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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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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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Geography Resources & Useful Websites

Geography Resources & Useful Websites

Drum roll please…… our World Map Jigsaw – one of our range of education toys has been singled out for being a great Geography resource by Tutorful in their latest blog! After a tough selection process and after whittling down from hundreds of recommended resources, our jigsaw has been chosen to feature in Tutorful’s editorial – Geography Learners: Useful Websites and Resources That Will Rock Your World! Their article recommends some incredible geographical websites, apps and resources to bring our…

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Personalised Gifts – Back by popular demand!

Personalised Gifts – Back by popular demand!

We love to hear from our customers and following your overwhelming requests for the Letterbox personalised  range we are delighted to re-introduce many of their incredibly popular best sellers. So here they are – we’ve got it all wrapped up from towels to pencils to placemats and more! Our new catalogue featuring these and lots more exciting new products will be mailed around mid-March. But if you can’t wait – you can get an early sneaky peek on our website…

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Christmas closing

Christmas closing

We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We will be closed from the afternoon of Monday 23rd December until Thursday 2nd January.  Any orders placed in that time will be despatched on that date.

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.

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.