The Family Box

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We know how precious family time is and The Family Box has been created to help you make the most of it. Perfect for kids of all ages, this box is sure to keep them out of mischief!

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The wee ones can follow the adventures of Wee MacNessie and her friends, Dolly the Dragonfly and Fergus the Frog, in Hazelnut Wood beside Loch Ness, in the Wee MacNessie and the Tartan Spots book.

The slightly older ones can go on an adventure with the Whiskers and the Pieces of Eight book. Set in Inverness Museum, this pirate tale follows Kate the Curator, who finds herself drawn into a plot to plunder the museum’s treasures. Will the Viking valuables and Jacobite jewels end up on a ghostly pirate ship? Or will Whiskers, the water vole, save the museum from impending doom?

The whole family can get involved and enjoy the outdoors with the Guided Nature Journal by Made in the Highlands. The journal includes guided activities to try outdoors, helping teach lifelong skills in appreciating nature and adventure.

For the days indoors, the Island Life Game Poster is perfect for family fun. This A3 poster game comes with a dice and coloured counters so everyone can get involved. All the artwork is original and represents life on the beautiful Scottish Islands.

For the artistic ones, the Hebrides Colouring Book will take you on an illustrated tour of the islands! Colour in images from Iona, Staffa, Skye, and more, with illustrations including Lews Castle, Highland cows, Scolpaig Tower, boats, Iona Abbey, Kisimul Castle on Barra, a croft house, Staffa, the Skye Bridge and a VW campervan on the beach!

A set of 12 A Whale of a Time branded mini colouring pencils is also included so you can get colouring straight away!

As an added treat to share with the family (if you want to, of course), The Family Box includes a bar of chocolate from Chocolates of Glenshiel.

The Family Box comes complete in A Whale of a Time gift box, wrapped in tissue paper and with A Whale of Time greetings card. Why not add that extra special touch by adding a personalised message?

  • Wee MacNessie and the Tartan Spots book, Ablekids Press (0-5 years)
  • Whiskers and the Pieces of Eight book, Ablekids Press (5-8 years)
  • Made in the Highlands – Guided Nature Journal
  • Camella Crafts – Island Life Game Poster, A3 with dice and coloured counters
  • Baile Mor Books – Hebrides Colouring Book
  • A Whale of a Time – 12 mini colouring pencils
  • Chocolates of Glenshiel – 70g bar of chocolate

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Shipping Policy

We are delighted to be able to ship A Whale of a Time gift boxes across the UK. Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £2.95.

All orders received by 10pm will be dispatched the next working day (Mon-Fri).

We use Parcelforce to fulfil our orders and deliveries are usually received within three working days.

If you’d like to select the date to send your gift, simply select the delivery date on the calendar when placing your order. Please note that you will need to select the dispatch date so please allow three working days for the delivery to arrive.

Our parcels are dispatched from our partner’s warehouse. When your gift box is on its way you will receive a text message saying that your parcel has been sent by CRU (HIGH SPIRITS) LTD by Parcelforce with an estimated arrival time.


Refund Policy

A Whale of a Time aims to bring you quality products from independent producers in the Highlands and Islands, thoughtfully curated into gift boxes for a variety of occasions and celebrations.

Some of the producers we work with are small and this can mean that there are sometimes supply issues. In some cases, this might mean that we substitute a bar of chocolate for a different flavour than the one shown. Any substitution will be reasonable, if you order whisky we won’t send you vodka and if you order tea, we won’t send you coffee!

We hope this doesn’t happen but if your order arrives damaged or the quality is not as you would expect, we will provide a replacement or refund.

Please provide a photo of the damage so we can make sure this doesn’t happen in the future, together with your order number, to and we will arrange a replacement or refund.

Returns can be accepted in line with UK distance selling regulations. Some of Buy Britain’s sellers offer longer returns periods – check on the “Shipping” tab for further details.

You should notify the seller using the “My Account” page on Buy Britain within 14 days of receiving the item(s), and you then have 14 days to return it/them to the seller within 14 days.  

Any item(s) you wish to return must be unopened and unused, in the same condition as delivered to you. 

The only exceptions to this are those items that come with hygiene or sanitary seals (for example face masks, underwear, earrings, piercings, etc.), where the sanitary/hygiene seal must be present and unbroken for a refund to be considered.

Any postage paid separately will not be refunded and, unless specified by the seller, you will be responsible for any return postage and packaging.

Once the seller has received the item, they should provide a refund within 14 days.

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