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Learning to Count Top Tips

Friday, 11 October

Learning to Count Top Tips   Learning to count doesn’t have to wait until your child starts school, there’s lots of ways to start preparing your child and to make those first steps fun! Counting is a key part of a child’s mathematical understanding and once they master this they can tackle...
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Magical, Medieval Matching!

Monday, 02 September

Two Fantastic New Games We have launched two magical new matching games! Rainbow Unicorns is the perfect game for young unicorn lovers! Featuring a colourful rainbow board and friendly characters, players match unicorns by colour to gallop one step along the rainbow towards the pot of gold....
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Right Start Awards!

Friday, 30 August

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have won Right Start awards for two of our games - Llamas in Pyjamas and Giraffes in Scarves! We can’t wait to find out what level of award they have achieved when it is announced in October!  
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The Benefits of Using Colouring Books

Thursday, 22 August

The Benefits of Colouring Books Whether it's adding colour to the jungle or outer space or practising ABCs and 123s, the versatility of colouring books has made them a timeless source of fun. They’re great at home or on the move and are the perfect addition to any travel bag. But did you know...
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Number One in Preschool Games

Monday, 08 July

Number One in Preschool Games   We’re absolutely thrilled that Orchard Toys has been named as the number one manufacturer of preschool children’s games by a leading global information company! The NPD Group tracks sales from Amazon, John Lewis, The Entertainer and other major toy retailers....
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The Benefits of Jigsaw Puzzles For Children

Wednesday, 22 May

The Benefits of Jigsaw Puzzles For Children   The satisfaction of putting the final piece of a puzzle into place is timeless. From children embarking on their first puzzles right up to adults working on their latest 5,000 piece project, puzzles are something that all the family can enjoy. But...
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New Lines Taking Off!

Monday, 29 April

New Lines Taking Off We have launched six new colouring books, a preschool game and a collection of jigsaws to our range! The new products include six colouring books, a travel themed lotto game and jigsaw puzzles for children as young as 18 months.  Let's Go Lotto is a preschool lotto game...
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Autism Awareness Week - Great Resources for Children with Autism

Friday, 05 April

Georgina Durrant runs The SEN Resources Blog which is a site for parents and teachers of children with a Special Educational Needs. Georgina is a qualified teacher and former SENDCO with a BSc in Medical Sciences and Post Graduate Diploma In Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion. Her site SEN...
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January 2019 New Lines

Thursday, 24 January

New From Orchard Toys We have launched five new lines to our much-loved educational range! The new products include a sound game, a dinosaur themed lotto, a magical spelling game, a counting and addition game and a first numbers jigsaw puzzle! Magic Spelling is our new language and literacy...
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A Magical Award Win!

Tuesday, 22 January

Our new game Magic Spelling was a winner of the Hero Toy Award at London Toy Fair! Toy Fair’s Hero Toy Award represents the top toys expected to influence the industry in 2019. Orchard Toys is delighted to be recognised amongst some of the most innovative items launched at Toy Fair...
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Orchard Toys celebrate Norfolk Day with Norfolk Rocks Competition!

Monday, 23 July 2018

To celebrate Norfolk Day, staff at Orchard Toys will be designing and decorating their own Norfolk rocks to hide around the county. Finders keepers…whoever finds an Orchard Toys rock gets to claim a free game or jigsaw of their choice! On Norfolk Day the 50 strong workforce will spend time...
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GDPR - How we're protecting your data

Friday, 11 May 2018

One of the biggest changes to UK data privacy law, in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), comes into effect on 25th May 2018. This will change the way we collect, process and store your personal data. The GDPR gives you more rights around how your personal data is used. It...
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Celebrate Global Money Week with Orchard Toys!

Monday, 12 March 2018

With the popularity of contactless cards and phone payments in our digital age, it is even more important for children to have practical exposure to handling money. Learning and playing money games with their parents is the perfect way for children to learn good financial habits and the...
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Orchard Toys recommended a top French resource by Tutorful!

Monday, 05 March 2018

We're delighted to have been chosen as a top French language learning resource by Tutorful. This has made it through a tough selection process, whittling down from hundreds of selected resources. Here is what they had to say about our varied range of French language games and jigsaws: All...
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Smelly Wellies scoops silver in the Mother & Baby awards!

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Today we're celebrating as Smelly Wellies takes silver at the Mother & Baby awards for ‘Best Toddler Toy 24 Months+’. Launched in January, this fun first game for ages 2-6 teaches matching and memory skills as players match the brightly patterned wellies! There are two ways to play the game,...
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Orchard Toys wins in the Right Start awards!

Friday, 06 October 2017

Orchard Toys has won 'Bronze' and 'Shortlisted' awards, for Cheeky Monkeys and Smelly Wellies respectively, in the Right Start awards for 2017! We're delighted to have won these prestigious awards, especially for Cheeky Monkeys which has seen great success already this year with four other awards...
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Smelly Wellies shortlisted in the prestigious Mother and Baby awards!

Tuesday, 05 September 2017

Our Smelly Wellies game, launched in January this year, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Mother & Baby awards. This fun first game teaches matching and memory skills as players match the brightly patterned wellies! Products are tested in the awards are rigorously tested by an army of...
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Cheeky Monkeys and Magic Maths shortlisted in the Made for Mums awards!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

We're delighted that both our Cheeky Monkeys and Magic Maths games have been shortlisted in the Made for Mums toy awards. These were in the 'Best Board Game' and 'Best Educational/Learning Toy' categories respectively. These prestigious awards are tested and voted for by editors, mums and most...
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Seeing gold in the Bizziebaby awards!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Our Cheeky Monkeys and Smelly Wellies games have won 'Gold' and 'Silver' respectively in the online Bizziebaby awards. Products submitted to the online awards are tested and reviewed by parents for their quality, play value and learning benefits. You can read the full users reviews for Cheeky...
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Orchard Toys triple win in the Early Years Excellence awards!

Monday, 12 June 2017

We are absolutely delighted to have won in 3 different categories in the Early Years Excellence awards! These included a 4* award in the 'Under Twos' category for Farmyard Heads and Tails, a 4* award for Spotty Dogs in the 'Maths' category and a 5* award for Match and Spell in the 'Toys and...
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