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The Bigjigs Toys Blog

With over 35 years experience in making award-winning toys, we know quite a bit about what children (and parents) love.

Explore our collection of toy and parenting blogs, written by our toy experts for you and your family.

7 Magical Fairy Toys

7 Magical Fairy Toys

For centuries, fairies have been the subject of countless kids' bedtime stories and fairy tales. Today, fairies remain as popular as ever with children still opting to play with fairy toys. Find out more about this magical day and learn about our favourite fairy toys.
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Our Favourite Retro Toys For a New Generation

Our Favourite Retro Toys For a New Generation

Take a trip down memory lane and relive your childhood with our brand new range of Schylling vintage toys. Children of today can enjoy playing with retro kids toys as much as children in the past did.
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Father's Day Activities for Dads & Kids

Father's Day Activities for Dads & Kids

Father’s Day is nearly here! Dads around the UK are celebrated on the third Sunday of every June. A day to celebrate the special male role models in many children’s lives, check out our top activities for Dads and Kids. 
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15 Classic Toys & Nostalgic Gift Ideas

15 Classic Toys & Nostalgic Gift Ideas

Whilst today’s children may be obsessed with the latest smartphones, laptops and games consoles, for us grown-ups who grew up in the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, there’s nothing more exciting than giving our kids the same retro toys we once played with.
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Children’s Activities for Royal Ascot 2022

Children’s Activities for Royal Ascot 2022

Giddy up, it’s Royal Ascot! One of Britain’s most prestigious horse races, Royal Ascot sees some of the world’s finest race horses compete for big cash prizes. Keep your little horse lover occupied with our fun activities to celebrate Royal Ascot 2022!
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Everything You Need To Know About The Ultimate Fidget Toy: Nee Doh

Everything You Need To Know About The Ultimate Fidget Toy: Nee Doh

Schylling's Nee Doh is the colourful retro fidget toy (and now TikTok sensation) that started it all. A soothing sensory toy, Nee Doh balls have a silky soft texture and are filled with a soft dough-like material. Here's everything you need to know about the latest stress ball sensation.
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Help Us Save The Seals

Help Us Save The Seals

For this year’s World Oceans Day, we are supporting the rescue and care of our seals. The UK is home to two native seal species, the grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) and the common seal (Phoca vitulina).
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How To Have A Royal Celebration For The Queen’s Jubilee

How To Have A Royal Celebration For The Queen’s Jubilee

Keep calm and put your crown on! To help your little subjects prepare for the Queen’s Jubilee 2022, we have our best of British toys and royally fun activities to kick off the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 
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National Children's Gardening Week 2022

National Children's Gardening Week 2022

We love seeing children outside exploring and playing in nature, so for 28th May - 5th June 2022, we're celebrating National Children's Gardening Week. With the weather being warmer and sunnier, it is the ideal time for kids to plant seeds and watch their plants grow across the summer.
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Small Business Spotlight: The Olive Branch

Small Business Spotlight: The Olive Branch

We spoke with Julie Logan at The Olive Branch toy shop in Castle Donington. Situated in the heart of a bustling East Midlands village, Julie, Alex and their daughter Holly opened the shop doors in October 2016.
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How To Create A Kids Baking Kit

How To Create A Kids Baking Kit

It's World Baking Day! Grab your spoons and get ready to bake up a storm. we've got everything your little baker needs to create their perfect kids baking kit.
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7 Fun Family Activities To Do

7 Fun Family Activities To Do

Every year on 15th May the International Day of Families is celebrated across the planet. This day is a chance to celebrate families and raise awareness of issues that may affect families. we've put together 7 activities for families that are bound to bring you all together and cause lots of laughter and smiles.
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