Sep 192013
 
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Anchors Away Pirate Ship Little Tikes

Thanks to Little Tikes, I was sent an Anchors Away Pirate Ship to review with my kids here on Frugal and Fun Mom.

The Little Tikes Anchors Away Pirate Ship is a durable plastic play-set that can be filled with water. It has spinning features, a water pump and cannon, plus it has a bucket and 2 small colanders to move the water around the ship. The set has numerous other parts including pirate characters, a boat and  life-preserver, and an anchor that raises and lowers by cranking the handle. This product is intended for kids ages 2 years and up and retails for $79.99.

Little Tikes Pirate Ship 4

My kids were really excited when this arrived and since assembly is required, we all went to work putting it together. My son and daughter both took turns screwing in parts, and my hubby broke out the drill to assemble the legs. This did not take too long to put together, and it was not difficult at all.

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We first took it out to the pool area, and my 4 year old daughter played with it. She put her barbie in, sprayed the cannon, and used the bucket to scoop in water from the pool.   I think she really wanted one of her brothers to come over and play with her.

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She also pushed down on the pump to make the water spurt out of the top of the crows nest.  The water in turn ran down the adjustable sail and turned the various parts surrounding the mast. She let the pirates hang out in the life-preserver, and the crows nest.

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We then took this out onto our driveway and although I thought my oldest (who is 7)  would not be interested, once he and his sister decided to have a water fight, he was totally into the play-set. They used this as their loading station and my daughter liked to push the cannon and make water squirt out at her older brother.

Little Tikes Pirate Ship 2

My 13 month old enjoyed this as well, and splashed around in the water. He really likes the 2 pirate guys and carries them around the house. He actually pulled them off the table and took them into the bath tub.  Of course he and his sister had to fight over who would play with them,  Little Man ended up winning this argument.

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So after using this set for the past couple of weeks and in a few different ways, I found that my 2 older kids enjoyed it most when they played together. The baby was content with just being alone to play with it, and me watching him.

What impressed me most about the Little Tikes Anchors Away Pirate Ship is the size and all the pieces that come with it. Plus because of its size, I think this would be a great toy for play-dates. I wasn’t the only one impressed with it, since it won the 2010 Oppenheim Best Toy Award Gold Seal.

Things I observed:  The pirate flag is a sticker so if it gets wet, it will start to peel off both sides, I ended up removing them all together. You need to keep this in mind if you are going to store it outside, or your kids plan on flinging water all over it. In addition, if you push too hard on the cannon it will pop out of its holder. It still works regardless, but you have to pop it back into place in order to change the aim.

I suspect we will be using this product for a few more years considering the ages of my kids, and will  definitely be using it to keep the kids cool in the summer. 

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And thanks to Little Tikes, I have been authorized to Giveaway an Anchors Away Pirate Ship, a $79.99 Value to one (1) lucky Frugal and Fun Mom reader.

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  133 Responses to “Anchors Away Pirate Ship Review and Giveaway! Play Time Made Fun With Water and Little Tikes!”

  1. I think I like the water cannon! I’d give this to my twin nieces for their birthday. They’d have a blast playing together with it!

  2. My son would love it! I love the quality of the product.

  3. I think my son would love that it has a cannon! I’d give it to my 2 and 4 year old!

  4. I like that it squirts water and the size of it, it is big enough for more than one child to play at a time.

  5. I have a 3 yr old and a 2 yr old nephews who are brothers that I watch 10 hours a day 5 days a week. They both love any play that has to do with water and would love this.

  6. I love it all. This would be great for my home preschool

  7. I like the cannon that sprays and this would be for my 2 kids.

  8. I love that it can be used for a variety of ages. I know my kids would love this table!

  9. I would give it to my son. I like that there is so much that he would be able to play with.

  10. My kids would like this Pirate ship, and talking about squarting water at each other this is something they would love.

  11. I would give it to my four year old son and he would love the canon. Thank you

  12. I like the size of it and all the things they can do with this

  13. I love that you can use sand or water in it and that it is very durable. I would give it to my grandchildren!!

  14. I really like the little touches like the anchor raises and lowers by cranking the handle

    If I were lucky enough to win then it would be for my sons.

  15. I like that the cannon shoots water. I would give this to my son.

  16. I like the cannon and how durable it is!! I would give this to my 2 year old niece!

  17. I like the water cannon and this would be for my son

  18. I Like The Spinners, Anchor Oh And The Cannon! Such A Fun Creative Product! I’d Gift This To My Nephew!

  19. I like the pump to make the water spurt out of the top of the crows nest! I would give this to my kids!

  20. I’d give it to my nieces. I like it’s for boys & girls.

  21. It’s a water table, my son would love this

  22. It would be a Christmas gift for my daughter!

  23. My kids would love to play in the water especially with the cannon. I have four kids and they could share it.

  24. This is so cute! My girls love playing Jake and the NeverLand Pirates and this would fit perfectly!!! I would love to give them both this toy for Christmas :)

  25. I like the water cannon. I would give it to my daughter, she loves any toy that involves water.

  26. My daughter would love it, she loves water that’s my favorite part.

  27. I’d give it to my son, he would love splashing in the water.

  28. I love that this toy has a pirate theme. My little grandson currently loves anything to do with pirates. This looks like good, clean, wet fun!

