Toys to help make understanding coding easier

Toys to help make understanding coding easier

Coding is now on the national curriculum and taught in all schools across the UK. With many transferable skills and benefits including improving problem solving abilities, it is a great thing to encourage your child to have an interest in. Many of us however feel a little out of touch when it comes to this topic and want to support our children in learning but have no idea where to start, or how to even begin to interpret some of…

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Perfect Bedtime Routines

Perfect Bedtime Routines

Bedtime, it comes around everyday and can be a major struggle for a lot of children (or their parents). However with a good routine and setting the right calming mood it can become something that is enjoyable and cherished. To try and help, we have selected some of the toys we think will be helpful to create the perfect bedtime routine. Babies Getting a baby settled into a sleeping pattern can be one of the toughest parenting challenges. Sleeping through…

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Toy Safety Testing

Toy Safety Testing

We are often asked if our toys are safe – and understandably so when there are so many scary stories in the press about unscrupulous people selling the latest toy craze and not having it safety tested.  All toys sold in the UK must meet the standards set out in the EN71 toys safety directive; toys must be safe and fit for purpose.  Anybody manufacturing toys in the EU, importing toys into the EU, selling or distributing toys in the…

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Visit Our Warehouse Clearance Sale

Visit Our Warehouse Clearance Sale

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who came to our sale today. It’s been a huge success and we’re happy to say that everything has now been sold. This means TOMORROW’S SALE IS NOW CANCELLED. It was lovely to meet everyone and we hope you all enjoy your new toys. We still have loads of great products in stock in our main warehouse – and many more new toys, gifts and games arriving soon.  See our website for details.  And if…

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What Is Traditional Dolls House Scale?

What Is Traditional Dolls House Scale?

Doll’s houses at the 1:12 scale are the most common scale for children.  But we are often asked what the 1:12 scale means and whether our range of dolls houses and accessories are compatible. The 1:12 scale has its roots in the imperial measuring system – where one inch on the doll’s house is equivalent to one foot on a real house.  So the house is twelve times smaller than a full size house. Historically, it was chosen as the…

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Choosing Wooden Toys helps our planet

Choosing Wooden Toys helps our planet

With the increasing pressure and awareness of the environmental concerns that effect our planet it has never been so important to make informed and responsible buying decisions. Here at Mulberry Bush we try our best to be mindful of our impact on the environment. We use recycled packaging and implement the three R’s wherever we can, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! Most importantly however is our pride in the products we sell. We focus on traditional, well made toys that we…

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Christmas Eve Box Ideas

Christmas Eve Box Ideas

Why not start an enchanting new Christmas tradition with a Christmas Eve Box and perhaps the excitement of opening one of these will stop the “Can we have just one present please? Just one”.  How many times do parents hear that every Christmas Eve? Our range of smooth wooden Christmas Eve Boxes are hinged and decorated with a choice of designs that can be personalised with a child’s name or family name.  They are supplied empty for you to fill…

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Get Set…Bake!

Get Set…Bake!

With the excitement mounting around the season finale of The Great British Bake Off 2018, why not let the children join in the fun too with our play food and play kitchens!  Our fantastic wooden range includes the delightful Honeybake Oven & Hob, with an easy view oven, spinning cooker knobs and lots of accessories and the Country Play Kitchen where they can play cooking and washing up too!  Children love role play and these sets include everything they need…

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Our Top Twelve Christmas Toy Predictions For 2018!

Our Top Twelve Christmas Toy Predictions For 2018!

We really enjoy selecting our range of toys for the Autumn/Winter season.  While the heat was blistering, we were assembling, testing, playing with and giving the Mulberry Bush stamp of approval to our new range.  As we specialise in traditional and innovative toys, gifts and games our Top 12 For Christmas List is a little different to other retailers and is full of items that will give lasting value.  Do let us know what you think, we’re always pleased to…

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Writing Matters: how to teach a young child to write

Writing Matters: how to teach a young child to write

Encouraging a young child to write requires creativity so that each day feels fresh and engaging. To celebrate National Stationery Week and its motto #WritingMatters, we’ve been asking parents for tips on how they create a positive learning culture at home that promotes writing as a fun and accessible activity for all ages. This handy guide combines their tips with our own to provide a comprehensive resource for learning outside the classroom. Learning happens when you make activities fun Home…

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