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14 June 2017

GLASTONBURY IS NEARLY HERE!!

This time next week, the roads around Wells, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet will be crammed with visitors from all over the country heading to the WORLD FAMOUS ‘Glastonbury Festival’, for a weekend of fun and amazing musical entertainment from some of the biggest names in the music industry, including The Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and Radiohead just to name a few.

The biggest question people will be asking this close to the event is what is the weather going to do? Recent years have seen the festival being hit by days of rain, leading to flooded tents, muddy, boggy ground and of course the need for Wellies and waterproofs.

We’re sorry to say this, but as a company, we always have our fingers crossed for rain when it comes to Glastonbury, in the hope that many of the visitors passing our doors in Wells will stop by and stock up with boots and waterproof trousers and jackets. Unfortunately for us, looking at the long range weather forecast for next week and the Festival weekend, the weather is looking really good and the need for the usual Wellington boots looks unlikely.

However, in the words of The Boy Scouts, ‘BE PREPARED’! The weather is never a sure thing and things may change, so don’t leave it until you are onsite, where you will get stung by overpricing. Visit our Wells or Congresbury store before heading to Glastonbury and get yourself a pair of Wellies just in case. We have boots for all budgets, from basic Dunlop’s at £12.99 to a pair of Le Chameau’s, if you really want to look the part. With Wells’ largest range of boots to choose from and with plenty of stock at the moment and the bonus of on site parking, there is no better place to visit to purchase your boots.

We hope everyone visiting the Glastonbury Festival, locally and those of you visiting our wonderful county of Somerset, have an amazing weekend of music and sun or RAIN! Fingers Crossed ;-).

16 May 2017

ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN FESTIVAL

This June, we will be attending the English Country Garden Festival at The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens in Wells, Somerset from Friday 9th – Sunday 11th June.

This annual event was first launched by Alan Titchmarsh back in 2015, and is a celebration of the horticultural heritage held within the beautiful paradise of The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens.

Visitors will experience walks around the award winning gardens, which recently featured on BBC Gardener’s World, there will be live talks, stalls, demonstrations, refreshments, entertainment, top gardening personalities, and lots of other activities and inspirational ideas on how best to use and enjoy your gardens.

Tincknell Country Stores will be there with Stihl, the world renowned Garden and Forestry machine producer, who are one of the Primary Sponsors of this fantastic local event. We will be there with a fantastic display of Stihl’s amazing Cordless range of Garden Machinery, offering you expert advice and some great special offers.

We are especially excited to be using this event to launch the BRAND NEW Stihl Lithium Ion Cordless range of machines. This fantastic range comprises of a Hedge trimmer, Grass Trimmer and Leaf Blower. All these machines come with an integral rechargeable battery, perfect for small domestic gardens and they are priced at only £99!! I know, amazing, a Stihl machine for only £99, who’d of thought?

12 April 2017

EASTER OPENING HOURS

We would like to wish all of our customers a very HAPPY EASTER.

Here are our opening hours for our Wells and Congresbury Stores over the Easter Weekend.

Good Friday - 10am-4pm
Easter Saturday - 8am-4pm
Easter Sunday - CLOSED
Easter Monday - 10am-4pm

We will return to normal opening ours on Tuesday 18th April.

Don't forget that our Wells store will be hosting a couple fun events over the Easter weekend, Including our Berg Go-Kart Track Event, raising money for a local charity called 'Eady's Journey', on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, and our Easter LIVE Hatching Event, where you will be able to see baby chicks hatching into the world for the very first time.

04 April 2017

SPRING HAS SPRUNG, THE CLOCKS HAVE CHANGED.....

Spring has sprung, the clocks have changed and so starts a very busy period in our stores. There are always a lot of things happening this time of year with the change in the seasons, our sales of logs and coal start to slow and compost sales begin to increase as everyone starts to head out into the garden to prepare for the summer. Lawn Mowers and Strimmers are dragged out from the back of the shed or garage and have their first run up of the season and in some cases refuse to start, no matter how many times you pull on that blasted cord!! Oh the joys of the petrol machines!!

