Silly Billy is soon to be Twenty One Years Old

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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Lottie Dolls at Silly Billy’s

Lottie Dolls at Silly Billy’s

Silly Billy’s is very Happy to be the
new go-to Stockist for Lottie Dolls

It has taken us a while to get Lottie Dolls in and they have been in our toy shop in Hebden Bridge for a good few weeks now. We feel that the reception customers have given to Lottie has exceeded our initial expectations and we hope that our Lottie Dolls range really sparks the interest of our local community.

Lottie Dolls - What The Creators Say

To date, many of our dolls, outfits, accessories and play-sets have come straight from the amazing and awe-inspiring imaginations of children. Maybe that’s what makes our range of dolls so relatable. Kids have helped to create a range of toys that they actually want to play with.

We recognise how precious childhood is. And in the face of growing pressure – from a variety of sources – how short it can be. We dream of a safe and uncomplicated place where kids can be kids, where the great outdoors is there for the exploring, where curiosity-led discoveries are a daily occurrence, where the imagination can run wild and where the only limit is bedtime.Our vision, when we first created Lottie, was to develop a range of dolls that would empower children to be them-selves, to be imaginative and adventurous and – most of all – to have fun. We believe that childhood should be an inclusive place where every child belongs regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability. And we’ve made it our mission to do our bit – no matter how small – to protect childhood.

Lottie Dolls Compliment our spectacular talking Tammy Doll and our other Doll’s World dolls, you can read more about Dolls World in this post
Lottie Dolls are Award Winning and below is a list of all the many Awards that Lottie has won since they came into being in 2012

(USA) Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2015 – Platinum Best Toy Award
Stargazer Lottie Doll
(USA) Tillywig Gold Top Fun Toy Awards 2015
Rockabilly Lottie Doll
(UK) ToyShop UK Independent Toy Awards Silver Medal (in Dolls) 2015
Fossil Hunter Lottie Dolls
(UK) Loved By Parents Award 2015 – Best Stimulative Toy (age 3-6)
Muddy Puddles Lottie Doll.
(USA) The Toy Insider Top Summer Toy 2015
Muddy Puddles Lottie Doll
(USA) Family Choice Awards 2014
Snow Queen Lottie Doll and Autumn Leaves Lottie Doll
(USA) Scholastic Parent and Child Gold Star Toy 2014
(USA) Scholastic Gold Star Toy 2013
(Canada) Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada Gold Star Award 2013
(USA) Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2013 – Platinum Best Toy Award
Kawaii Karate Lottie Doll and Robot Girl Lottie Doll
(USA) Mom’s Choice Award 2012 Gold Medal
(UK) Creative Play Awards 2012 – Winner’s Award in the Imaginative Role Play 4 – 7 years category
Autumn Leaves Lottie Doll
(USA) PAL Awards 2012 (Play Advances Learning)
Autumn Leaves Lottie Doll and Pony Flag Race Lottie doll
(USA) National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
Autumn Leaves Lottie Doll
(USA) Tillywig Best Creative Fun Award
Branksea Festival Lottie Doll
(USA) Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2012 – Platinum Best Toy Award
Pony Flag Race Lottie Doll, Spring Celebration Ballet Lottie Doll and Snow Queen Lottie Doll
(UK) ToyTalk Awards 2012 – Highly Commended
Snow Queen Lottie doll
(UK) ToyShop UK Independent Toy awards 2012
Silver Medal (Dolls)
(USA) Creative Child Magazine awards 2012 – Preferred Choice Award
Autumn Leaves Lottie Doll
(USA) Creative Child Magazine awards 2012 – Seal of Excellence
Biscuit the Beagle Accessory Pack
(UK) Rainbow Awards for Toy Excellence 2012 – Highly Commended
LOTTIE Dolls

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Reviews and Exciting News

Reviews and Exciting News

Trip Advisor Reviews

As it says all over the Trip Advisor blurb and elsewhere on the internet, Trip Advisor is the Number One Reviews site. The reasons for this are simple:-

  • Site layout and mobile application both have great UX (User eXperience)
  • Internal search is friendly
  • Incentives to write reviews for reviewers is excellent

Back in 2015 the web manager of Silly Billy’s (Robert A Williams) tried to list Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Tripadvisor and at the time this was not possible, this was Trip Advisor’s response:

Hello,
Thank you for submitting this property to TripAdvisor.
We’re sorry, but we were unable to verify that the property meets our listing guidelines from the information provided.
You can review our listings guidelines here:

If you have additional information, please resubmit your listing request here:

Best regards,

The TripAdvisor Support Team
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For reference, this was your request:
Name:
Address: Bridge Mill, St. George’s Square
Address continued:
Telephone number: +(44)1422 843304
Website: http://www.sillybillystoyshop.com
Listing Request ID: XXXXX

However, since 2015 there have been some changes in Trip Advisor listing Criteria and following on from discovering that our lovely neighbours, Homely at Hebden, had managed to create their own Trip Advisor profile, see here, we again submitted a request to Trip Advisor to list our own Toy Shop. This time we were successful ! Here, you can find Silly Billy’s on Trip Advisor

