Press Release: Is Your Toy Idea the Next Big Thing?

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ToyNews Launch Toy & Game Inventors Workshop to Introduce Aspiring Toy Creators to Leading Toy Brands 

 

 

ToyNews, the leading magazine for the Toy industry published by NewBay Intent Media, is offering aspiring toy and game inventors the unique opportunity to present their original ideas to heavyweights in the Toy & Game Industry.  Budding inventors are invited to a one-day conference and business networking event in September where attendees will have the chance to share their invention with the hope of securing a once in a lifetime deal with a leading Toy & Game company.

 

The Toy & Game Inventors Workshop will take place at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London E1 on Monday, September 22nd and is open to everyone with an amazing Toy or Game idea, whether it is a design on a piece of paper, a prototype or a product pending patent.

 

The event will provide both practical advice to delegates, along with the opportunity to actually get their ideas and inventions in front of leading toy manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

 

Keynotes speeches from toy industry trailblazers will kick-off the day inspiring delegates with their stories of taking an idea and turning it into a multi-million pound product. The morning conference will also offer valuable sessions on legal, toy safety, manufacturing, retail and marketing issues. After lunch, delegates will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and inventions to representatives from leading toy manufacturers and distributors.

 

Cost is £299 per delegate, with the ticket price including access to the conference, a free lunch and the opportunity to pitch. An early bird ticket price of £249 is valid until June 30th.

 

"There are thousands of inventors and would-be inventors who are desperate to get their toys and games to market, but need advice and an in-road into the toy industry," said Lisa Carter, publisher of ToyNews. "We have been running pieces on a number of these inventors in ToyNews over the last few months, and the reaction we have had from the industry has been overwhelmingly positive.

 

"This event will actually give them the chance to get first hand advice from toy manufacturers and distributors, as well as pick up invaluable tips from the conference programme."

 

For further details on the event, and to find out how to book tickets, contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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Press Release: LolliBop's All Star Lineup!

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LOLLIBOP’S ALL STAR LINE UP

 

LolliBop, the UK’s biggest kids festival, has announced it’s most exciting line-up to date with CBeebies Superstar Justin Fletcher headlining on Saturday and Sunday and Mister Maker taking over the main stage on Friday.

 

The event, which this year takes place at Hatfield House, August 15-17, also welcomes stars of CBBC’s Big Friday Wind Up Sam & Mark to LolliBop for the first time.

 

Other LolliBop ‘newbies’ include Thomas & Friends with a bespoke interactive play experience created especially for LolliBop, Chris & Pui with their Mini Roadshow, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery of the Pyramid, Cook and Line from Swashbuckle (Fri & Sat only) and Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures Show.

 

LolliBop is delighted to announce it’s first ever Disney experience with the Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic present a Silent Disco!

 

Creative kids are invited to Join In with Southbank Centre, in a brand new space for Lollibop 2014. Whether you love, drawing, playing, singing, dancing or creating there is something for all under 10s and their families to enjoy. Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames, with art and activities inside and out that encourage everyone to become involved in the arts in new and creative ways. At Lollibop there will be music, dancing, fashion shows, DJs, Pirate school, den making and plenty of takeaway crafts

 

The ever-popular Skylanders returns to LolliBop to launch the fourth installment of its award winning franchise – Skylanders Trap Team™. Kids can expect the opportunity to play the brand new game before it’s released later in the year.

 

Other big names for pint sized festival goers; include Mr. BloomAndy Day’s Live ShowPostman Pat® Mini ShowThe Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre and Science Museum.

 

Making the most of the fantastic gardens and woodlands at Hatfield House, National Geographic Kids have planned a Woodlands Takeover, with engaging activities including games, prizes and exploring natural habitats!

 

Other activity confirmed, includes Beano Events, cookery workshops in the Lolli Kitchen, LolliBop’s first Inflatable Village, a Good Old Fashioned Sports Day, dancing session with Itsy Bitsy Strictly, Ready Sheddy Disco and Baby Ballet, Footballing Skills, Beat boxing, face painting and balloon modeling classes.

 

With more acts and activities still to be announced, LolliBop truly is the biggest day out for kids this summer!

 

Situated in Hertfordshire, just off the A1 with plenty of parking or a short 22 minute train journey from London Kings Cross, the stunning country house and gardens of Hatfield House offer an incredible array of spaces to host LolliBop’s vast activity and entertainment programme.

