Best Craft Toys from Galt

An Amazing Array of Best Craft Toys From Galt at Silly Billy’s

Silly Billy’s has now the largest array of best craft toys from Galt of any toy shop in the North of England, perhaps even the Northern Hemisphere! 2018 brings an increase in our range of Galt best craft toys with a list longer than the author’s arms so here is the list of the best craft toys with images below:

  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Make a Face
  • Charm Craft
  • Fairies, Unicorns and Sensational Sequins
  • Nail Art
  • Best Friends Bracelets
  • Charm Bracelets
  • Fab Hair
  • Bouncy Balls
  • Beady Keyrings
  • Flip Jewellery
  • Sparkle Jewellery
  • Mini Octons
  • Easy Braids
  • Paper Planes

All the above Galt best craft toys are priced at £5.99

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Sorry about the images of the best craft toys, I had already uploaded them before realising they needed rotating!!

Whilst we were putting out our new range of Galt best craft toys, which are located at the rear of the toy shop, we noticed that Galt had been established since 1836 so doing a little more research on the company we discovered that James Galt & Co. Ltd. has been established for over 180 years. James Galt himself was born at Stewarton in Ayrshire and then set up as an educational stockist in Manchester in 1836.
In the 1850s the company expanded into printing and publishing and in 1957 the company moved from Manchester to Cheadle in Cheshire. In 1961 the Galt Toys division was formed and so there is a lot of history for Galt.

New TY Gear Range

TY is one of our best sellers at Silly Billy’s and we have recently received their new gear range which includes purses, bags and rucksacks that incorporate some of your favourite TY Characters.
TY-GEAR

You may have noticed that our TY Beanie Range has been getting a little low so we now have new in stock the following TY Clips and Beanies:

  • Dangler Sloth Beanie Boo
  • Dangler Sloth Boo Key Clip
  • Rodney Hamster Beanie Boo
  • Rodney Hamster Boo Key Clip
  • Pixy Unicorn Boo Key Clip
  • Fantasia Boo Key Clip
  • Ruby Pink Pony Beanie Boo
  • Topaz Teal Pony Beanie Boo
  • Cinnamon Spotted Pony Beanie Boo
  • Starr White Pony Beanie Boo
  • Enchanted Owl with Horn Beanie Boo

In the TY GEAR Range we have:

  • Rainbow Poodle Wristlet
  • Owen Owl Wristlet
  • Gilda Flamingo Wristlet
  • Icy Seal Wristlet
  • Dotty Leopard Wristlet
  • Fantasia Unicorn  Wristlet
  • Slush Husky  Wristlet
  • Kiki Cat Wristlet
  • Dotty Leopard Shoulder Bag
  • Fantasia Unicorn Shoulder Bag
  • Kiki Cat Shoulder Bag
  • Own Owl Shoulder Bag
  • Gilda Flamingo Shoulder Bag
  • Rainbow Poodle Shoulder Bag
  • Kiki Cat Back Pack
  • Fantasia Unicorn Back Pack
  • Gilda Flamingo Back Pack
  • Heather Cat with Horn Back Pack

 

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Toys for Two Pounds

A while ago we wrote a post entitled what toys can you buy for one pound – This is a follow up post, Toys for Two Pounds, not due to any sort of price increase, but rather to give you an idea of what we have in the shop for £2 or less. I will also write a semi-definitive list for your perusal, see below:-

