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5 Gift Ideas to relive those childhood memories

5 Gift Ideas to relive those childhood memories
Most people think that when they grow up then they can’t enjoy toys anymore. This is not true. Toys and games are great for any age to play. And what’s great is teaching the younger generations the games we you used to play.

Making a String Phone

Making a String Phone

One thing I remember doing as a child was making string phones with my friends. They were so much fun and could never work out how they managed to get the sound from one cup to the other along the string. Obviously now a days phones are all cordless so the very thought of something having string or cord to make it work is alien to the young generation. So on this wet miserable Monday I decided to show Zach how to make a string phone.   What you need: 2 empty paper cups or if you have 2 empty tin...


It's all Conkers

As we approach in to the Autumn months it can only mean one thing! It's time to play Conkers.

Conkers is a traditional children's game in Britain and Ireland played using the seeds of Horse Chestnut trees—the name 'conker' is also applied to the seed and to the tree itself.


Daisy Chains

I was just out walking my dog, Flynn, and noticed all the daisies popping up in the new spring grass and it made me remember the countless spring and summer days either sitting in the school playing field or in the local village green and making daisy chains with my friends.

So who knows what Snobs is?

You've all heard of, if not before played the game Jacks but who has heard of Snobs?

Snobs is a traditional children's game played the world over for which there is no formal organising body. Consequently, rules vary from country to country and place to place.  

The game is also known by a variety of names including JackstonesChuckstonesDibsDabsFivestonesOtadamaTally and Knucklebones.