Welcome to the Wentworth Wooden Puzzles Press Office

Welcome to the Wentworth Wooden Puzzles Press Office

Products from this company are shipped to: all countries globally and are located in: United Kingdom

About

Since Kevin Wentworth Preston founded The Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Company in 1991, we have been producing unique and intricately crafted wooden jigsaw puzzles from our factory in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside.


We are at the cutting edge of jigsaw manufacturing technology and our skilled team uses state-of-the-art, computer-controlled lasers to produce over 150,000 puzzles every year. The Victorian puzzle-making tradition is reflected in our range of ‘whimsies’ – jigsaws with bespoke pieces which often reflect the nature of the puzzle itself (a watering can for a cottage garden scene or elephants and tigers for an African savannah scene, for example).


Wentworth Puzzles make perfect gifts and are a delightful distraction from the stresses and strains of everyday life. In a world where it’s easy to get consumed by the sole pursuit of electronic gadgets, you’ll find our unique brand of wooden jigsaws an entertaining and rewarding alternative. No matter what your age or experience, we have a jigsaw for everyone – from 25 to 1,500-piece puzzles to suit the amateur hobbyist or the hardcore veteran.

You can also give your jigsaw that extra, individual touch with our personalised puzzle service, where you can transform photos, paintings or drawings into your own custom-made jigsaws – ideal gifts for birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions.


There are now a growing number of Wentworth Puzzle enthusiasts around the world who buy direct from our website or mail order catalogues, plus an equal number who buy our puzzles as presents for family and friends. Our puzzles are also stocked by museums, galleries and gift shops around the world, including The National Gallery and The National Trust here in the UK. World-renowned corporations such as Virgin, have also commissioned our custom made puzzles for many different uses, from customer gifts to corporate videos and training events.

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Press Releases

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RISE IN POPULARITY OF YOUNG ADULT JIGSAW PUZZLERS SPARKS NEW GRADIENT PUZZLE TREND









































Wentworth Wooden Puzzles, a puzzle designer and manufacturer who have been making premium wooden jigsaw puzzles since 1991, has seen a massive jump in young people searching for jigsaw puzzles online, with the company’s sales in 2020 from the 18 to 24-year-old age group up more than five times on the previous year. As Wentworth realise the importance of catering designs for all of their customer base, they were keen to find out the drive behind the boost of this ever-growing new generation of jigsaw puzzle fans, as well as what kind of puzzles they find the most engaging.

Their research showed the rise in popularity of jigsaw puzzles for young adults accelerated at the beginning of lockdown. Puzzles aid mindfulness, relaxation and escapism, and coupled with a desire for less screen time this lead to a sharp rise in the popularity of puzzles. It also showed that younger puzzles are particularly partial to a relatively new jigsaw puzzle trend – the Gradient puzzle, a design that features lots of colour transitions. Rainbow designs, in particular, are driving the trend because they are extremely challenging.

As part of their research and to capture the challenge and appeal for younger puzzlers, Wentworth contacted some puzzle personalities to gather their motivations and reasons to puzzle; their insights were interesting and clear.






































"My mind is always calmer, and my thoughts are always sharper when I puzzle,” advised Amy, who works in microbiology research and is from Hong Kong. “Although it’s a simple process of hunting down and organizing pieces into the correct place, it is perhaps, the very simplicity that provides me with the right headspace to reflect and relax.” When asked if she would continue puzzling after lockdown ended, Amy added: “Pandemic or no pandemic, puzzling is here to stay for me - I just need to find more space to store the growing collection!"

























Another young puzzle fan, Nathan Tozer, is a 20-year-old mathematics student at the University of Bristol and a die-hard dissectologist. His Instagram profile @PuzzlesByNathan has reached over 80K followers over the last year with fans intrigued by his jigsaw time lapses. Many of his most popular videos feature gradient style jigsaw puzzles, and he often comments in his captions that these colourful puzzles are especially satisfying and addictive.

Nathan believes that one of the many benefits of puzzling for young adults is their effectiveness in combatting study stress.

“I’m often asked why as a university student in my prime years I choose to spend my time putting thousands of little pieces together, instead of doing the stereotypical student things,” he comments. “My answer is that with all the deadlines, coursework, and exams week in week out, there are times where it feels as if I’ve been almost swamped. Taking a break to do a puzzle is just like pressing a reset button. It allows me to pause relax and then revisit my workload with a more-level head, being much more productive.”