 

Festival Director Gareth Cooper said: “For a family destination, Hatfield House can’t be beaten.  The setting is breathtaking  - with stunning gardens, lush green areas and a woodlands just waiting to be explored - it’s allowed us to open our imaginations and programme an event like never before. 

“The 2014 lineup is jam packed with big names for the main stage, alongside an unprecedented number of live theatre performances; sporting activities; creative workshops; nature talks and brand new areas and acts, never before seen at LolliBop.”

With good motorways links, extensive on site parking and just a five minute walk from Hatfield train station, LolliBop 2014 is more accessible than ever before.

Tickets are on sale now priced £17.50pp www.lollibopfestival.co.uk facebook.com/lollibopfestival

 

 

   

Press Release: Cook up a treat with Easy Camp!

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With more campers enjoying the campfire atmosphere alongside the barbecue experience Easy Camp has introduced two practical products toEasy Camp Camp Fire Tripod Deluxe make the most of this traditional outdoor entertainment.

Joining its popular Bucket Grill that continues into 2014 is the Camp Fire Tripod (pictured) that provides the cooking capabilities that add a different dimension to sitting around the campfire. It comprises an easy-to-assemble steel tripod that creates a stable platform for the height-adjustable 44cm diameter grill that can be fine controlled above the flames for perfect food preparation.

The similar Camp Fire Tripod Deluxe has a heat-resistant paint finish and a larger 50cm grill diameter. It also includes a sturdy and stable fire tray for times when a site will only allow off-the-ground barbecues.

For further details about Easy Camp products and to find your nearest dealer visit easycamp.com

   

Press Release: Outwell's new heights for sleep system

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Award-winning innovative family camping brand, Outwell, has added a new dimension to its popular Outwell Duvet Sleep System. The Cupilo SingleOutwell Cupilo Single (pictured) provides a luxurious off-the-ground sleeping experience through an all-in-one package that comprises a folding bed; self-inflating mat; padded mat cover; duvet; pillow; mesh organiser pocket; and carrybag. Bed making is now an even easier and more pleasurable experience. Just unpack, unfold and inflate and you are ready for a good night’s sleep!

The 3D duvet is made with luxurious two-layer offset 990g Isofill insulation filling between a polycotton outer. It has a box foot profile for comfort and a foldable top section that can be unfolded to provide extra length and insulation around the head. The duvet and padded cover can easily be removed on all Outwell Duvet Sleep System models for cleaning and maintenance.

For more information and to find your nearest dealer visit outwell.com

   

Press Release: LolliBop Festival announces its new home for 2014!

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LolliBop 2014

 

LOLLIBOP 2014 ANNOUNCES HATFIELD HOUSE

 

LolliBop, the UK’s biggest kids festival, has announced its 2014 festival will take place at Hatfield House, August 15-17.

Situated in Herfordshire, just off the A1 or a 22 minute train journey from London Kings Cross, the stunning country house and gardens of Hatfield House offer an incredible array of spaces to house LolliBop’s vast activity and entertainment programme.
 
Renowned for bringing some of the biggest names in children’s entertainment to its live stages, LolliBop also plays host to science and educational zones, crafts areas and adventure activities.  The 2014 lineup promises to be more diverse; exciting and extraordinary than ever before, with a host of brand new names, partnerships and play never before seen at LolliBop. 

Hatfield House is famous for its beautiful gardens and attractions, including the incredible sundial garden and fountains, a magical woodlands and the famous knot garden adjoining the Tudor Old Palace where Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her time as a child. 

Festival Director Gareth Cooper said: “For a family destination, Hatfield House can’t be beaten.  LolliBop has taken place in numerous locations over the years, and we firmly believe our home for 2014 is our best yet.  The setting is breathtaking  - with stunning gardens, lush green areas and a woodlands just waiting to be explored - it’s allowed us to open our imaginations and programme an event like never before.

“We’ve been working hard to secure some of the best-loved names in children’s entertainment.  The 2014 lineup will be jam packed with big names for the main stage, alongside an unprecedented number of live theatre performances; plus sporting activities; creative workshops; nature talks and brand new areas and acts, never before seen at LolliBop.”

Hatfield House is one of the Treasure Houses of England, making it one of the top 10 most magnificent palaces in all of the UK. 

With good motorways links, extensive on site parking and just a five minute walk from Hatfield train station, LolliBop 2014 is more accessible than ever before.

LolliBop Early Bird tickets go on sale on March 28, priced £17.50pp.

www.lollibopfestival.co.uk  facebook.com/lollibopfestival

   

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