Christmas ordering

Christmas Shipping & Holiday Shutdown Dates


Apparently a particularly popular festival is taking place in December...

We are closed from December 25th to December 26th, and on January 1st. Yup, that's all the time off we get. The website will still take orders during our absence and any orders over this period will be despatched on Wednesday, Dec 27th, then January 2nd onwards.

All regular mail and orders going by courier will be despatched up to the 23rd but please order early. These are the Royal Mail posting dates for delivery before Xmas. 

UK - Wed 20th December, or the 21st for Special Next Day Delivery

UK Courier - Thursday 21st December, however we highly recommend that you do this 1-2 days earlier as they will be overworked!


Royal Mail Overseas - You must select tracked!

  • Monday 11 December – Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain
  • Wednesday 11 December  – EU, Canada and USA
  • Friday 25th November – Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta and Turkey
  • Monday 28th November – Western Europe


Operational BFPO - 27th November

Static BFPO - 4th December


If you are ordering large value/weight items, such as building sets, note that these always go by courier. Typical delivery times for the US, Canada, EU and Australia/New Zealand are 3-5 days.

Please email us for any clarifications.