A year in review: Our favourite projects from 2023!

Breakfast with Santa activity pack for children

Its been a prosperous year for Craftis in 2023. Our manufacturing facilities here in the UK and the Far East has produced over 20 million children's products for distribution across the UK and European markets.

Working with a number of international brands and smaller independent businesses, Craftis has continued to design and innovate a number of new products, with cost conscience budgets and sustainable materials, ready to engage more children than ever before.

With so many amazing bespoke projects to choose from, here are some of our highlights:

3D Fruity Fun
Proud to be Britvic's Fruit Shoot  official supplier for children's activity packs and crayons, Craftis has now worked together on four campaigns across 2023. Celebrating seasonal events, (Easter, Summer holidays, Halloween and Christmas), children are immersed in the world of Fruit Shoot with access to the free Craftis App where they can bring their colouring-in to life.

We have been involved in so many exciting projects over the whole of 2023, it's hard to pick only one! 

One of my favourites has to be the collaboration between Britvic/Fruit Shoot ™ on both Fruit Shoot for the Moon, and their Berry Merry Christmas campaigns.

With an initial theme, we created some really exciting children's activities including festive puzzles and a 3D pop out Santa drinks bottle character. Working with augmented reality, we created a playful juggling Santa and a flying bottle rocket around the moon! We pride ourselves on innovation and having the ability to create something magical and exciting for children to enjoy. This one definitely hit all of those areas in abundance!

Andrea Hutchinson-Smith, Design Manager

Breakfast with Santa
One of our favourite events of the year! Children across Mitchells & Butlers brands: Harvester Restaurants, Toby Carvery, Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery, Sizzling Pubs, Ember Inns and Premium Country Pubs receive a special Santa sack, filled with presents to accompany their meal. Not only do these gifts entertain children at the table, but these premium children's activity packs can be taken home as a reminder of a great family dining experience.

A Center Parcs Institution

The Pancake House restaurants found at Center Parcs sites across the UK, is a firm favourite for families dining out. Set in an amazing location overlooking the lake, children are given their own branded binoculars to spot the wildlife in the grounds. Together with chef's hats, design your own pancake activities and a range of family games, guests are provided with various layers of activity, that helps teams to provide a great family dining experience. 

Since launching these products with The Pancake House at the start of 2023, the team and guests loved them so much, we are now already onto our 3rd production run! 

Suzanne Halpin, Managing Director