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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...
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Romania Donation

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Norfolk and Norwich Hospital toy appeal - Orchard Toys saves the day!

Friday, 11 December 2015

Orchard Toys’ Managing Director, Simon Newbery and Marketing Manager, Ali Brown visited the Norfolk and Norwich hospital to donate £1,500 worth of games for their toy appeal. This year the Norfolk and Norwich hospital have generously pledged to give a gift to every patient in the hospital on...
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Orchard Toys Top 10 Games and Jigsaws for Christmas!

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

It’s time to start dusting down the tinsel and prepare for our favourite season! We've come up with our Top Ten suggestions for Christmas. Many of these games and puzzles will be perfect for a social get-together with the whole family. Top 5 Games Shopping List is once again our best seller....
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Orchard Toys wins again in the Right Start awards!

Friday, 16 October 2015

We are delighted to announce that we can now add the Giant Road Jigsaw to our long list of award-winning games and jigsaws! Our fantastic, multi-functional Giant Road Jigsaw has won a Silver Right Start award in the 'puzzles' category. Right Start award winners go through a stringent testing...
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Orchard Toys has landed at The Toy Store, Oxford Street!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

We're delighted to announce our games and jigsaws are being sold in a brand new Oxford Street shop - The Toy Store! The store is located on Oxford Street itself, right outside the Bond Street tube station in the West One shopping centre, so it's easy to get to if you're using public transport...
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Snap finds his new home at Chestnut St Giles Nursery!

Friday, 09 October 2015

Thursday 1st October was the day of the nail-biting Go Go Dragons auction, with all profits going to the amazing Break charity! Our Marketing Manager and one of Snap's very own designers April attended this event, watching and waiting to see who would bid on our colourful dragon Snap... We...
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New Baby Lotto shortlisted for a prestigious Mother and Baby Award!

Thursday, 01 October 2015

We're delighted to announce that one of our specialist games, New Baby Lotto, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Mother and Baby award! The Mother and Baby awards recognise some of the best parenting brands on the planet, and we are so delighted to be included amongst these. New Baby...
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Say 'bonjour' to our new French products!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

We're pleased to announce that our French range is now available online. The French versions of our classic games and jigsaws are not only suitable for fluent speakers, but also parents and teachers wanting to teach French. Their simple gameplay and colourful characters make it fun and easy...
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Pizza Pizza wins gold in the Practical Pre-school Awards!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

We're delighted to announce that one of our favourite games, Pizza Pizza, has won the 3-5 years Gold award in the Practical Pre-School Awards. These prestigious awards recognise both play and educational value, as they are directly tested by childcare professionals and of course, children...
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Shopping List Relaunch!

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Orchard Toys is proud to announce a brand new look for it's bestselling Shopping List game, along with two re-named Shopping List Extras packs! Don't worry, our most popular game is still played in exactly the same way; however, Shopping List now has 2 trolleys and 2 baskets to choose from, as...
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How To Paint a Dragon!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Now that 'Snap' the Orchard Toys dragon is on show in Norwich with his other GoGoDragon friends, we thought you might like to find out a little more about how our designers created this magical beast! The un-named and un-painted dragon was initually pure white, but April and Rowena, two of our...
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New Marketing Assistant at Orchard Toys

Monday, 17 August 2015

We are pleased to announce Chloe Lamb as our new Marketing Assistant! Chloe has a strong background in online marketing, with experience in social media, copywriting and email marketing. Chloe is really excited to get started, saying: “I’m thrilled to be given the chance to work for such a...
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