Review & Giveaway – Fireman Sam : Sam’s 30th Birthday

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Who doesn’t love Fireman Sam? I can’t believe he is turning 30! I used to watch him when I was small and then with my younger brother, so it’s something I want to do with my baby girl. She loves all the new cartoons and children’s programmes already but I want to get her into the older shows, like Fireman Sam. He is timeless and never ages!

Fireman Sam -Sam's Birthday







Everybody’s favourite fireman is back with a new DVD collection of tales and rescue in “Fireman Sam – Sam’s Birthday”, released by Abbey Home Media on Monday 3rd April.

Fireman Sam is marking 30 years on our screens in 2017, and is set to celebrate in this new collection of tales from the ultimate hero next door and his crew. Fireman Sam lives in the accident-prone town of Pontypandy, where he helps with fighting fires, manning the lifeboat, helping the mountain rescue, or joining up with the emergency medical services. With his colourful cast of helpers, he is always there to lend a hand!

In this new DVD release it’s Fireman Sam’s birthday and Charlie has asked Joe to make Sam a remote control model of Jupiter as a surprise present. At the Fire Station, Station Officer Steele has told Sam, as it’s his birthday, he should relax for the day. However, will the birthday party go ahead as planned for everyone’s favourite hero next door? 

Episodes featured in this charming collection are:- Sam’s Birthday; Pontypandy in the Park; Paddle On; The Great Party Panic and Pizza Pandemonium. 

 Our Review

Baby Girl watching Fireman Sam

Baby girl was engrossed in Fireman Sam most of the whole way through, which at 50 minutes for the whole DVD is a great feat! I was happily watching it alongside her. For me it’s changed quite a bit, the animations of course have been updated and it seem’s the activities and challenges that Fireman Sam gets involved in seem bigger. It’s not just a cat stuck up a tree anymore in Pontypandy!

Overall we loved it and I’m sure it will become a part of our favourite DVD collection.

Fireman Sam's 30th Birthday DVD Review

Fireman Sam – Sam’s Birthday is available to buy at Amazon


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*I was given a copy of Fireman Sam – Sam’s Birthday in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains an affiliate link.


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  1. Natalie Newham
    24th April 2017 / 11:40 pm

    Yes, though the accents were somewhat different!

  2. Tammy Neal
    24th April 2017 / 10:42 pm

    I was a big fan xx

  3. Diana
    24th April 2017 / 9:36 pm

    I wasn’t but my daughter is 🙂

  4. 24th April 2017 / 9:15 pm

    I did like fireman sam as a kid – its great to have a welsh cartoon (along with super ted and spotty!)

  5. Hayley Todd
    24th April 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Unfortunately, I am too old for Fireman Sam as it wasn’t on TV when I was little but my girls love Sam!

  6. Matt Brasier
    24th April 2017 / 7:09 pm

    I was a big fan!

  7. Gemma Cook
    24th April 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I was a big fan!

  8. Ian Murray
    24th April 2017 / 1:37 pm

    i was, but not so much the new animation style. kids love it though.

  9. Amanda Jayne Davis
    24th April 2017 / 1:20 pm

    No I was a he-man and she’ra fan

  10. Simon Keeping
    24th April 2017 / 11:59 am

    Unfortunately I’m a bit too old for Fireman Sam. My favourite shows were Trumpton, Camberwick Green, Bagpuss and Fingermouse!!!

  11. Karen Barrett
    24th April 2017 / 11:31 am

    I am a Grandma, he wasn’t around in my day or my children’s Day

  12. carol boffey
    24th April 2017 / 11:14 am

    loved fireman sam

  13. Lynsey Buchanan
    24th April 2017 / 1:55 am

    i was a fan of Fireman Sam as a child.

  14. claire little
    24th April 2017 / 1:28 am

    no it wasn’t on.

