Small Business Saturday 2016

Small Business Saturday 2016

This Saturday 3rd December is Small Business Saturday. last year (2015) Silly Billy’s were involved with Small Business Saturday by offering a special discount on the very popular Thunderbirds Sets.

This year Silly Billy’s Toy Shop are offering a great discount on Orchard Toys Snap Games, we have:

Orchard Toys Animal Snap RRP £4.99 reduced to only £2.50 and

Orchard Toys Snap RRP £7.99 reduced to only £4 
Small Business Saturday UK

This offer is available this Saturday 3rd December 2016 to help Support and gain interest in Small Business Saturday, promoting small businesses everywhere. If you are looking for more details on Small Business Saturday then please visit this website

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.
The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses. In 2016 Small Business Saturday will take place on Saturday, December 3rd.
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Small Business Saturday UK

As well as Small Business Saturday on 3rd December 2016 there is also the ShopSmall Campaign from American Express Kicking off on this day for two whole weeks and American Express® Cardmembers will be rewarded for shopping at small businesses around the UK from 3 to 18 December 2016. Silly Billy’s Toy Shop take American Amex, as well as all other major credit and debit cards, plus Apple Pay and potentially Android Pay, though no-one has tried that particular cashless payment method in the toy shop yet.
Shop Small UK

Don’t forget Silly Billy’s Big Lego Competition is still on, for more details please read this post

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Stocking Up – Schleich – Playmobil

Stocking Up – Schleich – Playmobil – Lego

We have been having a lot of deliveries recently here at Silly Billy’s, far too many to list individually so we will pick out what we consider to be some of the best bits:

Schleich, we have even more Schleich horses this year than we have had before and our Schleich range continues to expand. We have a dedicated Sea-life shelf which sees the addition of Sperm Whales and Sea Turtles plus some Sting Rays. We are excited that our Schleich range covers from the North to the South Poles, Penguins down South and Polar Bears up North. We have animals from Africa as well as more local English Farm animals, plus a comprehensive range of horses.
SchleichOur Lego wall is continuing to grow and we have some larger Ninjago sets in plus some of the larger Lego Friends sets, so this covers the Lego gender gap. No longer is Lego purely a boys toy and the Danes have been trying hard to get more female gender inclusion, notably this is included in the limited edition Ghostbusters Lego Set 75828 that we have in store.
lego cityWe have also had some new Top Model lines in and more Playmobil including the Playmobil Space Shuttle 6196 and the Playmobil Space Rocket Playset – 6195 which is part of our Space Range, we also have space represented in Lego Star Wars
Playmobil 6195
Orchard Toys have been replenished and their is a continued promotional offer where you can get a free Animal Snap if you spend £15 or over.
animal snap orchardWe have a few CUT-PRICE items in store as well including Schleich Justice League Characters, now less than half-price plus Lego Star Wars Buildable figures all now at £10
Schleich Justice League
We have extended our Hex Bugs range to include some track which can be used to make your Hex Bugs race in a controlled environment.
HEX BugsSo come down to Silly Billy’s new shop today and buy from us to help keep the Independent Shops alive and kicking in Hebden Bridge, the home of Independent Shopping in the North of England.

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What’s New – Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend

What’s New – What’s On – Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend

We have had a few deliveries this week at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop including more Orchard Toys. Orchard Toys are consistently popular here at Silly Billy’s and suitable for younger children. They are Toys that aid Learning and Development. There is a new Orchard Toys Promotion where if you spend over £15 you get a free Orchard Toys Animal Snap:
animal snap orchardAlso we have replenished our Stocks of Sylvanians and there are lots more Sylvanians to chose from, also Freya to great you when you visit Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.
FreyaNew In as well and a product we have been searching for is:
Money Boxes:
We now have some very sturdy metal Money Boxes that you access with a can opener once they are full, hopefully you can wait that long! We hope they will be well received as often we have folk asking for money boxes and in the past we have had to say “sorry not got any”
Metal Money BoxAs well as these exciting developments at Silly Billy’s there are also some fun events happening in Hebden Bridge this weekend 6th/7th August 2016 and next week.

In Calder Holmes park on Saturday and Sunday we have:
Hebden Bridge Vintage Car Rally
There are some great pictures of last years vehicles here

HB Vintage Weekend

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hebden bridge vintage weekend

Rolls Royce at hebden bridge vintage weekend

We wrote about last years Vintage Car Rally in this post
he rally is always a very popular event with locals and people outside of Hebden and we are hoping for a very good turnout this year both in Vehicles and people attending the event.

Also next week we have the Happy Valley Pride festivities and events, celebrating all that is great and good with the Lesbian and Gay communities in and around Hebden Bridge. A list of events and activities can be seen from their website below:


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Silly Billy’s Bargains

Silly Billy’s Bargains

Post the dramatic flooding of Boxing Day 2015 here in the Calder Valley and Silly Billy’s dramatic move from it’s 19 year home at Bridge Mill, we still have some cut-price toys and cards here at Silly Billy‘s BARGAINS.

Some of these Silly Billy‘s Bargains have been mentioned before and we do still have some half-price Style Me Up in Stock. As well as that there are still some Thunderbirds Figures left and some odds and ends of Playmobil, Schleich and much, much more.

Also we have some greetings cards that have been heavily discounted to only £1 each so come down to Silly Billy’s today and stock up on your cards for the rest of the year. High quality greetings cards at only £1
Bargain CardsSilly Billy’s has been trading at Old Gate House now for almost two months. Unfortunately we, or rather the building, still does not have a telephone line. We are very much hoping this issue will be resolved by the beginning of June 2016. If you need to get in touch in the interim then please either go to Silly Billy’s Facebook Page or send us an email via info at

As well as the Silly Billy‘s Bargains mentioned in this post we have recently started stocking these funky flashing dragons, collectibles in varying colours, these Dragons have proved quite a hit and now our stocks are limited. Flashing Dragon’s are only £2.00 here at Silly Billy’s Toy shop and as such are another top Silly Billy’s Bargain.
Flashing Dragons Silly Billy's Bargains

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Hape Bamboo Cars

Hape  Bamboo Cars / Style Me Up OFFERS

We have written about Hape Bamboo Cars before. They are an exciting product made of Bamboo and would appeal to Boys (and girls as well).
There are only a few of these cars left and Hape Cars are now only £2.50 each here at Silly Billy‘s

Hape Bamboo Cars

Bamboo Speedsters

Something for the girls (specifically) is that we have reduced our Style Me Up Range by 50%, yes half-price on all Style Me Up, whilst stocks last

Style Me Up


All the Style Me Up Range is in the cardboard Box in the middle of the shop, come down to Silly Billy‘s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge and get some half-price Style Me UP today

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