Bigjigs Safari Maze Puzzle Review

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion has a parrots head…..

PArrot Lion

Possibly as the results of a crazed scientist who has had too much coffee, the animals in the jungle have all got the wrong heads, and it is your toddlers job to sort out the mess!!

Bigjigs Safari Maze Puzzle
Hang on…that Tiger looks remarkably uneffected….

Using their newly discovered manual dexterity, they must manoeuvre the heads through the wiggly tracks until they sit on the right bodies again, then, and only then, can the jungle breathe a sigh of relief!

As usual for Bigjigs Toys, the Safari Maze Puzzle is a bright, colourful and well made toy, with lovely friendly looking, albeit headless animals! Syd has enjoyed playing with this puzzle, although I have to say he does sometimes find it frustrating as occasionally you get a jam, where heads can’t move past each other in the given space, meaning a re-shuffle is required. A reshuffle that requires the logic of an adult, as it sometimes needs a little thought to sort it out! Having said that, he is not put off playing with it, and has returned to it daily in the 2 weeks we have been playing with it.

From a parents perspective it is definitely a toy to play together, firstly so you can head off any frustrations before they become tantrums, and secondly because this sort of toy comes into it’s own when you work together. One of the best ways to build a child’s vocabulary is conversation, and this toy has lots to talk about. The animals and their colours, as well as spatial language (e.g. ‘Shall we try moving it up/down/left/right).

Overall it is a good toy, and Syd keeps requesting the Farm version which is pictured on the back of the box, so he obviously is enjoying the game!

Love Miss Cisco XXX

Disclosure: We were given this toy to review as part of Syds role as a Bigjigs Play Patrol Agent


  1. The Brick Castle
    August 10, 2013 / 1:55 pm

    That’s a great idea for a puzzle, loads of fun!

  2. BavarianSojourn
    August 10, 2013 / 2:23 pm

    That’s so different! Will be putting that on the Christmas list for my nephew! 🙂

  3. Liz Burton
    August 10, 2013 / 2:44 pm

    I really like BigJigs toys, we have one of their hobby horses and I’ve since bought another as a gift. They are great quality and really reasonably priced.

  4. thefairyandthefrog
    August 10, 2013 / 3:04 pm

    These look lots of fun, I’ve not seen them before but will def check them out.

  5. Actually Mummy...
    August 10, 2013 / 4:09 pm

    The Bug, sitting next to me while we try to watch Harry Potter and I try not to make typing noises, just whispered: “I’d really like to have one of those!” He’s 6 though. But it’s a good sign!

  6. Pinkoddy
    August 10, 2013 / 4:53 pm

    That looks a really good toy – great for working those little hands (I’ve been looking at a lot of hand working stuff as my little man has problems with his) – and such good quality. Thank you for sharing.

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