  15. Andrew Hindley
    23rd April 2017 / 8:13 pm

    yes i was a fan

  16. Allan Fullarton
    23rd April 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Of course! Norrrrrrrmaaaaaaaaaaaan…

  17. natalee gosiewski
    23rd April 2017 / 4:18 pm

    yes i was a fan

  18. paula cheadle
    23rd April 2017 / 2:22 pm

    It was not on the telly when Iwas a child

  19. Lisa Houston
    23rd April 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I dont remember it being on when i was wee, to old for me.

  20. Emma Louise Elliott
    23rd April 2017 / 2:02 pm

    No but my younger brother was xxx

  21. Jamie C Millard
    23rd April 2017 / 1:29 pm

    of course – what’s not to like, a true hero next door.

  22. Katy Malkin
    23rd April 2017 / 9:04 am

    A little! It is definitely a classic kids programme

  23. Joanne Hutchings
    22nd April 2017 / 8:48 pm

    No, I’m a bit too old to have watched it as a child, but my little boy loves it.

    22nd April 2017 / 8:34 pm

    No I’m a bit of an antique now, but grandchildren love him

  25. sheri Darby
    22nd April 2017 / 8:25 pm

    No I’m too old – my children loved it though

  26. greig spencer
    22nd April 2017 / 10:11 am


  27. Alice Dixon
    22nd April 2017 / 9:27 am

    Yes I was so I love watching it with my son now

  28. Rich Tyler
    22nd April 2017 / 12:25 am

    Yep me and my bro loved it

  29. Harriet
    21st April 2017 / 7:10 pm


  30. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    21st April 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Yes I loved it as a child (@PeanutHog)

  31. Samantha O'D
    21st April 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Not really, my daughter likes it

  32. Lorna Ledger
    21st April 2017 / 1:34 pm

    I’m a little old at 39, but my daughter was x

  33. lynn neal
    21st April 2017 / 1:08 pm

    No, but my four grandchildren are Fireman Sam fans and I am expecting that our new little arrival will be when he grows a bit!

  34. Graham Ross
    21st April 2017 / 8:13 am

    I loved Fireman Sam as a child.

  35. Nicola Marshall
    20th April 2017 / 9:13 pm

    I loved postman pat, my little boy loves fireman Sam.

  36. Andrea Fletcher
    20th April 2017 / 8:37 pm

    No but my children were and my grandson is now.

  37. Michelle Ferguson
    20th April 2017 / 7:38 pm

    He wasn’t about when I was a kid

  38. Corinne Peat
    20th April 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Yes but it wasn’t the same as it is now.

  39. Susan Smith
    20th April 2017 / 5:29 pm

    No i wasnt Fireman Sam wasnt about when i was a child

  40. Rachel Butterworth
    20th April 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Yes. I used to love watching naughty Norman getting into mischief.

  41. laura stewart
    20th April 2017 / 3:32 pm

    i wasn’t but my brother was x

    20th April 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I’m was a parent when Fireman Sam came onto our tv but my grandchildren are fans of it

    20th April 2017 / 12:52 pm

    I am too old to have been a fan of Fireman Sam . It was Mary Mungo and Midge for me .

  44. Keith Hunt
    20th April 2017 / 12:50 pm

    no as we liked old scooby doo shows

  45. iain maciver
    20th April 2017 / 11:55 am

    my nephews love fireman sam

  46. Leanne Hansell
    20th April 2017 / 10:41 am

    I loved Fireman Sam as a child.

  47. Michelle Smith
    20th April 2017 / 10:24 am

    I’m afraid not I’m too old but I would love to win the Fireman Sam dvd for my granddaughter .

  48. Lynne OConnor
    18th April 2017 / 11:03 pm

    I’m much too old for that. My hero was Mr Benn

  49. Kay Lou Smith
    18th April 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Yes definitely, I loved it!

  50. Gillian Holmes
    17th April 2017 / 6:03 pm


  51. Mark Bradbury
    16th April 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Yes I was.

  52. 14th April 2017 / 10:51 pm

    I loved Fireman Sam when it was first on and have made my boys watch the old episodes, they love the new ones too 🙂

  53. Solange
    14th April 2017 / 3:57 am

    No, I wasn’t.

