Monday, 29 November 2010

Orchard Toys Review and Giveaway

Ever since we went to New Mummy's Toyologist party I have been a big fan of Orchard Toys.  They do a great range of children's educational games and puzzles, the illustrations are lovely and the colours are bright and bold. 

BB has the Old McDonald Lotto game and she LOVES it.

I really can't rave about it enough. When we first got it BB was a bit young to play it properly (16/17 months) so she would sit there for ages just matching up the cards to the boards.  It was fantastic for her learning and brushing up on all the different animal names.

Hubby or I would tell her to find an animal and she would search for it and place it on the correct picture on the board.

So anyway we were over the moon when Orchard Toys gave us some more of their collection to review and giveaway to one of you lucky readers too, just in time for Christmas!


I have been meaning to get BB some flashcards for a while now as I had heard very good things about them.

These one's are really lovely and bigger than the average flashcards. Although they are meant for age 3+ we use just the pictures at the moment and BB loves them.

At the moment we point to a picture and BB will tell us what it is. On the other side they have just the word written so when she is ready we can use this side for letter recognition too and finally to help her spell. I really recommend getting these, they will last your child for years!

Shopping List Game

I had heard very good things about this game and it is one of Orchard Toys all time best sellers.

It is for 2 players or more and the aim is to be the first to fill your trolley with all of the items on your shopping list. This game is essentially a memory game and so it is really good for children and also good for learning all the food names etc.

Available to buy here and you can also read all the glowing reviews too!

So if you want the perfect stocking filler for your little one we are giving away 2 double sided puzzles to one reader. One Little Bus Puzzle and one Little Tractor Puzzle

 There are a few designs available of these double sided puzzles. As well as the little bus shown here we also have the tractor puzzle to give away.

These are great and BB loves how one side has people and the other side has animals on the bus, she finds it really funny. These are very cute puzzles and would make a great little gift or stocking filler for your little one this Christmas.

To Enter
1) Leave a comment below saying you would like to win and add a contact eg twitter ID so I can get in touch should you be the winner
2) Follow this blog
3) For an extra entry tweet about the competition (on twitter!) mentioning @mummysshoes so I can add your extra entry to the spreadsheet


Terms and Conditions:

• This competition will run from the 29th of November to the 7th of December
• The winners will be chosen at random and announced on this page on Wednesday 8th of December
• Competition is open to residents of the UK only
• Prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative is available

The Winner is....

Number 12....



  1. Oooo I love Orchard Toys, but don't own any :( Therefore, I would love to win!

    Hannah x


    I already follow your blog, and will tweet now! x

  2. OMG, PD would love this @domesticgoddesq (already a follower!)

  3. These would make a great little stocking filler for Mister A. Count me in please.

    I already follow x


  4. We would love to win some. @mamummyblog

  5. I would love to win the little bus for my little boy :)

  6. I'd love to win for my little girl


  7. I love Orchard Toys too! @lauracymft

  8. I love Orchard Toys they are amazing

  9. Would love to win one, thank you. @karmaperle on Twitter and already follow

  10. Would love to win, have tweeted.

  11. i would love this
    gfc follower
    floatingonabiscuit at

  12. I would love the bus one. These look great. I'm an old follower and my twitter is @susankmann

  13. This looks fab! @superluckydi
    I'm following too! :o)

  14. wow this is great , id like to win the shopping list game please
    im following and on twitter @twinklenicci

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  16. I would love to win this for my 4 year old son he loves puzzles

    Twitter - @bloomingfox
    Facebook - Kirsty Fox

  17. looks great, i am following and have tweeted @ashlallan

  18. I'd love to win the bus for my little girl, who#s currently obsessed with "the wheels on the....!"

    Twitter @mumof_one

  19. I would love to win the little bus for my little girl :)

    Twitter @kimmer2111

    Thanks :D

  20. Orchard toys stuff is fab, educational and always fun!

  21. Oh I would love to win!! Fab competition! Thanks!! @mummiafelice

  22. Thanks for the chance!

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  23. I follow you!

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  24. My kiddie-winkles would love to win! x

  25. Oops, forgot to leave twitter name! @loopylu80 :-)

  26. Would love to win.I follow your blog

  27. I would love to win this!
    I follow this blog


  28. I'd love to win. I know a wee boy who would love it.

    I already follow your blog. @justforcomps

  29. i would love to win

  30. These are really cute! I love how they are double sided.

    if i win please email me - littleheathen9109 @ YAH00 d0t c0m

  31. i follow you via GFC. it shows up as emmy with no profile pic