Baby Ferris Wheel
Head to the fair for an afternoon of fun on the Baby Ferris Wheel!
This sweet yellow ride will keep your little ones entertained for ours, with three different coloured cabins for three babies to ride in. Everyone can take turns having a go in their favourite coloured cabin and see who can touch the clouds first!
Your babies can make best friends with Milo Cakebread, who comes included and has been on the ride so many times he’s practically an expert! Just turn the handle at the back to spin the wheel and send your babies sky high!
Release bundles of extra fun for your Sylvanian babies by creating a fairground with the Baby Airplane Ride, or add it to the Baby Castle Nursery for extra playing fun!
Now I’m a bit older, Mum and Dad have stated letting me go shopping in the Town on a Saturday morning. I love meeting up with my friends, getting an ice cream together and going for a ride on the Tram!
This weekend Millie and I popped into town to visit the new Blooming Flower Shop that has just opened. It’s so beautiful, I can’t wait to show you next time you visit! It sells all types of flowers and plants you can imagine, in every colour of the rainbow! You can either pick your own bouquet including what colour wrapping, or get a pretty rose gift box all decorated with ribbons. It really does brighten up the centre of the Town at this time of year, when the leaves are turning colour and the sun isn’t out as long.
As it’s Mum’s birthday today, I decided to buy her a beautiful bunch of flowers and bake some home-made cookies – hopefully Crème hasn’t even them all by the time I’m home! I chose an extra big bunch of bright pink roses and vanilla white lilies, which I know are her favourites. She really loved them and they’re now pride of place in a vase on our kitchen table for al the family to see!
Well I must go, I think we’re about to cut the birthday cake!
Lots of love,
The Polar Bear Family
Have you met the Polar Bear Family yet? They’ve travelled all the way from the North Pole to move to the Sylvanian Village! They’re settling into their new home nicely, making lots of new friends who all admire their soft, white fur.
Father Seamus is a true fisherman. He always researches which areas are the best to find certain fish and what bait they like the most, ensuring he always has a successful catch!
Mother Maya may be slow on land but once she’s in the water, she’s off quick as a flash! She loves the ocean and is an experienced diving instructor, so can’t wait to teach her new Sylvanian neighbours how to dive too.
Baby Yana hates the cold, even if she is a polar bear, so is very happy to have moved away from the chilly North Pole! Yana is always following her father around, learning as much about fishing as she can. Once day she’ll be an expert, just like him!
Elegant Town Manor
Hello there! Are you here to have a look around the Elegant Town Manor? The clue is in the name - this is an exclusive, luxurious property that I know you’re going to love!
Oh, look up there, Stella is waving at you from the balcony! Now, lets go in and I’ll show you all the features of this home. It’s just through these doors, which you’ll notice have beautiful gold engravings for a touch of sparkle.
On the ground floor there’s a spacious living area, which would be perfect for throwing wonderful dinner parties or having a sleepover with all your friends. You can decorate it however you like, so you could ask Stephanie Marshmallow for some interior decoration ideas if you get stuck.
Now let me show you upstairs. The spiral staircase is extra grand and can be moved anywhere in the building, letting you change things around when you feel like it. Here we are! This floor can be used as the main bedroom, with lots of room for your bed and wardrobe. Now if you look up, we have the best feature of the house - this extra sparkly chandelier! The light makes the most wonderful shapes through it, don’t you think? There’s even a little balcony outside, so you can star gaze until your heart’s content!
It’s in a brilliant location, just down the road from the Grand Department Store and a hop, skip and a jump to the Ride Along Tram for when you want to visit home.
So, what do you think? You like it? I knew you would and I’m sure you’ll be very happy indeed here!
Around the House with the Silk Cats
Hello everyone, or should I say HeEeLlLlOoooOoo! It is spooky season after all! Halloween is one of our favourite times of the year, after all who doesn’t love dressing up and getting sweeties?
Today we are making some ghoulish Halloween lanterns. Freya and Ralph are going to help, so would you like to lend a paw too? These will be great for decorating the porch to welcome all the trick or treaters!
You will need:
- A4 sized paper in Halloween themes colours (i.e. black or orange)
- A stapler
- Glue sticks
First things first, you need to fold the sheet of paper lengthways as if you are holding a hotdog bun. Starting at the folded end, gently draw lines about an inch apart from each other, but make sure to stop about ½ inch from the edge.