We’re only into the first week of April and we’ve been flat out at our Wells store, the dreaded annual Stock Take has taken place, our workshops are full up with Ride-on Mowers and Brushcutters in for service and repair and we’ve started planning events that are fast approaching in our calendar.

The Easter weekend looks to be a busy one for our Wells store with a couple of in store events that are sure to get the kids EGGCITED!! We will be hosting an ‘Easter Chick Hatching Event’ where we hope to see lots of little baby chicks popping out to say hello to the world for the first time. This event is being supported by Brinsea Incubators, who are world renowned for designing a producing the best incubators available on the market, and the great thing is, they are a Somerset company based in Weston-Super-Mare.

We will also be hosting a ‘Berg Go-Kart Track Event’ on Good Friday and Easter Saturday at our Wells store. Bring the kids and BIG KIDS along between 10am and 4pm for a race around our huge inflatable track on one of our awesome Berg Pedal Go-Karts and help us raise money for a great local charity, Eady’s Journey.

Eady is a three year old little girl who suffers from a Rett-like Syndrome. Rett Syndrome is a severe disorder affecting development from an early age, restricting mobility, communication and especially hand use.
Eady's Journey was set up by Eady's parents Matt and Charly in 2012 to raise funds for the therapy and equipment Eady couldn't get via the NHS. Eady was born in 2011, the first born for Matt and Charly after what seemed a normal pregnancy. However the final weeks of the pregnancy and Eady's entry to the world wasn't so straight forward but it wasn't until Eady was 7 months old that doctors finally agreed with the worried parents that something was wrong. In January 2012 the young family were thrust into a world of hospitals, test, therapists and living with a severely disabled child. At this point Matt and Charly realised that this situation was serious and it couldn't be resolved on their own, so Eady's Journey was founded, a not for profit organisation raising funds solely to benefit Eady.

Lastly, the end of the month sees the preparation and start of our Show Season. Our first BIG show of the year will be ‘The North Somerset Show’ in Wraxell near Bristol Airport on Monday 1st May. Visit our stand where our Congresbury team will be on hand to offer their expert advice on Stihl and Viking machines and we’ll also be there with our Show Shop where you will find a huge selection of Farm and Country toys, poultry products and much more.

28 March 2017

STOCK TAKE

It’s that time of year again. Annual Stock Taking is here.

Our stores will be closed on the following days to allow us to do our FULL annual stock take.

Sunday the 2nd April – Wells
Sunday the 9th April – Congresbury

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Any customers that have storage units at our Wells site, will still have full access 10am-4pm via our Strawberry Way entrance.

16 March 2017

Mother's Day & Easter

It’s official, Spring is just around the corner!! In fact, the official date is the 20th March! The weather is starting to warm, the nights are starting to get lighter and the Daffodils are blooming all around us.

We’ll soon be starting to think about the jobs we have to do in the garden to prepare for the Summer. But first we have two events in the calendar to contend with, Mother’s Day and then Easter.

Mother’s Day is now just over a week away, the shops will be full of Cards, flowers and gifts for Mum’s, and restaurants will be gearing up for their busiest day of the year. With this in mind, have you ever thought of shopping with us for your Mother’s Day gifts? We stock all sorts of goodies that we think would make great presents for your Mum, including a great range of Mugs, Cushions and Kitchenware for the Home. Ladies clothing and Footwear from big brands such as Hunter, Le Chameau, Musto and Jack Murphy, just to name a few or why not treat Mum to a new Cordless garden power tool from Stihl? Perfect for the proud gardening Mum’s! There’s no better time to visit our stores or website, to see the huge range of products we have to offer.

