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Delivery Information

Where we deliver:

We deliver throughout the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Scilly Isles, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and The Scottish Highlands and Islands) , and the following European countries:

Austria Germany Poland 
Begium Hungary  Portugal
Czech Republic Italy  Slovakia
Denmark Luxembourg  Slovenia
Finland Monaco  Spain
France Netherlands Sweden

Unfortunately, at this time we cannot deliver to the British Forces posted overseas.

Delivery Options & Charges


NOTE: Accurate delivery costs will be displayed after entering your address on our checkout page.
 

FREE Standard Home Delivery - 2-3 Working Days

For orders totalling £20 and above

Delivery location is UK Mainland and Lowlands


£3.95 Standard Home Delivery - 2-3 Working Days

For orders under £20

Delivery location is UK Mainland and Lowlands

£10.00 Standard Home Delivery – 3-5 Working Days

All orders where Delivery location is:
Republic of Ireland, 
Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Scilly Isles, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man

and The Scottish Highlands and Islands.

From £15.00 European Delivery – 6-10 Working Days

For all orders outside of the British Isle locations in our supported countries listed above. 
Entering your country on the Checkout page will give you an accurate delivery charge.
Maximum charge is £17.00 

 

Delivery Service

All Delivery will be through Royal Mail or UK Mail.

Delivery Times:

Our carrier’s deliveries are made between the hours of 7am and 9pm.
Order cut-off for all delivery services is 2pm (UK time). Orders placed after 2pm will be treated, for the purposes of delivery, as having been placed the next working day.
Working days are defined as Monday – Friday (excluding bank and public holidays) – therefore any orders placed after 2pm on Friday will not be processed until Monday.

Note: All delivery timescales are approximate and subject to availability. The precise timing of a delivery cannot be specified.

Delivery Locations

Our normally delivery time is 2-3 working days but sometimes it takes longer to deliver items to Northern Ireland, the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, the Isles of Scilly, Orkney, Shetland and other Scottish islands.

 

Large Orders

Larger deliveries may require a signature to confirm receipt. If a signature cannot be obtained, the carrier may ask a neighbour to sign for the delivery. Deliveries that require a signature will not be left if a signature cannot be obtained. If the carrier leaves the delivery with a neighbour or at your local post office, they will leave a card for you telling you where it is.

Where a signature is given by someone other than you or the parcel is left at your local post office, the order will be treated as having been delivered.
You may, when placing your order online, specify a different delivery address than your payment address if that is more convenient for you.

Payment Methods

We accept the following Payment Methods:

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Delta
  • Visa Electron
  • PayPal

Tracking your order

You will be able to track your order by visiting Your Account, signing in and clicking on Order History. We will also send you an email at each stage of the process, i.e. when the order is placed and when the order has been dispatched.

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WIN £250 Worth of Galt Toys!

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May 2016

To celebrate RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the beautiful British countryside and the sunny weather (hope we haven’t jinxed it!), we are running a children’s drawing competition with a chance to win £250 worth of Galt Toys.

Children are asked to draw their very own fantasy garden, plants and trees, and all the creatures who might live in it.  The competition, aimed at children aged 4 to 10 years, will run for three weeks closing Tuesday 14th June 2016.

So What Does Your Child Have to Do?

We want them to draw or paint, using as many art materials as possible, to create their own make-believe garden, supernatural plants or fantasy trees with as many creatures as they’d like to have living in it!

How to Submit Your Child’s Entry:

  1. Snap a photo of your children’s art work
  2. Submit your entry by uploading a photograph or scan of your art work using the instructions below.
  3. You’ll then be asked to sign up to the Galt Toys newsletter, to complete the process

To keep things easy and fair, we are running this competition through Gleam which will allow you to enter several times and in a number of different ways via our newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have of winning!!

To get started just follow the directions below.

Galt Garden Design Competition

 

How Will the Winner Be Chosen?
Once the competition closes, the winner will be chosen at random. If you have any questions or problems at all, please get in touch with us on customerservices@jamesgalt.com and we will be glad to help.

How Will I Know If My Child Has Won?
We’ll publish the results right here on the Galt Toys blog and we will also contact the winner directly via one of the methods used to enter as well as announcing it on the @GaltToys Twitter and Facebook page.

Posted in Galt Toys' Competitions & Giveaways
 

Eight Easy Ways to Keep Children Entertained During the Bank Holiday

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May 2016

 

During any holiday break keeping children entertained is no easy task, especially when things cost so much. The Galt Toys team have come up with a few ideas to help take some of the stress (we hope!) out of it, and keep everyone happy without breaking the bank.

