September 14, 2016

Gee Whizz! The Magical Box Of Tricks For Kids >> Review & Giveaway

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A little bit of magic...

Our little Alf is such a character, he's a real little old man in some ways and always out to entertain and make everyone smile - he's awesome. 

Just lately he's been making up his own little magic tricks which usually consist of asking us to look away while he hides something, you have to admire his efforts but I just knew he was about ready for his own little box of tricks so it has been on my mind with his birthday and Christmas looming that it would be a brilliant present for him.

We were contacted my Drumond Park as part of their reviewer panel and asked if we would like to try out one of their brilliant magic sets. There are a few sets to suit all ages but we opted for 'Gee Whizz - The Magical Box Of Tricks For Kids', suitable for ages four and upwards, after his first week of school I surprised him with his new set as a well done gift and he was so so excited to get it unboxed!




When we opened the box we were both really excited to get started. Alf literally squealed with delight when he saw he had his very own magic wand and I secretly wondered if I would be able to pull off a few tricks myself. I love the bright packaging and variety of activities and tricks inside, it's great!




My eyes were drawn straight away to the spinning discs and as Alf had never seen anything like these we oohed and aahed over these for a while as there are a few double sided ones to choose from. These are great fun and I love how the colours and shapes play tricks on your eyes.





Our favourite trick of all has to be the magic flower pot trick which consists of a 'plant' made of coloured feathers, a mini plant pot and a couple of clever little magnets. After a few tries Alf really had the idea of it and showed me over and over again to get some practise.




The disappearing parrot trick really mystified Alf, he thinks it's amazing and being four totally didn't notice a little slide of hand to flip the box over. I taught him how to do it and he is now practising like mad to make it seamless and hide how the trick is done. He will be amazing his friends in no time!





As well as these tricks there is also a magic coin trick, magic shrinking cards, awesome rainbow specs, another magic parrot trick, colour changing trick and an amazing cut rope trick that is super simple for kids to perform but really impressive!





The box also includes some clear and easy instructions on each trick and some shadow puppet cards. I love how much thought has gone into this box of tricks and it's absolutely perfect for the age it's aimed at - Alf adores it and was so so excited for his Daddy to get home from work for his magic show.




This is my favourite product yet from Drumond Park and I really think every 4/5 year old needs this in their lives - perfect for the Christmas list at just £19.99 (RRP) and something to spark imagination and fun for the whole family.

We love our set and give it a huge thumbs up. If you'd like to try this set out for yourself, Drumond Park have kindly offered another game for one lucky winner. You can enter via the Gleam app below - good luck!







Disclosure: As part of the Drumond Park reviewers panel, we were sent this set in exchange for an honest review. Advertised on U Me & The Kids and Prizefinder.


139 comments:

  1. no i didnt have a magic set my brother did though
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  2. Yes, I had the Paul Daniels magic set.

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  3. i was obsessed and constantly driving family members mad!

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  4. yes I had a marvins magic set and I loved it!

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  5. I did have a magic set but was rather useless with it

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  6. Yes I did and I loved watching Paul Daniels!

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  7. I did! Used to love putting on magic shows for my parents!

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  8. Yes I did but I was rubbish at it lol :)

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  9. Yes!! I had a stephen mulhern magic set! Still remember it :)

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  10. Yes. I got one for Christmas one year.

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  11. no i didnt but my little boy loves all things magic fab giveaway thankyou x

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  12. Sadly i didnt have very much as a child, aahhh, but i would of loved one !

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  13. i did it was a paul daniels set

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  14. no i didnt but now im an adult i wish i would have lol

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  15. I didn't but my brother did. He used to drive us all crazy with it!

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  16. No sadly I didn't have one as a child x

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  17. No. My brother would have benefited from one, as he does like to be entertaining.

    Rachel Craig

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  18. Yes, I had a Paul Daniel's set, it was awesome.

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  19. I don't remember having a magic set but I do remember doing tricks with friends

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  20. I never had one but I used to love watching Paul Daniels on tv

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  21. I had a magic set when i was younger but i wasn't very good at it

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  22. Yes! My favourite trick was. Cut the lady in half which required an envelope and some clever scissor skills

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  23. I never had a magic set, but with a deck of cards would pretend I was Paul Daniels.

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  24. Yes, I did and I loved playing with it.

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  25. I did not have a magic sert but used to make up tricks.

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  26. I didn't but my little sister did and she was no good at it

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  27. Yeah...I was lucky enough to have a few - my favourite was my 'Paul Daniel's Magic Set' and I really liked - not a lot....but loads! ;)

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  28. I did - think it was a Paul Daniels one and I loved it!

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  29. No :( I didn't have the patience as I do now!

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  30. I didn't, but I always wanted one!

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  31. I did not but I always wanted one.

