All Aboard the LEGO® DUPLO® Number Train

LEGO DUPLO Number Train

This October half term the LEGO® DUPLO® Number Train will be parking up at Manchester’s Arndale Centre giving families a chance to join in with train-themed building fun. To celebrate we are giving 5 lucky toddlers the chance to win a LEGO DUPLO Number Train. . . . → Read More: All Aboard the LEGO® DUPLO® Number Train

Perfect Book for Seaside Holidays – Indestructibles® Beach Baby

Beach Baby book cover

The bestselling American book series, Indestructibles® have finally landed on British shores. Launching for the first time in the UK, these books are built for the way your baby reads with their mouth, hands and toes. These ground-breaking new books are impossible to tear, are gum proof, waterproof, nontoxic, light weight and washable! . . . → Read More: Perfect Book for Seaside Holidays – Indestructibles® Beach Baby

Review: Build & Play ‘Ford Mustang GT’ by Revell

Revell 2015 Ford Mustang GT | Official Photo of the Kit

kit for ages 6+ designed as an easy introduction for young children into the world of modelling… All in all, great model car, nice looking, easy to assemble, pleasure to handle, good fun in imaginative play and surprisingly durable for a model. . . . → Read More: Review: Build & Play ‘Ford Mustang GT’ by Revell

Win Chicken Charades by University Games

Chicken Charades by University Games

If it’s a crazy, fun, fast-paced family game you’re after, there’s only one to choose and it includes one squeaky chicken, 1,000+ charades, one dice, and one 10-second timer!.. enter competition through gleam widget. . . . → Read More: Win Chicken Charades by University Games

Headless chickens or clever charades

Kids got a parcel with a game and are opening it

When I saw the box of Chicken Charades it reminded me of a funny chicken toy we once had from Hawkin’s Bazaar. My son, being a toddler at the time, could spend hours playing with it. I hoped this game would be as much fun for him and his sister now, ten years on.

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Giddy Goat Gives Santa a Hand

Toys and Presents at Giddy Goat, Didsbury, Christmas 2014

Christmas comes but once a year, which is lucky because it’s normally a manic whirlwind of buying, wrapping, baking, decorating and excessive festive fun. I adore Christmas, but I hate being buffeted about in big shops and queuing for hours at the till. I love small, independent shops like Giddy Goat Toys in Didsbury. . . . . → Read More: Giddy Goat Gives Santa a Hand

Win a Train Set in a Tin

Apple To Pears' Train Set | Gifts in a Tin

Apples to Pears’ 2012 Gift of the Year winning, Train Set in a Tin is as popular with Dads as it is with kids! Packed to the brim in a practical tin, the battery operated train comes complete with its own track, AA battery and three carriages (coal truck, passenger truck, long truck)

There . . . → Read More: Win a Train Set in a Tin

What Giddy Goat Got at the Toy Fair

Giddy Goats Toys Shop (Didsbury, Manchester) Logo

The last few years have been tough on the high street with retailers and small businesses really struggling. In South Manchester, we are lucky enough to have a brilliant range of small, independent retailers on our doorstep, but just how are they fairing in the current climate? Jane Arschavir visited Giddy Goat Toys owner . . . → Read More: What Giddy Goat Got at the Toy Fair

Getting Giddy about Christmas

Giddy Goats Toys Shop (Didsbury, Manchester) Logo

I’m sorry; someone has to say it, if you’re easily offended look away now. I’m going to mention the C word. Christmas. Sorry, I did warn you.

I’m a busy working Mum and as each year passes I’ve started to dread doing the Christmas shopping, especially as our extended family just seems to keep . . . → Read More: Getting Giddy about Christmas

Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet - travel card game for kids on the move

Whether you’re planning a staycation or jetting off for sunnier climes, one thing’s for certain, you’ll have to find a way of keeping the kids entertained on the journey. There’s no worse start to a holiday than trying to keep a fractious child happy and quiet for a few hours in a confined space. . . . → Read More: Are We There Yet?