Welcome to Bluebell’s Burrow. I’m so glad you found our little Burrow and I hope you enjoy your visit.
As a Children’s Occupational Therapist (OT), I’ve long held a professional and personal interest in the development of children through play. Owning a small - growing! - business selling toys that inspire children’s imaginations was a dream that became reality in 2015, when I set up Bluebell’s Burrow while on maternity leave with my second child. I’d always loved Maileg matchbox mice and bunnies - who doesn’t?! - and knew that these adorable toys would be a bestseller if I got everything else right!
It took just over 2 years of early mornings, late nights and for my house to be completely overtaken by Maileg boxes before I began to make enough of a profit to be able to leave my job in the NHS as an OT to focus on Bluebell’s and set up my private OT practice.
A lot has changed over the years, especially since Covid. I completely outgrew the house (even the two sheds we put up in the garden), so the Burrow has relocated to a local warehouse where they box up and send out all your lovely orders, giving me more time to develop my business with a wider variety of products, which I love. I had to stop OT work during Covid but I’ve recently started to see a few local children, which I’m so pleased about as I really missed it.
My hope is that Bluebell’s Burrow is a place where you can find quality toys that encourage imaginative play in the children in your lives. We pride ourselves on providing service with a personal touch - take a look at some of our customer testimonials. I’m also proud to say Bluebell’s supports two local charities - Foal Farm and Friends for Families - so purchasing from us helps them. Take a look at our Charities We Support page for more information.
I'm always happy to answer any questions you may have or just to have a chat - please message me on Instagram or email me at email@example.com. If understanding the sizing of Maileg products is proving tricky, hop on over to the handy sizing guide to help. I've also created a list of FAQ's
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Thank you for visiting our Burrow. We hope you, your friends and family enjoy our products for many years to come.
Bonnie & Bluebell x
PS Bluebell's Burrow was named after our first cat "Bluebell" who was a big character and we miss very much.