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Letterbox joins Mulberry Bush

Letterbox joins Mulberry Bush

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired the Letterbox brand and website www.letterbox.co.uk from the Tobar Group, with effect from 31st October 2013, and will be incorporating Letterbox into Mulberry Bush.  Letterbox was founded 25 years ago in Cornwall and offered a range of traditional toys and childrens’ toys and gifts very similar to our own, with a specialisation in personalised children’s gifts. Mulberry Bush already includes many of the Letterbox favourites in our own range and, whilst…

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New Catalogue now printed & posted!

New Catalogue now printed & posted!

Have you received our autumn catalogue yet?  We can hardly believe it but it is that time of year again and our new catalogue is now printed and in the post.  If you’re not on our mailing list you can request a copy but in the meantime why not take a look at the many new toys we already have in stock?  More new toys, gifts and games are being added every day.

Can your child swim a length?

Can your child swim a length?

Interesting news today from the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) warning, according to the BBC, that more children may drown if they are don’t have the recommended annual number of hours of swimming lessons at school. This is the sort of news that Breakfast TV like to report on, showing children – who must have got up at an unearthly hour to have their moment on TV – practising swimming, jumping in and diving. In the report they did make the very…

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Warehouse Sale | 2nd Day Cancelled

Warehouse Sale | 2nd Day Cancelled

We’re sorry to disappoint anyone who was planning on coming on Thursday 23rd May but we have had to take the decision not to open our warehouse sale for a second day.   Today, the first day, was a great success – to the extent that most of the items had sold by the end of the morning.  We have so few sale items left that we think you’d have a wasted journey tomorrow. This was our first ever sale at…

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Toys Made in Britain?

Toys Made in Britain?

The BBC Breakfast programme is featuring a family who are trying to buy only British made goods.  How good to see that idea back I thought as I watched, reminded of the We’re Backing Britain campaign of the late 60s. Then I choked on my cornflakes when I reflected that, if they were looking to buy toys for the couple’s young children they might be hard-pressed, remembering what we sell ourselves that is made in the UK which, I’m sorry to…

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Easter closing

Easter closing

Our office is now closed for Easter, reopening on Tuesday 2nd April.  Our website is if course still able to accept orders over the Easter weekend and these will be despatched on Tuesday 2nd April. We wish all our customers a restful weekend.

Childhood ends at 12 ?

Childhood ends at 12 ?

As reported in the press, a recent Mumsnet survey has emphasized the belief amongst parents that children are growing up faster – or getting older younger as it’s sometimes described – something the toy industry has recognised for years.  It seems this latest survey suggests that the majority of parents believe childhood is over by the age of 12. That’s a sad state of affairs in anyone’s book but, given that at the same time we’re all expected to live…

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Top Ten Christmas Stocking Fillers

Top Ten Christmas Stocking Fillers

Father Christmas has now authorised us to announce the top stocking fillers he’s ordered from us for this Christmas – and all under £7.  He’s ordered 100s of each of these from us so we are pleased to recommend them to you.  Fortunately, despite his orders, we have stock left, but we don’t know when he’s going to want more so get your order in soon! Here’s his Top Ten so far. Pirate Skittles Astro Projection Torch Batwing Gyro Flyer…

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Autumn Catalogue out soon!

Autumn Catalogue out soon!

Keep an eye on your letterbox for our new, bigger than ever, Autumn catalogue.  If you’re on our mailing list you should receive one automatically, and it should be with you around September 12th.  If you haven’t had one before and would like us to send you one simply enter your details here. Keep an eye on the website over the coming days too as more and more new, fun products are added.

Ikea wooden train track – does it fit Brio or Bigjigs Railway?

Ikea wooden train track – does it fit Brio or Bigjigs Railway?

In this article we look at the wooden train set sold by Ikea and check to see whether it fits with Bigjigs railway, Brio or any of the other leading brands. Firstly we have to say it is fantastic value. Sold under the name of Lillabo, Ikea offer a basic 20 piece set for £7.99 and a pack of 10 track pieces for just £4.99. The track pieces seem to be made of beech, which isn’t cheap. As the old…

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