Ridleys 15 Magic Trick Set: review & competition

Ryan absolutely loves anything to do with both science and magic. I can almost without a doubt guarantee that every year on his Christmas wish list will be some sort of magic set or book about magic etc. He was so excited when I told him he would be getting Ridleys magic set to try out kindly sent from Crafts 4 Kids.

The first thing I noticed about this set was the packaging of the box. It's almost in the style of what I can only describe of an old poster or newspaper and looks really unique and effective as well as unusual. Inside the box is everything Ryan required to turn into a mini magician and all with clear instructions on how to do the 15 tricks.

The tricks include some old favourites, cup and ball tricks and sword through coin trick (which I managed to master) magic wand bending trick and a few others plus the one that baffled little Jordanna – the magic age/number cards: where you ask your unsuspecting volunteer either to think of their age or a random number, show them a few cards and a very simple question and magically guess the number. It works all the time without fail and no one can quite work out how it's done.

Magician in training

Ryan is loving practicing his tricks and amazing his little audience and who knows maybe he could be the next Paul Daniels or Dynamo! This magic set costs Β£13.99 from Crafts for Kids and gives Ryan and his sister hours of fun playing with it.

Competition Time

If your kids love magic like mine do then this is your lucky day as Crafts 4 Kids are giving away 3 of these magic sets to 3 of my blog readers. In order to enter – firstly make sure you follow/subscribe to my blog either by email, twitter or bloglovin and you will find relevant follow me buttons on this page. Depending on your browser look either below or in my right hand side bar. Then follow these very simple step.

1) – follow Crafts 4 Kids on twitter

2) – Comment below and say what your favourite all time magic show or magic trick is. This could be a tv show from childhood or a trick you have seen someone do etc.

(T&Cs- competition will close on September 30th. 3 winners will be chosen and contacted via email for prize notification/delivery. Prizes will be sent directly from Crafts 4 Kids and I reserve the right to end the competition at any time without prior notice. Prize(s) are non exchangeable. UK entrants only please)


  1. Maya Russell
    September 3, 2013 / 10:45

    My favourite trick is the coin disappearing in the hand and appearing again (behind the ear). I can’t do it myself and I’m amazed everytime this is done. Following on Twitter as @maisietoo.

  2. September 3, 2013 / 11:20

    love to see the kid’s faces when an animal appears out of the hat!

  3. iain
    September 3, 2013 / 11:43

    love this new dynamo he is fantastic

  4. September 3, 2013 / 12:22

    I used to love it when a dove flew out of a hankerchief πŸ™‚

  5. September 3, 2013 / 12:22

    Following on twitter @jueperry

  6. September 3, 2013 / 12:50

    I love it when a magician saws someone in half! A classic πŸ™‚ x

  7. September 3, 2013 / 12:50

    Following on twitter as @kimmer2111

  8. Joanna Butler-Savage
    September 3, 2013 / 13:48

    any form of levitation

  9. clair
    September 3, 2013 / 14:09

    used to love seeing a rabbit come out of a hatwhen I was a kid

  10. Liz ferguson
    September 3, 2013 / 14:47

    David Copperfield vanishing the statue of liberty .. A bit showy, but very, very good!

  11. September 3, 2013 / 15:54

    Rabbit out of the hat is our favourite

  12. September 3, 2013 / 15:55

    following on twitter as @ThePyperClan

  13. mamasyder
    September 3, 2013 / 18:13

    Following on Twitter @mamamakes

  14. mamasyder
    September 3, 2013 / 18:13

    I love Dynamo, fabulous! @mamamakes

  15. September 3, 2013 / 19:46

    The old bunny out of a top hat trick has to be the most popular choice!

  16. emma
    September 3, 2013 / 19:48

    following as @handbag2000

  17. emma
    September 3, 2013 / 19:48

    love seeing a rabbit come out of a hat

  18. September 3, 2013 / 20:53

    I love Paul Daniels.

  19. Rachel Craig
    September 3, 2013 / 21:00

    I like to see the magician have animals seem to appear by magic. Rabbits from hats, pigeons etc.

  20. September 3, 2013 / 22:57

    The good old classic, pulling a rabbit from the hat!

