Pumpkin Carving and Festival

Pumpkin Carving and Festival

We have written about the massively talented local carving folk called Sand in Your Eye who create the most amazing Sculptures from Sand. Well now they have turned their hands to Pumpkins and there have been Pumpkin related events all week. Both Silly Billy’s Toy shop and Homely at Hebden have had bespoke Pumpkins carved by a local artist, Sally, images below.

Yesterday morning The Sand in Your Eye folk were  busy preparing and carving Pumpkins in the square in Hebden Bridge, ready for Sunday’s (tomorrow’s) mammoth day of Pumpkin related events, and throughout the day you can walk around Hebden Bridge on the pumpkin trail. Spotting displays from Sand in Your Eye and fab window displays in shops, cafes, bars, and community groups!
Pumkin Carving
There will be music from Hebden Radio and Oxjam all through the day, face painting, stalls and much more. So come to Hebden Bridge and visit Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and Homely at Hebden in Old Gate, HX7 6EN

This is what will be happening throughout Sunday 29th October 2017

At 2pm there will be a Live Carve Display in St Georges Square, Hebden Bridge.
There will be free Family Workshops in the Town Hall – Please bring your own pumpkin.
You can also brring your own carved pumpkins to the Town Hall to enter the pumkin carving competiton.

At 3pm there will be story-telling of How to Trick a Boggart Trail with Ursula Holden Gill

At 5pm Everyone to meet to enjoy the evening entertainment and join the pumpkin trail. at Bridgegate Car Park.
Live performances from Mr Wilsons Second Liners and Bazzmatazz.

At 6pm the Pumpkin Parade begins.

Bring you own carved pumpkins and join the parade! Fancy dress is optional, but hey it is Halloween (nearly!), we still have fake blood, fangs, and lots of fantastic Halloween Face paint at Silly Billy’s, why not have a look at our Halloween Pinterest Board

Competiton winners for the best window display, best carved pumpkins will be announced after the parade.

Please remember to only light pumpkins with LEDs no real candles. Bring your own or you can purchase them on the day from us, with donations to the Mayors Charity.

Make sure you join in with us in Hebden Bridge for a perfectly horrible Hebden Halloween !!

Have you liked Silly Billy’s on Facebook yet ?

LEGO Star Wars Episode 8 and More News

LEGO Star Wars Episode 8 and More News

This morning we received some of our exciting Christmas 2017 items here at Silly Billy’s. It seems that Christmas gets earlier every year and for us as the premier Toy Retailer in the North of England we have to put our Christmas orders in with the LEGO Group in the Spring !!

At the time of writing we have the very exciting LEGO Star Wars Episode 8 already on the shelf, ahead of the Competition. LEGO Star Wars is always a popular line here at Silly Billy’s so pop in and have a look at the all new LEGO Star Wars Episode 8.

LEGO Star Wars Episode 8 Facebook Post

Other News

We are approaching the last two weeks of the School Summer Holidays, the Summer hasn’t been very kind so far and as usual the weather in Hebden Bridge has been somewhat on the dire side.
We have been quite busy re-stocking and our Dolls Selection was hit quite hard though now we are back to the full compliment of Dolls including Mia at £9.99, and Isabella in her car seat. Yesterday Talking Tammy and Little Treasure from Doll’s World also made an appearance. We have some doll’s pushchairs in stock as well, we are probably the only supplier of Doll’s Pushchairs in the Calder Valley.
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TY

TY has been selling amazingly well this year and we are being assured that we will have a rare TY Teeny TY Chaser visiting the shop at some point, If you have no idea what a TY Chaser is then have a look around on the inter-web. We have both TY Beanies and Teeny TY in the shop. TY are also releasing some new lines later this year and we are hoping to be stocking those too so watch this space.

Sylvanians

Did you know that here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop we are running the exciting Sylvanians Loyalty Promotion, simply spend over £15 on Sylvanian Families products with us at Silly Billy’s, the best place to buy Sylvanians in Yorkshire, and once you have acquired ten stamps you can receive a free white mouse family. (Closes December 31st 2017)
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If you are interested in Joining the Sylvanians Fan Club then click here

Summer School Holidays

Summer School Holidays

Summer School Holidays are Upon Us All

So the long Summer School Holidays have started and here at Silly Billy’s we have a lot of new toys and games for the young and old, from babies to teenagers we have much to keep you entertained through the Summer School Holidays, so come and visit us at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, in Old Gate, Hebden Bridge

We have had a delivery from our Lego friends in Denmark, including some new Lego Speed Champions, including the hard to find Speed Champion Audi R18 e-tron quattro 75872 plus some more of the exciting Lego Creator range. Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is one of the premier independent toy shops to sell Lego, so please buy from us and help keep the independent toy trade alive.

For the Summer School Holidays we have a selection of Pocket Travel Games from the House of Marbles including, Pocket Chess, Pocket Ludo, pocket Snakes & Ladders and Pocket Battleships, all of which can be used to while away those long journeys that occur during the Summer School Holidays. We also have Travel Scrabble and Pass the Pigs, as well as quality playing cards and the great card game of UNO.

Magnetic Travel Games

School Summer Holidays

For outdoor play we have Footballs, Hula Hoops, Fishing Nets, Cricket Sets and so much more to keep your children entertained during the school summer holidays.

