Jigsaw Puzzles

Two Piece Farmyard Puzzles
  • Orchard Toys Educational Puzzles.
  • Designed for toddlers to match items.
  • Develop key skill areas for children
Jungle Two Piece Puzzles
  • Orchard Toys Educational Puzzles.
  • Designed for toddlers to learn what matches.
  • Develops observational skills.
Two Piece Fairy Tales Puzzle
  • Orchard Toys Educational Puzzles.
  • Designed for children to match items.
  • Develops childrens key skills areas.
Haunted House Puzzle
  • What lurks in this magic haunted house?
  • Rub the pieces to reveal the magic.
  • 50 piece magic puzzle for children.
Magic Castle Puzzle
  • A magical castle puzzle.
  • Rub and Reveal feature to show hidden pictures.
  • Fun 50 piece puzzle for children
Big Tractor Puzzle
  • Orchard Toys puzzle for learning.
  • Develops key skills at an early age for 3-6 year olds.
  • Contains 25 puzzle pieces.
Dinosaur Discovery Puzzle
  • Orchard Toys Learning Puzzle.
  • Designed to develop childrens key skills.
  • Contains 150 pieces, aged 5-9 year olds.
Big Digger Puzzle
  • Orchard Toys starter puzzle for learning.
  • Contains 20 large puzzle pieces.
  • Develops key skills at an early age.
Big Fire Engine Puzzle
  • Orchard Toys learning.
  • Helps young children develop key skills at a early age.
  • Contains 20 large puzzle pieces
The Big Bus Puzzle
  • Orchard Toys Learner Puzzle 15 Pieces
  • Develops observational skills at an early age.
  • Suitable for 2-5 years
Where in the Wood? Puzzle
  • Orchard Toy Learning Puzzles.
  • Develops observational skills.
  • Designed to help children understand the world.
Giant Town Jigsaw Playmat
  • Orchard Toys Learning Puzzles.
  • Develop an understanding of the world.
  • Designed to encourage decision making

Jigsaw Puzzles are the ultimate test of observation. They are oddly shaped pieces that tessellate together, and slot into each other to make one big picture.


In 1760 the first jigsaw was commercialised by a man named John Spilsbury. The original method to make a puzzle was to get a piece of wood and paint whatever was needed on it. Then to cut it out you would use a jigsaw to cut it into the desired shape; hence the name. The first types of jigsaws were actually called dissections and were usually pictures of maps, and the puzzle pieces would be cut where there was a national boundary. Cardboard puzzles came about in the late 1800s but were very slow to replace the original wooden ones because producers thought they looked cheap and didn't have a large enough profit margin. With the addition of the new type of saw, plywood became the new material to be used by manufacturers. Illustrations were glued or painted onto the front of the wood then pencil markings would show where to cut on the back.

What has changed?

Cardboard puzzles were only fully introduced in the 20th century. Instead of using a handsaw producer's start producing thin sharpened strips of metal that would cut through the card board after they had been shaped. They would be attached to a heavy press which would be released to slice through the illustrated cardboard. People have become enthusiasts in the field and have collected many of wooden and cardboard puzzles. Both types are of great value for such a little fee.

Our Idea

At Philip Morris we want to show everyone that jigsaws are still about. Whether you are looking for a starter puzzle like 'Big Bus' or a more collectable item like 'Where's Wally? Pirate Adventure.' We intend to stock what our customers could want. Puzzles amongst smaller children are very popular due to bright colours and the encouragement of making an object they enjoy. A puzzle isn't just a game either; it can be used as a learning device. Orchard Toys do a wide selection of starter puzzles aimed at young children that could be just right to get your child's first words. Come in store to see our collection, or phone up to ask if we have what you are looking for.