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Are Our Children Lazy?

November 9th, 2012 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Bigjigs Toys - (0 Comments)

Yahoo yesterday released an article damning TV’s and Tablets for the lack of basic development skills amongst thousands of children. This is not a new debate but it is one that deserves serious consideration, and given our stance we thought we would comment. The article reads like this (minus the boring parts): Experts have suggested …
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Good Morning Bigjiggers! Today is a very exciting day for us here at Bigjigs HQ as we are delighted to announce that our re-vamped Triangular Activity Centre has won a Slow Toy Award. The Slow Toy movement and its awards aim to recognise the ‘real toys’ on the market that are well made, inspire the …
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It’s OFFICIAL!

October 24th, 2012 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Bigjigs Rail | Bigjigs Toys | Home Page - (0 Comments)

After months of agonising waiting… Yesterday it was confirmed to us that Bigjigs Toys had broken the record for the Longest Wooden Toy Train Track… cue celebration: It is now official – Bigjigs Toys have joined the very select club of Guinness World Record title holders for the Longest Wooden Toy Train Track. We managed to reach …
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We <3 CAKE !

October 11th, 2012 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Bigjigs Toys - (0 Comments)

Our Marketing and PR man George is 25 today!! When we came and saw him this afternoon this is what greeted us… We think this image optimises Bigjigs Toys: cake, toys and paperwork!! This leads us to ask the question, “With all this going on, when does George find the time to actually get some work done?”

Did you see us in the first edition of Progressive Preschool? It would appear that one of our retailers, Moda in Folkestone, receive a fair amount of the ‘older’ crowd visiting their wonderful boutique. Here is what co-owener John Parry had to say: “Grandparents are our best customers (after parents) for preschool toys. They particularly like wooden …
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MORE Awards!!

October 5th, 2012 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Bigjigs Toys - (0 Comments)

We sent George off to attend the Right Start Best Toy Awards 2012 yesterday and were delighted with the outcome (and so was George – he got free champagne, wine and dinner at The Globe!) First award we entered was for the ‘Mini World’ category whereby Fairview Manor received Spandeau Ballets biggest hit… GOLD!! This …
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We have submitted our bid for the West Cost Main Line to the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin. We would be much better than these overpriced, busy and often delayed services we already have, right? It would be much more exciting to travel on one of these than the overcrowded, stinky and slow trains we have …
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The Practical Pre-School Awards are one of the most prestigious in the industry! This year the reach of the annual awards continued to include products aimed at professional childcare and educational settings, and has expanded further to include products that were aimed at all of primary education including key stage 1 and 2. First up …
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Moooooooove Over Old McDonald…

September 10th, 2012 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Bigjigs Toys - (0 Comments)

Old McDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O…. Old McDonald had a farm…. Hang on… Bigjigs have a far superior one (well that’s what the reviews below say!) We have always loved our Play Farm – we even gave one of them away last month as part of a competition on our Bigjigs Toys Facebook page, but there seems …
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Bigjigs Olympics!

August 4th, 2012 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Bigjigs Rail | Bigjigs Toys - (0 Comments)

We want to wish TeamGB and ParalympicGB the best of luck at the London 2012 games! We have had a mini Bigjigs Olympics to mark the beginning of the games… including a shot put World Record by Billy Bigjigs (not as long as our Wooden Toy Train Track) and a diving world record by Tom …
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During our Guinness World Record Attempt we were lucky enough to meet one of our mummy bloggers – Mrs C and Miss C! Despite being nearly 7 1/2 months pregnant and with a toddler in toe, Mrs C made the huge effort to come down and see our record attempt…and write about it! Some great …
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After months of form filling, weeks of organising, and days of preparing – the day was upon us! Tom had started the day off in spectacular fashion by getting the record attempt on the Chris Moyles Show on Radio 1….though it was not as straight forward as that! Tom thought it was a sensible idea …
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