  • Magic Slate Boards, great fun and only £1.50
  • Fairy Dust £1.50
  • Aliens in Slime £1.99
  • Slime Tubs ONLY £1
  • Everything in the 50p stand is below £2 obviously, though not going to list it all, there’s a picture below
  • Stretchy Monkeys £1.50
  • Tennis Balls £1
  • Fishing nets £2
  • Hula-Hoops £2
  • Windmills £1
  • ENGLAND CAR FLAGS £1
  • Bouncy Flashing Spike Balls £1.99
  • Whooppeee Cushions Only £1
  • Bouncy Putty 50p
  • Lots of Balloon Bijoux Children’s Jewellery is less than £2 as 1/2 Marked Price until we sell out. (If you want any/all in bulk together with the stand then make us an offer via our contact form!)
  • Stickers 99 pence
  • Chalk 99 pence
  • Balloons 99p (different sorts, rocket balloons, punch balloons, packets of balloons)
  • Paper Fans (it remains the hottest Hebden Bridge weather since 1996 !!) £1.99
  • Crayons 99p
  • Marbles (start at 15p each)
  • All Jokes £1.50
  • Children’s Sunglasses £1.99
  • Plasticine £1.50
  • Paint Brushes 99p
  • Some Top Model Items are less than £2
  • Hotwheels Cars still only £1.99
  • Bubble Wands £1.99
  • Water Pistols £1.99
  • Bomb Bags Only 40p for approx 15
  • There is even more to this list….

    Pocket Money Toys

    Pocket Money Toys from 50 pence

So there is more to this Toys for Two pounds (or less) list as we have said, if you want to see the full range of Toys for Two Pounds then please come and visit our amazing Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge, celebrating our 21st Birthday this year and we have created a little video for this post (Toys for Two Pounds) which we hope you will like:

In Other Silly Billy News

Following England’s massive Win against Sweden and entry in the Semi-Finals of the FIFA World cup for the First time in 28 years, we have reduced the price of our England Car Flags by half from £2 to only £1 each so get them at Silly Billy’s whilst they last, if you believe you have Car Window England Flags elsewhere cheaper then please let us know.

All our Balloon Bijoux Jewellery is half marked price until we sell out so come down and see what we have left in stock !

Silly Billy’s have a Business Site on Google and we would love it if you would take a look and you can write a review there or on any other of our social media profiles if you have visited our Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge

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Heatwave Water Fun at Silly Billy’s

Water Fun

You may have noticed the extremely warm weather we are having here in Hebden Bridge and elsewhere in the country and that it is set to continue for some time. We aim to provide children with lots of awesome water fun.
People in the Valley say they have not seen Weather like this since 1996, Bill says that a very high Gulf Stream is the likely cause and hopefully the solar rays beaming down into the Calder Valley will continue for a good few months yet.

Silly Billy’s has stocked up on all sorts of water fun toys and here’s a list of what we have in stock for July 2018, heatwave time:
  • Large Paddling Pools £14.99
  • Small Paddling Pools £12.99
  • Splash Attack Water Guns £9.99
  • Fun Splash Mega Soaker Water Guns £9.99
  • Hydro Storm Space Water Gun £9.99
  • STR 40 Saturator Water Guns £9.99
  • Water Bombs only 40 pence for approximately 15

We hope that, like us, you are enjoying this unusually warm Weather in Hebden Bridge.

Other Toy News

In other toy news we have also taken delivery of some fine skipping ropes, in response to a customer’s request and also Stickle Bricks, in response to another customer request. We try our best to satisfy the needs of the majority of children from age Zero to around 16.
StickleBricks

You may or may not have noticed that the LEGO folk have released an amazing replica of a Bugaati Chiron, this will not be available to us until Early November 2018, we can take pre-orders with a deposit of £100 and if you are interested please fill out Silly Billy’s Toy Shop contact form with a request within the next two weeks, that is by 20th July 2018
LEGO 42083So just to be crystal clear if you want one of these, and they will have to be collected from Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge, then either contact us through our Contact Form here. OR send us £100 safely and securely via paypal here
with a note explaining what the money is for.

