Wentworth Wooden Puzzles and How They are Keeping the Family Together

Wentworth Wooden Puzzles is a Wiltshire-based company that manufactures and sells traditional sustainable wooden jigsaw puzzles. Their puzzles are unique because not all pieces are regular ‘puzzle shapes’ but relate to the theme of the image. A traditional toy that has been around for centuries, puzzles are an excellent activity for kids and adults alike (or together).

What are the Benefits of Playing with Wentworth Wooden Puzzles?

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Playing with wooden puzzles is not only fun for children, but it also has many benefits. Playing with wooden puzzles can improve your child’s concentration and creativity, strengthen their analytical thinking skills, and enhance spatial awareness and mathematical understanding. Moreover, playing with wooden puzzles can help children learn to cooperate and work together. When my children were younger we had lots of eco wooden toys for kids which they loved, so it stands to reason that they should move on to wooden puzzles as they get older.

Our Puzzling Family Tradition

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We have been doing puzzles together ever since the children were toddlers. Will and Albie were self-declared ‘puzzle geniuses’ because they loved doing them so much and learned to complete them in record time. It was a common sight for our lounge floor to be a carpet of completed puzzles.

Our tradition is to buy a new Christmas puzzle every Christmas, which will come out on Christmas Day once dinner has been cleared away. It’s a great way to keep everyone around the table, talking, having fun and working together. We try to pick tricky puzzles that will take a few hours so that people can come and go from the table over the afternoon. We have quite the collection of Wentworth Christmas Puzzles and this year have added the Regent Street puzzle, which is a beautiful reminder of many happy Christmas shopping trips to London.

Over the past couple of years since Lillie has been at senior school, her terms often start and finish slightly different from her brothers, so we will usually have a girlie day together. Sometimes we go out for breakfast and a bit of shopping, others we stay at home and have a movie marathon. This year, we decided to do a mixture, so we spent the morning shopping, and in the afternoon, we pulled out our latest Wentworth Wooden Puzzle – Blooming Wolf.

Blooming Wolf Puzzle

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The Blooming Wolf is a very special Wentworth Wooden Puzzle because it is shaped like the face of a Wolf instead of a traditional rectangle. This made us take stock of how we would usually tackle a puzzle by first finding all the straight edges. Instead, we started in the middle with the Wolf’s head-shaped piece and worked our way out. It was the perfect way to spend our afternoon together because we were relaxed, cosy at home and able to talk whilst we worked together as a team.

The Story Behind Wentworth Wooden Puzzles!

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Wentworth Wooden Puzzles dates back to 1991 when Kevin Wentworth Preston founded the company. Today they produce over 150,000 puzzles a year using state of the art, computer-controlled lasers.

Why You Should Start Building Your Own Family Traditions with Wentworth Wooden Puzzles

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When you are working with Wentworth wooden puzzles, you will find that they provide an opportunity for family and friends to work together and play cooperatively. You can use them to create a mental map of where your family originated from by putting together puzzles that show different landscapes and landmarks from various cultures worldwide. It is also a great way to teach children geography, social studies, and other subjects because it allows them to learn while playing.

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19 Comments

  • Kim Carberry

    November 3 at 10:27 am

    What gorgeous puzzles. I really like that wolf one, it is something a bit different. I love that the pieces are not just the traditional shape x

    1. Sabina Green

      November 8 at 11:59 am

      I think that’s what makes the Wentworth puzzles so special, they are totally unique x

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    November 3 at 10:16 pm

    I’ve been looking at their site trying to decide what Christmas presents to get. They do have a really lovely range with plenty of options to choose from.

    1. Sabina Green

      November 8 at 12:00 pm

      There are soooo many to choose from, I easily lose myself on their site x

  • Samantha Donnelly

    November 4 at 7:49 am

    I have a few of there puzzles and love them, they are great Christmas gift ideas especially as we head into winter and looking for things to do inside

    1. Sabina Green

      November 8 at 12:00 pm

      Yep! We are currently self-isolating so the puzzles are out once again x

  • Rhian Westbury

    November 4 at 3:07 pm

    Wow I’ve never seen a puzzle before that has rounded edges, that’s got to be a task and a half, but a nice one to do as a family x

    1. Sabina Green

      November 8 at 11:59 am

      They are great, they really make you stop and rethink how you face the challenge x

  • Jasmine Martin

    November 5 at 1:40 am

    I am a huge fan of puzzles. I hope to try some of these wooden puzzles out. I have never tried wooden puzzles out before.

    1. Sabina Green

      November 8 at 11:58 am

      Wooden puzzles are beautiful and they last so much longer too.

  • Indrani

    November 5 at 3:23 am

    Very interesting and brain training toy. They help improve concentration. Will check out for this in the shelves here.

    1. Sabina Green

      November 8 at 11:57 am

      They are beautiful, a work of art and great for concentration and mindfulness.

  • Laura le Roux

    November 5 at 4:44 am

    WOW these are so pretty! I love the wolf one.

    1. Sabina Green

      November 8 at 11:56 am

      I think the Wolf one is my favourite, it is so pretty.

  • Jupiter Hadley

    November 5 at 7:45 am

    These are so beautiful! I love the shapes of the pieces!

    1. Sabina Green

      November 8 at 11:56 am

      I love the shaped pieces too, it’s fun seeing how many you can find when you first open the box.

  • Marysa

    November 6 at 1:34 am

    What a neat puzzle! I have never seen a puzzle like that before. I would enjoy doing this with my kids.

    1. Sabina Green

      November 8 at 11:54 am

      I adore these puzzles, they feel so much more special than a regular puzzle.

  • Laura Schwormstedt

    November 9 at 2:24 am

    Ooh wow these puzzles look so cool and unique!! We love puzzles in our house and they make for a great rainy day activity

    Laura x

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