Noddy Toyland Detective – Let’s Investigate: App Review + Giveaway!

Noddy Toyland Detective – Let’s Investigate: App Review + Giveaway!

**The giveaway is at the bottom of this review.   A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I would like to review a game on the iPad for the Little Man. On further investigation, I discovered that I had actually already downloaded it a few weeks previously, after much begging and pleading from him. The game is ‘Noddy Toyland Detective – Let’s Investigate’.

I decided to review the game anyway as the Little Man loves it and it was an opportunity to bring all of you lovely readers a fab giveaway. So here we are.

What is the game all about?

The game is pretty much full of storytelling and chances to be creative. The player, is Noddy and with the help of his famous car and other friends, you get to take part in mini games and activities. You get to search for clues and solve mysteries, and once you have solved all of the clues, you get to retrace the journey, by reading your adventures in a narrated photo storybook! This is so cool!


Noddy Toyland Detective app review


Noddy Toyland Detective app review

What else can you do?

As if that wasn’t pretty smart enough in itself, you can also create music with a Pirate Band. Paint and decorate Noddy’s car with all different colours and patterns (Little Man particularly loves doing this!). Do jigsaw puzzles and all the while children are increasing their investigative skills by remembering, thinking, listening and making the connections.

Noddy Toyland Detective app review

The bits the grown ups need to know

Every time you child solves one of the mysteries you can set up email notifications, so that you know there is a new story for you to read together. The game itself has been designed with parents, teachers and children to help with the child’s development. Such as, language skills through reading and storytelling. Memorising patterns and sequences and enhancing their vocabulary.

There is also a handy ‘grown ups’ section where you can store your email address for that handy alert. You can also choose the amount of time that your child plays with the game and obviously there’s a handy ‘help’ section should you get stuck at any time.

So what did we think?

I think this game is brilliant. I love that the Little Man can create these stories and you can actually read them back together. He loves reading the story, knowing that it is uniquely his.

Noddy Toyland Detective app review

Noddy Toyland Detective app review

Noddy Toyland Detective app review

Noddy Toyland Detective app review

The graphics are fantastic and the colours are out of this world. Even the music isn’t annoying like a lot of children’s games can be.

It’s not just a game. That’s the real part that I like. There is so much within this little app that encourages the kids to learn. I love that games aren’t just games on tablets these days. The things the Little Man has learnt since he has been using apps like this is quite unbelievable. In actual fact, he taught himself how to  play this – and then he taught me!

Obviously no review would be complete without asking the main user what he thought, so this afternoon, in preparation for writing this review, I asked him. His answer? “I love it Mummy, it’s great!”

The app can be downloaded on iOS and Android for £2.49. This is the full and final price, there an no annoying in-app purchases and no adverts.

The Giveaway!

The lovely people at Kuato Games have offered me TWO codes to give away to two of you luck readers. One for iOS and one for Android. All you have to do to enter is click on the Rafflecopter link below. Please note that there will be a mandatory entry to leave a comment on this blog post – at this stage you need to tell me what device you need it for – iOS or Android.

Please also note that there are several opportunities to enter. THE FIRST FOUR are mandatory and the last two are optional (but the optional ones give you an extra five entries each!)

Please do check out the terms and conditions at the bottom of the page.

All that’s left for me to say is good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and conditions/disclaimer
This is a collaborative post. The competition starts at 12 am 17/03/2017 and ends 12 am 31/03/2017. There will be two winners. The prize is one code entitling the winner to a free iOS version of the game and one code for the Android version. Entries are limited to UK participants only and you must be over 18. The competition is via Rafflecopter and the TWO winners will be chosen at random. There are four tasks that must be completed within entry of the competition. Entries not completing these tasks will be disqualified. The winner will be informed within 24 hours. The winners must respond within 24 hours of notification or new winners will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. JakiJellz is responsible for coordinating the prize with Kuato Games to send to the winner, which will be dispatched within three days of receiving the order.

DreamWorks Animation UK Limited, and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, the “DreamWorks Parties”) are not responsible for the administration of this giveaway, the collection of entries, conduct of draws, or the fulfillment of prizing.  Any questions you have regarding the giveaway should be directed to Jaki Jellz and not to the DreamWorks Parties.


