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Cleaner Crashes Stolen Train

January 15th, 2013 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Bigjigs Rail - (0 Comments)

We saw this in the news today and thought it was such an incredible story! A cleaning woman stole an empty commuter train in a suburb of Stockholm and crashed it into a house, injuring herself, Swedish officials say. The four-carriage train was driven out of the depot for about a mile until it jumped …
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Franchise Success

January 15th, 2013 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Bigjigs Rail | Bigjigs Toys - (0 Comments)

After much publicity regarding our WCML bid, one of our fans decided to write a poem about us:   Franchise Success By: Elysia “Well I do declare,” Said the man in first with a bowler hat And a rigid smile like the Cheshire cat, “That this here train has got it right.” “I quite agree,” Said …
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Our WCML bid’s response

January 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Bigjigs Rail - (35 Comments)

A few months back it was highly publicised that the West Coast Main Line was in disarray. First it was awarded to FirstGroup and then taken away…and then we were told Virgin were going to run on the line until 2014. Well we wrote a letter to Transport Minister, Patrick McLoughlin to see if our bid …
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Bigjigs Toys by Royal Approval

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

HRH Duchess of Cornwall enjoyed a weekend of Christmas shopping with her paying particular attention to a toy stall full of Bigjigs Toys. Visiting Bowood House Christmas Extravaganza, Camilla Parker-Bowles was pictured lingering around they toy stall where she snapped up gifts for her five grandchildren. The stall, run by Charlie Kinch from Buzz and …
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It’s A Family Affair

December 4th, 2012 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Bigjigs Toys - (1 Comments)

A month or so ago, we were approached by Toys N Playthings – one of our trade publications if we would be interested in a Q & A about how Bigjigs Toys have grown over the years. Peter and Liz Ireland, company directors, reveal how they have built Bigjigs Toys from a little business in …
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Oooooooooosssshh!!

December 4th, 2012 | Posted by Sam Ireland in About Us | Bigjigs Toys - (0 Comments)

After many request, we decided to write a little post about George’s attempt for Movember this year… George was not raising any money for charity this year, mainly due to the fact that he didn’t realise November was upon him until the start of the month…however he did decide to grown his moustache in the name of …
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Win BIG this Xmas!!

November 28th, 2012 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Bigjigs Toys - (6 Comments)

We are giving away over £350 worth of Bigjigs Toys this Xmas. We have chosen our top 10 Bigjigs Toys for Christmas 2012 and as a gesture of festive good will – we have decided to hold 10 competitions giving away one of our favourites each day starting from December 1st.   To be in …
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“Its the most wonderful time of the year”….and the most anticipated as Bigjigs Toys release their top 10 must have’s for this Christmas! Each year we have more and more great toys to choose from; this year it has been particularly hard this year to pick our top 10 because there are so many favourites and deserving toys. This …
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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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Fairy Figure of Eight Review

October 26th, 2012 | Posted by Sam Ireland in Bigjigs Rail | Reviews - (0 Comments)

Good Morrow. After all the hype of our Guinness World Record Attempt we are delighted to see that reviews of our toys are still coming in. We received a wonderful review from One Dad 3 Girls about our Fairy Figure of Eight Train Set. Definitely worth a read!  

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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