Here at Silly Billy’s we get some new products in each year for the School Summer Holidays and one thing that has been requested by children and adults alike is SLIME so we have obtained two versions of Slime for your entertainment, new Frogs in Slime and Unicorns in Slime to complement our existing Aliens in Slime. How much more Slime do you need in your life ?

This year we celebrate our twentieth birthday here at Silly Billy’s meaning that we have been serving the children of Hebden Bridge, the Calder Valley and beyond, our furthest customers have come from New Zealand, and during that time we have seen babies grow into adults whilst remaining the best Independent Toy Shop in Yorkshire and probably in the whole of England over the past twenty years.

Boo Boo Lost in Hebden Bridge

Boo Boo Lost in Hebden Bridge

Many children are very attached to their cuddly toys, my own children being no different. My daughter has long been in love with her cuddly toys and various TY Beanies that she has, even to this point whilst she is a teenager.

One cuddly toy that was recently spotted by the blog author on the way to work at Silly Billy’s Toy shop on Friday 30th June 2017 is a Teddy called Boo Boo, whose owner is Uma. There is a picture of Boo Boo below and the sign where he was spotted on Friday in Hangrinroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7. In part, to assuage my own guilt a little, I am writing this blog post to get even more visibility for Boo Boo the lost bear. I say that I feel guilty because I did think about picking Boo Boo up and taking him to Silly Billy’s Toy shop, and now rather regretfully I am sorry to say I did not take this course of action.

Uma came into Silly Billy’s Toy shop today with her dad and was looking rather distraught so it is a sad state of affairs that Boo Boo may have been carried off by another child or adult. If you have seen an sign of Boo Boo then please get in touch with us here at SillY Billy’s Toy shop, easiest way is through our Facebook Page, although if you are not one of the 2 BILLION monthly active Facebook users then you can use this form instead

At some point on Friday 31st June 2017 then, between approximately 9am and 5 40 pm, Boo Boo was taken from the point where he was sat patiently waiting for his owner on the road sign; if anyone has seen Boo Boo or picked him up then please get in touch with us here at Silly Billy’s and we will re-unite him with Uma.

Our main Cuddly Toy that we stock at Silly Billy’s is the TY range and we have recently reduced the price of all our TY Key rings aka BooClips to £2.99 which makes us one of the cheapest places in the UK to buy TY Key rings / Booclips from.

We had our TY rep come into the shop the other day and we are going to be getting some more TY in the next few weeks, both new TY beanies and new Teeny TY.

Please don’t forget to like Silly Billy’s Facebook Page and share the post above to  help re-unite Boo Boo and Uma.

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop are also very active on Twitter and Pinterest so search for us there as well if you use any of those Social Media Platforms.

 

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and More

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and More

The yearly Hebden Bridge Arts Festival will soon be upon us. This year the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival is running from the 23rd June to 2nd July 2017 with the strap line of “All the Town’s a Stage”. Hebden Bridge is a haven for artists and poets and I am helping out one such poet with their website which will soon be unveiled.

More news is the disappearance of the old five pound note and today is the last day that you can use your old five pound notes in Silly Billy’s Toy shop. after today we cannot take the good old fiver and no other shops will.
Old Five Pound Note

What happens if you haven’t spent your old £5 note by Midnight Today the 5 th May 2017?

  1. You won’t be able to spend the old five pound notes in shops or restaurants.
  2. If you want to swap the old £5 bank notes over for new plastic you will have to make the trip into a bank, building society or Post Office.
  3. You will have to be a customer of the bank in question for them to exchange the old note.
  4. You can go to the local Post Office to deposit the old fivers into your bank account also, the Post Office will probably not change them for you although you could always ask the question.

Fidget Spinners, they have gone viral !

So we have sold out of Fidget Spinners at Silly Billy’s and people have literally gone nuts for them. TODAY we are getting more stock in though we are unsure when it will arrive. As soon as the new Fidget Toys arrive we will put a post on Silly Billy’s Facebook Page.
Today we are hoping to have more stock of the Whirlerz Fidget Spinners at £3.99 and also some Fidget Cubes.
Next week we will have some more varieties of Fidget Spinners assuming our supplier has stock including some metallic ones.

Things to do:

Here are some things that you can do:

  1. Like our Facebook page to make sure you are up to date with what is happening with us, Robert A Williams writes blog posts potentially once or twice a week, although the easiest way to keep up to speed is to Follow Silly Billy’s on Facebook
  2. Spend your old five pound notes TODAY at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
  3. Make a note of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival dates in your diaries
  4. Read the recent post about Silly Billy’s reaching the grand old age of Twenty 

 

Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2017 – New Products

Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2017 – New Products

Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2017

New Products in the Shop for Easter Holidays

Soon Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2017 will be upon us. Last year’s Hebden Bridge Duck Race was well attended although not as well as the Hebden Bridge Duck race of 2015. This was due to the disaster that befell Hebden Bridge on Boxing Day 2o16.

This year we are hoping the Hebden Bridge Duck Race will be a huge event with hopefully even more people attending than there were in 2015. Again because of Bill’s love of Chelsea FC we are supporting the Blue Team in the business Duck Race challenge, the author’s (Robert A Williams) feeling though is that the Red Team, supported by Cafe Solo, Homely at Hebden, and others will triumph.
homely Abode
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