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NEW LEGO Delivery and Some Novel Baby Toys

Our LEGO stocks were looking a little depleted until we received a brand new delivery from our Danish Friends this Friday. This really exciting LEGO Delivery contains some new Ninjago sets and also LEGO Jurassic World sets which have only recently been released. Also for the first time in our new location we have the amazing LEGO Ninjago Spinners which were a sell-out in our old shop in innovation mill.
Why not have a read about the old style LEGO Ninjago Spinners

So, without further ado this is what came in our most recent LEGO delivery of July 2018 here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge:

  • LEGO DUPLO 10870 Fram Animals
  • LEGO DUPLO 10860 My First Race Car
  • LEGO DUPLO 10838 Family Pets
  • LEGO DUPLO 10816 My First Cars and Trucks
  • LEGO Minecraft 21140 The Chicken Coop
  • LEGO Minecraft 21139 The Nether Fight
  • LEGO Vatman 70918 The Bat-Dune Buggy
  • LEGO City 60180 Monster Truck
  • LEGO City 60177 Airshow Jet
  • LEGO City 60172 Dirt Road Pursuit
  • LEGO City 60176 Wild River Escape
  • LEGO City 60170 Off-road Chase
  • LEGO City 60190 Arctic Ice Glider
  • LEGO City 60191 Arctic Exploration Team
  • LEGO City 60192 Arctic Ice Crawler
  • LEGO Technic 42084 Hook Loader
  • LEGO Technic 42072 WHACK!
  • LEGO Technic 42073 BASH!
  • LEGO Creator 31073 Mythical Creatures
  • LEGO Creator 31079 Sunshine Surfer Van
  • LEGO Classic 10402 Fun Future (LEGO 60th Anniversary Special)
  • LEGO Jurassic World 75926 Pteranodon Chase
  • LEGO Jurassic World 75927 Stygimoloch Breakout
  • LEGO Juniors Incredibles 10760 Underminer Bank Heist
  • LEGO Ninjago 70650 Destiny’s Wing
  • LEGO Ninjago 70651 Throne Room Showdown
  • LEGO Ninjago 70644 Golden Dragon Master
  • LEGO Ninjago 70645 Cole – Dragon Master
  • LEGO Ninjago 70646 Jay – Dragon Master
  • LEGO Ninjago 70647 Kai – Dragon Master
  • LEGO Ninjago 70648 Zane – Dragon Master

You may have noticed Novel Baby Toys in the Title of this post and now we have at Silly Billy’s, to compliment our Sophie Range of Baby Toys, these include Tactile Play Toys from Lamaze and also some battery powered toys from Fisher-Price see pictures below:
Baby Toys Fisher Price

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June 2018 News & New Flying Products

We have recently received some new and exciting Kites, flying products, for the Summer. We are one of a very few shops in the Calder Valley to stock flying products like kites and we have sourced two really exciting kites for you to compliment our, always in Stock, single string pocket kite from the House of Marbles

The Brookite Shadow

The Shadow Kite is full of vibrant rainbow colours – single line and easy to fly in any wind, this kite will give hours of flying fun. For over 100 years Brookite have been designing and manufacturing high quality kites and outdoor toys. Materials and technology have changed considerably over the years and the company has continued to produce state of the art toys whilst retaining the underlying value for money ethos. The range has expanded gradually from single line kites to dual line sport kites and power kites that are strictly for the extreme market. Single line kites are the number one choice for youngsters and beginners – they are easy to fly and simple to assemble. Get out into the fresh air and enjoy the ultimate in outdoor fun that won’t break the bank.
Brookite Shadow

The Brookite Harrier Sport Kite

The Brookite Harrier kite really knows how to throw some shapes! It’s size make it suitable for a variety of wind speeds generating quite some pulling power in higher winds, so watch out. From simple loops and dives to the more complex stunts the Brookite Harrrier Kite can do them well if you know how! Watch some videos on tricks and have a go with this great entry kite to the fun world on stunt kiting. Enjoy.
brookite harrierLeading along to other items that flap in the Wind, we have some fantastic England Car Flags for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, which are only £2 each. The flags measure 47cm by 30cm and are re-usable. They fit easily to any car door window.
UPDATE Sunday 8th July 2018:
To celebrate England’s entry into the semi-finals (which was in Italia 90 – 28 years ago – when England beat Cameroon 3-2 in the quarter-finals to set up a showdown with West Germany). to face Croatia this Wednesday 11th July 2018, ALL ENGLAND CAR FLAGS ARE NOW £1 Each, yes only ONE POUND EACH
england car flag