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  32. no i weren't really into magic, but my niece loves magic

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  33. I did have a magic set as a kid yeas, I think it was a pretty big fad in the 80s if I remember rightly. I was awful at it though. I'd love to give my little one a shot. He's always putting things behind his back and pretending it's magic, bless him.

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  34. Yep - I'd forgotten about it, it was the Paul Daniels magic set and I was absolutely rubbish at it and broke the wand within 2 hours of getting the set! Slightly better at the cards.

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  35. I had Marvins Magic set but the only trick I could pull off was making 3 different pieces of string appear to be the same length lol

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  36. No I never had a magic set as a kid

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  37. No, I didn't have one but my older brother did

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  38. Yes I had the Paul Daniels magic set as a kid. I loved it, till my sister lost the pieces.

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  39. I did - I had the Paul Daniels Magic set. Unfortunately my little brothers lost all of the pieces.

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  40. yes I did, but I lost the instructions!

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  41. No, I had a magic wand but never got a whole set

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  42. Certainly did, it was called A Jumbo Box of Magic Tricks

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  43. No but I wish I had as they look like lot's of fun!

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  44. I didn't not that I remember but I sure wish I did

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  45. I don't remember having a magic set but I do remember my nan making me a trick where I pulled handkerchiefs out of an empty box.

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  46. I had a little one, and a book on it - I could never do the tricks well though!

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  47. No I never did . However would love one for the grandkids x

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  48. We never had a magic set. But I always wanted one

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  49. Yes i did and had great fun with it

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  50. No but I loved watching Paul daniels

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  51. I don't think I ever had one but have always loved magic.

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  52. No I don't think I did, but I remember my dad always playing that trick where he would pretend to take my nose.

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  53. I did have a magic set, and subjected all my long-suffering relatives to many fumble-fingered magic shows.

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  54. I never had a magic set as a child.

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  55. I love my magic sets had a few and still love playing them and doing tricks with my nephews and my daughter

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  56. No I didn't but I always wanted one

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  57. I don't think i ever had one but i would love to win this for my son

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  58. I didn't no.

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  59. No we never had one, I would have been rubbish anyway,

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  60. I never had a magic set but always wanted one

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  61. I had a magic set that I got from a children's party once.

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  62. Yes I had the Paul Daniels magic set. I loved it.

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  63. Yes the Paul Daniels magic set. I loved it.

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  64. we did and we all had to share it

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  65. Yes I remember playing with a magic set with my sister

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  66. Yes because I was really into Paul Daniels' shows! (@PeanutHog)

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  67. I remember boring my entire family for months with mine :)

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  68. I had a Paul Daniels one but I remember it being quite difficult

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  69. No I never had a magic set as a kid

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  70. Yes I had an extremely naff set made in Hong Kong which didn't work as the instructions were a mixture of pidgin English and chinese

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  71. I don't remember having a magic set - I had a chemistry set though :)

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  72. Yes but I wasn't very good.

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  73. No, I didn't...but I would love my son to have one.

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  74. Did you have a magic set as a child? . . . .sadly no

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  75. yes i did, i was rubbish at it though

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  76. Yes I did :) I absolutely loved mine and I have memories of putting magic shows on for my poor parents!

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  77. No, but would have loved one.

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  78. No, I was never really any good at magic x

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  79. I remember having a load of Paul Daniels magic sets.

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  80. No, but we used to try and do card tricks

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  81. Yes! The Paul Daniels magic set!

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  82. Yes, I had a Paul Daniels magic set.

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  83. No I didn't have one, my sister had a very basic one though

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  84. yes I had the Paul Daniels set, I loved it

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  85. No but i've always been interested in magic

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  86. I did have a magic set and really enjoyed doing tricks for my parents.

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  87. no but i was always fascinated with magic

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  88. I had a Paul Daniels magic set which was brilliant

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  89. No - I never had a magic set but asked for one every Christmas!!

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  90. Yes I did! I had one uncle who bought me a magic set every Christmas & I adored him for it! xx

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  91. yes, I loved it! My son has one and loves his, but would love one for my daughter.

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  92. Yeah i still remember trying to get all the tricks right! X

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  93. catherine pawsey23 October 2016 at 10:42

    No I never had one but I remember us all watching Paul Daniels on the TV.

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  94. i never had one but always wanted one

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  95. no i never had a magic set but my grandad used to show me some magic with cards!

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  96. yes i loved it x

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  97. No. But my granddad used to know how to do lots of fun tricks with cards, sticking money to the wall, making a penny pop on a bottle.

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  98. No I didn't but would of loved one x

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  99. No never but always wanted one

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  100. I didn't, I think my friend might have. This would be great for my stepson.

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  101. No I didn't :( I wish I did

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  102. I think I had one magic trick that came out of a Christmas cracker!

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  103. Nope never had a magic set! My grandson would love this!

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  104. I adored my magic set gave me many hours of fun

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  105. wish i'd seen this competition before it had closed

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