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Teddy Bears Cottage
Children in snow with wooden playhouse

Well...we have made it to the end of the year and what a hectic year it’s been for us.  We are busy finishing off the last few playhouses ready for new homes in time for Christmas day.

So now we have to get busy planning for the new year.  So, do watch this space for new designs and offers we may have coming up.

But until then we like to wish our customers, old and new, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

From us all at
The Playhouse Company

Pum[kin

October is with us and that means one thing. Halloween. The last celebration before the Christmas chaos starts. Halloween seems to be getting bigger and bigger each year with more and more people having parties and little ones going around their neighbour’s houses trick or treating.

But why do we celebrate Halloween? Every year we wear scary outfits, bob for apples and carve pumpkins - but why?

1st Day at School child looking out of window

So, September is here, which means one thing back to school.  If your child is starting school for the 1st time they are probably a bit nervous. (and the chances are, so are you.) Yet the worries your child has about going to school for the 1st time are likely to be different to yours…

While you’re worried they might not have anyone to play with, your child is probably more concerned about whether any of their new friends like Lego or Frozen.

Here are some starting schools worries you and your child will have – but in VERY different ways.

Summer holidays are here, which means 6 weeks of trying keep the children happy and yourself sane!
Knowing how to keep the children happy through the school holidays can be a daunting time for us parents, especially when things cost so much. That’s why we at The playhouse Company have come up with a few ideas to help.

Mini Olympic Games

The Rio Summer Olympics are set to begin on the 5th of August and what better way could there be to keep children busy and interested in sport than hosting your own Olympic games? 

Pumpkins

It doesn’t seem like two minutes ago that I was writing the mid-summer blog and here we are now approaching Halloween and unlike the summer solstice, celebrations of Halloween are ever more popular and elaborate.

The word Halloween is a corruption of All Hallows Eve and precedes the Christian celebration of All Hallows Day or All Saints’ Day when all the saints in Christian history are celebrated. 

The Children’s Food Trust is a national charity that promotes the importance of healthy eating in childhood.  They are currently campaigning to keep Universal Free School Meals for Infants https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/107913

 The Trust believes that schools play a vital role in the health of our children its underlying premise is that children who eat a balanced diet are more likely to have better health and be better equipped to learn and develop.

Child with toy

Whether it was a stuffed toy, a bit of blanket or even an imaginary friend, the chances are that we and our children all had or have a toy or object that we formed more of an attachment to than any other; a friend that went everywhere with us, slept with us and that no matter how dirty it became, we couldn’t bear to be without.  

Children playing on the beach with a beach ball

The summer holidays are upon us and despite the unpredictable summer weather here at The Playhouse Company we are starting to think about holidays and going to the beach   We’ve come up with a list of our favourite beach pastimes…and the best part is nearly all of them are free.

Here’s our Top 10 Countdown - do they match yours?

At number 10

Alice in wonderland Gypsy Caravan

Launched in April this year, our Gypsy Caravan is proving to be popular and a couple of customers choose to purchase a “plain” painted caravan and then decorate it themselves.

One of our absolute favourites is the Alice in Wonderland inspired Gypsy Caravan that was purchased by one extremely talented customer.  Click here to see the finished product 

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