To compliment the England Car Flags for the 2018 FIFA World Cup we also have some GB EYE Russia Maxi Posters listing all the teams as a fillable Wall Chart in which you can track the progress of teams in this exciting football tournament.
SP1509-RUSSIA-WALL-CHART-2018

Here is a Full List of all The GB Eye Posters that we recently received at our Toy Shop:

  • PH0464 Zebras
  • GN0214 World Map 2017
  • GN0874 Unicorn Magical
  • SP1509 Russia Wall Chart
  • PH0548 Owl Face
  • FP4300 MINECRAFT Ocelot Chase
  • FP4521 Minecraft World Beyond
  • PH0346 Lion and cub
  • FP4514 Harry Potter Spells And Charms
  • FP2594 Harry Potter 7 Part 2 Teaser
  • GN0860 Emoji Believe in Unicorns (Bravado)
  • GN0843 Emoji Collage (Bravado)
  • GN0581 Educational Alphabet
  • FP4636 Doctor Who 13th Doctor
  • GN0862 UNICORN Amazing
  • FP4506 Attack on Titan Season 2 Key Art
  • FP3952 Harry Potter Crests Poster
  • FP4616 Ready Player One Sheet
  • LP2094 Little Mix Quad
  • FP4360 Pokemon Kanto 151
  • LP2089 Little Mix Glory Days
  • GN08454 Emoji * Know your Emoji
  • FP4316 Rick and Morty group
  • FP4317 Rick and Morty Mr Meeseeks
  • FP4338 Overwatch Characters
  • GN08692 Unicorn Amazing
  • FP4534 Overwatch Battle
  • FP4503 Rick and Morty Action Movie
  • FP4482 The Flash Solo
  • GN0147 UK Map Political
  • FP3829 Pokemon Partner Pokemon

SLIME

As you may or may not know, the popularity of Slime has risen in 2018 and for a limited time we are offering our slime pots at only £1 a pot. This is a remarkable price and probably unobtainable elsewhere so if you would like to buy some Slime or know anyone that would then come and visit our Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge.

SLIME ONLY £1 per POT For a LIMITED TIME

Playmobil Pirates

Have you seen our New Life size Playmobil Figure outside our Toy Shop? Recently delivered, this Playmobil life-size Pirate Captain is a fantastic representation of the Playmobil Pirates Theme
Playmobil Pirate

Take your picture with our Full Size Playmobil Pirate Figure and Tag Silly Billy’s Toy Shop Facebook Page in it ideally with this hashtag of #SillyBillys and then come into the shop and show us the image on Facebook and you can have a FREE Playmobil Figure, this offer is for a limited time or until we run out of Figures.
Examples of Figures you could collect are below:
Playmobil_Figres

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THE COOLEST LEGO RETRO SETS

THE COOLEST RETRO SETS

This is a guest post that has been exclusively written for Silly Billy’s Toy Shop by James Hirlehey, Writer, LEGO fanatic, and owner of Ninja Brick

I would like to reminisce about RETRO LEGO Sets that have withstood the test of time are still being played by Millions of Fans and Supporters worldwide. These sets are the classics, and if you happen to own one, you could be the envy of every child (and fan) who loves to play with LEGO.

These are the 5 retro LEGO sets that have captured the imagination of all who love LEGO. These retro sets are:

THE MILLENNIUM FALCON

LEGO Millenium Falcon

This set is one of the largest, and probably the most detailed retro set on the market today with 7500 pieces. Who can forget Han Solo’s freighter?,The ship that fought of Darth Vader and his Death Star. Or the other scene in Episode VII when Han and Chewbacca were being attacked and Rey took over the controls as the Co-pilot. Han Solo was also amazed how she was able to familiarize herself with the ship.