You might need an adult helper for this next bit! Very carefully cut along all the lines, starting from the folded edge, stopping before you reach the edge.
Now release the paper and glue the short edges together at the top and bottom. Your lantern should be able to stand up on its own and be nice and bouncy!
Next it’s time to make the handle. Cut a strip of the same coloured paper and glue this to opposite sides of the top of your lantern. You could even use green paper on an orange lantern to make a pumpkin!
This is my favourite part – decoration! Cut out different coloured shapes to make your Halloween faces. How about some little ears for a cat, teeth and eyes for a bat or a screaming mouth for a ghost? You could also use glitter, pom poms, tissue paper or whatever else you have to decorate your lanterns and make them extra special!
Now little ones, pop your beautifully decorated lanterns on the side to dry and let’s go get out costumes ready! But be careful not to scare the little ones!
Sylvanian Families Pop-Up Shop
Hello there, my little acorns. Gather round now, I’ve got some very exciting news to share with you all! A brand new Sylvanian Families pop-up shop has opened in London, isn’t that exciting?
This sweet shop can be found on Brewer Street in Soho and is full to the brim with exciting things! You can get your paws on an exclusive, limited edition new Guardian Bear figure which is ONLY available to buy here! Doesn’t he look smart in his red uniform?
There are lots of other exciting new products too, like the Classic Colour Red Roof Country Home, Baby Trio Fruits Set and a limited edition Chocolate Rabbit Family, plus lots of lovely furniture to kit out your Country Home with. You can find all these lovely things on our webshop or you can order the Guardian Bear for Click & Collect delivery to the shop, which means your Christmas shopping is already done!
Freya Chocolate and Ralph Walnut will be making lots of appearances at the store, so make sure you bring your very best smile to meet them! You can take a photo with them in the London-themed selfie corner, which has a cherry red phone box and Guardian Bear figure in or admire their extra special Halloween outfits; in the run up to Christmas, they’ll be dressed up as Mr and Mrs Claus! Don’t forget to give them your Christmas wish list!
There are brand new dioramas to marvel at, an interactive wall and a play table area so you can try out all the latest products. If you spend over £30 (until stocks last), you’ll also receive a Baby Trick or Treater Set for FREE, isn’t that that a lovely surprise? We can’t wait to meet you, so do come and see us soon!
The shop is located at 52 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9TQ - the nearest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus or Oxford Circus. The shop is open from 19th October 2019 – 5th January 2020, Monday - Saturday 10am – 8pm and Sundays 12pm - 6pm, but closed on Christmas Day itself.
For more information, take a look HERE - https://sylvanianfamilies.co.uk/pop-up-shop/
Trick or Treating
Autumn has crept right up on us, hasn’t it? All the leaves are changing colour and starting to fall from the trees, and there’s a definite chill in the air. Autumn is my favourite time of year; I can finally wear my cosy coat and love having a hot chocolate inside by the fire. October also brings the spookiest time of the year - Halloween!
Ralph and I have our candy buckets all ready to go trick or treating, and Father Chocolate is organising a spooky party at the Log Cabin in the woods. I’m super excited but also a little nervous - you know how dark the forest is at night! But the real problem is deciding what costume to wear! Ralph is dressing up as pumpkin this year and Coco is going as a bat, but I can’t decide whether to go as a witch or an ice queen. I thought maybe Stella could design me a beautiful dress in her Designer Studio – if she has time, that is! I know she’s very busy making everyone’s outfits for the Christmas parade.
Anyway, I was thinking about the yummy treats you used to make for us on Halloween when we were little. I was thinking about making some to give to my friends when they come trick or treating at our home! Could you send me the recipe for those ghoulish biscuits you used to make? They were so tasty and no one made them better than you. My friends and I are also going to make some spooky arts and crafts, like bunting and cards. Tiffany Golightly is going to show me how to make some Halloween lanterns, which we can use when we go trick or treating!
This is Kabe and Breeze’s first year coming trick or treating with us and they’re so excited! Father has said we must all be home by sunset so we can then go to the Halloween party! I’m so excited to share all the delicious trick or treat candy with everyone at the party!
