Christmas Orders: Despatch Deadline

Trade Despatch Deadline

Customer Shipping Deadline

As we hurtle towards the 'BIG DAY', we've had advance notice from our super busy couriers that the LAST DESPATCH DAY is 12 noon, Wednesday 18th December 2019. This deadline applies to all customers including trade customers and businesses we offer dropshipping services to.  Please call the team on +44 (0) 28 777 68742 for more details.

December 09, 2019 by Alexandra Moore

Refresh smiles not screens this Christmas

REFRESH SMILES NOT SCREENS

  Adults (on average) spend 3hrs 15 mins on their phones - EVERY DAY! 

....and I'm as guilty as many, scrolling through endless newsfeeds in zombie mode - oblivious to the world around #badmum.  But sure isn't it fun watching cute kitten videos, following social influencers plugging the latest trends and laughing into my phone at Love Layla's side-splitting posts?  Before you know, that's an hour, even two hours lost to social media!  

So this Christmas, instead of refreshing those screens, why not refresh those smiles?  Put down the phones, dig out the board games and spend time with family friends. 

Check out our family favourites for BIG fun throughout the year #makingmemories 

    1. Giant 4 in a Row BUY HERE
    2. Family Croquet Set BUY HERE
    3. Giant Garden Snakes & Ladders 3m BUY HERE
    4. Giant Ludo BUY HERE
    5. Tug of War  BUY HERE  

 

November 25, 2019 by Alexandra Moore

Make Tug of War EVEN more fun!

Balance your teams in Tug of War

 

Planning a get together with family and friends and thinking of a game that can involve everyone?

One of the best games of all-time and a favorite of almost everyone is Tug of War. Unlike many modern games, Tug of War never seems to go out of fashion and plenty of BIG laughs and friendly rivalry is always promised...every time!!  

 

However, sometimes it's not easy trying to create two teams of equal ability. So, to balance team ability and fairness in the game, we've included two Adjustable Winning Lines in our Tug of War set. 

The Adjustable Winning Lines can be moved along the rope. From the diagram below you can see that TEAM 2 doesn't have as far to pull their opponent's (TEAM 1) over the Red Marking Line. As soon as the first Adjustable Winning Line crosses over the Red Marking Line, the team to pull the rope to their area wins the game.

Move the adjustable winning line to match each team's ability
September 26, 2019 by Alexandra Moore

Hooray! Summer is well and truly here!

With the warmer weather and long school holidays, hopefully you now have time to really enjoy your garden, local park or beaches. Sounds so idyllic - but who are we kidding? July and August are definitely crazy busy months in our household, and when we're not at work, the summer months are usually jam packed organising play dates for the children (more often, separating the squabbling sisters) and entertaining visiting family and friends. 

At Traditional Garden Games we take summer fun very seriously. So when it comes to keeping everyone entertained outdoors, you've definitely come to the right place.  Go on...get outside this summer, and soak up every second of sunshine with family and friends. And with nearly 60 outdoor games at prices starting at £4.99 - we've plenty to fill summer with lots of fun and laughter!

Click the photo to shop our top games!

Our top games for fun in the sun

 

July 29, 2019 by Alexandra Moore

What an amazing place we live in!

Here at Traditional Garden Games we love nothing more than getting outside and enjoying the BIG outdoors with family and friends.  Check out the amazing 'playground' that's on our doorstep - it captures the spirit of the people and beauty of our little piece of the world. No wonder Royal Portrush on the north coast, is a perfect venue for the The 148th Open. 

Recreate Sports Day fun

SCHOOL SPORTS DAY

 

Revive those happy memories of classic sports day fun!

 

To celebrate National School Sports Week (24th -28th June 2019), fill your garden with lots of fun with a selection of games from Traditional Garden Games.  Our Sports Day Set has everything in the box to get the games really started.  From 'Egg & Spoon' to 'Three Legged' and 'Sack' races, all the silliness and laughter of school sports day can be quickly recreated in your outdoor space.

Have even more fun with our top-selling Tug of War and don't forget our Space Hoppers and JUMBO Ball - BIG smiles and maybe a few bruised egos are definitely guaranteed.

All available to buy here  

June 13, 2019 by Alexandra Moore

We're HIRING!!

We're looking to hire a temporary Warehouse Process Co-ordinator

Warehouse Process Co-ordinator

Job purpose:

Responsible for the efficient and safe operation of Traditional Garden Games’ warehouse in Aghanloo, Limavady, Northern Ireland. On a daily basis, the Warehouse Process Co-ordinator will liaise with the Sales and Accounts Team to pick, pack and if necessary, palletise orders for despatch and delivery to customers, using approved couriers and freight distributors.