This set has exterior details, quad laser cannons, boarding ramps, landing posts, and a cockpit with a detachable canopy. It also features hull plates that when removed, reveals the main hold, gunnery, and rear compartment. It is also equipped with sensor dishes and crew. This set is complete with Han, Chewbacca, C3PO, and Leia if you want to play the classics, or Finn, Rey, BB-8, and if you decide to master the world of Episode VII and VIII. The whole set is measured around 21 cm high, 84 cm long, and 56cm wide.

CAFE CORNER

LEGO CAFE CORNER

Another vintage LEGO set that has caught the attention of all LEGO fans who have a flare for past projects is the Cafe Corner. This building is a tribute to the buildings of the 1950’s which were famous for their slightly gothic designs. The colors of this building highlight activity, perception and architecture. Its versatile and modular concept allows the corner to be expanded, in order to add space for other similar structures, perfect for town expansion. The building can be divided into three (3) sections and can be dismantled for easy access and transport. It consists of 2,056 pieces, and 3 mini-figures. The player can imagine citizens buying, or even playing with their bikes at the cafe front. The idea of creativity and imagination is highlighted since the set recognizes people with real-life job problems. The janitor sweeping garbage at the front of the cafe only signifies this notion. This piece would be a welcome addition in any room that recognizes classical sets. This is why this set is highly sought after by all LEGO fans and enthusiasts who have seen movies depicting the era.

TAJ MAHAL

LEGO taj mahal

Although the history of the Taj Mahal is not really as popular as it once was, it is still a coveted project for all romantics who know the tragic story of Taj Mahal and want to re-create a happy ending. Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the building on 1631 in memory of his wife, Empress Mumtaz Mahal. It is a building signifying unending love steadfast devotion. Consisting of an ivory white marble mausoleum, it has become famous as one of the wonders of the world in terms of architecture. This LEGO project features 4 facades with sweeping arches, windows, and balconies. The dome, domed corridors, and surrounding chambers are topped with decorative bricks, and the raised platform is filled with recessed arches. Additional features include 6 blue 16×32 baseplates, Erling bricks and Jumper plates. The model tops of with an ornate and intricate tilework around the base. The set consists of 5,900 pieces and was designed to reward the builder with an insight on what it took to create the real thing. It measures around 43cm high, 51cm wide, and 51cm deep. This LEGO set would be a great ornament for the office or study.

THE DEATH STAR

LEGO THE DEATH STAR

Another classical retro set is the Death Star. The main base of Darth Vader in Star Wars. It could recount how Darth Vader and the death star troopers were defeated by the Alliance of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, and many more. The replica consists of:

  • Trash Compactor
  • Tractor beam generator room
  • Detention Block
  • Conference Chamber
  • Superweapon firing room.
  • The  quarters of C-3PO and R2-D2 at the movie
  • Droid maintenance room
  • Emperor’s throne room
  • Room with crane
  • The beam where Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia cross while hanging on to a rope
  • Turret Room ( 2 Turrets )
  • A Guns an ammunitions room located under the destructive super-weapon

The Death Star also features 24 mini-figures and Droids plus a trash compactor monster, It comes with movie inspired equipment and props that include target monitors, TIE Advanced hangar with a rotating or moving launch rack, and authentic replica components include the control room and target monitor, Imperial conference chamber, TIE Advanced hangar bay with moving launch rack. This LEGO has proven to be demanding and if you plan on building this set, be patient! Always consider the options.

IMPERIAL STAR DESTROYER

LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer

The last item on my list is the Imperial Star Destroyer, the main destroyer of the Imperial Fleet. This goes to show just how popular LEGO Star Wars sets have been. This set includes 6 mini-figures with different weapons. It is equipped with a lifting handle, removable top and fold-down sides, 8 turning cannons, 2 spring-loaded shooters, storage compartments for 2 missiles, 7 powerful blue engines, and detailed interior. The Weapons are 2 blaster rifles and 2 blasters. It also features a hologram of Emperor Palpatine that hasn’t been done before. It measures over 19 cm high, 50 cm long, and 33 cm wide.

