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Ben's six favourite toys for six year old boys

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Hello, I’m Ben and I’m six years old. I live in Didsbury and my favourite shop is Giddy Goat Toys. I like swimming, playing football, Paw Patrol and Power Rangers. My Mum has asked what my most fun toys are at the moment, so together we have picked out six of my favourite toys which I like to play with at home. Spiders and Spouts Game – Orchard Toys Giddy Goat Toys have a selection of these mini games from Orchard Toys to choose from. They are great for taking on holiday or for days out. Ben particularly likes the...

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Djeco Art by Numbers Mosaics: product review

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My lucky children often get to try out many of the toys we sell in our Didsbury toy shop, but that’s a benefit that works both ways as I get to see the quality of the toys, how much they have enjoyed playing with them and whether I feel they are worth the price.  Some toys have been ditched if I’ve not been suitably impressed and others I am happy to recommend to customers based on an honest opinion of how I have seen my children playing.  Similarly feedback from customers, good and bad, helps me decide whether to ditch...

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Baby Showers – Party Games and Gift Ideas

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Baby Showers are becoming more and more popular these days and are a great way to celebrate the new mum-to-be’s pregnancy and the pending birth of their baby.  Traditional baby showers actually began in America just after World War II when record numbers of young couples started having babies and their families and friends wanted to celebrate the arrival of each new child. It slowly caught on here in the U.K. after being seen for a long time as a so called ‘Hallmark occasion’ and is generally seen as something of a norm now and is celebrated by women all over...

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Craft sets for older children - Djeco Glitter Boards

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Craft sets for older children - Djeco Glitter Boards Djeco, the funky French toy company, which is renowned for its amazing quality arts and crafts sets, have some truly fabulous products out at the moment and currently popular in our shop in Didsbury, Manchester are the Glitter Boards crafts sets. The Glitter Animals craft set contains four beautifully detailed pictures – an elephant, an owl, a monkey and a tiger and 6 tubes of glitter with which to decorate the pictures.   There’s no messy glue involved, instead you peel stickers off section by section and sprinkle the glitter on the sticky...

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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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