Wizards & Wonders – Twig’s Subscription Box
Magical tales of mystery, wizards, spells & more … fantastical screen-free learning with optional creative upcycling activities. For curious 7-12 year olds.
£15.00 – £120.00
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Series 1 - Twig's Fantastical Deliveries
Personalised copies of magical documents, chronicles and articles that mysteriously appear out of nowhere from the Magical Underground Archives of Roots!
Can be read over and over again!
*only one needed per family
Magical storytelling packed with hidden STREAM-based learning activities
… for children to develop critical skills needed in adulthood!
(Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Maths)
*with optional creative activities that upcycle and reuse simple things found around the home
What You Receive:
Up to 12 x Personalised Envelopes
1 x Roots Keepsake Box
(is included with 6 or 12 deliveries)
6* deliveries (save £32)
12* deliveries (save £80)
*delivered at the same time
A4 Parents’ Guide
Each envelope contains:
3 x Chronicles / Articles (A4)
1 x Roots Newspaper (A3)
1 x Geography with Sir Spillalot (A5)
1 x Archive Material Cover Page (A4)
Choose ‘Mixed’ or from the ROOTS Collections below ...
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our Mixed Collections of 6 or 12 Fantastical Deliveries must be read in order to crack the top-secret puzzle hidden within! (Each envelope is numbered accordingly.)
SPELLBINDING SCIENCE COLLECTION A
Wanted! Black Hex
A hideous Witch fails to report cauldron explosions and illegal use of sleeping potions! She must be caught!
DNA, Fingerprinting and Forensics
A fantastical theme park has its Grand Opening with a Deadly Nightshade Trail and more!
Collect and sow seeds with the Stinky Smelly Socks (SSS) Method
An important announcement claims animals from the human world are pretending to be unicorns.
Test if a unicorn is real using the magic of rainbows, after images and Newton’s Disc
SPELLBINDING SCIENCE COLLECTION B
Body of a Bunyip
Ancient remains of a gruesome ‘Bunyip’ are discovered and recorded in the Supernatural History Museum.
Build a model of a Bunyip’s heart (it works just like a human’s!)
Mother Goose’s golden eggs are snatched and held to ransom by the Bad Bird Bandits. Will her chicks survive?
Make a fantastical Super Sleuth Bird Feeder to catch the criminals!
MAGICAL TIMES Interview
A cantankerous Ogre uses a Memory-Sensory Time Portal to travel back in time to an age when he liked nice things.
Make your own portal and record where it takes you!
TREASURE OF TECHNOLOGY COLLECTION A
We Are Hiring!
There's been a break-in at the Dragon Trainers’ Fire Equipment store. Roots is hiring a Codemaster General and Cipher Commander to improve security.
Create your own Codebreaker and decipher the Top Secret Code!
The Big Move
ROOTS is moving again (after 12¾ years) ... who are the Witches Away Removal Team and what goes in a Bottomless Suitcase??
Create your own ROOTS Compass to help find your way around
Everyone in ROOTS is told to stay fit and healthy by ducking dragons, catching Pesky Imps, and lifting cauldrons the right way.
Join a ROOTS morning workout and make a Rooty Fruity Layered Smoothie
TREASURE OF TECHNOLOGY COLLECTION B
The Floating Banquet
A Yew Tree Wizard celebrates the discovery of the first ever Levitation Potion at a very special party.
Make a delicious Airy Fairy Pudding!
Annual Health Check - Big Foot
A hairy ROOTS creature has an allergy to annoying imps and a love of Greasy Goblin Burgers.
Make a Gigantic Giant’s Pitta Pocket
Calling All Centaurs
The Centaurs and Centaurides have a Warrior Challenge to prove they’re battle ready.
Take six tests to find out if you're worthy to enter the contest.
READ / RESEARCH / RECORD COLLECTION A
An Historical Record of Roots
The story of how ROOTS of Fantastical Matters began with the Splendiforousa Book of Enchantment, the High Sorcerer’s Potion, and the many wizards of the Universal Magicum Realm.
Find out about woodlant plants and animals
Studium of Wizardry
A sneaky peek into the diary of a trainee at the Studium of Wizardry.