“There’ll be many young adults who will have picked up a puzzle for the first time in the past year or so and have fallen in love with them and engraining them it into their working week,” he says.

While Wentworth is renowned for its traditional style and fine art wooden puzzles, the company continually strive to ensure their puzzle range exciting, challenging and inclusive. In response to the demand for gradient puzzles from younger puzzlers, the product team has been hard at work curating a collection of challenging, gradient puzzles with a ‘Wentworth Twist’. By combining rainbow colours and geometric shapes with their extra difficult puzzle piece cut patterns, and an uneven edge around the outside, they have produced an exciting range of products that will delight new and experienced puzzles of all ages.

The collection is made up of eight exclusive puzzle designs. Because of the anticipation and demand they were experiencing, two of the puzzles were launched in April and instantly became best sellers amongst younger adult puzzlers. The hotly anticipated remaining 6 designs will launch on July 13th .

Sarah Watson, Wentworth Puzzles’ Managing Director says: “We have done extensive research into adding more contemporary and modern designs to our repertoire, to interest and intrigue the younger puzzler. Last autumn we launched a whole collection of “Cool and Contemporary” puzzle art, dedicated to modern, quirky images and we plan to carry this theme on in future product releases. We are very pleased with the reaction to the gradient puzzles so far and we hope that our customers enjoy the full release later in the summer.”






































WATER DROP

A drop in a rainbow ocean - a beautiful and life-like ripple forms the centrepiece of this extra difficult gradient puzzle. Luckily at the end of the rainbow is the pot of gold - the achievement of having completed such a challenge! How long will it take you?

Available in 287 pieces






































HARLEQUIN DIAMONDS

We think this puzzle is the very definition of irregular! This Harlequin pattern looks like a patchwork quilt of rainbow coloured diamonds sewn together, to make an extra difficult gradient puzzle.

Available in 260 pieces






































COLOURFUL MESH

This one will be difficult to sort the colours, as it doesn’t follow the typical colour scale and order, but it all adds to the fun. The two long edges have notch shapes taken out to add a further tricky twist.

Available in 258 pieces






































MEDITATIVE LINES

This warped rainbow design makes a perfect extra-difficult gradient puzzle for adults. Designs by Eduard-ArtBeats, this interesting pattern is sure to intrigue and entertain. What makes this jigsaw puzzle extra tricky is the strange edge around the outside, with notches taken out at different intervals

Available in 282 pieces




































RAINBOW FEATHERS

Silky soft and sleek feathers in every colour combine in camouflage to make this beautiful gradient puzzle for adults. The plumage adds an interesting texture which intensifies the extra difficult cut pattern made up of interlocking, tessellated puzzle pieces.

Available in 251 pieces























In the meantime, Wentworth hopes that young adults continue to find jigsaw puzzles useful for mindfulness, mental health and wellbeing for the future, and are excited to keep responding to the needs/wants/demands of the next generation of puzzlers


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Notes to editors: For further media information please contact Wentworth Puzzles Marketing: lidiah.blundell@wentworthpuzzles.com (07570700886) or kate.bishop@wentworthpuzzles.com

Nathan and Amy are also available to provide further comments. Please get in touch with Wentworth Puzzles Marketing for their contact information.

















































ABOUT WENTWORTH

Inside every one of Wentworth's boxes you will find one of their premium quality wooden jigsaw puzzles, made from start to finish at their factory in the heart of the British countryside since 1991. With intricately handdesigned laser cut pieces including their charming ‘whimsies’, each puzzle guarantees to delight and tantalise you for years to come and are a delightful distraction from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Based in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, Wentworth Wooden Puzzles produce beautifully crafted wooden jigsaws that represent the very best of British craftsmanship.

Wentworth aims to spread happiness as well as be sustainable in all that they do. All of their puzzles are made using wood from forests that are sustainably managed, and the box is made from recycled materials. No unnecessary plastic is used in the packaging process and Wentworth continue to do all they can to minimise the energy they use and recycle the waste they create. Most importantly the puzzles are made to last. So, whether you keep your Wentworth Puzzle as a family heirloom or pass it on to others to spread the joy, it is the ultimate in sustainability.

