VTech Red Playtime Bus

Product information

This bright red bus teaches letter names and numbers through 4 modes of play. It also has entertaining sound effects and fun phrases.

Needs 2x AA batteries (included)
Eligible for International Delivery
Suitable From
12 months
Not suitable for children under 12 months

Brand Story

VTech is a world leader in innovative and educational electronic toys. Since 1980, VTech has sought to enrich children’s learning and development through engaging and challenging play. Their central mission has always been to produce original, high-quality products while minimising their impact on the environment and ensuring sustainable value for the community.
With their core values of innovation, quality, value, reliability, practicality and style, VTech continue to discover new ways of delighting children and encouraging them to grow. Hit VTech products at John Lewis include their InnoTAB children’s tablets and the Toot-Toot Drivers toy car sets.


  • Click & collect

    Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
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  • Collect+

    Collect + from a local shop from tomorrow, postcode exclusions apply
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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Named or Saturday UK delivery
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Toy started smoking and smelling of burning when being played with!! I bought this from the Exeter Store for a Christmas Present. My daughter was playing with it today and it started smelling of burning!! I have taken it off my child and took it to a qualified electrician. He removed the bottom of the bus which has revealed the inside cables have BURNT and HAVE MELTED. I called Customer Services and they were transferring me but I was hung up on! Not the John Lewis I know and expect quality service from. DO NOT BUY 14 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really great toy I bought this for my niece of 17months for Christmas and she absolutely loves it. She can't stop playing with it 14 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by very pleased my little one loved it perfect for young ones really worth 28 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very entertaining! This toy is great. Has lots of different options to choose from. My 14th months old son loves it. He does not understand everything but he loves the car which has so many melodies. Great toy! 26 November 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good toy I bought the VTech Bus for my 2-years-old daugter and she loves it. 26 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fun and educational My two-year-old loves this toy. I was quite impressed with the range of educational options this provides. Also, the handle on the back is great because he loves pushing this around the room. Overall, I'd highly recommend it. 18 April 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Fun when the batteries are removed! My 18 month old fell in love with this bus and we indulged her and then wished we hadn't! Nice idea, poorly presented. I'm not sure who V-tech employ to do their music but it's particularly bad- the examples of "jazz" and "classical" music are laughable and one particularly memorable verse says "let's go to the zoo/ hear the monks go "oo, oo, oo!" Monks?! Eh?! Looks good but quality ought to be improved to be of John Lewis usual standard in my opinion! 10 March 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Drive any child wild with pleasure!! The bus (2nd purchase of this particular toy) is always so welcome to the young child, and provides so many hours of fun, with all the various things they can find to do. Gently educational whilst having a super time - what more could the discerning purchaser want for the nephew (or even the other nephew.......or, as we now have lady bus drivers........well, work it out for yourself!) Would happily buy an entire fleet of them. 07 July 2011
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