What’s on Christmas 2017 – Coming up in Hebden

What’s on Christmas 2017 – Coming up in Hebden Bridge

So there are a few events and other activities happening all around Hebden Bridge in the run-up to to Christmas. We have endeavoured to list as many in and around Hebden Bridge as we can, though if we have missed you out then please get in touch with Silly Billy’s either through our Facebook Page or on this contact form.
Please give us your event details and we will add them to this post.

  • Friday 17th November Christmas Lights switch On in Hebden Bridge

    Christmas 2017 Hebden bridge lights

  • Friday 17th November Christmas Late Night Opening

    To coincide with the Christmas lights switch on this Friday 17th (tomorrow) November both Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and Homely at Hebden will be staying open later so pop along and see us in Old Gate House, across the river, we may even do some Mince Pies !!

  • Saturday 18th November  Mytholmroyd Christmas Market & Lights

    At St Michael’s Square in Mytholmroyd from 12 noon on Saturday 18th November for the Christmas Market and Lights Switch On
    Full day of festive treats includes a local traders and craft market with over 40 stalls, why not pick up a few stocking fillers. There will be entertainment from Hebden Bridge Brass Band, the Peace Artistes, Bazzmatazz and local schools. With free mulled wine and mince pies (courtesy of your Local Coop) activities for children and of course a visit from that very special gent, Father Christmas.
    mytholmroyd christmas lights

  • Saturday 18th November Mytholmroyd Fire Station Open Day
    Between 12:00 and 18:00
    Royd Fire Station
  • Saturday 18th November Christmas Art Fair at The Waterfront Hall,
    The Town Hall, St George’s St, Hebden Bridge
    11am – 4pm
  • Saturday 25 November 2017 Todmorden’s Lamplighter Festival
    Further Details here
  • Saturday 2 December 2017 Christmas Fayre Hope Baptist Chapel. 10 until 4pm.
    Festive stalls, cake, mince pies, tea & coffee.
    Come and join us in the popular Chatty Cafe, and maybe get a Christmas present from our selection of handmade gifts.
  • Monday 11 December 2017 Carol Singing at the Railway Station
    5:15 pm (for about an hour or so).
    This is to raise money for The Railway Children Charity
    Come along and sing or bring an instrument.
  • Friday 15 December 2017 Christmas Carol Service 6-30pm
    St. James’ Church, Church lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6DS
    A family friendly service with Hebden Royd Primary School choir; carols and readings.
    Refreshments afterwards including Mulled wine, coffee, mince pies.
  • Sunday 24th December 2017
    Annual showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Hebden Bridge Picture House
  • Sunday 24th December 2017 – Carols in the Square, Hebden Bridge
    From 6 30pm


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Stocking Fillers Christmas 2017

Stocking Fillers Christmas 2017

We have written about Stocking Fillers before on this blog, at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop we have a variety of gifts for Stocking Fillers, though the great question would be what is the average cost of a stocking filler present in the UK. So I did some research on this and GoCompare did a survey in 2014 reckoning the average cost of filling a stocking was £37. The author no longer makes stockings for his now teenage children, rightly or wrongly, having a cut-off point when they reached their auspicious youthfulness.

For the benefit of this post I am going to have a stocking filler cut off point of £6 per item, so here are some exciting gifts that you could potentially use as stocking fillers:

These are just some examples of possible stocking fillers that you could purchase from Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge. To get a complete idea of what we stock it would be best for you to come and visit us, if you struggle at all with that then there is a very easy to use map of Silly Billy’s on our website.

Why not follow  Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Facebook and Silly Billy’s on Pinterest ?

Have you seen our amazing Competition for Christmas 2017 

Did you know Silly Billy’s are featured on the recommended Visit Hebden Bridge Website

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Christmas Competition 2017

Christmas Competition 2017 – The Big One

This is the biggest competition we have run EVER at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.

Christmas Competition 2017 RULES

We are trying to make the rules as simple as possible, so all you need to do is Like, Share and Tag one friend preceded by the text #SillyBillys on this Facebook Post. So if you are not on Facebook we are afraid you cannot enter.

Names will be drawn at random via an app called Woobox through the Facebook entrants that have followed the correct procedure at approximately mid-day on Sunday 10th December 2017

You can enter from anywhere in the UK and we will post the items to you free of charge if necessary.

This is what you can win, 1 of each of the following:

  • Playmobil Dragons 9247 Astrid & Stormfly
  • LEGO Ninjago 70611 Water Strider
  • LEGO DUPLO 10572 Creative Play All-in-One-Box-of-Fun
  • Altogether with a Total Value at RRP £89.97

We have run Christmas Competitions in the past though none as big as this and we really hope you can take part and enjoy joining in, it really is so simple. In fact Robert A Williams (excluded from this competition as a direct employee of Silly Billy’s) have demonstrated how to take part by commenting on the Facebook Christmas 2017 Competition Post.

Please take part and please tell your friends and help spread the word.

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Some New Products – Christmas 2017

Here are some new Products that we have recently brought in to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.

After the recent sad demise of the Tree House on Market Street, Silly Billy’s are happy to announce that we now have a greater selection of Wooden Toys and we plan on stocking even more Wooden Toys in 2018.
Wooden toys
Recently we have brought into our Toy Shop, after some customer requests, Modelling Ballons at only £1.50 for 15
Modelling BalloonsWe also now have painting aprons for the younger children and also a wide selection of paints, including Poster Paints in Primary Colours at £2.50, also Finger Paints at £5.99, we also have Crayola Colours in various forms, including an 18 Colour palette of Kids Paint at £4.99 plus various Chunky Crayons and Finger paints for our younger creative audience.
Finger Paints

Painting / Play Apron
Painting Apron

So these craft toys and other toys may not necessarily just be for Christmas 2017, unlike the amazing LEGO Ninjago range which is proving to be immensely popular; although we do tend to sell a lot of toys and crafty gifts like this over the Christmas period, as well as many Pocket Money Toys, did you know we have Toys from 50 pence here at Silly Billy’s. Where else can you buy a gift, fun thing, for 50 Pence (GBP) ?

Countdown to Christmas 2017


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This post like all the others in this blog is created by Robert A Williams who is posting one post a day up to Christmas Eve 2017 for Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in an attempt to increase our blog following and Social Media presence. If you haven’t done it already it is definitely worth following Silly Billy’s on Facebook

Other New Products Include a very lovely marble based Solitaire set from The House of Marbles

And an updated version of Bananagrams, the fantastic anagram game which would make a great gift for Christmas.

Go WILD with the Word race game that drives you Bananas

  • The addictive word game just got WILDER. Introducing BANANAGRAMS WildTiles
  • As players race to build crossword grids, now there are 6 special tiles they can pick up and play as many times as needed, standing in for any letter
  • Suitable for 1 to 8 players.
  • A must for holidays.
  • Bananagrams Wild Tiles is suitable for ages 5 years and over

Other Exciting Games for Christmas 2017 and All Year round:

  • Pass The Pigs
  • Scrabble, Senior, Junior and Travel Scrabble
  • Chess, Draughts
  • Travel Games, Ludo, Sea Battle, Travel Chess, Travel Snakes and Ladders
  • Large Board Snakes and Ladders
  • Solitaire
  • and many more, so pop in and see us at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge

Games at Silly Billys


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