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  1. adele baxter
    17th March 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Sounds great and something that Baby B would love! I would require the app via an IOS platform.

  2. Angela Treadway
    17th March 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Android x

  3. 17th March 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Aww my little ones love Noddy! This app looks really good actually!

  4. Sirley Young
    18th March 2017 / 5:52 pm

    iOS for us if we win 🙂

  5. 18th March 2017 / 8:31 pm

    looks like really good app! my boy is too small to give him a tablet but when he will be able to do that by himself why not to try this app:)

  6. Roz Blight
    18th March 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Android please

  7. 19th March 2017 / 8:42 am

    This looks like a good one – and agree an app makes everything so much more interactive. Will take a look. #blogstravaganza

  8. Sam Rhodes
    19th March 2017 / 12:10 pm

    iOS if we win 🙂 thanks for the giveaway ! x

  9. Nige
    19th March 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Looks a fab app great review Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  10. 19th March 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Ah! Noddy! I used to love Noddy when I was a kid! This game looks fun! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  11. Ruth Harwood
    20th March 2017 / 10:07 am

    Android would be best xx

  12. 21st March 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Just popping back from #Blogstravaganza! Thanks so much for linking up, hope to see you again next week! xx

  13. Brittany | A Mindful Geek
    21st March 2017 / 2:42 pm

    This looks like super fun and education. I would need an iOS version if I win. Thanks so much for giving such an in depth review of this. I think my little one would like it. #TriumphantTales

  14. 21st March 2017 / 4:35 pm

    My son loved Noddy when he was little, he’s 18 now lol. The app looks great, bright colours and great characters to keep little minds interested.

  15. 22nd March 2017 / 12:18 am

    What age is this appropriate for? My daughter is only two so I probably won’t be introducing any games to her yet. #TwinklyTuesday

  16. 22nd March 2017 / 3:49 pm

    This sounds like a really good app. I love that it combines fun and learning
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

  17. 22nd March 2017 / 7:14 pm

    I think Miss O will love this when she’s older! #TriumphantTales

  18. 22nd March 2017 / 9:31 pm

    The app looks good fun. I would need the ios platform if I was lucky enough to win:)



  19. 22nd March 2017 / 10:05 pm

    We love Noddy in our house! I think my daughter is a little bit too young yet to use this app – she just loves to bash the iPad screen at the moment. I’ll def keep this in mind for when she is old enough though xx #TriumphantTales

  20. claire griffiths
    25th March 2017 / 4:24 pm

    iOS if we win

  21. 27th March 2017 / 9:06 pm

    This sounds like a great app. Zach isn’t really into noddy in a big way but I’m sure he’d love this anyway! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  22. tee simpson
    28th March 2017 / 8:26 pm


  23. 29th March 2017 / 9:12 am

    What a fun looking app! Unfortunately my two are a little old for Noddy now but I’ll definitely be recommending it to friends.
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  24. Sharon Lou Johnson
    29th March 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Android please x

  25. Josh Gough
    30th March 2017 / 3:19 am

    This looks like a good one – and agree an app makes everything so much more interactive

  26. Rebecca roberts
    30th March 2017 / 8:23 am

    Android would be great please thank for the Chance great giveaway

  27. Amy Wright
    30th March 2017 / 10:27 am

    IOS please

  28. kelly morgan
    30th March 2017 / 1:39 pm

    ios please

  29. Danielle Graves
    30th March 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Always on the lookout for new apps for my son. I would prefer it on iOS please. Thank you.

  30. Rachael O'Brien
    30th March 2017 / 8:44 pm

    I’m not a massive fan of technology for kids but as I have three teenage daughters my toddler already familiar with it (can somehow load YouTube and ring nanny already) so I’m facing the fact I’ll have to introduce it some point . Anything that encourages learning is a winner in my book ! I’m sure he would love this ! Android please x

  31. Sharon Burroughs
    30th March 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Android please

  32. 30th March 2017 / 9:09 pm

    This looks fab, Soph would love it 🙂

  33. Adrian Bold
    30th March 2017 / 10:01 pm

    iOS please if I win

  34. Tammy Neal
    30th March 2017 / 10:29 pm

    Android please x

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