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2nd June 2019Father's Day - 10% off all puzzles

Enter discount code HPFD19 – to get 10% off all Jigsaw Puzzles

*Terms and conditions: code HPFD19 gives 10% off all Jigsaw Puzzles, excludes discounted puzzles until midnight (GMT) Mondau 10th June 2019. Other promotions and discount codes cannot be used with this offer and previous purchases are not eligible. We cannot apply discounts retrospectively so please ensure you enter the relevant discount code into the correct box in 'My Basket' and check the discount has been applied before paying for your order. The discount will not be applied if the code is entered into the order comments box. 

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13th March 2018Announcing our New 2018 Minister for Jigsaws

Announcing our New 2018 Minister for Jigsaws

As you may know Wentworth Wooden Puzzles has been seeking a new Minister for Jigsaws for 2018, with a worldwide search via social media. This will be the third year Wentworth Wooden Puzzles has appointed a Minister for Jigsaws and we were staggered by the huge response this year, and we’re sure that has been spurred on by the growth in popularity of jigsaw puzzles worldwide. Plus this year we were also encouraged to see so much interest in the position from overseas puzzle enthusiasts too.

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28th November 2017Great gifts for the jigsaw lover in your life

What could be more perfect of a gift for the puzzle lover in your life then a beautifully crafted wooden jigsaw? Ideal for family and friends, give the gift of hours of relaxing enjoyment and glorious satisfaction when you finally find that pesky piece that was hiding in plain sight.

We’ve picked out some of our favourite wooden jigsaws, some for the novice puzzler and some extremely difficult for the puzzle experts. We’ve also included some great stocking fillers for children, which will not only bring enjoyment, but help improve motor skills and problem solving. A gift that keeps on giving! 

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19th September 2017Keeping a healthy mind: puzzle gifts for grandparents

At Wentworth we are big advocates of the power of puzzles to improve your mental wellbeing. As part of our campaign promoting jigsaws brain benefits we’ve recently donated five wooden Wentworth jigsaws to Piece Together, a puzzle club run by our Minister for Jigsaws, Sue Riches. Following on from this, we’ve also been working with some fantastic bloggers who’ve in turn been putting puzzles together with elderly relatives.

We asked each of our bloggers to pick a puzzle to try with an older family member, then write about their experience and we got some brilliant stories.

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28th July 2017Feeling puzzled? How jigsaws can help you keep a healthy mind

In childhood jigsaws are a toy used to teach shapes, words geography and colours and provide focused, quiet time for children and parents alike. They’re used in waiting rooms to pacify, in schools to educate and develop fine motor skills, helping to prepare children for reading.

Jigsaw puzzles are a powerful tool for stimulating the mind, and that doesn’t stop post-childhood.

Research shows that carrying on the hobby into adulthood has quantifiable benefits. Studies, like the MacArthur study, have shown that keeping the mind active with jigsaw puzzles and other activities that engage the mind can result in a longer life expectancy, a better quality of life and reduce chances of developing certain types of mental illness, including memory loss, dementia and even Alzheimer’s Disease.

Adult jigsaws help the mind as they require concentration and represent a difficult challenge to be overcome. Identifying the right puzzle piece, finding it and slotting it within a continuously growing image requires focus and creativity, logical and spatial thinking. And develops all of these skills.

Visual perception and coordination are improved through puzzle building, adults and children who are encouraged to configure these pieces often experience enhanced creativity, problem solving and motor skills.

Puzzle building can also be therapeutic. As the puzzle comes to completion and more pieces are matched, the brain releases the feel-good chemical known as dopamine. Dopamine also plays a key role in both memory improvement and learning ability. And unless you are building a puzzle against the clock, the relaxing pastime often lowers blood pressure and reduces anxiety.

Our recently appointed ‘Minister for Jigsaws’, Sue Riches is putting the benefits of jigsaws into practice with her own jigsaw club, Piece Together. The club was founded to encourage people to socialise whilst keeping their brain active by completing puzzles. Piece Together has accrued a growing library of jigsaws and is extending the club’s jigsaw based services out to local care homes, retirement flats, hospices and drop-in centres allowing more people to enjoy the benefits of adult jigsaws.

The key is picking the right adult jigsaw, and our catalogue includes a huge variety of difficult puzzles for those who want to really push themselves and some which are much simpler to complete. Picking not just a visually impressive but also the right difficulty is key. If you need inspiration, we’ve picked some of our most difficult and most relaxing adult jigsaws to give you an idea:

Pencil Collage Jigsaw Puzzle - By Maureen Rupprecht

This is one of our trickier adult jigsaw puzzles, ideal if you are looking for an extra difficult jigsaw challenge. This traditional high quality wooden jigsaw puzzle would make a great gift for any puzzle enthusiast.

The Cove Jigsaw Puzzle - By Christopher Rogers

Kynance Cove depicted here is in Cornwall and considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with dramatic cliff walks, wild flowers and geological features. This adult jigsaw is not the most difficult but is tricky enough to be enjoyable.

Kaleidoscope Jigsaw Puzzle - By Chris Ceaser

A beautiful nature scene by Chris Ceaser. This wooden jigsaw puzzle is made extra tricky by the use of repetitive colours and the mirrored reflection effect on the water. To make the puzzle even more difficult to complete the puzzle has irregular edges, so if you are looking for a challenge, this one could be for you.

The 17.30 to Swanage Jigsaw Puzzle - By Gerald Savine

An old steam train puffing through the countryside, the 17:30 to Swanage is a beautiful setting of luscious fields and captivating castle ruins. This British adult jigsaw puzzle makes a fantastic gift for any trainspotting lovers.

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18th October 2016Come and visit us at the Spirit of Christmas Fair!

Come and visit us at the Spirit of Christmas Fair!

If you’re already starting to get excited that the Christmas season is just around the corner, you may want to visit us at this year’s Spirit of Christmas fair!


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6th October 2016Celebrate National Jigsaw Day on 3rd November!

Celebrate National Jigsaw Day on 3rd November!

On Thursday 3rd November we will be celebrating the second annual National Jigsaw Day. It’s the perfect time to celebrate all things jigsaw, when puzzle enthusiasts are encouraged to take some time out of their day to ditch the gadgets, unwind and immerse themselves in a jigsaw.

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8th September 2016Wentworth Puzzles: The best of British craftsmanship

All of the wooden boards used for our jigsaws are sourced from FSC-certified sustainable forests. The Forest Stewardship Council is a non-profit organization that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. So when buying a product with the FSC mark you can be sure you are buying responsibly for the environment and that Wentworth puzzles are an eco-friendly product! 

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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.

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30th July 2015Review by blogger We're Going On An Adventure - Children's Personalised Photo Puzzle

Review by blogger We're Going On An Adventure - Children's Personalised Photo Puzzle
When our new personalised photo jigsaw arrived Ben had it out of the box in moments.  He was so excited to see his own photograph on the box and couldn't wait to get started.  There's something so special about personalised items isn't there?  The jigsaw is beautifully packaged in a sturdy box which has the photograph on the front and the pieces inside are stored within a dust bag for added protection. - See more at: http://www.goingonanadventure.co.uk/2015/07/wentworth-luxury-personalised-jigsaw.html#sthash.M5bP6M3w.dpuf
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