A recent study by Travelodge stated that parents are preparing to spend thousands of pounds keeping their children entertained during the summer holidays. On average parents spend on £1,500 over the six week period, which is an extortionate amount. Not everyone has that kind of money to spend on entertainment but the good news is there are plenty of ways you can help your children fight off the boredom for much less. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
How do you plan on keeping your children entertained this summer? Tweet @GoldenBearToys with your ideas.
We have very limited stock of the much sought after Ben and Holly Castle now available to buy from our online store. This is a fantastic playset from the hugely popular and massively successful children’s television show, Ben and Holly’s Magical Kingdom, which is shown on Nick Jr and Channel Five. The playset has been hugely popular and as a result very difficult to come by. Prices for the playset have reached the hundreds on sites such as eBay, but there’s no need to pay so much! We have it in stock for just £29.99 with free delivery for all orders over £25.
The castle opens up to reveal six rooms and accessories so there’s plenty of fun to be had with this magical castle to recreate stories seen on the show or to make up your own. The set comes with four articulated figures too:
Holly’s wand is included and not only does it cast six magic spells it can also be used to make Princess Holly and Fleur, the magic fairies, fly!
This is the last chance to buy the Ben and Holly’s Little Castle playset from us. We have very limited stock so come and order yours today to avoid disappointment. The Castle is suitable for children aged 3 years and over. If you miss out there is still time to treat your little Ben and Holly fan to our sketchy pad and dominoes set, view the entire Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom range by clicking on this link.
If you had to pick your favourite, Sooty or Sweep, who would you choose? Well now’s your time to ask this almost impossible question and make a choice. Once you’ve put some thought into your answer head straight over to http://www.sootyvsweep.com to cast your vote. Once you do you’ll be entered into a competition to win 1 of 20 Sooty or Sweep hand puppets from our brand new Sooty collection.
If you’re having difficulty making your mind up you might want to check out Sooty’s campaign. He isn’t taking things lightly, he’s set up the official Sooty campaign page and he’s also sharing his video to try and win some votes. But don’t think Sweep’s prepared to be a push over, you can read Sweep’s manifesto and watch his video too. It’s a difficult decision for most, can you come up with a winner?Vote Sooty!
Remember to head on over to cast your vote and share the campaign with your friends. The question on everyone’s lips will be answered soon!X
It’s lovely to watch children interact with the loveable Mr Tumble. He has such a fun and friendly personality children can’t help but get involved in the show. Thanks to Mr Tumble and his use of Makaton many children are learning to express and communicate their wishes, wants, thoughts and feelings, even from a very young age. All the while they are being fully entertained even while they’re learning a whole host of new things.
It’s clear that we love Mr Tumble from Something Special just as much as the children do. That’s why we’re pleased to share with you the brand new Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes Mr Tumble from our Something Special toy collection. This is a brightly coloured toy that helps to get children moving while playing. All they need to do is press Mr Tumble’s hand and listen to what he has to say. Mr Tumble will guide the children through some fun instructions, asking them to find his head, shoulders, knees and toes. When it’s all over Mr Tumble then finishes the game by singing the well-known song while his bow tie lights up.
The Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes Mr Tumble is perfect for all fans of the show aged 10 months and older. He does require 2 x AAA batteries but there are batteries included so he’s ready to start performing as soon as he arrives. You can find Mr Tumble available right here at Golden Bear Toys for just £29.99.
We worry about germs and children getting sick, it’s only natural. However, it’s a good idea to allow for some mucky play and the summer is the ideal time for your child to go out in the back garden and get dirty. A recent study suggests that being exposes to microbes from an early age is essential for the immune system to develop normally. Without this exposure there’s an increased risk of autoimmune diseases and it lowers the chance of getting asthma in later life. This supports what many parents have already believed, that exposure to dirt is a great way of reducing allergies and strengthening the immune system.
If you’re still not keen on the idea of your little one spending the afternoon making mud pies and playing with snails or worms perhaps these other benefits will help persuade you.