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


The lovely people at Abbey Home Media have a copy for you to win! All you have to do is fill in the rafflecopter below.

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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.



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

    Yes, though the accents were somewhat different!

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

    I was a big fan xx

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

    I wasn’t but my daughter is 🙂

  4. April 24, 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
    April 24, 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
    April 24, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    I was a big fan!

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

    I was a big fan!

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

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

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

    No I was a he-man and she’ra fan

  10. Simon Keeping
    April 24, 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
    April 24, 2017 / 11:31 am

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

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

    loved fireman sam

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

    i was a fan of Fireman Sam as a child.

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

    no it wasn’t on.

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

    yes i was a fan

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

    Of course! Norrrrrrrmaaaaaaaaaaaan…

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

    yes i was a fan

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

    It was not on the telly when Iwas a child

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

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

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

    No but my younger brother was xxx

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

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

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

    A little! It is definitely a classic kids programme

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

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

    April 22, 2017 / 8:34 pm

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    Yep me and my bro loved it

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


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

    Yes I loved it as a child (@PeanutHog)

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

    Not really, my daughter likes it

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

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

  33. lynn neal
    April 21, 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
    April 21, 2017 / 8:13 am

    I loved Fireman Sam as a child.

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

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

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

    No but my children were and my grandson is now.

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

    He wasn’t about when I was a kid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    i wasn’t but my brother was x

    April 20, 2017 / 1:14 pm

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

    April 20, 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
    April 20, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    no as we liked old scooby doo shows

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

    my nephews love fireman sam

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

    I loved Fireman Sam as a child.

  47. Michelle Smith
    April 20, 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
    April 18, 2017 / 11:03 pm

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

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

    Yes definitely, I loved it!

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


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

    Yes I was.

  52. April 14, 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
    April 14, 2017 / 3:57 am

    No, I wasn’t.

    April 13, 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
    April 13, 2017 / 12:57 pm

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

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


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

    i wasnt but my nephew and niece loved him

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

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

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

    Postman Pat for me but the kids love Fireman Sam now

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

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

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

    No I wasn’t

  62. amy bondoc
    April 12, 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
    April 12, 2017 / 12:49 pm

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

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

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

  65. Katie Skeoch
    April 11, 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. April 10, 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. April 10, 2017 / 10:23 am

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

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

    Not really but my nephew was!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Yep loved it! my son loves it to 🙂

  73. Tracy Newton
    April 4, 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
    April 4, 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
    April 3, 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.

    April 3, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Yes I liked it.

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

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

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

    I loved Fireman Sam as a child!

    April 3, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    never saw

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

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

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

    I was a bit too old when he started.

  82. laura banks
    April 3, 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. April 3, 2017 / 11:28 am

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

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

    no but my kids were and are

  85. Tracy Nixon
    April 3, 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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