A new dancing llama is set to become the must-have toy this Christmas. Following in the footsteps of cult toys like Hatchimals and LOL Surprise, the Pets Alike Boppi the Booty Shakin' Llama is expected to be a huge festive bestseller, say retail experts. By pressing the button, Boppi jumps into action and 'tosses her head and shakes her booty to three unique songs, keeping young kids amused and entertained. Since being unveiled at The London Toy Fair at the beginning of the year, the twerking toy has caused a stir on social media sites and popular toy unboxing videos featured on Youtube. Made by manufacturer Zuru as part of its Pets Alive range, the newest addition to the collection officially went on sale this June in the UK. Priced between £19.99 and £28.99, parents can purchase the toy from major retailers including Amazon , Smyths Toys and The Entertainer . Where to buy Boppi the Booty Shakin' Llama? Amazon Smyths Toys The Entertainer John Lewis Very Sainsbury's … [Read more...] about Cheapest places to buy must-have twerking Llama toy
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Smyths Toys is giving customers some Harry Potter LEGO for free this weekend. Stores up and down the country, including the Midlands, are hosting a Back to Hogwarts event where wizards and witches can grab some free mini LEGO. The giveaway starts at 9am on Saturday August 24 and is while stocks last. There's no catch and you don't have to buy anything to get the freebie - but you will want to get down to your nearest store early because its first come first served. The small bag of free LEGO is named 'Journey to Hogwarts' according to Money Saving Expert, so we're expecting it could be a model from one of the Hogwarts Express scenes. In previous years, when the toy store has run similar giveaways, the set worth around £5 has usually included a mini figure and enough bricks to make a small vehicle or some props. Coventry has a Smyths Toys located at Airport Retail Park on London Road. You can find other Smyths Toys Superstore's here. Don't worry if you miss out either … [Read more...] about Smyths Toys is giving away free Harry Potter LEGO this weekend
Six months after they first announced plans to extend the South Aylesford Retail Park, the owners have submitted a planning application to Tonbridge and Malling council.The Crown Estate said it wanted to ‘improve its customer offer’ as well as accessibility to the retail park off London Road.A key part of the scheme is an offer to give land to KCC so that the highways authority can replace the traffic lights at the crossroads with London Road and Hall Road with a large roundabout.The scheme also involves creating a new access to the park from Lake Road.Although the applicants admit that the current junction is often already at capacity, they say the new arrangements will actually ease congestion, despite the expected increase in traffic visiting the proposed new shops.The Crown Estate wants to create three new units to the south-west adjoining Smyths Toys, each similar in size to the existing Carpetright store, and add a parking area beyond them. The area currently contains … [Read more...] about More shops, but concern over pond
PUBLISHED: 13:54 13 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:54 13 August 2019 Paul Geater Toys R Us at Copdock closed last April. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR Nearly 18 months after it closed its doors for the last time, there is still no sign of a future use for the huge Toys R Us store at Copdock on the edge of Ipswich. The company that took over the management of many of the failed companies' sites last year has announced that it has sold five and found occupants for another nine sites - but there is still no one announced to take over the Ipswich store.The management of the site was taken over by FI Real Estate Management (FIREM) last May after Toys R Us ceased trading at the end of April.It is understood there was some interest in the site at Copdock from Marks and Spencer early this year - the company is understood to want to open another large out-of-town supermarket in the west Ipswich area to sit alongside its Simply Food store at Martlesham Heath.However that proposal … [Read more...] about Is anything happening at Ipswich’s former Toys R Us store?
Whether it rains or shines, one thing for certain is the appearance of another Bank Holiday - almost like buses they roll around with a time tabled regularity! Regardless of what the weather has in store for us all, why not make plans to visit one or more of the following events which are taking place around North East Lincolnshire. We have included a variety of events which span Saturday, Sunday and Monday and which appeal to a wide audience. Weekend events Saturday, May 25 Birdseye Club, Ladysmith Road, Grimsby presents a Bank Holiday weekend special, with Amy Wrightham as Cher - a fabulous tribute act. Doors open 7.30pm. Members free entry, guests £2 on door. On Sunday, May 26 there will be a family day special with Suki Soul. Doors open 1pm, members and children free, guests £2 on door. May fair at Church View residential home, Great Coates at 2pm. Raffle, cream teas, tombola, cakes and plants etc. To raise funds for the comfort fund. Humberston Methodist Church is … [Read more...] about There’s plenty of things to do this Bank Holiday weekend