Bitesize news from The PlayBag Company
We are so excited to have been selected as a winner at the 2019 Mums UnLtd Shining Stars awards which were held at Hunton Park Hotel in Kings Langley on the 11th July!
It was wonderful to meet so many inspiring business women from around the counties, make new connections and enjoy a day out with the other finalists from Northampton.
One of the things that makes me feel truly proud of my business is seeing awesome reviews of my products, and seeing that they do make such a difference in the lives of busy parents trying to juggle family life with all the other demands.
See the full review by clicking on the link and find out how you can win one of these PlayBags. :)
"The PlayBag is an INGENIOUS invention - I mean, seriously life-changing for every parent!
Picture this... You're on a train/long car journey, and your toddler starts to become restless, wants something to play with, is no longer interested in the million snacks you've packed, and you can sense a full on toddler meltdown coming on.
The PlayBag will save you from that very crisis. We've all been there right? Kids kicking off in the supermarket and old Doris giving you a disapproving look and a verbal tut, shaking her head as she wanders off to find her Canestan away from the screeches and whining of your baby/tot/teen."
To read the full review click here.
You will have heard by now that there are big changes happening in the way that businesses use and look after your information. The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into effect later this month and all businesses are required to show how they are complying.
In short, it means that you, the customer have more control over how your information is used and stored.
Fancy one of our PlayBags in a different colour?
We have plenty of fabrics to choose from, but do keep an eye out on our social media for any new fabric choices.
Simply send us a message via email or social media and we will make you one up to order at no extra cost. We can usually make these up and have them posted out to you within 24 hours. :)
We are having a massive January sale this year with 25% off all our products so that we can make room for all the new designs coming this year! We are literally buzzing with ideas for new designs, as well as making up our favourites in new outers. Don't miss out on our biggest ever sale - ending 31st January!
Half of the PlayBag team are disappearing for a few days over December, but don't worry - there is still plenty of time to get your PlayBag orders in to be delivered in time for Christmas!
We will be posting out orders first class on Thursday 7th December, and again on our return on the 16th, so they will arrive in plenty of time.
Don't hesitate, get your orders in now!
Read our Blog to find out more......
We have now released our new "Constuction Site" PlayBag. It has all the unique features of our PlayBag, but has a simple fleece interior, making it perfect for open ended creative play with toys such as Lego.
We have a limited number in stock, but are more than happy to make them up in the colours of your choices.
This PlayBag is only £28 including P&P, and makes it easy to tidy away and travel.
We just fell in love with these Christmas Bobballs, so decided to share the love and give away one with each PlayBag purchase until the 20th December 2017! Hurry while stocks last! x
7 March 2017
We have now created a channel on YouTube so you can see the PlayBag in action! We have only added a few things so far but have lots of plans to add more videos in the near future.
So far we have added demos of our Maxi and Mini, and a short animated video of our retelling of The Gruffalo story for World Book Day 2017.
We hope you find them useful, but please do let us know if there are any other videos you would like us to put together. :)
February Show Time!
We have had a crazy busy month with lots of shows and outings, but it has been a fabulous opportunity to get out of my creative room and out into the world getting feedback on my latest creations! We have got so many ideas for new designs this year - so watch this space.
We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Hewson and Nash!
We are very excited about this opportunity and are in the process of developing an exclusive PlayBag Mini to add to our collection on their website.
Click on the picture to check out their website for some amazing products from small UK businesses.
7th December 2016
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25th November 2016
While there is loads of fuss today about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we are looking more to support small businesses in the UK.
There is a lot of folk who prefer to buy from small local businesses now, as they understand that although they cannot compete on price, they can offer so much more in that they are able to give the personal touch and provide first class customer service.
Check out this week's blog to find out more about Small Business Saturday.
12th November 2016
Little fella has already started counting down the weeks until Christmas and the shops are starting to fill up with lots of lovely Christmas gifts, so we thought it was about time that we opened our Christmas shop too!
We have divided it into sections by price, so whether you are looking for Quirky gift ideas for the little ones in your life, or just some simple stocking fillers, we have some lovely ideas for you.
We have also introduced our gift packs with a combination of PlayBag and toy to make it into a whole package, however if you would like a different combination to those listed, please do get in touch and we can sort that out for you. Hope you like our festive shop, but do let us know if there is anything else you would like to see.
21 October 2016
We are very excited to have been awarded #QueenOf Toy Bags by The Royal Connection on Twitter. Read our blog to find out more, or check out the website http://theroyalconnection.co.uk/ to find out how to enter your business.
Also make sure that you follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with all our latest news!
6th September 2016
News from Northants Baby and Toddler Show 2016
What an amazing day! Sun was shining (well, it was when we went in!), and we had a lovely day chatting to both other stall holders and visitors to the show. The feedback on the PlayBags was fantastic, and met lots of people with lots of ideas, so came home feeling very positive and inspired :)
Also released the new collection in autumn/winter fabrics which are now available in the shop.
Couldn't have done it without the help of my lovely daughter and Right-Hand-Woman: Caitlin! Thanks. x
6th August 2016
Northants Baby and Toddler Show 2016
We are so excited to be exhibiting at this event which takes place on Sunday 4th September at Benham Sports Arena.
Although it is summer at the moment, we are busy producing our new Autumn/Winter range which will be launched at this event.
We also have a few tickets to giveaway, so if you want to be in with a chance of winning.... head on over to our facebook page and comment on the GIVEAWAY post. Winners will be chosen on Monday 15th August at 10pm with tickets posted out the next day.
It promises to be a fantastic day with lots of exhibits for families with small and middle sized children and do pop over to say hi!! :)
Design a PlayBag Competition!
Enter our design a PlayBag competition to be in with a chance of winning your very own PlayBag, and seeing your design in our shop!
We are very excited as it is the first time we have run this competition which ties in with Children's Art Day on July 6th. Read the PlayBlog to find out more and download your entry forms.
Don't forget, you can get your school involved too!
6th May 2016
This May the theme of National Share a Story Month is "A Place for Stories", and as we love stories here at The PlayBag Company we have decided to give away a PlayBag Mini to the best photo of you and/or your child reading in an unusual place! Share your photos on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtags #NSSM and #PlayBag to be in with a chance of winning.
We will select our favourite photo at the end of May.
Have fun, stay safe and good luck! I am looking forward to seeing your entries!
22nd February 2016
I am super excited to be a finalist in the Networking Mummies Business Awards in the New Business category! Still buzzing about being selected from all the other nominees.
I will be donning my posh frock for the black tie event in April and I am so looking forward to meeting some other business mums from around the UK.
Wish me luck! :)
19th January 2016
It is sure to be an amazing day with some inspirational speakers, clinics as well as a number of exhibitors including Brainbox, Sensory Oojamabobs and the wonderful Square Peg Foundation amongst others!
15th January 2016
Wow! What an amazing start to the year! I was very excited to hear the news that The PlayBag Company have been awarded Product of the Year by Aspire Magazine!
It has been an incredible first year so far and the response to the PlayBag has been fantastic!
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in this venture and for Aspire Magazine for believing in me and my creation from the start! I'm looking forward to see what this next year will bring. :)
11th December 2015
Exciting news! The PlayBag Company has been awarded the Aspire Crystal Trophy for Design and Innovation!
Aspire Managing Director Claire Tipton says "My two-and-a-half year old son Frank loves to play, and the PlayBag is a great way to keep him entertained and away from things he shouldn't be playing with when I'm out and about. My daughter, Nell, who is almost six also loves to play on the PlayBag: i'ts great to know I can unfold the bag and they'll be entertained while I get errands done. I can't recommend it enough."