While snow used to be quite an infrequent occurrence in the UK, the past few years have brought with them more extreme Winters than we've seen in a ages, with flurries falling on a regular basis. This has meant many more lucky children have got to enjoy the fun of playing in the snow than in previous decades, especially appreciating the chance to experience the thrills of sledging.
Of course, with such unanticipated weather, most people will leave it until the last minute to buy their very own speedy sledge from Wicken Toys. Unfortunately, this means we often sell out leaving some children without the sledges they so desperately want. Not just that, but sometimes by the time you've bought your little one their sledge, the snow is already starting to melt.
If you ever enjoyed the fast-paced fun of sledging yourself as a child, you'll be able to understand just how disappointed kids can be at having missed out on the opportunity to make the most of the cold weather. That's why it pays to place an order for the sledge of your choice before the snow starts falling and everyone starts rushing to buy the last sledge on the shelves at Wicken Toys.
Clever forward-planning parents have many different options to choose from where sledges are concerned, with a model to suit every budget. Prices for the basic yet sturdy My First Sledge model start at just £14.95 at Wicken Toys, offering you a saving of £9 under the recommended retail price.
Slightly further up the range is the reasonably priced £30 Snow Star, available in many different colours. This model, which is suitable for all children up to young teens, includes hand-operated brakes for increased safety plus a pulley strap for taking the sledge up the slopes.
Moving on from the smaller sledges, we come to the Super Twin Sledge; a sit-in toboggan style sledge made from toughened plastic in an array of colours, built slightly longer to accommodate older teenagers and adults. This design features hand operated brakes which also aid steering, plus the fun addition of snowball holders for daring fights on-the-go.
For those that prefer a sit-on classic style sledge, there's the 2 seat Snow Shuttle, a toughened plastic design suitable for 2 riders which is fitted with steel runners for enhanced speed. An attachable seat can be added to this design to improve safety for younger riders or just increase comfort levels.
Finally, we come to the daddy of all sledges, the Mountain Sled 115 Wooden Sled, a traditional and sturdy sit-on sledge hand-built from solid Beechwood with added steel runners for a smoother slide across the snow. This larger design is perfect for 2 adults or up to 3 children, meaning all the family can have a go.
Of course, whether you opt for the bargain-price My First Sledge or the gleaming wooden Mountain Sled, your kids are bound to be the envy of all their friends once the snow starts falling. What's more, the Wicken Toys seal of quality means they'll be able to re-use their new toy year after year.
We hope you enjoy your new sledge and look forward to seeing you back when the sun starts shining again and the kids are clamouring for a climbing frame!