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Elmer the Patchwork Elephant celebrates his 30th Birthday

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Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is turning 30 this year and he's as popular as ever with both children and parents for being fun and colourful and for his message that it's good to be different.  The original Elmer book is a best seller in our Manchester toy shop and we also have cuddly Elmer soft toys which are perfect for Elmer fans of all ages.

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A Day at the Fair

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This February we visited the Toy and Gift Spring Fair at Birmingham's NEC. It's one of the highlights of our year and it gives us chance to see lots of our current suppliers and check out their range of toys and games 'in the flesh' and to talk to sales staff about their products in details.  It's fantastic fun as you would expect in such a lively and colourful environment which is literally jam packed with toys to look at and play with. It also gives us an opportunity to check out potential new suppliers.  There are literally hundreds of exhibitors...

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Family Board Games at Giddy Goat Toys

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Spend quality family time this Christmas with a fun family board game! Every family has their own Christmas traditions, usually they involve leaving brandy and mince pies out for Father Christmas, hanging stockings by the fire and watching The Wizard of Oz.  One great tradition is the playing of a well-loved board game after Christmas dinner, somehow beating Grandad at Cluedo helps to digest all the turkey and stuffing and there’s something warm, fuzzy and bonding about the whole family sat around the table, trying to figure out if it was Miss Scarlett in the library with the candlestick or...

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Orchard Toys – great British games and puzzles from a great British toy manufacturer

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Orchard Toys - fun and engaging children's games and jigsaws Orchard Toys have long been one of our most popular brands here at Giddy Goat Toys and we can see why our customers love it. The company is now over 40 years old and is still one of the most innovative toy manufacturers and leading UK toy brands, producing a fantastic selection of jigsaws and puzzles which has netted them over 50 Toy Industry Awards in recent years. Orchard Toys have a reputation for their excellent design and service. They work with an educational advisor who ensures that whilst the products are still great...

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Traditional Children's Toys - with no batteries required!

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Have you ever been driven slightly mad by repetitive electronic voices coming from your child’s toys, or heard the same annoying tinny tune so many times in a day you go to bed with it jangling round your brain? It’s one of the banes of modern life – but it doesn’t have to be.  There are many fabulous toys which will keep your child entertained without sending you round the bend and, what’s more, the traditional, battery free toys are arguably better for your child as they let the child play in their own way rather than instructing them on...

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