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Happy Birthday to the Very Hungry Caterpillar

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar celebrates it's 50th birthday in 2019.  Here at Giddy Goat Toys we have a gorgeous range of Very Hungry Caterpillar toys and gifts for babies to complement the classic children's book.

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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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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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Toy Sale

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Bag a bargain - SALE now on! Every February the Giddy Goat Team toddle off to the Toy Fair and find lots of new, interesting and exciting toys, games and puzzles to stock in the shop. This means we have to clear our shelves to make room for all the new goodies we will find there.  We've picked out some of our most brilliant sale bargains for you below, but there will be more in our lovely Didsbury shop and online too.  If you've a birthday coming up or parties presents to buy for then grab a bargain now - stock is limited so...

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Hape's Limited Edition Toys for their We Care We Share charity initiative

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One of our favourite suppliers is Canadian manufacturer Hape, who make wonderful wooden toys which are both good quality and made of sustainably forested wood.  Their pre-school range has proved to be popular in our Manchester toy shop with their shape sorters, peg puzzles, wooden blocks and musical toys in particular being best sellers. Now we have even more reasons to like them as during 2016, which marks their 30th anniversary, they have developed a give-back program that has already sent thousands of its 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Block Sets to kids living in at-risk situations in Syria, Nepal and China. Launched...

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