1. Create a Masterpiece –  Painting can be a very messy activity, so where better to do it than outdoors? If the sun is shining encourage children into the garden to take inspiration from the plants, trees and wildlife.

2. Jump for Joy – Lure the youngsters outside by investing in a trampoline. They provide a brilliant source of exercise and are great fun. Galt’s Folding Trampoline is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, just in case rain delays play!

Folding-Trampoline-Girl3. Head to the Park -There are lots of parks, completely free, that will keep the children entertained for hours. Before you go, you could make an activity sheet full of ideas, such as a list of flowers and insects for your children to find whilst at the park – visiting the park can take up a whole day, just don’t forget the sun cream and/or waterproofs!

Outside Play

4. Family Picnic – Eating outdoors in the fresh air makes everything taste better and lifts everyone’s spirits. If we have a warm Bank Holiday take the opportunity to go outdoors, spread out a blanket under a tree and have a fun family picnic. You’ll need: a couple of blankets, a picnic basket, yummy food and drinks, and toys/ games such as kites, bat and ball, a Frisbee, or a family board game such as snakes and ladders for extra entertainment.

5. Get Baking – You can have great fun in the kitchen making cakes and cookies, from simple chocolate cornflake cakes and iced fairy cakes, to one of Mary Berry’s favourites recipes –  the malted chocolate cake.

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6.Go Swimming – Children love to go swimming. The benefits are endless too, from safety reasons and health benefits, to personal development and just having great fun as a family splashing around in the water. If your children know how to swim at a young age, this skill will be with them forever just like riding a bike.

7. Bring out the Board Games – Board games have been a staple pastime in households for years as they teach important social skills, such as verbal communication, sharing, and taking turns, whilst being educational. It is also the perfect way to spend time together as a family.

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8. Make your own Family newspaper – Get the children drawing, painting and gluing pictures to design their own daily or weekly newsletter, by sketching out headlines and writing copy as a creative outlet to report the latest family events.

If you have any fun family ideas to keep the little ones entertained, we’d love to hear them? Share them with us @GaltToys on Twitter or drop us a comment below, or on our Facebook page.

 

Posted in Holiday Activities for Kids, Playtime & Toys
 

7 Benefits of Puzzles for Children

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May 2016

Puzzles are a great source of entertainment, but quite often they are overlooked for the more fashionable ‘all singing and dancing’ electronic games. This is such a shame as it’s long been known that jigsaw puzzles have a big part to play in a child’s learning and development. What’s more, children love doing them! Here are just a few reasons why you should encourage your children to play with puzzles.

The advantages of playing with puzzles

  1. Eye-Hand Coordination – When a child tries to fit, remove or turn a puzzle piece to find its right place,they are learning the connection between their hands and their eyes. The ability to coordinate what the eyes see, with what the brain pictures and what the hands do, takes a lot of practice, and puzzles are an enjoyable way to develop this skill.4 Puzzles in a Box, range from 12, 16, 20 and 24 pieces, with bright designs to help stimulate a toddler’s sensory and cognitive development.
  1. Emotional Skills – Children learn patience and persistence while working on a puzzle, and then are rewarded once it is completed. This boosts their independence and self-esteem as they will feel a sense of accomplishment.
  1. Fine Motor Skills – Little ones need to strengthen the muscles in their fingers so they can grip and hold things. Movement of fingers to get the pieces in the right spot will do just that, which in turn will help them to develop better handwriting skills.
  1. Social Interaction – All puzzles encourage children to work cooperatively with a friend or relative, as they try to complete the puzzle together chatting while they work out where the pieces need to go, developing a plan to solve. 100-Pc-Dinosaurs-Box
  1. Abstract Thinking – Puzzles enable children to use adaptable thinking and deductive reasoning skills, trying to find different ways to put the pieces together, and work out which piece they need next, whether it’s a corner one or a red zigzag piece they need.
  1. Problem Solving – Puzzles are perhaps the one game you can’t cheat at, the puzzle piece either fits or it doesn’t! Children have to use critical thinking skills to complete it.Magic-Puzzle---Pirate-Ship
  1. Vocabulary Skills – When a child asks for a certain piece they will often describe what they are looking for e.g. a square piece with a horse on it etc. Plus, the subject matter of the puzzle, such as animals, numbers, shapes, vehicles, will all help encourage speech and identification.

 

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Posted in Childhood Development, Parenting Top Tips, Playtime & Toys