National Storytelling Week!

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Next week is National Storytelling Week and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the wonderful tradition of storytelling with your family. Why not share your favourite childhood stories with your children? Or perhaps make an activity of writing your very own!

There are some fantastic events going on around London, here are some of our favourites –

Under 5’s storytime at the Musuem of London Docklands

On Thursday 2nd February the Museum of London will be holding a story telling session for toddlers. The stories involve amusing puppets, interesting museum objects and great music. Younger sibling are very welcome to join!

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National Storytelling week at Westminster Abbey

With this event you can choose to hear three fascinating stories about historical figures who are buried at the Abbey. This exciting event is for school age children and will be held on 28th, 30th Jan and 1st, 4th Feb. Tickets are £5 and this includes a mini tour.

Magic Carpet Storytelling at the National Gallery

Enjoy a variety of stories inspired by paintings at the National Gallery! You and your family can fly on a magic carpet which lands in front of a different painting every Sunday. This event is free and suitable for children from 2 to 5 years.

Enjoy celebrating National Storytelling Week and let us know what you get up to!

2017 at Trotters

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We’re excited to announce that in March our Kensington branch is moving to a brand new store. We have been working hard to create, what we hope will be our best store yet. This exciting move means that we’ll have a bright and open shoe department and the hairdressing section will feature more prominently. The store will even feature a pirate ship for little shipmates and a large digital screen in the window!

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We are also due to open a store in Oxford’s Westgate Shopping Centre next year. The construction of the brand new centre is already underway so watch this space!

The Perfect Cosy Christmas

untitled-1‘Tis the season to get cosy, so why not find the perfect snugly outfits for you and your loved ones.

untitled-2Our classic Fawn Pyjamas are now available in both adult and children’s sizes so you can match!

Shop Our Mummy & Me Lookbook >

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Little boys will love snuggling at home in their Little Boston Slippers. They have a comfy velour lining that’s guaranteed to keep little feet warm during the colder evenings.

Shop our Little Boston Plane Slippers >

If you need some gifting inspo, we also have some ideas for you below.
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Shop the Perfect Baby Gifts – 0-1yrs >

Shop the Perfect Pre-School Gifts – 1-3yrs >

Shop the Perfect School Age Gifts – 4yrs+ >

 

No-Carve Pumpkins!

pumpkinedit  If you’re ready to get into the Halloween spirit but want to avoid the stress of using big knives, then why not give one of our no-carve pumpkin ideas a go!

pumpkin2editWe’d love to see you no-carve pumpkins so please share them with our social media pages

Instagram – @trotterschildrenswear

Facebook – @trotterschildrenswear

Twitter – @trotters

The BFG Dream Jar Trail

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‘To celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday and the release of Steven Spielberg’s BFG, an exciting trail has been set up around Central London for you and your children to enjoy.

There’s 50 fascinating jars to be found containing sculptures based on the dreams of celebrities. You can discover dream jars created by Stephen Hawking, Steven Spielberg and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall all across the city.

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The trail will be running until 31st August, after which, the jars will be auctioned off to raise money for Save the Children and Roald Dahl’s Marvelous Children’s Charity.

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Spotted near Trotters! Keep your eyes peeled for the dream jar above, it’s just around the corner from Trotters King’s Road.

To follow the full trail download the map via the link below –http://cdn.londonandpartners.com/visit/files/BFG-Dreamjar-map.pdf

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Exclusive to Trotters

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His Royal Highness, the adorable Prince George has worn our exclusive Hampton Classics Nantucket Canvas Shoes at the Royal International Air Tattoo and in his official 3rd birthday photos.

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Made in Europe, these traditional T-bar canvas shoes have a hand finished natural rubber sole and are available in sizes EU19-32.

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You can find them in store and online > http://goo.gl/FYozON. Our Navy Nantuckets will be back in stock at the end of August. Please email us at customerservice@trotters.co.uk if you would like to be notified when these will arrive back in stock.

Already have our Nantuckets? We’d love to see! Send us a photo:

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Father’s Day Ideas!

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Father’s Day is fast approaching and so what better time to do something special together! If you’re feeling a little stuck for ideas, here are a couple that we think could really make it a day to remember.

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Kew Gardens is the perfect day out for a green fingered Daddy. Just 30 minutes from central London, it has beautiful and rare plants, glasshouses and historic buildings. Tickets are £15 for adults and £3.50 for kids and price includes entry to all buildings and attractions within the Gardens.

www.kew.org

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World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium Tour

For a sports fan Dad, why not go on a behind-the-scenes guided tour of Twickenham’s most exclusive areas. The exciting exhibits bring to life some of the greatest moments in rugby history. You can take a seat in the England dressing room, experience the view from the royal box, and imagine the roar of the crowd as you run out of the tunnel to pitch-side. Tickets are available from £20 for adults and £12 for children.

www.englandrugby.com/twickenham/world-rugby-museum

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Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at The Athenaeum

If your Dad prefers savory to sweet treats, why not try The Athenaeums gentleman’s afternoon Tea. It includes tasty wild boar sausage rolls, mini steak and ale pies plus cheddar and bacon scones as well as a pot of tea with sticky toffee pudding and homemade whisky truffles. £34.50 per person.

www.athenaeumhotel.com

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Trotters Daddy & Me Swim Shorts

Back by popular demand, our Daddy & Me swim shorts make an adorable Father’s Day present! These flew off our shelves when we released them earlier this year and are still selling as a holiday must-have. Daddy shorts are £49 and kids start at £27.

www.trotters.co.uk/holiday/daddy-me

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A DIY present is always a fun and thoughtful way to celebrate your Daddy’s special day. A sharpie mustache is a great way to jazz up his favourite mug and why not add some cute paper ties to a pot of some tasty snacks? Another guaranteed success is a homemade Father’s Day hamper – you can put together food, drinks, magazines and little personal gifts that he will really appreciate.

Best Books for Rainy Days

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Fingerprint Activities: http://www.trotters.co.uk/fingerprint-activites

Little Book of Garden Bird Songs: http://www.trotters.co.uk/little-book-of-garden-bird-songs

Safari Photicular Book: http://www.trotters.co.uk/ocean-a-photicular-book-17228

Please do send us pictures of your rainy day activities, we would love to see them!