  29. I love that is pirate themed and can be used indoors or outside. I would give this to my 2 boys ages 2 and 4 :)

  30. Sensory play is so much fun! I would use this at our home

  31. That it has a water spurt and I would give to my daughter

  32. I love that it has a cannon, my daughter would get a kick out of that.

  33. I like that it’s not gender specific, both girls and boys love it.
    I would donate this to Toys for Tots this Holiday season and make some child very happy.

  34. This would be so awesome to add some boy friendly toys! Our pool area would be used all year round with this!

  35. MY son is into pirates right now he’d get a kick out of this

  36. I like it can be for water ,sand or bare

  37. I like that the cannon squirts water and that it can be used for sand or water. I’d love to win this and put it at my campsite so my nieces and nephews could play with it when they come to visit at the campground. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  38. There is so much to do on it. But my favorite part is the fact that it has a water cannon on it and kids can play in the water that comes down on the toys too.

  39. This would be perfect for my 2 1/2 yr old to play with outside. We live in a townhome so we can’t have a lot of outside toys on our property, but this is the perfect size and provides lots of fun for its size.

  40. We have been watching a lot if Jake and the Neverland Pirates and I think my little Jack would just love this! Very neat to have a ship.

  41. I like the fact i think my son would enjoy playing with it, would definitely keep it for him.

  42. I would gift it jointly to my daughter and nephew for Christmas; what a great toy to share!

  43. Love everything about and I would keep this for myself as I do family in home daycare the kid would have so much fun with it!

  44. How cool is this!?! My girls would love this!

  45. I LOVE that it’s made for water play!! Water toys are very important here in mid MO in the dead of summer.

  46. My little 2 year old boy would absolutely love this, he loves anything water!

  47. I love the water canon and the fact that it appeared to appeal to a wide age range. I would give this to my youngest boy as we were not expecting any more littles, my others range from 11 – 21. we gave away all our toys.

  48. My nephew is TERRIFIED of water, so this would be a great step in the right direction! My kids would gladly help him play with this table! ;)

  49. Would love to win for my little girls. :)

  50. I love that you can squirt water! My daughter would love this!

  51. I like all the variety of stuff it has. Kids wouldn’t get bored too easily with it. We have an almost 2 year old and a brand new baby and I could see these two having lots of fun with this over the next few summers.

  52. I love that there are enough toys on it for both my girls! They would love it!!

  53. I would love this for my son! I love the fact that is a pirate themed toy.

  54. This would be perfect for are 2 year old twins, and there 3 year old big brother!

  55. My nephew and my daughter love anything with water.. this would be a great toy for them to play with. Looks so much fun.

  56. I like that its pirate themed! My parents have a nautical theme to their house and yard and this would be a great toy to take over to their house and leave for the kids to play with. I’d be giving it to my son and daughter but leaving it with their grandparents.. lol

  57. What an awesome water table! I would love to win it for my son! He LOVES pirates, and is even being one for Halloween this year!!!

  58. I would give this to my two little girls that love to play in water and pretend that they are pirates all the time!

  59. i love that older kids enjoy it too, i would use it for my daycare kids next summer!

  60. I like the water cannon. It would be for my toddlers.

  61. My son would LOVE this!!!!!

  62. I’ve been wondering if my little boy (4 years old) would enjoy this toy, and it looks like he would!

  63. The grand kids would love this

  64. I would give this to my daughter. She would love playing with the water cannon.

  65. My daughter is going to love that it shoots water.

  66. Love the cannon! Would give it to my son

  67. What is not to love. My kids would love this!!

  68. My son would love this. He loves anything with water and would really love the cannon.

  69. My son would love this I like it because older kids can play with it too!

  70. its so cool! it would be for my nephews bday!

  71. I love that this is a gift both my 4 yr old son and my 11 month old daughter would have fun playing with! My son would super love this!!

  72. I love that you can squirt water from the cannon. This looks like such a fun toy. So much to do!

  73. I love all of it and I know my son would truly enjoy this!

  74. My son would love this and the fact that gets to play
    with water!

  75. I like the water cannon. I would give the table to my daughter.

  76. I have been eying this toy for awhile since its a little cheaper on amazon but wasn’t sure with it so close to end of summer.

  77. I have a 2 and 3 yo who would love this!

  78. my boys would love this my oldest son is a huge fan of pirates boats,ect

  79. I’d love to give this to my nephew! Looks like a lot of fun in the sun!

  80. This would make a great birthday present for my two year old son. He LOVES the water and this would help with is tactile skills :)

  81. I like the cannon feature. My little ones would get such a kick out of that! I can see them playing with this for hours, because it has a lot of fun features. thank you for the giveaway! :)

  82. Would love to win this for my 2 year old Grandson! Looks like a lot of fun activities.

  83. My daughter loves anything that squirts or dumps water on her. She is not real fond of getting into an actual pool so this would be a perfect thing for her to play with.

