Review: Worm World by Interplay

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The boys were really excited to receive Interplay’s Worm World to review last week. We received the kit first, and had to order and wait for the actual worms so it’s been a long few days for them. Every day after school I’ve been greeted with ‘Are they here yet?’

Well today, the answer was yes. The worms had arrived and were safely stored in the fridge. Lucky for them nobody mistook them for a sandwich filling.

First off, we unpacked the box. Included in the Worm World kit is:

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The two things you need to source yourself are soil and worms. If it isn’t the time of year for digging up worms, or you’re like us and don’t have a garden, you can order them from Interplay who will send some out to you for a small charge.

As for the soil, we bought a bag of compost and used that. I think that will be okay, but if not I’ll come back and add a note here.

The next step is to layer the soil and the sand as per the instruction booklet.

When adding the soil, we found the habitat to be so narrow it was difficult to use a spoon, or even a funnel because it kept getting clogged up. So we decided to use our hands – the most useful tool we have!

We found that with one layer, the coloured sand actually crept down the sides of the habitat, so make sure you do just compact the soil a little around the sides to achieve lovely neat layers. Our worms didn’t seem to mind at all in the end, but I do like a bit of order.

messy

It’s a messy job!

The key, apparently, is to have lots of layers

The key, apparently, is to have lots of layers

When all of the layering is done, it’s time for the very best part of putting Worm World together .. adding the worms!

Our worms came from Interplay in a tub full of soil and there looked to be between 15 and 20 of them – far more than I was expecting. Louis was thrilled with the utter filthiness of it all, but Rowan suddenly decided that picking up worms wasn’t for him – and off he went! This, coming from a boy whose middle name should be ‘muddy’ was something of a surprise, but there you go.

Our new pets

Our new pets

Give us a cuddle!

Give us a cuddle!

We had a lot of messy fun putting together our Worm World and I’m sure it will be a source of education and fun for quite some time to come. We’re looking forward to learning about the secret lives of worms and watching how they go about their business underground. We’re like nature spies!

Interplay make a lot of this type of product, and you can get triops, butterflies, ants, spiders, worms and others too. To see what’s on offer just pop over to the Interplay website.

Worm World has an RRP of £14.99 and is suitable for children aged five and over. Rowan is four and had no problem taking part in this activity until it came to handling the worms.

The staff are super friendly and when my first set of worms were lost in transit they didn’t hesitate to send replacements. (I don’t envy the person who opened that package by mistake!). If you would rather go and find your own worms – and really we should have – there are helpful hints and tips on where to find worms, within the instruction booklet that comes with Worm World.

Now you’ve seen just how much fun we’ve had with our Worm World, I have a wonderful surprise for you. You can win one of your own!

All you need to do is complete the simple Rafflecopter form below. Easy as (mud) pie!

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: We received a complementary Worm World set for the purpose of this review but all opinions are our own.

110 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon

    My girls would love the Fairy Garden Craft Box !

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  2. ashleigh allan

    i like the Instant Flower Press

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  3. Martina Pichova

    I like the butterflies.

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  4. Marc Sheldon

    i like the Instant Flower Press

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  5. charlotte qualter

    My girls would love the fairy garden set and my boy would love the bug trail set x

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  6. Steve Weaver

    I can just imagine the havoc that our grandson Chester could cause with the Hovercraft Technokit! So that’s the one for us, we love to live dangerously.

    When I was a kid I had a big compost heap in the garden where I used to collect worms for bait when I went fishing. The Worm World really took me back for a minute there.

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  7. Pippa Ainsworth

    The Triops, I know my little boy would love these.

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  8. tracey huber

    my grandsons would love the worm or snail kits although Grandma would not be keen!

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  9. elaine dale

    love the butterfly one

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  10. Keith Hunt

    The Stunt Buggy kit looks fun

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  11. claire griffiths

    love the ant one

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  12. Elizabeth (Liz) Briggs

    My daughter would love the snow flake charm jewellery 🙂

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  13. Lauren Tourle

    i love the ant one, i had one as a kid and it was fascinating 🙂

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  14. aaron broad

    I like Ant World, they are interesting little dudes

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  15. debbie smith

    The worm one !, my little lad would love this great giveaway ! XX

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  16. jemima

    Really like the flower press would love to do this with the girls!! although they would probably prefer the worms!

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  17. Angela treadway

    I like the wood worx one x

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  18. Becca Staples

    I like ladybird world

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    1. Matthew Sinclair

      Really like the ant one

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  19. susan younger

    My grand daughter would love the Fairy Garden. Now I have seen it I think I will get her one!

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  20. Marie B

    Fairy Garden

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  21. Rachel Savage

    I like all the living world products but if I had to pick, I would chose the butterfly world.

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  22. Katrina

    Love the buterflies

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  23. Sarah Lambert

    I like the ladybird world 🙂

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  24. Jessica Powell

    I love the butterfly set

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  25. dawn foster

    the triops they remind me of sea monkeys we used to have when we were younger

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  26. Rita Hutton

    The butterfly set

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  27. Fiona

    my daughter would love the fairy garden

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  28. Mrs Rachel Heap
  29. Maggie Ali

    Fairy Gardens seems fantastic!

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  30. Ema J Lowe

    I really like the butterfly world, ive seen t advertised on tv before. do you let the worms go after so long?

