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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 £30 and above.
Delivery location is UK Mainland and Lowlands

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

For all orders under £30
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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Why won’t you play with me?

14

Jun 2013

Playtime with mum and dad is less than an hour a day

We all know being a parent is a tough old job – juggling so many demands on time and priorities. Just working to pay the bills eats into the time we get with our children.

Research has found that the average busy parents are spending just 56 minutes a day playing one to one with their children. That’s less than an episode of Britain’s Got Talent!

Even parents of children as young as 0 – 2 years of age can spare an average of only 62 minutes. More than one quarter of mums and dads polled spend just 30 minutes or less on quality playtime with toys like puzzles, jigsaws or craft sets.

High-tech toys are viewed as an easy solution to playtime troubles, with well over  a quarter of mums and dads putting on a DVD, close to one in 5 giving kids games consoles and one in six give them a smart phone or tablet to play with.

But it isn’t what we know parents want – 3/4 of mums and dads think traditional playtime is better. The vast majority would like more time to play properly with their little ones, and believe this is what their children prefer too.

Parenting expert Dr Miriam Stoppard, spokesperson for Galt Toys which conducted the research, said: “Parents have a tough job under difficult circumstances. A parent is a child’s first teacher and playing with babies and toddlers is absolutely crucial to their early development. Every time a baby plays, it thinks. And every time it thinks it develops half a million brain connections.”

Sadly parents are losing confidence at playing, the majority (76%) often feeling self conscious and inadequate.  Nearly half of parents (49%) felt envious or inadequate in comparison to other parents. And 1/3 think parents in general have just forgotten how to play with their kids. Mums and dads are giving themselves a hard time over this!

Technology is impacting on play. 65% of mums and dads felt that demands from work, emails, social media and texts on a daily basis was resulting in less ‘child-time’.

In fact 93% of people have seen parents playing with smart phones instead of their children and the majority, 60%, think they should switch the phone off and concentrate on their child instead.

Dr Miriam Stoppard adds: “Mums and dads should trust their own instincts and avoid comparisons with other parents and children which is damaging to their confidence. Playing with your child should be fun, not a chore, and it is easy to do after a few tips.”

It is a shame to hear children are watching TV or playing with gadgets instead of playing with their parents which is so much more beneficial. As we’re all getting busier than ever, just finding time can be an issue. But there are some great traditional toys that can help, and the new Dr Miriam @ Galt range even comes with special play guides with tips which will boost playtime confidence! Find your inner child and lose yourself in that feeling, so we can all turn these statistics around!

Research conducted amongst 3,000 parents of children aged 0-10 during March 2013.

So how much time do you get to properly play with your child? Let’s free our inner children and interact with fun traditional games! It’s such a great way to help little ones develop vital key skills.  Help us see that the days of play are not over by sending your family tips, whether it is a ’make & do’ or a treasure hunt – we want to hear about them. Please send all ideas to our Facebook page or tweet us @GaltToys 

Posted in Childhood Development
 

There IS a Doctor in the House!

28

Jan 2013

We have teamed up with leading parenting guru Dr Miriam Stoppard to launch a range of First Year toys for babies and toddlers.

The new Dr Miriam @ Galt range of 21 wooden, plastic and soft toys is designed to encourage learning through play with each toy boasting a host of engaging features for little hands and minds to explore. The range includes traditional favourites such as a jigsaw, rattle, soft books, soft toys, building blocks, a baby walker, activity centre, stacking rings, pull-along-puppy and a shape sorter, among others.

This range of toys is designed to help with key child development milestones, such as manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, speech, feeling and emotion, memory, visual acuity and conceptual thinking. As well as putting years of  her childcare experience into this new range of toys, Dr Miriam Stoppard has also written a unique play guide for each toy, which gives tips on how to play with the toy in the most beneficial way whilst having FUN.

We officially launched the range last Tuesday at Toy Fair, Olympia London and it went down a treat as you can imagine! The range will soon be available on the website or in a store near you!

Toy Fair was a great success for the Galt Toys team – even Steph McGovern from BBC Breakfast spoke to our MD, John McDonnell, to find out how the industry is shaping up….did you know more than £3 billion was spent on toys last year in the UK alone – so the toy industry is booming despite the economic climate….

Posted in Childhood Development, Playtime & Toys