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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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Orchard Toys wins silver for New Baby Lotto

Thursday, 13 August 2015

We‘re seeing stars after finding out that Orchard Toys have won a Bizziebaby ‘Silver’ award for New Baby Lotto! We are thrilled to have won this parent-voted award, especially for New Baby Lotto, which is such a unique game. The concept of New Baby Lotto is to prepare siblings for the arrival...
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New must-have games and jigsaws

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Our design team has once again been working hard to bring you some new must-have games and jigsaws. Big Alphabet Jigsaw is a 26 piece chunky jigsaw, each showing a different letter of the alphabet, with fun, colourful illustrations.   The jigsaw comes with a full-sized matching poster, which...
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Pigs in Pants shortlisted for Mummii awards

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

We are pleased to announce Pigs in Pants has been shortlisted as a Best Toddler Toy in the ‘Best Baby and Toddler Gear’ awards, run by, the online magazine for mums. Judges from Mummii and carefully selected parents will test and evaluate all the shortlisted products to decide on...
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Orchard Toys donate games and jigsaws to local hospital

Friday, 03 July 2015

Orchard Toys hope to bring smiles to the faces of young patients and staff at the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital in Norwich having donated over £400 worth of their games and jigsaws. Managing Director, Simon Newbery and Marketing Manager, Ali Brown joined staff and patients to present a...
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Orchard Toys wins again!

Thursday, 02 July 2015

We have just received the exciting news that Giant Road Jigsaw and Pigs In Pants are winners in the 2015 Right Start Awards! We don’t yet know whether the games have won a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended award; but we are very proud to have come this far, and we will let you know as...
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Staff bid a fond farewell to SNAP the GoGoDragon!

Thursday, 07 May 2015

Staff bid a fond farewell to ‘Snap’, their colourful dragon, as he left his home at the Orchard Toys headquarters, destined for the Break charity GoGoDragons sculpture trail in Norwich. Illustrators April Nash and Rowena Cooper have been painting the company’s colourful dragon for the past 12...
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Strategy or chance….take your pick with Orchard Toys’ Spring crop

Thursday, 07 May 2015

Orchard Toys have added two lines to their educational range.  The themes of both games bring increased diversity and innovative gameplay to the range. Go Go Dragons is a game of chance, in which anticipation and excitement build as the game develops.  Players are powerless to influence the...
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