    13th April 2017 / 4:49 pm

    I was a huge Fireman Sam fan when i was a child loved watching it even the same episode numerous times.

  55. Rob Griffiths
    13th April 2017 / 12:57 pm

    He wasn’t around when I was a child I’m afraid…..

  56. stuart hargreaves
    12th April 2017 / 7:09 pm


  57. simon tutthill
    12th April 2017 / 7:05 pm

    i wasnt but my nephew and niece loved him

  58. Bob Clark
    12th April 2017 / 5:38 pm

    No I’m a bit before his time – but the series is great for kids

  59. Paul Halling
    12th April 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Postman Pat for me but the kids love Fireman Sam now

  60. Lorraine Stone
    12th April 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Not really but we all love him now. Still can’t believe how old he is!

  61. Katherine Lucas
    12th April 2017 / 4:09 pm

    No I wasn’t

  62. amy bondoc
    12th April 2017 / 1:26 pm

    i cant say i was a huge fan but i used to watch it. my nephews love it!

  63. Andrea A
    12th April 2017 / 12:49 pm

    I wasn’t a Fireman Sam fan as a child.

  64. Sharon David
    12th April 2017 / 7:01 am

    No, I was a very girlish girl 🙂 but the kids love him! X

  65. Katie Skeoch
    11th April 2017 / 9:01 pm

    I’m sure I watched the original but I was more of a postman pat fan. My boys love Sam though!

  66. 10th April 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I don’t think we’ve ever watch Fireman Sam but always on the look out for new stuff to watch as repeats of Scooby Doo are doing my head in! #luckylinky

  67. 10th April 2017 / 10:23 am

    I wasn’t a fan, but my son certainly is!

  68. Christina Curtis
    10th April 2017 / 12:56 am

    Not really but my nephew was!

  69. Kim M
    7th April 2017 / 6:56 pm

    Andy Pandy is more my childhood but my daughter loved Fireman Sam x

  70. Spencer Broadley
    7th April 2017 / 8:35 am

    Fireman Sam didn’t exist then but my sons love it

  71. Sally Collingwood
    6th April 2017 / 7:41 am

    We all love Fireman Sam, but not when I was a child, I am too old!

  72. Sam Rhodes
    4th April 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Yep loved it! my son loves it to 🙂

  73. Tracy Newton
    4th April 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Fireman Sam was not around when I was a child. I am a geriatric mother who has a little boy who loves Fireman Sam

  74. Rachel Craig
    4th April 2017 / 12:21 am

    Fireman Sam was not on tv etc when I was a child. Had he been I would have been a fan.

  75. Margaret Gaskell
    3rd April 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I’m too old old for Fireman Sam to have been on tv as a child but my two loved him. My son had to wear his firemans hat whenever it was on tv. Great competition, thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize.

    3rd April 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Yes I liked it.

  77. Sarah Ann
    3rd April 2017 / 7:24 pm

    I loved Fireman Sam as a child!I loved Fireman Sam as a child!

  78. Sarah Ann
    3rd April 2017 / 7:24 pm

    I loved Fireman Sam as a child!

    3rd April 2017 / 6:48 pm

    never saw

  80. Lesley Bradley
    3rd April 2017 / 5:24 pm

    No I’m far too old (Trumpton was my thing!)

  81. Jo Hutchinson
    3rd April 2017 / 2:55 pm

    I was a bit too old when he started.

  82. laura banks
    3rd April 2017 / 12:22 pm

    he was just coming out after i had got a bit too old to watch but i caught my mum watching it alot

  83. 3rd April 2017 / 11:28 am

    I didn’t like Fireman Sam when I was younger but my children love watching it now.

  84. abigail edkins
    3rd April 2017 / 11:05 am

    no but my kids were and are

  85. Tracy Nixon
    3rd April 2017 / 7:47 am

    No, he wasn’t around when I was very little but both my girls and boys love him and I enjoy watching him too now!

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