Christmas ordering

Christmas Shipping & Holiday Shutdown Dates


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

We are closed from December 24th to December 28th, and on January 1st to 3rd. Yup, that's all the time off we get. Two days more than 2019. The website will still take orders during our absence and any orders over this period will be despatched on Tuesday, Dec 29th to 31st, then January 4th onwards.

All regular mail and orders going by courier will be despatched up to the 22nd but please order early. These are the Royal Mail posting dates for delivery before Xmas. 

*Please note that there are delays with Canada Post and the expected delivery time may be longer than expected.


UK - 21st December

UK Courier - 23rd December


Australia, New Zealand - 4th December 

Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East - 9th December

Carribean, Central & South America - 9th December

Canada*, Cyprus, Malta - 10th December

Greece, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) and Turkey - 11th December

Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA - 12th December

Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland - 16th December

Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg - 18th December

Operational BFPO -30th November

Static BFPO - 7th 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.