Discover how the brain processes the sense of smell
Mads Eyentist’s Time Travel Portal
A Danish wizard in the Mystical Studies and Ologies Laboratory accidentally invents a Time Travel Portal.
Discover the world from the North to the South Pole and into the galaxies beyond
READ / RESEARCH / RECORD COLLECTION B
Extra-Ordinary Enchantment Experiment
The ROOTS Invisible Potions are not working properly ... with disastrous consequences!
Try out your own genetics experiment
How to Trap Goblins
Great Spectacolore - the Infinite Wizard - shares his favourite pongy potions for catching annoying Goblins
Make scientific reactions with simple kitchen ingredients
Quizard University Challenge
Two teams of Wizards compete in the first round of this famous ROOTS quiz at the Great Masters Hall.
Test your general knowledge and learn some crazy quiz facts
ENCHANTING ENGINEERING COLLECTION A
Roots Mineral & Gemstone Mine
A Colourful Quartz Mining Elf finds himself working alone in the ROOTS Mineral and Gemstone Mine.
Build a Conveyor Belt
Dear Aunt Spinosa
A Forest Imp saves the Sea Turtle eggs with some wizardy instructions found in a fantastical Time Capsule
Engineer a parachute design
The Loch Ness monster's identical twin is discovered living beneath a bright red lake in a bewitched volcano!
Build a Balloon Boat
ENCHANTING ENGINEERING COLLECTION B
Diary of Magus Festus
A 10½ year-old trainee wizard struggles with his studies … until he gets Mathemagician of the week and wins an extra hour of Dragon Acrobatics for his whole class!
Engineer a Troll Bridge
List of Endangered Spirit Species (LESS)
Wizard Majeek at the Protection Of Outgoing Fairies shares his list of endangered species, from Elves and Goblins to Pixies and Sprites.
Build a Ring Wing Glider
Wizard Oliver Doodah gets in a muddle in his Abracadabra Haberdasher full of extremely tall, teetery-tottery shelves and draws.
Build a Crank Winch
ARTFUL ART COLLECTION A
The Chief Veterinarian of Magical Beasts teaches his students how to care for a baby Phoenix (with a fire extinguisher nearby at all times!)
Make a Dragon Suncatcher or Night Light
From Pirates to Icebergs
The infamous Kraken monster shares his incredible experiences of evil pirates and incredible Arctic creatures.
Create magical multicoloured iceberg sculptures
Open Casting Call & Auditions
Dragons are needed for a full-length action film called “Dragon Fires 2 – The Cowering Inferno”, directed by Alfred Witch-Shock.
Create a film script and discover some incredible species!
ARTFUL ART COLLECTION B
134th Roots Talent Night
From the Abominable Snowman to Will-O'-The-Wisp's Twilight Troupe, an incredible list of performers compete for the winner's crown.
Build a Shadow Theatre and create a magical play.
Masters of Disguise
Students at the School of Supernaturalism take part in a Shapeshifter-Spotting challenge.
Make camouflaged Octopuses and record your results.
SOS! Save Our Salamanders
An extremely rare but vital ingredient in ROOTS potion-making is losing its power - help is needed!
Make a Lava Lamp
MAGICAL MATHS COLLECTION A
Broomstick Flying Licence
Witches take their theory test, Double-Decker Broomsticks are grounded and wizards discover why their beards helps them fly faster.
Solve the maths problems and crack the code
All Fired Up - Dragon Trainer
A Professional Dragon Trainer shares his experiences with a Silver-and-Gold-Winged Dragon.
Make a full set of Dragon Claw Extenders
Beasts & Beauties
Fable Trackers compare some rare and magical creatures, discovering their superpowers, danger levels and quirky characteristics.
Learn how to draw in scale
MAGICAL MATHS COLLECTION B
Magic Mirror Misfortune
Something strange has happened at the Cloaks, Furs and Scales Fashion Emporium and Miss Match’s customers slowly becoming invisible.
Find out how light is used to make mirrors work
Missing Florence Fidgertail
A flightless (and fidgety) mythical bird has escaped from the Muddle and Mystify Maze. She must be caught before the Labyrinth Spider gets her!