In a world where it's easy to get consumed by the sole pursuit of electronic gadgets, Wentworth’s unique brand of wooden jigsaws are an entertaining and rewarding alternative. No matter what your age or experience, Wentworth have a jigsaw for everyone – from 25 to 1,500-piece puzzles to suit the amateur hobbyist or the hardcore veteran






































07/06/21

Wentworth Wooden Puzzles collaborates with the National Trust on latest collection of Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles














































Wentworth Wooden Puzzles are continuing their close and ongoing relationship with the National Trust, by releasing a stunning new collection of wooden jigsaw puzzles, featuring wildlife found at National Trust locations.

The collection is designed to raise awareness of the birds and animals that call these locations home, and the conservation work the National Trust undertakes to care for them, while also providing a sustainable and fun wooden puzzling experience for adults to enjoy.

Ben McCarthy, Head of Nature Conservation at the National Trust commented that Wentworth Puzzles’ support helps them deliver their ambition for nature recovery.
“Through our conservation programmes, we are restoring important wildlife habitat and threatened species at the places we care for and seeking more opportunity for people to experience the natural beauty in our care."
 
Wentworth Wooden Puzzles had been making wooden jigsaws for National Trust shops for more than 10 years, offering visitors the chance to take home a long lasting reminder of their visit.

In spring 2020 Wentworth Wooden Puzzles launched an exclusive jigsaw puzzle collection, featuring 21 National Trust gardens and properties including popular locations such as Stourhead in Wiltshire, Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire and the famous Rose Garden at Sissinghurst in Kent.
In spring 2021 the collection was refreshed with a further six puzzles, featuring beautiful blooms and flowers, which worked perfectly alongside the National Trust’s Blossom Watch campaign.

The ongoing collaboration between Wentworth Wooden Puzzles and the National Trust is based on common values. Caring for the nature, beauty and history is at the heart of the National Trust, which is a passion shared by Wentworth Puzzles, who aim to be sustainable in all that they do.

Sarah Watson, Managing Director of Wentworth Puzzles said: “We share the same ethos as the National Trust in relation to highlighting the importance of conservation, and we are delighted to be able to support them with our latest puzzle additions. We hope that through highlighting the amazing wildlife in the UK, our collections will be embraced, and cherished by animal lovers, with the proceeds from the puzzles helping to support the National Trust.”

Michaela Davies, Brand Licensing Manager, National Trust said:
“We care for 500 places, including 250,000 hectares of countryside and 780 miles of coastline – including forests, moorland, parkland and nature reserves, through to the valleys and mountains of the Lake District and Snowdonia. Accessing these spaces has meant so much to so many, particularly in the past year, and we are excited that this collection of stunning wildlife jigsaw puzzles will generate income to help us deliver our ambition for nature’s recovery and to care for these special places and for everyone, for ever. “
 
The jigsaw puzzles are made using wood from sustainably managed forests, and the outer gift box is made in the UK from recycled materials. All puzzles in the National Trust collection are completely free from single-use plastic. As these premium puzzles are made from wood, they are extremely durable, meaning they last for many years and are often passed down as family heirlooms.
From all sales of puzzles within the National Trust collection, a minimum of £5,000 will be given to the National Trust to help them look after nature, beauty and history. For everyone, for ever.

About the new collection:
The collection is made up of seven image designs, which are all photographs taken at National Trust locations. The designs have been carefully chosen to highlight the diversity of wildlife in the UK, while being an engaging puzzle experience. Each of the puzzles are available in both 250 piece and 500 pieces, with five of the designs also available in 1,000 pieces.

All puzzles are available to purchase online at www.wentworthpuzzles.com with prices starting from £29.95 for a 250 piece puzzle.

 







































PUFFINS ON FARNE ISLAND

The puffin is one of the country's favourite birds. With its beautiful markings, strikingly coloured bill it is a bird that has endeared itself to millions. Though often known as a sea parrot, in Northumberland, the bird is known as a 'Tommy noddy'.

Available in 250, 500 and 1,000 pieces.























SWAN ON LAKE WINDERMERE, CUMBRIA

The Mute Swan is a common and welcome site when seen gliding gracefully on lakes, rivers and canals across the UK.

