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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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A ‘super’ day of fundraising for Orchard Toys’ design team!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Members of the Design Department at Orchard Toys donned tights to dress up as their favourite superheroes, all to raise money for local Norfolk charity East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Orchard Toys have been supporting EACH for a number of years now with their fundraising efforts,...
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Our spellbinding new maths game!

Monday, 10 April 2017

We’ve taken the fun magical elements of our Magic Cauldron Game and made them even better to create MAGIC MATHS!  Magic Maths is a spellbinding new maths game from Orchard Toys, designed for children aged 5-7. Magic Maths features new gameplay, fun wizard characters and a broader range of...
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New Mini Games for 2017!

Thursday, 06 April 2017

We have launched six new lines to our popular mini game range. Based on traditional family favourites, the range gives classic games, from snakes and ladders to happy families, a fun ‘Orchard Toys’ twist! Launched last April, the original six mini games have seen huge success due to their year...
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New games and jigsaws for January 2017!

Wednesday, 01 February 2017

We have launched an exciting new range of games and jigsaws. These provide the perfect mix of learning and laughs for children as young as 18 months up to primary school age!  Cheeky Monkeys is a fun game where there’s no hanging around as you battle to collect the most bananas – but watch out...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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