Make an origami Fidget Spinner
An extremely tall Giant starts his new job at the ROOTS library but he's far too tall to fit!
Plan and design a reading area according to the right dimensions
Discover the science behind The Magic with ...
Broomstick Flying Theory Test
How to Care for your Phoenix
Centaur Warrior Challenge
... and SO much more!
Meet 'Twig', a Tree Elf
and this year's Trainee Archivist,
who sends readers bundles of
archived newsletters and chronicles,
and copies of fantastical,
intriguing and interactive materials
that have landed on his tree root desk.
Learn about the scientific reactions
that make Remagickifying Lava.
Engineer some dragon claw extenders
and plant some magical seeds.
Discover an amazing world of dragons,
and learn about mythical anatomy
with mirror misfortunes, crazy Bunyips
and a rather unhealthy Big Foot.
Test your road safety knowledge
with a Broomstick Flying Licence,
and make some delicious ROOTS recipes
from fresh air and Bazoodleberries.
... and more!
And did you know … ?
“Octopuses and Kraken beasts have three hearts,
blue blood and a mini-brain in each arm!”,
“The word ‘Gymnasium’ means ‘naked exercise’!”
and “Every odd number contains the letter ‘e’!”
And discover the strange things
you’d find if you visited
Punkeydoodles Corners or Disappointment Islands.
Printed on eco-friendly recycled paper
your children's Roots adventure begins from
Twig’s Fantastical Delivery 1 (Series 1).
Other recipients and friends may be reading content
that’s further ahead or behind.
‘Twig’ this year’s Trainee Archivist in the most Magical Archive of all time, sends personalised copies of fantastical chronicles, documents and articles out to children.
... which appear mysteriously out of nowhere around their home.
If you ordered 6 or 12 fantastical deliveries, we’ll deliver them all at once with a Roots of Fantastical Matters Keepsake box
Place the first envelope (in the Keepsake box if one came with your order) somewhere for the child(ren) to find
The other envelopes can appear either monthly or at any interval that suits your family best!
Enjoy reading over and over again!
Magical whether or not children ‘believe’.
It’s totally up to the children if they do any of the activities mentioned. The product can still be fully enjoyed either way!
For curious 7-12 year olds who love all things 'riddle-y' and fantastic.
*add as many children’s names as you can squeeze on!
*Only one order is needed per family - add as many names as you can squeeze on!
This product - Twig’s Subscription Box is the 1st Series of Wizards & Wonders at Roots of Fantastical Matters
Wizards & Wonders - Woody’s Subscription Box is the 2nd Series of Wizards & Wonders at Roots of Fantastical Matters
The branded keepsake box has internal dimensions of 355x260x70mm
Please read the full product info.
We really care about our beautiful environment, so we use the most exquisite Eco-friendly Paper for all our magical papery things.
Really fun and engaging even for me aged 48!!
Lily Vaughan –
Really fast delivery. I wasn’t sure how my 9 year old would take to it so just bought one science one. He loves it so I wish I’d bought more but you get sent a discount code to make your next purchases cheaper – very happy with that.
These papers give a really fun quirky insight into a magical world. I’m enjoying them too!
What a brilliant product. Perfect for my bookworms.
So excited to discover this latest product from International Elf Service – it’s so so good.
We absolutely love this. My kids (11, 9 and 7) love reading stuff like this but to have all the activities woven through is GENIUS! It’s kept them busy. Can’t wait to try series 2!
I’ve never come across anything like this before. I wasn’t sure what my 7 year old would think of it but he’s really enjoying it! So pleased I bought the full 12 months.
Our kids 8 and 10 love this.
Amazing product. Our daughter is 6 and needs our support with reading this but it’s been fantastic to do together. So worth the money.
Debra C. –
I Love it I can’t wait to give it to my grandchildren.
So well thought out and such a fantastic immersive experience!
These are amazing – fantastic quality and so worthwhile. Totally recommend – my 7 year old loves them.
Absolutely fantastic product. Worth every penny. It’s not cheap, but you can see why. Illustrations on every letter are stunning. Quality of the print and paper is outstanding. It must have taken hours and hours of creative effort to come up with this package. Oh, and the stories! Wonderful stories. Highly recommend it.