Well I must dash, I need to help Ralph with his outfit!
Lots of love,
The Elephant Family
*Trumpety trump!* Give a warm welcome to the Elephant Family, who are the latest residents to Sylvanian Village! They’re settling in nicely and have already made lots of new friends.
The family are very laid back and enjoy a slow pace of life. Father Mitchell is quite the sleepy head. He often finds himself sitting down to relax for a few minutes and before he even knows it, he’s nodded off and is snoring away! Mitchell’s second favourite thing to do is gardening, especially looking after his prize crop of strawberries which he waters every single day, come rain or shine.
Mother Rianne always looks forward to the harvest of the strawberries, as she loves to eat. She’s also a bit of an exercise fanatic, so needs lots of food to give her all her energy – sometimes, she exercises so much that she’s hungry all over again!
Baby Hilton loves that his parents spend so much time outside, because running around playing tag is his best thing to do. He can’t wait to grow up so that he can do everything the grown-ups do, as he doesn’t like being the youngest in the family! Hilton has an adventurous heart and always asks his parents to take him exploring, so was extra excited to move to the Sylvanian Village as it meant more people to meet and new places to visit.
Ewan Dale’s Gardening Tips
What to grow in September/October
Autumn is just around the corner and the days are starting to get a bit colder, so gardening may not be on the top of your list of things to do. Fear not, little ones, I have a list of seeds you can sow throughout September and October.
Put on your gardening gloves and grab a trowel, I’ll meet you down by the vegetable patch!
Radishes are the perfect vegetable for any budding gardener to try their paw at, or an excellent edition to an already established garden. You’ll find they grow up from seed to fully-grown vegetable in just four weeks - as quick as a flash!
Just pop your seeds in a patch of fertile, well-draining soil about 2cm deep and 5cm apart. Make sure you remove any stones from the soil and then cover the seeds up, nice and warm. Give them a nice drink of water and now sit back and wait – they’ll be sprouting right before your eyes in no time!
Make sure to keep topping up their water and remove any weeds, then when the seedlings appear thin them out to one seedling every 15cm. Once they’ve grown to about 3cm, you can dig them all up to make the perfect salad all year round.
These little flowers may look delicate but are actually extremely tough! You’ll often find they’re the first flower to blossom when spring comes and can withstand chilly winter temperatures, even without a warm winter coat on!
You can buy them as bulbs to bring home which flower much quicker than planting from seeds. Snowdrops like well drained soil in a lightly shadey area, but you can add some compost to raise the soil level if you need to. When you get home, grab the trowel we got out earlier and loosen the soil, breaking up any clumps.
Next, pop your bulbs into the soil about 7.5cm apart and with the pointed tops 5/7cm below the surface. Give them a nice drink of water and leave them to grow into sweet little flowers.
Learning with Patrick Petite
Welcome to Nursery
Good morning and a big welcome to the newest, youngest members of nursery! Now, I know that your very first day can be a little daunting but after a friendly hello from the other students you’ll feel right at home!
We have three very important values at this nursery, can anyone tell me what they are? Yes? Learning! That’s right! Well done Crème. At nursery we’re always learning something new and fun, like our numbers and words, drawing and music!
Can anyone guess another important value? Friendship, that’s right! Here at the nursery we think one of the most important things you’ll do at school is make new friends, who will be there through the fun times and the sad.
Our final value is… fun of course! We want everyone to have the most wonderful time at nursery and make memories to last forever!
Now, would you all like to have a little look around? Perfect, everyone buddy up and follow me!
Here’s the music corner, which you can see is full of instruments so please don’t be shy! On a Friday, I’ll play the piano and we can all have a sing song together, won’t that be fun? And here we have the art studio, where we’ll make some pretty pictures. We’d love to see your drawings and paintings hung all over the walls by the end of the year!
Now, outside is the playground where you can play games to your heart’s content! We also have a lovely nature corner where we grow flowers and vegetables. Nothing tastes quite as good as a home-grown snack! Sometimes on sunny days we’ll even have lessons out here in the sunshine.
Does anyone have any questions? No? Wonderful, but do feel free to ask me anything. Now you all know your way around, lets get started with your first lesson. Who’s excited?