Available in 250, 500 and 1,000 pieces.





















































GREY SEAL PUP ON THE BEACH

Blakeney Point in Norfolk is home to England's largest grey seal colony and is a great place to view the grey seals and their pups between late October and January. Be careful not to disturb them though, as it’s the quiet and remote nature of Blakely Point that draws the seals there in the first place.

Available in 250 and 500 pieces.























TWO OTTERS AMONGST LILIES

A duo of cheeky looking otters are playing amongst a bed of lily pads. Their curiosity has got the better of them, so they've popped their heads up to find out what's going on. Otters used to be notoriously secret, but nowadays are happy to be spotted by passers-by, particularly during the day.

Available in a 250 piece puzzle.






















































BADGER ON FARMLAND

Laying amongst the pretty purple flowers is one of the UK's most recognisable wild animals, the Badger. An unmistakeable icon of the British countryside.

Available in 250, 500 and 1,000 pieces.























DORMOUSE ON BLACKBERRIES

This Dormouse is having a great time munching on an abundance of blackberries! In summer they're fattening up on hazelnuts, seeds and berries ready for their hibernation, which starts in late autumn.

Available in 250, 500 and 1,000 pieces.





















































RED SQUIRREL AT A WOOLAND POOL

Looking out across a woodland pool, this beautiful red squirrel gazes upon its own reflection. Native to the UK, red squirrels have been around for thousands of years, and thanks to careful conservation efforts they are still thriving in many places.

Available in 250, 500 and 1,000 pieces.























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For more information please contact:
Lidiah Blundell, Digital Marketing at Wentworth Puzzles Lidiah.blundell@wentworthpuzzles.com
Claire Beale, National Trust Communications Officer at claire.beale@nationaltrust.org.uk















































About Wentworth Puzzles
Inside every one of Wentworth's boxes, you will find one of their premium quality wooden jigsaw puzzles, made from start to finish at their factory in the heart of the British countryside since 1991. With intricately hand-designed laser cut pieces including their charming ‘whimsies’, each puzzle guarantees to delight and tantalise you for years to come and are a delightful distraction from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Based in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, Wentworth Wooden Puzzles produce beautifully crafted wooden jigsaws that represent the very best of British craftsmanship. Wentworth aims to spread happiness as well as be sustainable in all that they do.
All their puzzles are made using wood from forests that are sustainably managed, and the box is made from recycled materials. No unnecessary plastic is used in the packaging process and Wentworth continue to do all they can to minimise the energy they use and recycle the waste they create. Most importantly the puzzles are made to last. So, whether you keep your Wentworth Puzzle as a family heirloom or pass it on to others to spread the joy, it is the ultimate in sustainability. In a world where it's easy to get consumed by the sole pursuit of electronic gadgets, Wentworth’s unique brand of wooden jigsaws are an entertaining and rewarding alternative. No matter what your age or experience, Wentworth have a jigsaw for everyone – from 25 to 1,500-piece puzzles to suit the amateur hobbyist or the hardcore veteran
 
About the National Trust
The National Trust is a conservation charity founded in 1895 by three people, Octavia Hill, Sir
Robert Hunter and Hardwicke Rawnsley who saw the importance of the nation’s heritage and
open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy.
 
Last year, the charity celebrated its 125th anniversary, and these values are still at the heart of
everything it does.
 
To help mark this significant moment in its history, the Trust has committed to achieving carbon
net zero emissions by 2030, and establishing 20 million trees to help tackle climate change,
creating green corridors for people and nature near towns and cities, running a year-long
campaign to connect people with nature and continuing investment in arts and heritage.
 
Ensuring everyone who visits feels welcome, and more people can access its places continues to
be another key aspect of the charity’s work.
 
Entirely independent of Government, the National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares
of countryside, 780 miles of coastline and hundreds of special places across England, Wales and
Northern Ireland.
 
The National Trust receives more than 26.9 million visits each year to the places it cares for that
have an entry fee, and an estimated 100m visits to the outdoor places looked after by the charity.
Together with 5.9 million members and more than 65,000 volunteers, they help to support the
conservation charity in its work to care for nature, beauty, history. For everyone, for ever.
























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