These retro sets are one of the coolest LEGO sets ever created. They were immortalized by all who love these toys and will always remain as prized collections. They are classics and would never be outdated or taken for granted. Although they represent certain eras and movies that were once famous, it is the replica itself that salutes the producers and makers of those movies or buildings. Through these replicas, they will never be forgotten.

 

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Happy 21st Birthday to Silly Billy’s

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop have been serving Hebden Bridge since 1st May 1997, a massive 21 Years.
First we were in Innovation Mill, or in the shop just next door to the Mill, and recently in 2016 we relocated to Old Gate House following the devastating flooding of 2015
You can easily find Silly Billy’s Toy Shop using the map below:

Now onto our 21st Birthday Week Competitions and more

We will be running a Raffle and Colouring Competitions through our Birthday week from Silly Billy’s Toy Shop opening at 09:30 on Tuesday 1st May 2018 until Silly Billy’s Toy Shop closes on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018 at 17:00

LEGO
Firstly we have a massive LEGO giveaway, all you need to do is make a purchase in the shop of any amount and we will give you a raffle ticket free to enter the LEGO Prize Draw which will take place on Tuesday 8th May, 1st prize is a LEGO Creator Modular Skate House 31081 (RRP £34.99), 2nd Prize is a LEGO Creator Outback Adventures 31075 (RRP £17.99) and lastly for Third Prize we have a LEGO City Mining Power Splitter 60165 (RRP £12.99)
LEGO Raffle

PLAYMOBIL
The Playmobil Competition consists of guessing how many Playmobil Plus Figures there are inside the large Playmobil Pirate inside the entrance to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. You can submit entries all though our Birthday Week and a Prize Winner will be announced week commencing 14th May and we are leaving the forms in the shop until we close at 17:00 on Sunday 13th May ! Please follow Silly Billy’s on Facebook for Winner announcements,  The prizes in the Playmobil Competition are slit in Gender though if a boy wants the girl’s prize or vice versa then we are fine with that.
Boys prize is a Playmobil Knights’ Armory Play Box 5637 (RRP £17.99)
Girl’s Prize is Playmobil Flower Shop Play Box 5639 (RRP £17.99)
Playmobil Guessing Game

Here is a form for the Playmobil Guessing Game should you wish to download it, print it out and pop it into the shop yourself:
Playmobil-guessing-game

TY
The TY prize is a create your own Beanie Prize and will be drawn week commencing Monday May 14th and there will be a First, Second and Third Prize Winners
First Prize wins a Large Beanie Boo
Second Prize a Medium Beanie Boo
Third Prize a Small Beanie Boo
You can download an image for that here (right click that link and save as) to print yourself; or pick up a paper copy in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
Please get your beanie colouring entries in to us by Sunday 13th May 2018 at 5pm

The Prize for the TY Beanie Colouring Competition is now revealed simply click the TY LOGO Below to be taken to a picture of the TY Beanie Colouring Competition Prize
TY Competition

Lottie Dolls and Arklu
The Lottie Dolls competition is to design Lottie’s pony flag race outfit. and there will be one Winner of a Lottie Doll, Spring Celebration Ballet (RRP £19.99)
This prize will be drawn week commencing Monday May 14th
Please get your Lottie Doll colouring entries in to us by Sunday 13th May 2018 at 5pm
There is an A4 PDF of the design template here which you can print yourself or you can pick one up in our toy shop.
Lottie Doll

Download a PDF of the design template below if you want:
A4_PonyFlagRace_Template_Retail

Other News during Silly Billy’s Birthday Week

There is a lot going on as the now famous Tour De Yorkshire Men’s Cycle Race will be passing through Hebden Bridge in it’s 4th stage on Sunday 6th May 2018, for the full route and more info check out this link

The Local Elections 2018 are on Thursday 3rd May and there is a good article about why it is important for mum’s and dad’s to vote written by Michael Thrasher, Associate Member, Nuffield College, Oxford here,

Please come and visit Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge during our 21st Birthday Week and get involved with our exciting Free to enter competitions.
21st Birthday

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Silly Billy’s Toy Shop 21st Birthday Teaser

