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Meet Father Christmas at Hamleys!

  • Date: 28th November–24th December
  • Time: 10am-7pm
  • Where: Hamleys Party Room!

Join Father Christmas and his lovable elves at The Finest Toy Shop in the World! for fun, magic and theatre at this very special time of year. I Met Father Christmas at Hamleys! is an extra special experience where children will enjoy up to 1 hour with Father Christmas, take part in seasonal activities, enjoy delicious snacks and receive a special gift bag from Father Christmas to take home.

  • Each session is 1 hour long.
  • Breakfast: 10am-11am (21st–24th December only)
  • Brunch: 12pm–1pm (Sat & Sun, 28th November–13th December & Mon–Thurs 21st–24th December)
  • Lunch: 2-3pm (Weekends and Mon–Thurs, 21st–24th December) 4pm-5pm (Weekdays)
  • Tea: 4pm–5pm (weekends 12th–20th December & Mon–Thurs 21st–24th December) & 6pm–7pm (weekdays 14th–18th December)

During this group session each little guest will hear magical stories of Christmas, sing festive songs, enjoy Christmas games, write their own Christmas wish list and enjoy special time with Father Christmas himself all surrounded by the finest toys in the world!


Meet Snoopy and Charlie Brown at Hamleys!

  • Date: Tuesday 27th October
  • Time: 11am–5pm
  • Where: Hamleys Cardiff!

To celebrate the release of Snoopy and Charlie Brown the Peanuts Movie, Hamleys Cardiff are giving you the chance to meet the movie characters at the Finest Toy Shop in the World!

Come on down to Hamleys Cardiff and join in the fun, don’t forget to take a photo with Snoopy & Charlie brown that you can share with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #Hamleys.

Meet the characters at –

  • 11.00am-11.30am
  • 12.00pm-12.30pm
  • 1.00pm-1.30pm
  • 2.00pm-3:00pm
  • 3.00pm-4:00pm
  • 4.00pm-5:00pm

Snoopy and Charlie Brown the Peanuts Movie in cinemas from - 21st December 2015

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.

Additional Information: All Hamleys customers should expect queues at Free events, customers should arrive early to avoid disappointment. Queues will be cut to ensure the event finishes on time. Standard Hamleys T&C’s apply.

Experience a Hamleys Birthday Party!

  • Date: Throughout September & October
  • Time: 12pm-4pm
  • Where: Hamleys Cardiff!

Hamleys turned 255 years old this year and we are having a party to celebrate. Are you having a party this year too? Bet you’re not as old as we are!

Have you ever imagined having your birthday party surrounded by some of the most amazing toys in the world? Well now you can! If you want a sneak peek of how much fun you and your friends can have at a Hamleys Birthday Party come in and meet the team. We’ll be easy to find as we’ll be dressed up to match our party themes!

Keep your eyes peeled for Pirates, Princesses, Superheroes, Safari Explorers and Hamley and Hattie Bear as they show you what your Dream Party could look like!

Come along and find out about Hamleys Dream Birthday Parties at your local Hamleys Toy Shop!

Additional Information: Hamleys customers should expect queues at all free events held in their local Hamleys Toy Shop. Queues will be cut to ensure the event finishes at the time advertised. Hamleys Standard T&C's apply.

Marvin’s Magic Tricks at Hamleys!

  • Date: Throughout September & October
  • Time: 12pm-4pm!
  • Where: Hamleys Cardiff!

Hamleys have been captivating children for generations with their exciting and innovative magic tricks from Marvin’s Magic!

To celebrate 255 years of creating memories, the Hamleys Experience Team will be in store throughout September and October to dazzle you with mesmerising magic tricks. Watch as we bring magic to life!

Celebrate 255 years of Magic at Hamleys this autumn!

Additional Information: Standard T&C's apply.

Leapfrog Out & About Tour with Scout at Hamleys!

  • Date: 24th October
  • Time: 12pm-4.30pm
  • Where: Hamleys Cardiff!

Come along to Hamleys for the ultimate play date as LeapFrog presents the Out & About with Scout Tour!

Meet and play with LeapFrog’s loveable puppy pal Scout and join in a magical story time like no other. Have a go on the ultimate active educational gaming system to become a LeapTV champion and win amazing LeapFrog prizes! There are plenty of LeapFrog toys to trial and win, and exclusive one day only offers - come along to Hamleys Cardiff on Saturday 24th October to see for yourself!

  • Leapreader Story time with Scout – 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
  • Character Meet & Greet – 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm
  • LeapTV Demonstration – 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm

Additional Information: Hamleys customers should expect queues at all free events held in their local Hamleys Toy Shop. Queues will be cut to ensure the event finishes at the time advertised. Party room has maximum capacity limits, when reached admittance will be refused. Screening places only valid with confirmation message from Hamleys. Hamleys Standard T&C’s apply.

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Get Luvley-fied!

  • Date: Everyday!
  • Time: 12pm–4pm
  • Where: Luvley Boutique

Come in and get Luvley-fied at The Luvley Boutique at Hamleys! Get your nails painted at the nail-tastic nail bar with our brand new chick-tastic nail design! Have your first nail designed completely FREE and then get the full set for only £5!

You can also check out our amazing glitter-tastic glitter tattoos and much more! With an incredible selection of funky nail designs, there is something for everyone! The Luvley Boutique is open Every Day from store 12pm-4pm.

If you would like to book an appointment at the Luvley Boutique just ask to speak to one of the Luvley Girls in-store. Have a Luvley Day at Hamleys!!

Have your Dream Birthday Party!

  • Date: Your Birthday!
  • Time: Every day!
  • Where: Hamleys Party Room!

Your exclusive Hamleys birthday party can take place at one of our six locations across the UK and Ireland - London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin & Lakeside. From the moment you book your birthday party at Hamleys the fun, magic and theatre begins!

Hosted by the Hamleys Entertainers, our special guests will enjoy an action packed time including activities, games & lots of fun. From treasure hunts and arts & crafts to dancing and party games, the birthday child and their friends will get to enjoy a truly magical experience. Each child will even get to take away a gift bag exclusive to Hamleys!

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  • Date: Keep up to date Every Day!
  • Time: LIKE us today!
  • Where: Online!

We are always having a great time at the Finest Toy Shop in the World! To make sure you don’t miss out on the fun, magic and theatre join us on Facebook by clicking on the link below and LIKE your local page. This means you will never miss out on special events, character visits, special offers, competitions and lots more!

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