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Hornby celebrates London 2012 Games range at Hamleys

I get to go to more than my fair share of fashionable events and parties, so it was only a matter of time before El got in on the act. This morning we were treated to a Hamleys extravaganza courtesy of the peeps at Hornby, who held a tea and toy party to celebrate their London 2012 Games range of playthings.

As well as snacks, balloons and a hot date with “Wenlock”, the kids also got an exclusive tour of Hamleys – and lots of turns on the Scalextric velodrome set. Cor. If you’re a toy fan, take a peek…

El gets straight into the Saturday morning party spirit with balloons (and a chance to play with all the toys)
Hornby’s London Games 2012 range includes souvenir trains, tracks and collectibles (we loved the Cadbury chocolate machine/money boxes)
And the Destination London 2012 Taxis are super cute
But El was mad for the star of the show – the Scalextric Velodrome Cycling Set (it’s £69.99 – of *course* he loved it)
It is a pretty cool set
And one lucky tea party goer won a very special set, signed by British track and road racing cyclist (and fellow Yorkshire woman), Lizzie Armitstead
The spread was suitably child-friendly
Loving the healthy fruity kebabs
Scrap the healthy choice – that’s m’boy!
Next, a “secret” tour of Hamleys with the brilliant, mega-voiced MC
Bun in hand, El is transfixed by the magic pen demonstration (that’s the expression I’m usually wearing when looking at dazzling dresses)
Ooh yes, he’s impressed alright
A serious look at the Hornby Scalextric set – always a highlight when you visit Hamleys
Back on more familiar territory (for us) it’s a cabinet full of Harry Potter wands
This one’s for me: Have I seen that wizard? Yes, actually – and I nearly fainted
On to the Build-A-Bear workshop section – and El doesn’t look too impressed by the Captain America bear suit
During the tour, bags of Haribo were creatively distributed
“What do you mean there’s something in my hood?”
Back to the party room and it’s time for the prize draw – which we we didn’t win…
…but meeting Olympic mascot Wenlock seemed to make up for it
A great morning was had by both (you’ll see I’m suitably attired in a faux vintage overload)
I never got goody bags when I was 8 – did you?

With thanks to Hornby and Hamleys. For more info check out The London 2012 Shop.

Written by Johanna Payton