Arrived quickly and the boys seem to really enjoy reading it all! They’ve made some pretty cool stuff from it too. Recommend.
Karlene Macken –
We started with Elfie’s Christmas letters, which all of my children have loved. When Roots came out, I knew they would love this too, and I was right. The documents have become well worn with all of the reading, even my youngest (5) loves to hear about what’s inside each envelope every month. My eldest two (10 & 8) are really enjoying the activities. Thank you
When I opened the box, I can honestly say, I could not be more more excited. Beautifully presented and wonderfully different.
Another fantastic product from International Elf Service! Really different and fun. Both our 10 and 7 year olds love reading this and it’s so nice to see them actually sharing for a change! Definitely recommend.
Emma Sykes –
I can’t recommend this Wizards product enough! Amazing quality and fast service.
My boys (8 and 7) are completely spellbound by this!
Our kids (6 and 8) are loving this. I hope there’ll be another series!
o.m.g my daughter is BEYOND excited about these…..her joy has exceeded my expectations…the first delivery has already been taken to school. thank you x
My daughter was so excited to hear from the Elves again during the year. Fabulously put together, full of fun and magic and very very sneaky learning, what’s not to love?!
Simona P –
We bought the first 6 deliveries and my two loved it so much I bought the next 6. I can’t tell you how pleased my 9 and 7 year old are with their Wizards deliveries. Brilliantly designed. And to see them having so much fun together making a conveyor belt from old boxes was such a treat.
High quality item with so much detail.
Kath Forum –
So my daughter just opened the box and her first envelope. The look on her face was so worth waiting for. I love these!
These are amazing! My 8 year old is so excited to receive the next one!
To say they are ‘ok’ would be an understatement!! They look absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to see their faces when they get their first one. I love the texture of the paper too. Really adds to that authentic look. Really well thought out and the envelopes are brilliant!!
Fantastic product … my daughter was thrilled when she received her first one and is looking forward to another one soon!
Sarah Jane –
Roots of Fantastical Matters is, well, fantastic! It has so much to see, read and do – all of which is truly magical! And the way the STEM/STREAM activities are hidden in the stories is SO clever. My two girls (aged 12 and 10 respectively) just love it. This is what they said: “I think Roots is fantastic. Very educational. It’s taught me a lot of things. And it’s hilarious!” and “When I first found the box I said OOOOOoooh! I wanted to open it straight away. It’s really colourful with lots of pictures to look at and loads of interesting stories. There are tonnes of activities which I like a LOT.” You can’t beat that for a couple of rave reviews!! Thanks International Elf Service – another brilliantly thought out project!
Sarah H. –
Roots of fantastical matters is an amazing product, they arrived so quickly and the box the packs are contained in is lovely. My son and I have enjoyed reading all the funny stories, doing the quizzes and making the potions. We have enjoyed the fun facts, and this has also got my son interested enough to go online and find out more information.
Michael H. –
great service and the pack is a lot of fun
Beautiful and magical! Really lovely set, so nicely done with care and detail. My 7 year old is enjoying his Roots deliveries so much. Thank you.
Absolutely beautiful! Magical tales, extremely luxurious paper… Love them and my boys do too xx
Amazing product. I was looking for something that would keep the magic alive for both my children and i was not disappointed. A lovely lovely product, illustrated and written beautifully.
The girls are in love with Roots. They are intrigued to find out all about the roots of fantastical matters. In fact my eldest daughter is SO pleased with Roots that she is intending to make it a feature of her joint birthday party with her sister in a couple of weeks and introduce all her friends to her new friend ’Twig’.
My parcel arrived yesterday! I have had a look and have shown a few friends who all think it’s wonderful!! They look amazing! So excited! Well done! An amazing idea! X
Great to have something so different. Excellent quality.
Dave Edwards –
I can’t rave about this product enough. Superb quality, fantastic idea and much more interesting than all the trash in the comics we end up buying! Totally recommend.
Pam Stoneleigh –
My 8 year old grandson couldn’t wait to tell me all about his special delivery! Very happy with my purchase.