  21. Laura Farren
    September 4, 2013 / 03:29

    following as @boopsyou

    My faverite magic trick is Red and black, my bf is a member of the magic circle, he does some amazeball tricks! x

  22. jodie harvey
    September 6, 2013 / 11:22

    i love card tricks πŸ™‚

  23. Vanessa Crowley
    September 6, 2013 / 11:47

    followed you with vanessa_253. pulling a rabbit out of a hat

  24. kelly brittle
    September 7, 2013 / 23:59

    the new dynamo is fantasic-im followng the blog via email

  25. Sandra Clough
    September 8, 2013 / 11:14

    I have just looked ar Ridleys magic set. My son has just took a keen interest in learning magic and wants to perform a magic school. So this set would be perfect, I would love my son to perform the card trick. It looks spectacular.

  26. Julie Ward
    September 8, 2013 / 14:46

    when they make someone float in the air

  27. Amanda Milton
    September 8, 2013 / 19:53

    I’ve always liked the old sawing a person in half trick,alway wondered how they do that

  28. Amanda Milton
    September 8, 2013 / 19:55

    I’ve followed Crafts4Kids on Twitter and also following your blog on email,bloglovin’ and Twitter

  29. Kim Neville
    September 9, 2013 / 22:01

    Follow blog by email

  30. Kim Neville
    September 9, 2013 / 22:01

    Follow on twitter. @kimneville2

  31. Kim Neville
    September 9, 2013 / 22:02

    Dynamo is amazing

  32. Annie Costa
    September 12, 2013 / 06:41

    I love the pull-the-rabbit-outta-the-hat trick!Or a dove sometimes..
    (I follow Crafts 4 Kids on Twitter@LaaMoii)

    September 15, 2013 / 13:29

    My daughter has just had a Charity Evening for Molar Pregnancy Research and a Magician called Kevin Cunliffe performed a trick involving swallowing razor blades, he swallowed a couple but managed to cough up 12, and not a drop of blood

  34. Teresa Sheldon
    September 15, 2013 / 20:29

    I love all sorts of magic but I have a soft spot for Paul Daniels and is cheesy routines

  35. Angie McDonald
    September 15, 2013 / 23:46

    My dad used to do a cool magic trick when i was younger where he’d ‘swallow’ a 2p coin and then make it come out of his ear! I loved that when i was a kid

  36. September 16, 2013 / 18:18

    Does sooty and sweep count hehe

  37. laura avery
    September 16, 2013 / 19:37

    David Copperfield was pretty amazing way back when !

  38. September 18, 2013 / 14:42

    Rabbits out of the hat always used to make me laugh- but my fave has to be those tricks where they could pull something long out of someones ear! following on twiiter @bishky

  39. Lorna Craig
    September 19, 2013 / 20:47

    Love the sawing someone in half, never could figure that one out!

  40. September 22, 2013 / 21:26

    I used to really like the one where the wand goes floppy then rigid again. @mintcakefrog

  41. Paulapants
    September 25, 2013 / 22:38

    My favourite tricks are my daughters… her ‘itchy pocket’ she gets whilst trying to do slight of hand is hilarious!!

  42. julie perry
    September 28, 2013 / 15:51

    The sawing in half trick!!

  43. September 28, 2013 / 21:36

    I used to have a Paul Daniels magic set and loved watching him on TV!

  44. September 29, 2013 / 01:20

    I always loved seeing somebody sawed in half

  45. emma speers
    September 29, 2013 / 11:50

    I love Dynamo – our family often sit together and watch his shows with friends, and we all try and sit and work out how the heck he does it – its amazing!

  46. September 30, 2013 / 00:42

    Paul Daniels as remember watching him for hours as a kid

  47. Lowri Earith
    September 30, 2013 / 17:42

    dynamo because he’s the only one who isnt creepy!

  48. Lowri Earith
    September 30, 2013 / 17:43

    followed on twitter

  49. Wendy Collard
    September 30, 2013 / 18:00

    Following on Twitter @WendyCollard – This will sound silly, but it just came to me first. My favourite tick was “gottcha nose” (when an adult tucked their thumb under and between their fingers to make it look like a nose which they pretended to pull off your face) – I remember being very young and really believing they had my nose!!! Tried it with my kids when they were young and they knew straight away it was my thumb! Booooo to them, no fun!

  50. September 30, 2013 / 20:20

    Penn and Teller have always been great but Dynamo has to be the best ever!

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