Click Below To Go to Silly Billy's TripAdvisor Page

In Other News we have received a large delivery of Orchard Toys in the run-up to Easter and here is a list of the exciting and educational toys that came in or that delivery

  • Dinosaur Lotto
  • Look and Find…. Alphabet
  • Look and Find…. Number
  • Look and Find…. Shape
  • Look and Find…. Colour
  • Lots of New Mini Games at only £4.99
  • Shopping List
  • Smelly Wellies
  • Farmyard Heads and Tails
  • The Game of Ladybirds
  • Crazy Chefs
  • Spotty Dogs
  • Scaredy Cat
  • Pigs in Pants
  • Slug in a Jug
  • Catch and Count
  • Match and Spell
  • Dotty Dinosaurs
  • Cheeky Monkeys
  • Bus Stop Game
  • Pirate Snakes and Ladders
  • Alphabet Match
  • Farm Opposite
  • Pets
  • Farmyard
  • Rescue Squad
  • Who’s on the Farm
  • Fairy Cottage
  • Fire Engine
  • BIG Tractor Jigsaw
  • BIG Police Car
  • One, Two, Tree
  • BIG Alphabet Jigsaw
  • Pirate Shape
  • World Map Puzzle and Poster
  •  Great Britain and Ireland Puzzle and Poster

Reviews and Exciting News

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Orchard Toys, A Great British Toy Company

Orchard Toys Orchard Toys are made in the UK and are one of the companies that we have stocked in Silly Billy's Toy Shop since our very inception, over 20 years ago. Orchard Toys have received some great reviews on mumsnet and elsewhere on the internet. They are a...

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Building Up To Christmas 2016

Building Up To Christmas 2016 The period leading up to Christmas is always very busy for us here at Silly Billy's and this year is our first Christmas in our new Retail Unit at Old Gate House, Old Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EN. Logistically in our new space we have...

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What’s New – Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend

What's New - What's On - Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend We have had a few deliveries this week at Silly Billy's Toy Shop including more Orchard Toys. Orchard Toys are consistently popular here at Silly Billy's and suitable for younger children. They are Toys that aid...

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Orchard Toys 2015 Christmas

Orchard Toys are Popular at Silly Billy's Today we had our large order of Orchard Toys delivered and it was quite a struggle to fit it all onto the shelves. Orchard Toys are very popular at Silly Billy's and we have an Offer on that if you buy Two Orchard Toys then...

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Must Have Toys 2015

Must Have Toys 2015 Here at Silly Billy's we do not tend to go with the flow of what is happening in other parts of the Country but here are some of our Top Five products for this year, in no particular order: TY Beanie Boos, always a great seller, and still only...

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Vehicles at Silly Billy’s – Lots of Them

Lots of New and Exciting Vehicles at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

We always have lots of exciting Vehicles and always have new vehicles coming in to our toy shop.
Right now we have vehicles from Playmobil in both the 1.2.3 range for younger children and also the standard Playmobil Range.
Also we have LEGO vehicles, die-cast vehicles, Matchbox vehicles and many more, why not check out the Vehicles range at Silly Billy’s this Easter Weekend, we are open all weekend and don’t forget that on Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 we have the amazing Duck Race in Hebden Bridge, organised by the stalwart Hebden Bridge Rotary Club, this year they have gone the extra mile and had a very stable commentating platform built above Duck Island by the guys from Omega Scaffolding.

 

Half Term 2018 at Silly Billys

New Products at Silly Billy's Toy Shop We are looking for new products all the time at Silly Billy's Toy Shop and this year we have some really exciting products coming in at the start of the year, and all of them great value. Don't forget to check out our recent...

Playmobil 2018 – All NEW

We have taken receipt of our first Playmobil Delivery of 2018 and following on from the amazing success of Playmobil Ghostbusters in 2017 we have the all new Ghostbuster sets: 9346 Ghostbuster Egon Spengler 9347 Ghostbuster Peter Venkman 9348 Ghostbuster Raymond...

Festive Fandango 2017 and More News

The Festive Fandango 2017 sees a wider geographical area coming into play with Mytholmroyd retail shops and restaurants taking part in the glory that is the Festive Fandango. So what's it all about? Well, The Festive Fandango is an Annual event in Hebden Bridge and...

Instead of Sitting on Santas Lap

Instead of Sitting on Santa's Lap, This 4-Yr-Old Dropped to His Knees at What Santa Did Next Millions of children go through the Santa line, but how many have you seen do this? Most 4-year-old's hop on the big man’s lap to ask for LEGO and race cars and other cool...

Playmobil – A Potted History

Playmobil at Silly Billy's and the History of Playmobil History  Playmobil was invented by German inventor Hans Beck (1929–2009), who is often called "The Father of Playmobil". Beck received training as a cabinet-maker and was an avid creator of model aeroplanes, a...

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Easter 2018 and Hebden Bridge Duck Race

Easter 2018 and Hebden Bridge Duck Race

The Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2018 and Easter 2018

Easter is always a busy time of year for us at Silly Billy’s and the Easter Holidays start a week earlier in Lancashire than they do in Yorkshire so with Lancashire schools breaking up for Easter at the end of this week.