When it comes to Easter, it’s all about the Kids. If you’re looking for an alternative to chocolate this year, why not visit our Wells store or online to take a look at our huge range of Farm & Country themed Toys, after all, toys are much healthier and contain NO SUGAR. We have toys for Boys and Girls and at a great range of prices. From Britains Tractors, to Berg Go-Karts. Lottie Dolls to Sylvanian Families. Wooden toys, Die-cast toys, activity toys and outdoor toys. Our range is HUGE and we think we have something to suit every child.

We hope to welcome you in store over the coming weeks. If you can’t make it in store, or live too far away, our full range of toys, home & kitchen products and clothing & footwear products are available on our website. Why not have a browse?

14 February 2017

National Nest Box Week

Did you know that it's NATIONAL NEST BOX WEEK?

National Nest Box Week takes place each year from 14th-21st February, and after more than 19 years it is now an established part of the ornithological calendar.

It's aim is to encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife.

Whether you’re a family with space for a box in your garden, a teacher, a member of a local wildlife group, or you belong to a bird club and could organise a work party, National Nest Box Week gives you the chance to contribute to the conservation effort in the UK whilst giving you the pleasure of observing any breeding birds that you attract to your garden.

Can I Take Part?
Yes! Anyone can take part whether you’re a family with space for a box in your garden, a teacher, a member of a local wildlife group, or you belong to a bird club.

When?
We’re asking you to put your nest box up from 14 to 21 February to celebrate National Nest Box Week. But, you can also put up a nest box at any time of the year.

Why Should I take part?
Natural nest sites for birds such as holes in trees or old buildings are disappearing fast as gardens are ‘tidied’ and old houses are repaired.

Taking part in Naitional Nest Box Week gives you the chance to contribute to bird conservation whilst giving you the pleasure of observing wild breeding birds that you attract to your nest box.

Why not visit our 'Garden Wildlife' Department to see the fantastic range of Nest Boxes we have to offer, as well as a extensive range of Wild Bird feeds, Feeders, Bird Tables and other accessories. Everything to help care for the Wild Birds in your Gardens during the Winter months.

11 January 2017

New Year, New Toy Department

The New Year has arrived and it’s the perfect time to reflect on last years business and plan new things for the year ahead.

With that in mind, we decided to get cracking and look to improve one of our flagship departments. Our AMAZING Toy Department.

We’ve been very busy in our Wells Store over the last few days re-merchandising and planning some very exciting new developments for our ever growing Toy Department.

We’ve re-arranged the whole department and have managed to create a much nicer shopping experience for our customers, creating more room and making it feel bigger, brighter and more open, without losing any display space. We invite you to visit our store and see the improvements for yourselves. We hope you all approve?

January and February is always an exciting time in the Toy trade (Especially for our Toy Buyer Matt). We get the chance to visit various trade shows, looking at new products and ranges. It’s the perfect time to see, test and touch possible new lines, to make sure they are the quality ourselves and our customers come to expect from toys purchased from our stores.

Keep following our BLOG over the next few weeks, where we will keep you up to date with exciting news from our various trade show visits and in store development.

07 December 2016

Last Order Day for Website Orders

Our last day for placing orders for Christmas delivery will be Monday the 19th December. Any orders received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery before Christmas.

Please Note: If ordering DROPSHIP items, such as Berg Go-Karts, please place your orders no later than Monday 12th December for delivery before Christmas or call 01749 683967 for availability and more information.

06 December 2016

Store Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

With Christmas and New Year just around the corner, we want you to know that both of our stores will be open as much as possible over the festive period, giving you plenty of time and opportunities to stock up on all of your winter essentials to get you through the holidays.

Below are our opening hours for the Christmas period. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Christmas & New Year Store Opening Hours

• Christmas Eve - 8am-2pm
• Christmas Day - Closed
• Boxing Day - Closed
• Tuesday 27th December - 10am-4pm
• Wednesday 28th December - 9am-5pm
• Thursday 29th December - 9am-5pm
• Friday 30th December - 9am-5pm
• New Years Eve - 9am-4pm
• New Years Day - Closed
• Monday 2nd January - 10am-4pm
• Tuesday 3rd January - 8am-5.30pm

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