where the car will end up!

Fisher Price Skyway

Fisher Price Skyway

Fisher Price Skyway

There are lots of little extras too – a crane for lifting the cars to the top, a stop sign for traffic control, a petrol pump for essential refuelling and a parking meter and traffic lights too. Max can change the colour of the traffic lights by twisting the base –  he loves doing this, although the cars have been known to ignore a red light 😉

As with all Fisher Price toys, everything is designed perfectly for the age the toy is targeted at. The cars are just the right size for little hands to hold, the switches and added extras are all chunky and smooth to move. It encourages imaginative and creative play, as well as being able to be adapted to use with other small world and Little People sets and accessories. It is targeted at children aged 18 months – 5 years, and at 2 I think Max is the perfect age for it. It holds his attention for a reasonable amount of time, and is something he goes back to again and again. Even Jacob and Gemma (aged 7 and 9) enjoyed a sneaky play on this too.

Fisher Price Skyway

Would I recommend it? Yes I would, as long as you have the room. It is available from Toys R Us for £42.99, which I think is reasonable considering the size and the longevity. It would make a lovely Christmas gift too.

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48 Comments

  1. September 15, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    Wow it looks like great fun! I’d love to see all those cars whizzing down – so much exploration to be done!
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  2. September 15, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    Wow – that looks impressive. I have never seen one with so many different ramps before. I certainly know a little boy who would love it!

  3. September 15, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    This looks fab and so big! I bet even my 5 year old would be impressed watching the vehicles go round and round! I’m sure his little sister would share if we got it 🙂
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  4. September 15, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    Great review. LP had something similar to this when he was younger, that was Fisher Price Little People too. It lasted ages and in the end I gave it to my sister who still has it now (LP is 6).
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  5. September 15, 2015 / 4:02 pm

    I know another little boy who’d probably like this. I’m really happy you’ve done a review of this as it’s a possible Christmad present for our little one, he’ll be 18 months old just after Christmas, so we may get it and then put away for a couple of months, or just try it and see.

    Laura x #TriedTested
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  6. September 15, 2015 / 5:24 pm

    It looks like a great toy. Bear is a little bit too young at the moment but when he’s older maybe Father Christmas will be kind? #TriedTested http://bit.ly/1M99roi
    Sally

  7. September 15, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    Fisher Price toys are always good we’ve found. My son would have loved this when he was younger. #TriedTested
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  8. September 15, 2015 / 7:32 pm

    We LOVE the little people range! This looks fab! 🙂 xx

  9. September 15, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    Great review! It’s massive though and we wouldn’t have the room in our cluttered house, shame they can’t design a pop-up version that could be easily folded away x #TriedTested
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  10. September 15, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    This looks so much fun – can imagine my daughter would love one. At three feet tall, I don’t think we’d have room for it unfortunately… #triedtested
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  11. September 15, 2015 / 10:50 pm

    This looks great, I have a 2 year old man that would love this, all I have to do is persuade daddy that we need more big toys!
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  12. September 15, 2015 / 10:50 pm

    Ahh it looks like Max loved this! it looks like a great toy, durable, bright and fun. I have a girl who loves ‘boyish’ toys so I will definitely be having a look at these sorts of toys very soon what with Christmas on the way!

    #TriedTested

  13. September 15, 2015 / 11:27 pm

    we have a similar itlle people car toy and it is huge, i love how much the kids love it but it has had to go in the garden as we are pushed for space! #triedtested
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