Tag Archives: Orchard Toys

Orchard Toys thanks Peter Neate for 40 years’ service

After 40 years as Orchard Toys’ Agent for the North of England, Peter Neate is retiring.  Peter commented:  “I have to say, Orchard have always been a pleasure to work for. They were the first agency I took on and the last one I still had. For me, the greatest …

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Orchard Toys gets top marks from preschools

Orchard Toys’ ‘Learning Made Fun’ education initiative for preschool settings has scored some fantastic feedback from educators. The campaign saw preschools nationwide receive Education Resource Packs designed to help teachers encourage children in their settings to engage with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) education framework. According to post-campaign research, …

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Orchard Toys announces European distribution agreement with Tomy

Leading educational games and jigsaws manufacturer Orchard Toys has confirmed a distribution agreement with Tomy to support its plans to expand the Orchard Toys brand within GAS, Belgium and France. Partnering with Tomy will ensure continued support of existing retail opportunities as well as the development of major businesses within …

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Orchard Toys raises over £20,000 for NHS Charities Together through Home Learning Activity book sales

Orchard Toys has donated over £20,000 to NHS Charities Together from proceeds of sales of its Home Learning Activity books, two titles that were designed and produced specifically with the aim of supporting the NHS over the course of the pandemic. The initiative – that saw the publication of two …

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Orchard Toys raises over £10,000 for the NHS through Home Learning Activity Books success

The educational games and puzzles expert Orchard Toys has reported the ‘phenomenal success’ of its NHS money-raising and home-learning support initiative that witnessed the launch of two bespoke Home Learning Activity Books. Selling over 1,000 copies within half an hour of their launch across social media, and the rest of …

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Orchard Toys kicks off its Virtual Toy Fair with exclusive Toy Fair TV-style video

Orchard Toys has kicked off its Virtual Toy Fair in good humour with the launch of a video-skit starring the firm’s own sales director, Simon Prest, and Toy Fair TV presenter, Gavin Inskip. Produced to capture the levity of the London trade show in a year that sees the doors …

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Orchard Toys appoints Banaghan & Co as exclusive distributor for Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Orchard Toys has appointed Banaghan & Co as its exclusive distributor for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in a partnership that came into effect as of January 1st this year. The pre-school games specialist took its time in making the appointment following the retirement of its Irish agent, …

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Orchard Toys celebrates 25 years of Shopping List with Silver Ticket campaign

Orchard Toys is celebrating 25 years of its perennial best-seller, Shopping List with the launch of a consumer Silver Ticket campaign across limited edition boxes of the title that give shoppers the chance to enter a free prize draw. When entering, consumers will be given the option to state where …

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Orchard Toys partners with the Department for Education’s Hungry Little Minds campaign

Orchard Toys has detailed its new partnership with the Department for Education’s pre-schooler development campaign, Hungry Little Minds, an initiative that looks to improve early communication, language, and literacy skills in young children. Under the new partnership, Orchard Toys will be producing a series of free, downloadable activity sheets that …

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Core Strength: How Orchard Toys maintains its grasp on the traditional

While Orchard Toys may currently be watching the dust settle around the successful launch of its first app-enabled pre-school game, Sound Detectives, this UK educational game specialist insists “it’s never felt any pressure to align itself with that digital space” the game sits within. It’s despite the surge in growth of …

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