Why do we love puzzles so much?
Friday, 27 January 2017
National Puzzle Day - 29th January 2016
For many years, children and adults alike have spent hours, days, even months trying to fit together the final pieces of their favourite jigsaw puzzle! So why do we go to all this trouble, and more importantly, why is there a whole day dedicated to...
Come and view our Mannequin Challenge!
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Have you ever wanted to see behind the scenes of Orchard Toys at Christmas? Now you can!
Here's our take on the popular Mannequin challenge, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it! Merry Christmas from all of us here at Orchard Toys!
You can find a link to the video on our...
Orchard Toys ‘downs tools’ to make a donation and raise money for EACH
Friday, 16 December 2016
Staff at Orchard Toys dressed up in their best festive costumes and jumpers for a day in a bid to raise some money for our chosen charity, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
As well as internal donations, we also gave EACH a donation of games and jigsaws to help towards their...
Orchard Toys donate £1500 worth of games and jigsaws to local hospital
Monday, 12 December 2016
For the second year running, Orchard Toys have donated £1500 worth of games and jigsaws to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital for their yearly ‘Send a Smile with Santa’ appeal.
As part of an annual tradition, the Norfolk and Norwich hospital have generously pledged to give a gift to every...
Shopping List named Amazon's top three bestselling toy!
Thursday, 27 October 2016
We were delighted to find out that our much-loved Shopping List game has been named Amazon's third bestselling toy in the last 16 years! This is a fantastic recognition from the UK's largest online retailer.
Shopping List is a deceptively simple shopping memory game which has captured the...
Orchard Toys donates games and jigsaws to local mobile library
Thursday, 20 October 2016
Orchard Toys were delighted to help their local community by donating some games and jigsaws to Norfolk’s mobile library service. These will be on offer to children and families who use the mobile libraries and hopefully provide lots smiles and fun!
This fantastic service provides residents...
Giant Railway wins gold in the Made for Mums Awards!
Friday, 14 October 2016
We're delighted to have won the Best Jigsaw Gold award for Giant Railway in the very first Made For Mums awards for 2016!
Replacing the popular Prima Baby awards, the annual MFM awards recognise and reward the very best products, brands and services currently available in the baby and...
Orchard Toys wins Silver for Match and Spell!
Monday, 03 October 2016
We're delighted to have won a Silver award in the pre-school games category for our popular Match and Spell game.
The Practical Pre-school awards are great accolades in the fields of teaching and education and we are very proud to have claimed a winning trophy.
This award win is testament to...
Christmas Top 10 2016
Friday, 30 September 2016
There’s no doubt that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but Orchard Toys can make it even more fun!
Orchard Toys games and jigsaws will be present under many Christmas trees this year, being loved by both parents and children for their winning combination of education and fun....
Macmillan Bake Sale!
Thursday, 29 September 2016
Always a popular date in the Orchard Toys calendar is our Macmillan Bake Sale! This year was no different, and staff were excited to be baking and eating tasty cakes whilst also raising money for a deserving cause.
Overall the day was a great success, with staff both baking and bringing in a...
Fun new games and jigsaws for September!
Monday, 26 September 2016
With the festive season fast approaching, what better time is there to play a fun family game or jigsaw? We're celebrating by launching three fun new products for Autumn. As always, the emphasis is on “Learning made Fun”, and children will enjoy playing the games and piecing together the...
Summer Competition Winner!
Friday, 09 September 2016
Thanks so much for all your lovely entries to our Summer Photo Competition, we loved looking through them all and seeing you and your children having so much fun!
After careful deliberation from our Marketing and Product Development teams, we have picked our winning photo. Congratulations to...
Thursday, 01 September 2016
Orchard Toys are dedicated to fundraising and helping others, whether this be local charities such as East Anglia's Childrens Hospices (EACH) or further afield!
One of our employees set out as a missionary to help children and families in need around Romania. We thought it would be a fantastic...
Summer Competition - Win £100 of Orchard Toys!
Thursday, 21 July 2016
School’s out for the summer! To celebrate, we’re offering you the opportunity to win £100 of Orchard Toys!
To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is share a photo of your little ones playing Orchard Toys with the hashtag #OrchardToysSummerFun on either Facebook, Twitter or...
Celebrate NSPCC Big Board Game Day with Orchard Toys!
Friday, 20 May 2016
What better way to spend quality family time than with a board game or two? To celebrate NSPCC’s Big Board Game Day on 27th May, children and families all over the UK will be getting together to play their favourite board games and have fun!
We are huge supporters of this day, which is a...
Brand New Mini Games for April!
Monday, 11 April 2016
Orchard Toys are launching a new range of six mini games that make learning both at home and on the go even easier. Based on traditional family favourites, the range gives classic games a fun ‘Orchard Toys’ twist!
Dinosaur Dominoes is a fun dinosaur-themed game with cute, colourful dinosaurs...
Orchard Toys Support EACH
Tuesday, 05 April 2016
We presented EACH with a cheque for £2,000, along with a pledge to raise a total of £5,300 for their Pay for a Day scheme.
Orchard Toys and EACH have been working together for a number of years and we are keen to continue supporting them. As a local children’s games manufacturer and a local...
Orchard Toys Celebrate 10 Years in Norfolk!
Friday, 26 February 2016
On Wednesday 24th February we celebrated 10 years in Norfolk at our Wymondham office with a fun-filled day of cake and fish and chips! We are proud to be a local Norfolk business, designing and packaging all our products from our Wymondham premises.
The move to Norfolk has allowed us to...
New from Orchard Toys!
Monday, 01 February 2016
We are delighted to launch six exciting new lines, plus a brand new range, to our much-loved product offering!
We have extended our much-loved characters and illustrations to a fun range of six colouring activity books for different ages. Designed with education in mind, the books feature bold...
Orchard Toys wins 'Best New Toy' Award for Where Do I Live!
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
We're delighted to have won Toy Fair's Best New Toy Award in the 'Games and Puzzles' category for our new animal lotto game Where Do I Live?.
We were up against some strong competition with other fantastic products to win this prestigious toy trade award! The award was voted for by key players...