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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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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…

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Mulberry Bush Summer Catalogue now out!

Mulberry Bush Summer Catalogue now out!

The Mulberry Bush Spring and Summer catalogue of wooden toys and games is on its way.  If you are already a customer one should be arriving by post in the next few days.  If you would like one please enter your details on our catalogue request page and we’ll send you one and add you to our mailing list for future catalogues too. (UK only by post, but the whole range can be seen on the website) We have quite…

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Best Selling Christmas Toys for 2009

Best Selling Christmas Toys for 2009

What are our best selling toys this Christmas?   Some of the wooden toys we offer are best sellers year after year.  In pride of place has to be the fantastic Mini Cakes and Stand which has been immensely popular for a couple of years now, and not surprisingly.  The detail is incredible and with 12 mouth-watering wooden cakes plus wooden stand at £11.99 it’s incredible value too.   Another best seller this year and a consistent favourite for 2 or 3…

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Christmas toys panic – order early!

Christmas toys panic – order early!

There’s going to be a shortage of toys this Christmas –  so says BBC Breakfast today. Well for the must-have, toy-of-the-year Barbie Roller Girl or Transformers Movie Leader type of toy that may very well be true.  The big distributors have to place their orders in the Far East many months before Christmas, and at the beginning of this year with all the doom and gloom there was it was not surprising that many importers were cautious.  Bear in mind…

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New Mulberry Bush Toy Catalogue out now!

New Mulberry Bush Toy Catalogue out now!

What a relief!  After several months of hard work our new autumn / winter catalogue of children’s toys is not only printed but is now in the post to our customers.  We think it’s the best yet, but we are a bit biased! We’re very pleased to have found loads of new toys which we think you’ll like, and certainly the initial orders received this week seem to show that our new range has the seal of approval from parents…

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Wooden Toys to be Christmas best sellers

Wooden Toys to be Christmas best sellers

It may seem incredible to be thinking about Christmas in the middle of the summer (what summer ?!?) but that’s what we do every year at this time as we finalise our autumn & winter catalogue.  All the toy manufacturers and retailers will have been gearing up for the past few months as the Christmas season begins as soon as the summer holidays are over. We’re adding a couple more pages of wooden toys this year – which have always…

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Toys for Grandchildren

Toys for Grandchildren

When my wife and I started Mulberry Bush twelve years ago our aim was to build a collection of traditional toys and games that Grandparents would want to buy for their grandchildren.  Lots of wooden toys, not too much plastic, nothing to do with computers, and none of those character or film related toys that are the “must have” one Christmas and gone the next.  The only slight snag was that we weren’t grandparents ourselves, nor indeed did we have…

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