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Can YOU give Hector a Home?!

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There are just a few rather lonely looking Hectors left in our warehouse and we can hardly bear the sad eyes just begging us to find them an owner! To help, we are having a flash sale on the gorgeous nursery toy, reducing its price to less than £100. The rocking horse (or, more correctly, rocking giraffe!) will make an ideal Christmas gift so why not buy early and save?

To get you in the mood, here are some fun facts about rocking horses.

  • Tilting seats used to practice jousting during the Middle Ages appear to have been the inspiration for the rocking horse. Combining these tilting seats with the wheeled hobby horse popular at the time proved an instant hit when the toy emerged in the 17th century as a mostly ornamental luxury item

  • From the 19th century, the rocking horse became more widespread and was used for fun rather than ornamentation. From crude timber versions built by hobbyists to richly-embellished designs created by master craftsmen and intended for the use of royalty, the rocking horse was the toy requested by millions of children. Production became industrialised during the later part of this century, giving the rocking horse a further boost in popularity as availability increased

  • The largest wooden, hand-carved rocking horse belongs to Les and Katlinel Hartness who live in California, USA. At 7’8” tall and weighing a solid 1,200lbs, the giant horse is officially recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records and can comfortably seat up to five children. Many adults also find the opportunity of riding such a large rocking horse irresistible and the oldest person to have had a go was 94 years old!

The Tiddly Wink Safari Hector Giraffe Rocking Horse is suitable for children from the age of nine months and features back support along with wooden handgrips and footrest for complete comfort. His ears, made from tactile crinkle fabric, are beyond cute and he comes with soft fabric leaves - his favourite food! - in a sweet little bag.

Inspire, excite and stimulate your child’s senses with this premium nursery item, the price of which is anything but. Please send us pictures of your little one enjoying their imaginative playtime with Hector!

12th October 2015, 9:18
Page updated 12th Oct 2015, 09:18
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