Our online exclusive Christmas bundles make Christmas shopping easy. We’ve selected a group of our most popular toys and created money savng deals that will keep the children happy, reduce Christmas shopping stress and save you some pennies too.
These bundles are only for Christmas and they won’t be around for long. So if you’re still in need of a few presents for family and friends come and take a look. We have nine exclusive online bundles in total, featuring the most popular characters from CBeebies including:
Other toy bundles are available too. Henry Hugglemonster fans will be thrilled to find Talking Henry and Summer under the tree. V-Dub fans have a choice of two bundles, one containing the Beetle and Camper Van Custom Chargers and the other includes 6 V-Dub Stylies.
There are loads of fun activities you and your children can enjoy over the Christmas period. It’s a great opportunity to be creative, spend some quality time together and encourage your child’s natural development too. Here are three of our favourite festive activities to get you started:
Mommysavers.com has a fantastic activity that’s fun and a little bit messy, perfect for Christmas craft time. It’s very easy to make, all you need is some finger paints, paper, googly eyes, a pompom and a jingly bell (or any other decorative bits and bobs you have lying round the house). Cover one hand in paint and place it on the paper where you want the head to be. Spin the paper round by 180 degrees and place the same hand down again for the body. Add some hooves on the legs and when they paint is dry add your decorations, not forgetting the red pompom for Rudolf’s nose.
The mistletoes card found on Pinterest is brilliant for babies and pre-school children as it’s festive and is the perfect addition to a memory box. The mistletoes also make brilliant gifts for family members. Simple fold over a piece of white card, paint your child’s feet in green finger paint and print them on the card with the heels together. Add three dots of red or white paint for berries and customise however you want, perhaps adding the date.
Candy Cane Play Dough
Fireflies and Mud Pies have a simple recipe for the perfect candy cane play dough requires the following ingredients:
Make the dough by putting all the ingredients into the pan except the red food colouring. Mix them together and stir over s low heat until it begins to come together. Remove from the heat and kneed it until it’s smooth. Split into two, knead the few drops of red food colouring into one half and leave the other half white. Leave to cool and twist the two together to resemble candy canes.
Do you have some fun Christmas activities to share with us? Come and show us your creations on the Golden Bear Toys Facebook wall.
Pre-orders for the In the Night Activity train are now closed, because we now have them waiting in the warehouse. It’s the perfect time to order the train in time for Christmas, with free delivery. But act fast, we suspect the In the Night Garden train won’t be hanging around for long!
This is a wonderful toy for any young fans of the popular children’s television show on CBeebies. Designed for children aged 12 months and over, it offers lots of different activities in a train that measures an impressive 78cm in length. There are so many different features to enjoy, from the spinning shape sorter to the Peek-a-Boo carriage.
The spinning shape sorted has three shaped blocks that each fit into the shape sorted roof. To see the carriage spin all you need to do is press down on the special plunger and watch it whirl. This is a brilliant activity that children love but it’s also useful in aiding their development by improving their dexterity and helping them to recognise and learn different shapes and colours.
The Peek-a-Boo carriage and the Pop-Up carriage are where you’ll find Igglepiggle, the Wottingers and the Pontipines. The engine has character buttons that play different tunes and the pull cord, which when pulled plays the Ninky Nonk sounds. It can be used with the whole activity train or as a night light next to the bed thanks to the yellow star buttons that activates the night light and soothing lullaby. Finally there is a stacking block carriage. Here you’ll find Upsy Daisy and 2 blocks that can be stacked on the carriage or stored inside.
The In the Night Garden Ninky Nonk train is a fun toy that provides lots of entertainment. The different carriages can be linked all together or played with separately. The plastic is brightly coloured and chunky, the perfect size for little hands. It’s a fantastic Christmas gift idea for children aged 12 months and over and can be purchased by following this link.
Research shows that children who play outdoors develop better language skills, experience better health and have fewer behavioural problems. That’s why it’s a great idea to encourage children to play outside even when the colder winter weather kicks in. Sadly, many children are now kept indoors as parents have increasing concerns about the danger of strangers and traffic on the roads. So the best thing to do is for the whole family to head wrap up in winter warmers and head outside together, at least while the children are young. It’s healthy and fun for everyone!
Some children can be difficult to tempt outside so we’ve put together some ideas that will help to encourage the kids to spend some time in the fresh air.
Animal Keepers – Animals need our help from time to time and often they struggle to find food and suitable shelter during the winter. There are lots of things your child can do to help, such as:
Nature Hunts – Nature hunts are easy to do and can be interesting all year round thanks to the changing seasons. Give your child a bucket and head out to find ten new items to find, bring home and make some art work with later on. Look for new leaves, stones, sticks, weeds, and nuts, anything you can find. It’s also a good time to teach your child what’s safe to eat and what’s not safe as some foods can be dangerous.
Outdoor Toys – Include some sturdy toys in your child’s toy box that are able to cope with outdoor play. Create an area in the garden that your child is able to take over fully. Let them dig with their My First JCB toys, collect rocks, plant veggies and flowers, whatever they want.
Puddle Jumping – Most kids like to get messy and play around with water and puddle jumping is the perfect activity. Throw on a few layers, put on your waterproofs and wellingtons and enjoy some good old fashioned jumping in puddles around the neighbourhood. It’s free, excellent exercise and so much fun!
What games do you and your child like to play outdoors? Come and tell us over on the Golden Bear Toys Facebook page.
We have received a lot of messages asking us when our popular Christmas Toy Sale will take place. This year the date to remember is Saturday December 6. The sale will begin at 8:30am and end at 3:30pm at Hortonwood40. We’re already very busy getting everything ready for the crowds looking to pick up some wonderful Christmas presents for their children. It’s the perfect opportunity to come and see what’s available and snap up some brilliant buys that will make everyone happy on Christmas morning.
We know that not everyone will be able to attend our Christmas Toy sale. Don’t worry, we already have some excellent offers available right here on the Golden Bear Toys website. Our Exclusive Bundles offer excellent money saving deals on the most popular toy collections such as Henry Hugglemonster, V-Dubs and In the Night Garden.
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