We have had some large deliveries from our major suppliers including LEGO, TY, Playmobil and Schleich. Not to mention the brand new range of Lottie Dolls that we have now in our fantastic toy shop.

From LEGO we have mainly topped our existing stock, though we also have some new products in the shop which include the amazing LEGO Technic Mack Anthem Truck 42078 with 2595 pieces of LEGO in the box !

                   

LEGO Delivery Easter 2018

  • 10818 Duplo My First Truck
  • 10749 LEGO Friends’ Mia’s Organic Food Market
  • 10754 LEGO Super Heroes Spiderman Vs Scorpion Street Showdown
  • 10401 Rainbow Fun
  • 10402 Fun Future
  • 10713 LEGO Creator Creative Suitcase
  • 10700 Green Baseplate
  • 31073 LEGO Creator Mythical Creatures
  • 31075 LEGO City Outback Adventures
  • 42084 LEGO Technic Hook Loader
  • 42071 LEGO Technic Dozer Compactor
  • 42072 LEGO Technic WHACK !
  • 42073 LEGO Technic BASH !
  • 42078 LEGO Technic Mack Anthem
  • 60170 LEGO City Off-Road chase
  • 60171 LEGO City Mountain Fugitives
  • 60180 LEGO City Monster Truck
  • 75193 Millenium Falcon MicroFighter
  • 75194 First Order TIE Fighter MicroFighter
  • 75195 LEGO Star Wars Ski Speeder

Lottie Dolls

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is VERY excited to now be the soul distributor of Lottie Dolls in the area. So if your little ones would like one of these marvellous Award Winning Dolls then where better to buy them than Silly Billy’s finest Independent Toy Shop, In Hebden Bridge. This comprises our selection of Lottie Dolls and associated Lottie Doll Products

  • Lottie Dolls Autumn Leaves – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Forest Friend – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Muddy Puddles – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Pandora’s Box – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Birthday Girl – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Sweet Dreams – £9.99
  • Lottie Dolls Pandora The Persian Cat – £9.99
  • Lottie Dolls Raspberry Ripple – £9.99
  • Lottie Dolls Sirius The Welsh Mountain Pony £19.99

So come to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge this 2018 to see our Wide selection of Lottie Dolls and also to see the amazing Hebden Bridge Duck Race, tickets are available from the Roundtable vendors who have a stall in St George’s Square.

The Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2018

The Annual Hebden Bridge Duck Race will take place this Bank Holiday Monday on 2nd April 2018 Tickets are for sale now and all weekend in St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge, HX7 and in the run up to the Duck Race 2018 Don’t forget Silly Billy’s big raffle to win Kaloo Plush Toys is still running and you can read more about the raffle here

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Silly Billy’s Amazing Raffle 2018

Silly Billy’s Amazing Raffle 2018

This Raffle is NOW CLOSED (01/04/2018)

We have some rather marvellous Kaloo Teddy Bears and Soft Plush Rabbits in our shop.
These are being Raffled off in a Weekly Raffle

Very sadly they have not been selling very well in the Year they have been in the shop. Each Bear or Rabbit buddy has a Retail Price of £19.99 – Right now we are selling them for £9.99 at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and this is not even gaining the lovely plush toys that much interest !

So we have decided to Create A Weekly RAFFLE until ALL the Teddies and Rabbits have left our shop.

We are selecting TWO Winners Each week and whilst stocks last you can chose the colour of plush toy you would like from the Colours and Types in the list below.:

  • Kaloo K963551 Rabbit Pink
  • Kaloo K963523 Rabbit Ivory
  • Kaloo K963521 Rabbit Cocoa
  • Kaloo K963550 Bear Pink
  • Kaloo K963547 Bear Blue
  • Kaloo K963526 Bear Ivory
  • Kaloo K963525 Bear Cocoa

This Raffle Prize is open to anyone in the UK and we will post your prize out to you free of charge

10% of all the money we make raffling these Kaloo plush rabbits and bears will be gifted to Epilepsy Action

So to take Part, simply buy a Raffle Ticket. They are 50 pence each or you can buy a strip of 5 Tickets for £2.

If you are not near the toy shop then please send us the Raffle Ticket Money Via PayPal which you can do quite simply via the Buttons below.

This Raffle is NOW CLOSED (01/04/2018)

This raffle will be held each week and will be drawn each Sunday until we either run out of Plush Kaloo teddies or get tired of doing it.
So it starts today 11th March 2018 with the First Draw Being 18th March 2018

It is very simple either pay 50p or £2 or multiples thereof for the Raffle tickets. 50 pence will get you a single Ticket and £2 will get you a strip of 5

We will take your details, either email or phone and if you win then you can collect your Teddy if local and if you are not local then you can post the Teddy to you FREE OF CHARGE anywhere in standard UK Postal Zones. If you are taking part from Overseas or a non-standard postal zone, e.g the channel islands, and you win, then we will need a financial contribution for Postage.

Also we will donate 10% of the money we take on the Raffle Each Week to Epilepsy Action, Silly Billy’s chosen charity.

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