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Get set for spring!

September 16th, 2014 | Posted by Boggle in Twigz - (0 Comments)
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Summer might be over, but don’t let it stop you getting out in the garden with the kids. Planting bulbs is a brilliant autumn activity for little-ones. Even young toddlers can handle them easily, and they’re practically fail-safe. If you want a pretty spring display without spending a small fortune, plant them in pots rather …
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We are absolutely delighted to announce that three of our products have been voted by retailers as award winners in the 2014 Independent Toy Awards. The Bigjigs Toys Fire Station & Engine Playset, Around the World Train Set and Multi Layer Pirate Puzzle scooped gold, silver and bronze medals respectively in these highly acclaimed annual …
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Bigjigs Toys gets digging for gold!

September 10th, 2014 | Posted by Boggle in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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When we heard the news that Berlin-based Michael Sailstorfer had hidden 24-carat gold bars on a beach in our very own hometown, we thought we’d better get some digging power down to the dig site! 30 gold bars, worth £10,000, have been buried in the Outer Harbour Beach as part of Folkestone’s Triennial arts festival, …
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How to tempt butterflies to your garden

August 1st, 2014 | Posted by Boggle in Twigz - (0 Comments)
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With their colourful wings and random flightiness it’s easy to see why butterflies are so popular with children. Many species have declined over the past ten years due to loss of habitat. But the good news is that even the littlest gardeners can play an active role in their conservation. Keeping plants well-watered is the …
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Having a gardening party

July 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Boggle in Twigz - (0 Comments)
clumsy but pretty

Planting can make a brilliant party activity if your little-one has a summer birthday. Turn the kids out into the garden with some pots and compost, give them a quick demo and leave them to get on with it. At this time of year, you can often pick up cheap-and-cheerful late season bedding plants from …
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Today marks the fourth annual campaign of ‘Independent Retailer Month’, which calls upon you, the general public, to support small, independent businesses by making more informed decisions on where you spend your money. Independent Retail Month is an annual campaign which runs throughout all of July, aiming to raise awareness of thousands of local businesses …
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Pink Girls and Blue Boys?

June 24th, 2014 | Posted by Boggle in Uncategorized - (15 Comments)
Fairy Town Train Set

You may not be aware but today is Fairy Day.  Those that choose to celebrate it are likely to see more female fairies than male ones, along with lots of pinks and purples – paraded on a range of pink dolls, pink costumes and pink accessories. In recent years, it has been highly publicised through …
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WCML bid has run out of steam!

June 19th, 2014 | Posted by Boggle in Bigjigs Rail - (0 Comments)
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Good Morning Bigjiggers, Unfortunately we come bearing bad news. The Government today informed us that our bid to run the West Coast Main Line bid was over. They announced that Virgin Trains will continue to operate all the West Coast Main Line train services, despite us promising: An efficient service on some exciting trains including …
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Twigz Football pitch

Panic spread through the World Cup scene yesterday as news emerged that the pitch for England’s opening group game against Italy, was ‘unsuitable’, and that Saturday’s game may not go ahead.  With less than 48 hours to go, organisers have made a desperate call to turf specialists at Twigz, to help them rescue the grass …
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Agent Fresh Maker & Rock Rock-15

Over 150 applications and several weeks later, we are delighted to introduce our 15 Play Patrol families who will undertake a variety of missions in the near future – ‘Putting Fun to the Test!’ So without further ado, please meet our Play Patrol Agents:   Gifts From the Pirates             …
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Growing Veg with a Pre-Schooler

June 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Boggle in Twigz - (2 Comments)
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None of the peas I grew last year made it to the kitchen. My daughter discovered the joy of eating them straight from the pod and polished off most of the harvest. This year she’s growing her own. We started the first batch in a Twigz mini greenhouse back in March. They germinated nice and …
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techno-baby

Ever heard of the terms ‘smartphone parenting’ or the ‘techno-baby’? These terms are being increasingly common place in the UK whereby parents are often opting for smartphone devices and apps to keep their children entertained – they fit neatly into your pocket, are durable and provide hours of endless entertainment from games, to movies to …
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