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Meet Father Christmas at Hamleys!

  • Date: 21st November–24th December
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • 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, sessions available on select dates.
  • Breakfast: 10am–11am
  • Pre-School Brunch: 12pm-1pm
  • Brunch: 12pm-1pm
  • Lunch: 2pm–3pm
  • Tea: 4pm-5pm

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 Hamley and Hattie Bear at Baby & Toddler Show!

  • Date: 9th-11th October
  • Time: 12-4pm
  • Where: Baby & Toddler show – Event City!

Join the Hamleys Entertainers at this year’s Baby & Toddler show! Hamleys & Hattie bear will also be making an appearance in the Hamleys fun zone!

  • 12pm – Meet all of the Hamleys entertainers and play with your favourite toys!
  • 1pm – Meet and greet with Hamley or Hattie Bear!
  • 2pm – Party games with the Hamleys entertainers!
  • 3pm – Story time with Hamley or Hattie Bear!

Additional Information: Timings and activities may change due to unforeseen circumstances; all customers should expect queues at this event. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Queues will be cut to ensure the event finishes at the time stated above. Activities are created to suit a wide age range, although some activities may only be suitable for certain age groups. Event only available to customers of the Baby & Toddler show, tickets can be purchased online Baby & Toddler Show

Spooky Storytime at Hamleys!

  • Date: 26th, 28th, 30th & 31st October 2015
  • Time: 12.30pm
  • Where: Hamleys Manchester!

You won’t need to go door to door this Halloween to find frightening fun! Hamleys are the only stop you will need this Halloween!

Throughout October Half Term we will be telling terrifying tales and creepy chronicles which will send shivers down your spine!

Meet at the book section on the ground floor for some freaky fiction every day this Halloween week with the Hamleys Halloween Team!

Hamleys Monster Mash!!

  • Date: 26th – 31st October 2015
  • Time: 1pm
  • Where: Hamleys Manchester!

Do the monster mash this October Half Term at Hamleys Manchester!

Dance dance dance along with our Hamleys Movers and Shakers and Halloween Teddy Bears! The Hamleys Experience Team will be there to help you showcase your most mysterious moves!

Listen out for your favourite trick or treating tunes and get in to the spooky spirits this Halloween week!

Meet and Greet with Hamley Bear!

  • Date: 26th, 28th, 30th & 31st October 2015
  • Time: 12pm and 2pm
  • Where: Hamleys Manchester!

A trip to Hamleys is never complete without a hug or a high five from Hamley Bear! He can’t wait to see you all this October Half Term! So pop in to take a selfie with Hamley Bear, our Hamleys Experience Team or your friends and family with our Instagram frame! He will also be there on October 31st to see you all in your trick or treating costumes! He may even let you see his before anyone else on the day! Hamleys will be full of all sorts of Hocus Pocus throughout Halloween, so make sure you keep your eye out for ghoulish goings on!

Halloween Arts and Crafts!

  • Date: 26th, 28th, 30th & 31st October
  • Time: 3pm
  • Where: Hamleys Manchester!

It’s time to Get Creative this Halloween with the Hamleys Experience Team! On selected days from 26th – 31st October, we will have Halloween arts & crafts workshops taking place in store.

Our Hamleys Demonstrators will also be there to show you just how to use our amazing arts and crafts sets!

You can even take what you make home with you to decorate your house just in time for Halloween night!

Ben & Holly - Elf & Fairy Parties at Hamleys!

  • Date: Tuesday 27th October
  • Time: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
  • Where: Hamleys Manchester!

Calling all Ben and Holly fans! Hamleys have teamed up with your favourite elf and fairy for a chance to attend a special Elf & Fairy craft party in store this October!

Come and enjoy a private Ben & Holly party at Hamleys Manchester where each little guest will get to enjoy lots of fun filled Elf and Fairy activities!

To secure your place at one of the three parties simply message us on the Hamleys Manchester Facebook page! Please let us know which session you would like to attend and how many people you would like to bring!

Additional Information: Session booking only valid with an RSVP from Hamleys via our Facebook page. Places are limited and given out on a first come first serve basis. 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.

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Meet Snoopy and Charlie Brown at Hamleys!

  • Date: Thursday 29th October
  • Time: 11am – 5pm
  • Where: Hamleys Manchester!

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

Come on down to Hamleys Manchester 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
  • 2.30pm-3:00pm
  • 3.30pm-4:00pm
  • 4.30pm-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.

Marvin's Magic Tricks at Hamleys!

  • Date: Mon-Fri, 1st September – 23rd October
  • Time: 12pm - 4pm
  • Where: Hamleys Manchester!

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: 25th October
  • Time: 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Where: Hamleys Manchester!

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 Manchester on Sunday 25th 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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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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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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