We love this! The quality is incredible and my children have been quiet for AGES reading this! I enjoyed doing the Broomstick Flying Licence Theory test when they weren’t looking! Thank you for another fab product!
The package arrived today. It is brilliant. So professionally done. This should really get the kids imaginations working overtime!! Thank you so much for a very prompt and efficient service.
Wow! Wow! Wow!! Couldn’t wait to open this when it arrived. Everything looks amazing and I can’t wait for my girls to discover their first magical delivery!
Our special delivery arrived today… WOW! Thanks for the wonderful presentation, and gorgeously crafted. Thank you so much! Can’t wait to see their faces when they open the letters!
Really beautiful quality and a great keepsake as well. Fantastic service.
Our order [Roots of Fantastical Matters] arrived and my daughter is absolutely enthralled with it, she keeps asking me why she’s been chosen and maybe she is special somehow (she’s always been special to me but now maybe she believes it of herself) thank you so much for such a wonderful product you’ve made a little girl extremely happy.
Fantastic product, we’ve purchased the Christmas advent letters for a couple of years and our son loves them and always wanted something through the year too, so this is perfect, beautifully presented and very engaging. He is already looking forward to receiving more packs and completing the activities. Well done on such a lovely product.
Lara Williamson –
We’ve been customers of International Elf Service for about 6 or 7 years (I’ve lost count) – and always get the Christmas Advent Calendar letters. I ordered this and I have to say – it’s just stunning. The artwork, the quality of the paper, the content. Everything about it is fantastic. I left the first delivery out for my 10 year old son this morning and he absolutely loved it! He spent ages reading it all and made himself a set of dragon claws! Thank you International Elf Service for yet another outstanding product. Lara x
Arrived quickly. Really impressed with the quality and how educational it is. Would definitely recommend.
Laura C –
[Roots of Fantastical Matters is] something to keep the children occupied (and learning) through the school holidays!
A fun method of learning fabulous facts, delivered with eco friendly contents that won’t harm the environment. Also, something to direct them to when they’ve maxed out on screen time. I think this will be a particular hit with Harry Potter fans.
My children were sooo excited to receive this. They loved thinking up things to put in pongy potions and spent time creating them. They had no idea the activities were educational. Roots of fantastical matters really engaged their imaginations, which was made more special because of the personalisation. I would highly recommend this to anyone with young inquisitive children.
Michele Thackery –
My children were thrilled to receive their first copy of Roots. Its mix of fun activities and magical stories and information hooked them both, sparking lots of laughter, discussion and creative play. They read and read and reread it, each time finding something new to catch their imagination. As a parent, I loved that there were educational elements to the quizzes and puzzles but subtly hidden so that the children were unaware and could simply enjoy them at face value. Thoroughly recommend it.
I just wanted to let you know how much my kids love your paper. My daughter (9) races to the door so she can read it before her brother. There’s so much in it and I can often hear her giggling as she reads. We also love the artwork which is totally magical.
Thanks again and keep doing what you do!
With best wishes,
Amy Robinson (Ben & James Mum!) –
The boys (10 & 12) just opened their first delivery today! The box is gorgeous and the first months newsletter and stories are amazing! They already started building dragon claws and have been so engaged with the learning … that they didn’t even know they were learning. WIN!!! My youngest keeps asking when Twig will send the next one!
Annie B –
I received my order today and just WOW! It’s even better than I thought it would be! The quality of the keepsake box, the paper and the artwork is incredible. I can’t wait for my children to discover their first delivery. I know they’re going to love it. I can’t recommend this enough.
Roots is a fantastic product, we’ve purchased the Christmas advent letters for a couple of years and our son loves them and always wanted something through the year too, so this is perfect, beautifully presented and very engaging. He is already looking forward to receiving more packs and completing the activities. Well done on such a lovely product.
My daughter is 9 and Roots is absolutely perfect for her, she’s fairly advanced with reading so she’s read everything herself and is already decided that Twig has an evil brother who is trying to get into Roots to steal the secrets so she’s finding places in our house to hide her archive copies! She says it’s much better than the Ministry of Magic in Potter as they don’t let children be included I’m trying really hard not to give her the next envelope already and build the suspense longer as I just love the look of excitement on her face!