16th August 2016What is a whimsy piece?
We often talk about how our whimsy pieces make our puzzles extra special, but what exactly are they?
A historical link to the puzzles of Victorian past, a whimsy is a special puzzle piece cut into recognisable shapes such as a car or butterfly. Often designed to match the jigsaws theme, whimsies add a fun and playful twist to our puzzles!Read more
23rd June 2016Jigsaw yourself calm: Jigsaw puzzles and mindfulness
In the hectic stresses of modern life, it’s no surprise mindfulness has become the buzzword of recent years. Sales of colouring books have soared as adults continue to seek out new ways to relax and recharge away from their desks and electronic devices. With a huge range of benefits, it’s important to try and fit mindfulness into our everyday busy schedules, but how else can you practise it?Read more
Completing a jigsaw puzzle often becomes a tradition at Christmas or whilst enduring an unfortunate rainy day at the family caravan - but with their endless benefits for the brain and relaxing qualities we want you to know that completing a jigsaw puzzle during the summer months is just as fun!
Picture this - you have a spare afternoon out in the garden and search through your favourite jigsaw puzzles. You find that hard 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle you’ve been meaning to complete and settle down for an afternoon of mindful jigsawing out in the sunshine. Birds are singing, the bees are buzzing and you can properly switch off from everyday life.
We have a range of jigsaw puzzles that can be delivered across the UK and the rest of the world that are perfect for summer that you can enjoy in the brightest, most beautiful colours. We’ve included some of our favourite jigsaw puzzles below - which are all best sellers! They’re available in a range of piece counts so you can decide just how difficult you want your jigsaw puzzle to be. From 250 piece jigsaws and 500 piece jigsaws through to 1000 piece jigsaws. With nearly all our jigsaw puzzles you can decide just how difficult to you want your challenge to be by choosing from different piece counts and extra difficult cut jigsaw patterns. The choice is yours.
Let’s celebrate summer in style and get outdoors and away from technology for a little while!
A spectacular butterfly comes to life in 'Butterfly Kaleidoscope' - a delightful difficult jigsaw puzzle for the summer days to come. It’s a brilliant addition to our popular shaped wooden jigsaw puzzle range with enchanting nature inspired whimsy pieces.
The winged creatures and wild flowers of the rainforest come to life in this jigsaw puzzle. The curved edges create a real challenge, so this is the puzzle for you if you’re a fan of more difficult jigsaw puzzles.
This puzzle showcases a vibrant scene at Glenny’s colourful garden shop on a sunny day. This charming puzzle portrays a serene courtyard full with beautiful flowers and children exploring its ornamental wishing well. If you’re a fan of hard jigsaw puzzles, why not try this in the form of a 500 piece jigsaw or even a 1000 piece puzzle? It’ll keep you busy for a while!
We are proud to introduce another wooden puzzle to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday, using brilliant image by Steve Crisp.
A perfectly maintained thatched cottage and lovely garden in blossom. Makes a fantastic traditional gift for people who enjoy a classic British cottage scene. Gardeners might especially appreciate the attention to detail with the flowers.Read more
Queen Elizabeth II is the first reigning British monarch to reach the age of 90. To celebrate this iconic event, Wentworth Puzzles has proudly created a unique wooden jigsaw puzzle, Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Souvenir Jigsaw Puzzle.
Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday celebrations will be one of the highlights of 2016. Our stunning jigsaw will no doubt be a treasured possession for years and includes delightful whimsy pieces to reflect the celebratory theme.
To commemorate the historic birthday, events will be taking place throughout the UK in April, May and June. Starting with The Queen's actual 90th birthday on April 21 and running all the way through to The Patron’s Lunch, taking place on The Mall on Sunday 12 June. The monarchy is encouraging street parties to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday across the length and breadth of the county - so make sure you have your puzzle at the ready!
