Halloween 2017

Halloween 2017

It is just over two weeks until Halloween 2017

Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and scarceness, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honour all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterised by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.

Some treats we have here at Silly Billy’s are the fantastic Snazaroo Face Paints, as used by Professionals, these Face Paints are only £4.00 each here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and are great for Halloween 2017 dress-up and make-up. We have all the major colours for Halloween in stock and you can see the range in the picture below:

Halloween 2017

Snazaroo Face Paints £4

Here are Some Face Paint Ideas for Halloween 2017

 

Other Events At Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

  • Coming up Silly Billy’s Biggest Ever Christmas Competition to be announced on our Facebook Page during Autumn half-term and will also be written about on this blog, if you haven’t done so already then please like and follow Silly Billy’s on Facebook
  • Bonfire Night is on November 5th, the only local bonfire we are aware of is the one at Heptonstall bowling club.
  • Christmas 2017 is coming and as part of our build up to Christmas Robert A Williams is doing a blog post each day on Silly Billy’s Toy Shop Blog so please feel free to join in.
  • Did you know Silly Billy’s celebrated it’s twentieth year of trading in Hebden Bridge this year

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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.

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New Arrivals Summer 2017

New Arrivals Summer 2017

We have some exciting new arrivals at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop for the Summer of 2017. Summer is a time when people go away and travel and to that end we have managed, after some requests and searching of our Suppliers to obtain Original Travel Scrabble which we now have in and costs £17.99, we also have some other travel games in stock from House of Marbles including Travel Ludo, Travel Chess, Travel Sea Battle and Travel Snakes and Ladders all at £4.99.
Magnetic Travel GamesAfter some absence from the shop, the very exciting game of Pass The Pigs returns, as this comes with it’s own travelling pouch this is another great game to take on your summer holiday adventures as are the Mini-Games from Orchard toys as shown below.
Orchard mini gamesPass The Pigs GameThe very popular Playmobil Ghostbusters range was looking quite shabby after being hit hard due to it’s popularity and we now have the full range of Playmobil Ghostbusters back in stock, you can read more about the Playmobil Ghostbusters range here.
Playmobil ghostbustersAs you may or may not be aware, Silly Billy’s have decided to re-stock Doll’s after an absence of a number of years and we have a new doll visiting, carrying on the travelling theme, in her very own car seat is Isabella.
Isabella DollVehicles are always popular at Silly Billy’s and we have increased our range with some die-cast range rovers at £5.99 and light and sound die-cast fighter jet planes as well as some other vehicles which you can view in the post below:

So come to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop today to help your children easily while away their time on those long car journeys and plane trips that make up the Summer Holidays.
As you may have noticed the Weather in Hebden Bridge has not been very summery at all recently and we are really hoping this will improve soon as we have also managed to get in some bat and ball sets that people have been asking for, at only £4.99. If it continues raining they will probably not be sold very quickly

 

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