Since being small my girls have always loved dolls and we have had far too many to count over the years. We’ve had baby dolls and Barbie dolls, talking dolls, crying dolls, miniscule dolls you can hold in your hands and great big dolls almost as big as the children. And yet when we were introduced to Lottie Dolls I knew that I had found my personal favourite, and it turns out that so had the children.
For those who aren’t familiar with Lottie Dolls, their ethos is everything that I believe in as a parent –
We recognise how precious childhood is. And in the face of growing pressure – from a variety of sources – how short it can be. We dream of a safe and uncomplicated place where kids can be kids, where the great outdoors is there for the exploring, where curiosity-led discoveries are a daily occurrence, where the imagination can run wild and where the only limit is bedtime.Our vision, when we first created Lottie, was to develop a range of dolls that would empower children to be them-selves, to be imaginative and adventurous and – most of all – to have fun. We believe that childhood should be an inclusive place where every child belongs regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability. And we’ve made it our mission to do our bit – no matter how small – to protect childhood.
The thing I love the most is that Lottie dolls are age appropriate with a 7.5 inch tall child like body. They are a world away from the girls hour glass Barbie figures or Disney Princess dolls and, as a result, they are completely and utterly relatable.
Each doll comes with tactile hair, adjustable arms and legs and, much to the girls excitement, Lottie dolls can stand on their own two feet.
Another thing which I love is that Lottie dolls are ethnically diverse, something which I feel there has been a real gap in the market for. They also focus on outdoor activities to encourage our children to get outdoors and be children. We loved the Pony Club Lottie Doll complete with her very own pony.
Although my girls don’t go pony riding they do love horses, so I knew as soon as this set arrived that it would be their absolute favourite.
Other Lottie dolls include Fossil Hunter Lottie, Wildlife Photographer Lottie, Junior Reporter, Birthday Girl and Forest Friend Lottie doll. Each one is so individual and comes with the cutest outfits and accessories. We also received Pandora’s Box Lottie doll whose outfit was something special!
As well as the figures, you can buy additional outfits for your Lottie Doll, our favourite being the Super Lottie Outfit set.
I love how even with just one Lottie Doll you can create a whole host of characters, proving that you can be anything at all you want to be with a little imagination.
We love our Lottie dolls and have embraced Lottie’s rules to live by: Be bold, be brave, be you!
To win a Pony Club Lottie Doll, RRP £32.99 simply enter via the link below. Winner will be announced on December 10th and the doll will be posted in time for Christmas. Good luck!
** We received these Lottie dolls for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are our own. **