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Delivery Options & Charges

Please Note: Accurate delivery costs will be displayed after entering your address on our checkout page.
For Next Day Delivery Options - Please note our working days are Monday to Friday and our Cut Off is 1pm
Example: An order placed after 1pm on a Thursday with any Next Working Day delivery option selected, will be delivered on the following Tuesday.
 

FREE Standard UK Mainland & Lowlands - 2-3 Working Days

For all orders totalling £20 and above

Delivery location is UK Mainland and Lowlands


£3.95 Standard UK Mainland & Lowlands - 2-3 Working Days

For all orders under £20

Delivery location is UK Mainland and Lowlands  

FREE Next Working Day - UK Mainland & Lowlands

For all orders totalling £50 and above 

Delivery location is UK Mainland and Lowlands

Orders MUST be placed before 1pm to receive your goods the following working day.

£4.95 Next Working Day  - UK Mainland & Lowlands

For all orders totalling £49.99 and under 

Delivery location is UK Mainland and Lowlands
Orders MUST be placed before 1pm to receive your goods the following working day. 

FREE Next Working Day AM - UK Mainland & Lowlands

For all orders totalling £100 and above 

Delivery location is UK Mainland and Lowlands
, your package will arrive before 12noon on the next working day.
Orders MUST be placed before 1pm to receive your goods the following working day. 

£7.95 Next Working Day AM - UK Mainland & Lowlands

For all orders totalling £99.99 and under 

Delivery location is UK Mainland and Lowlands, your package will arrive before 12noon on the next working day.
Orders MUST be placed before 1pm to receive your goods the following working day.

FREE Scottish Highlands & Islands  – 2-3 Working Days

For all orders totalling £75 and over

Delivery location is The Scottish Highlands and Islands.

£10.00 Scottish Highlands & Islands – 2-3 Working Days

For all orders totalling £74.99 and under

Delivery location is The Scottish Highlands and Islands.

From £7.95  Northern Ireland & UK Islands – 2-3 Working Days

For all orders
Delivery location is 
Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Scilly Isles, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man.

From £7.95 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 £20.95

 

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 Sweden
Belgium Hungary Portugal
Czech Republic Italy Republic of Ireland
Denmark Luxembourg Slovakia
Finland Monaco Slovenia
France Netherlands Spain

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


 

Delivery Service

All deliveries will be made by Parcelforce. 

Delivery Times:

Our carrier’s deliveries are made between the hours of 7am and 6pm.
Order cut-off for all delivery services is 1pm (UK time).
Orders placed after 1pm 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 1pm 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 Timescales

Our Standard UK delivery service takes 2-3 working days, but sometimes longer for orders delivering to addresses in 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 the status of your order by visiting your account page, signing in and clicking on Order History.
Or you can contact our customer service team on Tel: 0161 428 9111 or email customerservices@jamesgalt.com.

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7 Benefits of Puzzles for Children

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Feb 2017

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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The Benefits of Puzzles – Magic Puzzles

03

May 2011

While we were all getting excited about the Royal Wedding last week, Oliver Gibson, aged
14 from Cirencester, had another reason to celebrate when he completed one of the world’s hardest puzzles.

It is estimated that the 24,000 piece puzzle, which Oliver started last June, took a total of 223 hours to piece together. When the family released how big the puzzle was they had to renovate the loft of their home to accommodate it!

Jigsaw puzzles are a natural part of growing up; most of us will have fond family memories of sitting around a table piecing all the shapes together.

Puzzles are undeniably a traditional favourite children’s educational toy and not just among kids, but teachers and parents too. You can improve a child’s early learning by giving them a puzzle to play with. Puzzles help develop a whole range of skills such as hand-eye coordination, reasoning and problem-solving, motor skills like grasping and handling and even social skills. And it is claimed puzzle solving helps to keep the adult brain ticking too!

We have a fantastic range of children’s puzzles from traditional jigsaws, giant floor puzzles to 3D and magic puzzles that are all sure to entertain and help educational development.

This week we are giving away four Magic Castle Puzzles – for your chance to win please subscribe to our blog.

So why is the puzzle ‘magic’?

Because children will enjoy rubbing the heat sensitive ink to discover what is hiding beneath…..

Did you know…

According to the Guinness Book of Records – The most expensive jigsaw puzzle was sold at a charitable auction to benefit a non-profit organisation at a bid of $27,000 (£14,589). The hand-crafted wooden jigsaw puzzle was custom made by Rachel Page Elliott (USA) in September 2005.

If you’ve got some amazing puzzle facts – we’d love to hear from you, please leave
your facts in the comment box below…

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