On 1st May 2018 Silly Billy’s Toy Shop will be 21 Years of Age

Here are some tasters of events and competitions that will be happening during our 21st Birthday Week Celebrations starting on 1st May 2018

  1. There is a big Surprise under wraps in the shop which will be revealed on 1st May 2018 when Silly Billy’s opens in Hebden Bridge at 09:30
    Playmobil Competition
  2. There will be a raffle ticket given out to every customer who spends any amount with Silly Billy’s over the Birthday week, so ONE Raffle ticket per purchase though multiple tickets can be received if you shop multiple times in the week at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. The Raffle Prizes will consist of LEGO and other items to be announce in a blog post on 1st May itself
    raffle
  3. There will be a Design a Beanie Competition run all week and an opportunity for TY Beanie prizes for the best designs
    TY-Beanies
  4. There will be an outfit-design competition involving Lottie Dolls and the opportunity to WIN a Lottie Doll, Spring Celebration Ballet from our shop and also be entered into a Worldwide competition from Arklu.
    Lottie Doll

So from 1st May 2018 please mark in your calendars for Silly Billy’s Toy Shop 21st Birthday and it is only

-17762”Days” -4”Hours” -19”Minutes” -40”Seconds”

Until Silly Billy’s Big Birthday week

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Clock Games – Tell The Time

Here at Silly Billy’s we have a number of great resources to help your children to learn to tell the time from Clock Games, created by Orchard Toys, to the Amazing Time Teacher Watches and Clocks.
“Tell the Time” Game from Orchard Toys is suitable for two to four players aged 5 years to nine years and can develop both analogue and digital time telling skills in this fun Lotto game. Simply turn over a card, read the time aloud and fill your board first to Win, it is fun and exciting and we have this and many other Orchard Toys in stock at Silly Billy’s.
clock games

A recent article from Sky News has shown that teenagers and those taking higher level qualifications are having inordinate trouble being able to use and decipher Analogue Clock Faces

Secondary schools are reportedly having to ditch traditional clocks for digital ones because pupils cannot tell the time.
A teacher told a conference that GCSE students have complained that they are unable to read clock faces during exams, The Sun reported.The disclosure at last month’s Partners in Excellence conference is said to have been backed-up by other teachers, with Tory MP Rob Halfon saying the revelation should serve as an “alarm call”.
The Maths National Curriculum states that children aged between five and six should be taught to tell the time to the hour, half past the hour, and be able to draw the hands on a clock.
The unnamed teacher had told delegates: “It’s amazing the number of students I come across in Year 10, 11 and sixth form who do not know how to tell the time.
“They do not necessarily have watches any more and they have mobile phones with the time on.”

Source Teachers Claim A’ Level and GCSE Students cannot tell the time !

Silly Billy’s are a stockist of Easy Read Time Teacher Watches and Clocks

As a stockist of Easy Read Time Teacher Watches and clocks for over a year now we have found that they have been welcomed enormously by our shoppers and they are approved by educators as you can see in the video below:-

So if you are looking to get a head-start for your child in school to tell the time with either clock games or the amazing Easy Read Time Teacher Clocks and Watches then get down to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge today.

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Silly Billy is soon to be Twenty One Years Old

Silly Billy’s 21st Birthday is coming up on the 1st May 2018

Bill Deakin will be celebrating the coming of age of Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge, one of the last remaining Independent Toy Shops. On the 1st May 2018 Silly Billy’s Toy Shop will have been established for twenty-one years in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

From small beginnings and with great growth until the onset of Internet Shopping, Silly Billy’s has done enormously well to keep going in what are difficult times. With the corporates selling Toys as large competition, Silly Billy’s has eclipsed Toys r Us UK which went into administration in February of this year (2018)

From Tuesday 1st May until Monday midnight 7th May we will have some exciting Competitions and Raffles for everyone to take part in.

 

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Please take a few minutes to review Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Tripadvisor if you have the time. We would love to be number one for shopping in Hebden Bridge before we are twenty-one !

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