Tag Archives: Orchard Toys

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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The education-focused June issue of ToyNews is ready to read now

The education-focused June edition of ToyNews has arrived and is available to read online, on your iPad, laptop or smart device now. This is a month filled with exclusive reveals, interviews and features. ToyNews is privileged to exclusively unveil the 2019 Connected Play Landscape from the tech toy and play …

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Toymaster: The Suppliers (Part One)

Toymaster’s 2019 May Show is all ready to kick off once again at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate this week, with hundreds of suppliers, members and retailers all champing at the bit to take and make orders, before donning their best dress-up and partying until the small hours… or at …

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Robert Mann makes his return as Orchard Toys bids farewell to Mary Watson

Orchard Toys has appointed Robert Mann to the role of export sales manager, marking the industry exec’s return to the toy space after a four year spell working as an international business consultant. Mann comes in to replace Mary Watson, who after 19 years with the company, is stepping into …

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