If you’d like to find out more about this puzzle, and get a closer look at the intricate whimsy pieces, read blogger Mary’s brilliant review, “Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Souvenir puzzle”. Blogging at Over 40 and Mum to One, Mary said “the puzzle will be a lovely memento, something to keep and share in the years ahead.”
22nd October 2015National Jigsaw Day 2015
National Jigsaw Day: Could you be the first Minister for Jigsaws?
Tuesday 3rd November will see the first ever National Jigsaw Day backed by Wentworth Wooden Puzzles. To celebrate, we thought it was high time the trusty jigsaw was praised for its endless benefits; an immersive and rewarding pastime, jigsaw puzzling is the ultimate relaxation, particularly in a world where it’s easy to get consumed by the sole pursuit of electronic gadgets.
So on the inaugural National Jigsaw Day, Wentworth Puzzles is launching its nationwide search for two new Minister for Jigsaw roles (one adult, one child). They will be given the honour of road-testing new jigsaws and help to design new puzzles for the company, as well as backing the overarching campaign to #BringBackJigsaws. All ages are welcome to apply and must send an email (of approx. 100 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why they are right for the role with any accompanying images or materials.
Applications will be open until 30th November 2015, and the Minister for Jigsaws and the Junior Minister for Jigsaws (under 14) will be announced on 15th December 2015.
How to get involved
National Jigsaw Day is on the 3rd November, and as part of the national celebrations we have plenty of ways for you to get involved:
On National Jigsaw Day, jigsaw enthusiasts are encouraged to take some time out of their day to ditch the gadgets, unwind and immerse themselves in a jigsaw. Jigsaw fans are encouraged to share pictures of themselves completing puzzles with #BringBackJigsaws
All of the puzzles on www.wentworthpuzzles.com are reduced by 10% on for one day only on 3rd November
We are hosting a #NationalJigsawDay twitter party with the chance to win incredible jigsaw-themed prizes, between 1-2pm on 3rd November @wentworthpuzzle on Twitter.
True jigsaw fans can apply for our Minister for Jigsaw roles by emailing email@example.com more details here:
Come and see us at The Spirit of Christmas Gift Fair at London Kensington Olympia, from 2nd – 8th November.
We will be on stand number A15, with a selection of our bestselling and brand new puzzles for adults and children of all ages.
Spirit of Christmas is an exceptional Christmas shopping experience and now opens for seven days. Discover decorative accessories, stunning fashion pieces, gorgeous children’s clothing, gourmet food and much more… and of course our wonderful wooden puzzles!
Enjoy 15% off advance tickets for £16.55 (normally £19.50), or £20 on Preview Day (normally £23).
To book call 0844 412 4629* or book online at www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk and quote X111.
We hope to see you there.
Wentworth Wooden Puzzles
*Calls cost 6p per minute plus network extras. Subject to booking fee per order. Box office closes 1 November 2015.Read more
4th September 2015Ten of the Best Autumn Jigsaws for a Cosy Weekend Puzzling
Autumn is around the corner – and that means the nights will draw in, the leaves will fall and harvest festival celebrations will begin. As the weather turns, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a cosy evening in with a jigsaw puzzle.
Here, we’ve gathered together ten of the most autumnal puzzles from our new collection.
16th July 2015The best games for developing children’s minds
While children of all ages benefit from playing with jigsaws, getting them started early is the best way to ensure they master the different techniques required to complete a puzzle.Read more
1st June 2015Avid jigsaw puzzler - Gordon Cochran
Avid Wentworth Wooden jigsaw puzzler Gordon Cochran was a big fan of our puzzles and the forever changing whimsy pieces that come with the different puzzles.Read more
29th May 2015Why a Jigsaw Puzzle Could be the Perfect Personalised Wedding Gift, Invitation or Guest Book
As the evenings get lighter and the days are filled with glorious sunshine (ok, just some days), you know wedding season is approaching.
And once you get to a certain age, you’ll find your summer weekends can be packed out with back-to-back weddings.
With so many special days to attend, how can you choose a gift that’s special for each couple?Read more