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 2nd June 2019

Essential Criteria:

  • Must hold an in-date Aisle Master or Bendi Forklift Truck Licence
  • Hold basic computer skills ideally with experience using Microsoft Excel, Word and Office packages
  • At least 1 year’s experience in a warehouse or logistics environment, with a good understanding on how to securely package and palletise product for despatch
  • Experience and awareness of Health and Safety in a warehousing environment
  • Experience of working with couriers and hauliers, and using online portals to book despatch consignments
  • Good problem solving skills and a strong ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload
  • Must be a good communicator, who can organise and prioritise tasks in a timely manner
  • Must be reliable, flexible, trustworthy and both capable and comfortable working on their own initiative - without supervision
  • Plan resources in advance, to meet the requirements of warehouse operations

Desirable Criteria:

  • Flexi-truck licence
  • Understanding of heights, weights and volumes
  • Experience of effectively packing orders onto pallets to customer/shipping limits

Please send your CV to alex@traditionalgardengames.co.uk by Sunday 2nd June 2019.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

GOODS INWARDS

  • Receive delivery of products from courier / haulier
  • Safely unload product from shipping containers, delivery lorries and vans using relevant warehouse equipment – and always following all Health & Safety procedures
  • Check and examine deliveries for any damage. Visually record damages or discrepancies immediately with the office
  • Carry out random checks of delivered product
  • Once checked, store products/pallets in the correct location in the warehouse as per company procedure
  • Where necessary, update stock records for received delivery of goods and ensure delivery notes are digitally stored in the relevant company’s online folders

DESPATCH OPERATIONS

  • By email, acknowledge receipt of all customer orders with the sales and account teams
  • Pick and label orders, and securely package in shipping cartons or pallets (where appropriate) before despatch
  • Place all packages in relevant despatch trollies in time for collection by couriers and hauliers
  • Book orders for despatch onto relevant courier/shipping online portals
  • File all relevant dispatch documents and paper work in relevant company online folders

STOCK RECORDS

  • Liaise with sales and accounts department to ensure all stock records are correct

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Key holding duties and responsible for securing warehouse
  • Carry out general warehouse administrative duties as required
  • Maintain Health and Safety awareness and compliance for vehicles and equipment
  • Adhere to all company health and safety rules and procedures AT ALL TIMES
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Work closely with HR to ensure compliance with all personnel related issues
  • Maintain and keep the warehouse and associated office clean, tidy, organised and safe.
  • Ensure warehouse equipment eg forklift truck is subject to daily checks and defects reported immediately
  • Organise purchase and delivery / collection of stationery, consumables etc. as required for general operation of the warehouse
  • Prepared to be flexible to meet the demands of couriers, hauliers and external customers
  • Participate in LEAN company improvement activities

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Full training provided
  • PPE provided
May 22, 2019 by Alexandra Moore

Easter holiday goals smashed

We hope you forgot about the DIY jobs planned for the long Easter Bank Holiday weekend and made the most of those BIG skies and wonderful open spaces. 
This family thought it would be a 'fun' idea to avoid the crowds and traffic jams, stay in our own little outdoor space and maybe do a little weeding.
Five hours and two wheelbarrow loads of weeds later (I kid you not), and that's the garden weed free.....well, for another few weeks!!!! Did I mention the broken nails, burnt shoulders and broken back? #makingmemories #familytime #school holidays #gardengames #gardeningisgoodforyou

Happy Easter

 Wishing you a cracking Easter!

Let's hope the sun continues to shine over the Bank Holiday, and you can spend lots of time with friends and family - enjoying those BIG skies and wonderful open spaces.

Our offices will be closed on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd April and all online orders will be dispatched on Wednesday 24th April. Have a super holiday!

Good thoughts shine like sunbeams

So, over the last few months Traditional Garden Games Team has been making a few subtle changes to our working day.  Part of these changes includes a commitment to a morning meeting -  oh dear, I can hear your eyes roll to the back of your head! 

But listen up folks, it's not a normal boring meeting filled with pie charts and graphs, and lead by a bossy Boss! Instead, our morning get-together's are an opportunity for everyone to share and (more importantly) listen to each other's positives and negatives of their working day. PLUS, we even have a bit of craic - usually at boss' expense lol 

Each morning the meeting leader for that day, shares an inspirational quote, image or word with us all - how did we ever manage before Google? And today I'd like to share a wonderful quote from Roald Dahl which (I think) resonates with many - keep having happy thoughts sunbeams :0) 

This Spring and Summer, spend more time outdoors having fun and #makingmemories with family and friends 

April 15, 2019 by Alexandra Moore