  84. I love how sturdy it seems. I would give this to my 3 year old son to replace a far simpler water activity station we got him last year that is wanting to fall apart

  85. It would be a Christmas present for my son. I love that Little Tikes encourages children to get outside and play! With all the Little Tikes products it makes it so much easier to get outside and do things…good for the parents to get outside and be active too! It’s a win-win! ;0)

  86. i love that it is pirate themed (my son loves all things pirates) and i love that it is just a water table (not sand and water) and i love that it includes 2 pirate figures. i would give this to my son who would LOVE it

  87. I lover the tower with water. I’d give it to my son.

  88. What I like best about this toy is that first it’s durable, second, kids of different ages would enjoy it and lastly that it’s good for promoting creativity and imagination :)

  89. I would give it to my two lovely little daughters. and there are so many things I like about this toy but most of all is that it can be played with by all ages and my daughters love playing with water so this would be great then for them

  90. I like how it llooks like it appeals to kids of all ages from toddler to big kid. My kids and theircousins would love this!

  91. What an awesome outside summer toy, to promote imagination, hand and eye co-ordination. My son would love this toy and it would be great fore play dates and birthdays.

  92. I love the fact that the whole thing is playful and fun inspiring. The table itself is ship-shape(d) with the accessoried inside it isn’t just a square with a few sugestions of pirates. It holds just enough water to have a splash…. er… blast outside without being a nuscance or the concerns of having a baby pool outside. Love this!

  93. The water cannon would be a huge hit with my kids!!

  94. I like that there are different activities to do and that both boys and girls can enjoy it.

  95. i love everything about this and I would give it to my nephew for Christmas!

  96. This is so many wonderful features! I would give this to my three year old twins!

  97. I love this toy!!! my son would love it also!!! looks like a pirate ship to him, he loves pirates, probably the water cannon is the best part for him =)))

  98. This looks like so much fun. My little one is starting to get into pirates so I know he would love this!

  99. So need this for my lo

  100. i love all the different uses. water and sand. my twin sons would love this

  101. This looks like a lot of fun. The kids would love it!

  102. My son would love this!

  103. My two boys (3 and 11) would both love this! My 3 year old loves to pretend he is a pirate so it’s right up his alley! It would also be great for play dates as we don’t have a pool.

  104. This would be a great toy for our grandson when he visits and
    the grandson of our neighbor. Not as many toys at the grandparents houses to help keep them entertained. Looks like it would provide lots of fun, maybe even for the grandparents!

  105. I would give it to my son cause he love to play in the water and sure has fun no matter what it is cause he sure love taking baths as well as playing in the pool . So this would make a great gift for him for his 2 year birthday next year.

  106. It looks really durable! My preschooler and his cousins would love playing with this!

  107. My son would have so much fun with the water cannon!

  108. I love the theme and how it has enough room for multiple kids to play side by side. I would give it to my kids for Christmas.

  109. I love that it is easy to clean. I would give it to my daughter.

  110. Love that more than one kid can play at a time. My daughter and her little cousin would have a blast with this!

  111. my favorite part is the cannon. i would give it to my nephew

  112. This would be for my 3 and 4 yr olds boys

  113. I love how big it is! I think my son would love it!

  114. my three kids would all 3 love this , it would be so awesome for them to actually have something like this? ..they would be the 3 happiest kids in the whole wide world…their names are jaden-he’s 6years old, turns 7years old next month, on november14th , he has a little sister , her name is nevaeh, shes 5years old & a little brother , named jagger , hes 3years old….and they would be so thankfull & happy to have this:)

  115. I like that it encourages creative play. Not sure who I’d give this to….maybe to my little cousin.

  116. I love its size. My daughter and my nieces would all have room to gather around. This would be for my daughter.

  117. I like the size and all the pieces that come with it. My grand kids would love it.

  118. I love that the cannon shoots water. I would give this to my nephews.

  119. This seem like a great water table. Plus, it is pirate themed. I f I win, I would give it to my son for Christmas!!

  120. I like the water cannon and this would be for my grandson.

  121. I like the fun pirate ship shape the best. :) I would give it to my daughters, I’m on a mission to have the “cool back yard.”

  122. my kids would love this!! They’d really like the water cannon

  123. It looks like a lot of fun my 3 year old would love it!

  124. my grandson would love this!!

  125. I like the cute little accessories like the cannon, I would give it to my son.

  126. Love the pirate theme! My little guy would love this!

  127. This is such a cool toy! I have a 1 year old daughter and we have been looking at all of the little tyke play toys, this particular one is the one that Daddy is hoping to get for her so they can play together!
    I also love that she can push down on the pump to make the water spurt out of the top of the crows nest! so cool! we live in Texas so they could play year round! Thanks for the chance!

  128. I like the water feature.

  129. I love that water sprays out of the crow’s nest! My 8 year old son would adore this toy!

  130. I WON! I WON! Thank you SO much Frugal and Fun Mom!!!!! My son will be SO excited!!!!

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