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  31. jennie

    love this one and the fairy garden

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  32. Zoe G

    The Instant Flower Press, my daughter loves collecting flowers

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  33. Jayne T

    ladybird world looks really good

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  34. tina holmes

    We have the snail one already and its so cool. my daughter would love the fairy one and my son the ladybird

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  35. stacy sorrell

    wow, i love the fairy garden… i want one 🙂

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  36. Pauline Wilson
  37. Laura Pritchard

    The Ant World set looks great.

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  38. Kaci Soderstrom
  39. jodie yorke

    we love the ant one.

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  40. Harley

    Ant world looks fab x

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  41. lynn heath

    When my son was at preschool, they had a Butterfly World. He loved it and was all he talked about for ages!

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  42. Susan B

    The T-Rex wood worx.

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  43. Gemma Crossley

    My daughter would absolutely love the worm world! http://www.interplayuk.com/my-living-world/worm-world

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  44. Sarah Taylor-Fergusson

    I like the Instant Flower Press. My 7 yr old would love the Worm World. My 5 yr old would love the Quad Bike kit. Some really great projects here.

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  45. Louise Fairweather

    I quite like the idea of the fairy garden

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  46. laura stewart

    the butterfly xx

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  47. Angie Hoggett

    butterfly set looks fab!

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  48. Rich Tyler

    Ant Set 🙂

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  49. kim plant

    fairy garden please x

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  50. kelly l

    I love the butterfly one!

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  51. Angel

    Ant World looks great

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  52. Lydia Graham

    One child says fairy garden and the other says butterfly world. I’m keeping ut of it

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  53. Karen Barrett

    Butterfly World

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  54. Jennifer Toal

    The butterflies

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  55. Lyla

    I like the stunt buggy

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  56. Kat Lucas

    I like the butterflies

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  57. Harriet

    Ladybird world

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  58. The Reading Residence

    I love this worm one and also the butterfly world – both look fab!

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  59. ghostwritermummy

    Why don’t I know about this?? Mine would love it. Thank you, off to look into getting one of these! x x

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  60. claire woods

    Rivetz Dragon

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  61. Michelle Banks

    my grandaughter would love this best!!

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  62. hali kinson

    love the worms and butterflies

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  63. rachael jess

    We’ve done the butterflies before, they are fantastic, so maybe this time snail world

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  64. Emily Austen

    Woodwork Robot – the boys would love it!

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  65. Lesley Bradley

    The Steampunk Jewellery kit is fab

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  66. Lorraine Polley

    love the fairy garden craft box, my great niece would love it

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  67. Elizabeth Smith

    The Invent-a-Scent Perfume kit looks good

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  68. Amanda Walsh

    The fairy garden playset

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  69. donna l jones

    The Stunt Buggy kit

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  70. Spencer Broadley

    Instant Flower Press

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  71. Karen Usher

    Snail world, I know my children would love this as I hate snails…anything to freak mummy out lol

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  72. Jess Howliston

    It looks like lots of “messy” fun! I think my son would love the bug safari as he is always hunting for bugs in the garden lol! x

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  73. dionne

    I LIKE THE BUTTERFLIES!! 🙂

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  74. Lisa Wilkinson

    GoldieBlox and the Parade Float

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  75. leigh boyle

    fairies or butterflys! x

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  76. leanne weir

    i like the Instant Flower Press

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  77. Sarah Franks

    The steampunk jewellery looks amazing to me, but I know it’s not quite to my kids’ tastes!! Especially not the boys!! lol

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  78. chris parham

    ants or worms great sets

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  79. Kim Styles

    The Fairy Garden

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  80. Wendy Smith

    The Fairy Garden

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  81. Katy

    Colour & Play Pirate Theatre

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  82. Andrew Hindley

    Racing Truck

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  83. Katherine Coldicott

    Ant World

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  84. Helen Allan

    I love the fairy garden

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  85. Solange

    I like the butterflies

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  86. Caroline Blaza

    I love the butterfly set.

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  87. pamela gossage

    The butterflies please

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  88. steph lovatt

    butterflies

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  89. Heather Tinkler

    The invent a scent perfume kit

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  90. elaine stokes

    the instant flower press

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  91. sarah

    The Instant Flower Press

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  92. Patricia Avery

    The butterfly one 🙂

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  93. Allan Wilson

    The stunt buggy kit

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  94. Joanna Sawka

    the ladybird world

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  95. Susan Hoggett

    the butterfly one

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  96. Kirsty Woods

    Lady Bird world

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  97. Samantha Sugden

    Robot Ranger Kit

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  98. david bernie

    the butterflies

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  99. soneailiami
  100. jo liddement

    Ladybird World looks good.Would be good to breed some to let out in the garden as they are so rare nowadays.

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  101. Wendy Guy

    The Fairy Garden

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  102. Allan Fullarton

    Love the butterflies.

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  103. Julie Ward

    The instant flower press, if I won the worm kit its going straight over to the grandaughters

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  104. Caroline Buckley

    My son would love the Colour and Play Pirate Theatre

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  105. MANDY DOHERTY

    Ladybird World

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  106. Kerry Lethbridge

    I love the butterfly world

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  107. Kelly Roberts

    I like the Triop world set best

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  108. Natalie Crossan

    Woodwork Robot 😀

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  109. Ellie Spider

    the fairy garden looks fab but i think drake would prob choose the worm option!

    Reply

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