Cheshire Toy Shop was opened on 31st October 2013 by sisters Sue and Jane. Yes, Halloween – let’s say it was coincidence – although we do love to dress up!
Since then the business has grown and we have now moved to be a totally online toy shop, (with the occasional pop up event).
But, don’t worry, you can still buy all the lovely traditional toys which we are known for.
We have also kept in touch with Glebe Farm, where our bricks and mortar shop was based – you can use our FREE Click and Collect service from our collection point there.
Glebe Farm is a family friendly visitor attraction, so it’s a great place to visit with the children. It’s really easy to get to, as it’s right off the A34, close to J17 on the M6. Please see the VISIT page for more details about what’s at Glebe Farm.
About our toys
All the toys in the shop are selected by Jane and Sue. We are not interested in fads; we love toys that last, give great play value, are value for money – and most of all FUN!
About our brands
It all starts with the brands we choose and we visit all the major toy trade shows to keep us up to date with what’s new, and to meet our suppliers. We stock classic wooden toys from Brio World, Bigjigs and Melissa and Doug, collectable toys from Sylvanian Families and farm toys from Tractor Ted.
We are particularly fussy when it comes to arts & crafts. So many kits have more packaging than content and our aim is to ensure that children make something which is age and skill appropriate – and give great results!
Jane has worked in customer service of one sort or another all her working life, with a stint in industry before running art and craft workshops for children and adults in schools, nurseries, holiday schemes and children’s centres.
Her “official” interest in toys came when she worked as a sales rep visiting schools and nurseries with educational resources (toys!).
Jane loves walking her rescue Beagle, visiting dog friendly pubs and finding dog friendly caravan sites.
Sue has been immersed in retail for years and has now taken more of a back seat from the toy shop as she runs the successful online jewellery shop just BE jewellery.
We love to help
It’s our absolute pleasure to help customers choose a suitable gift, so please ask!
We offer a gift wrapping service too so you can send a complete gift to the lucky boy or girl.
So next time you are looking for a suitable gift, do get in touch, I’m sure we can help you find something perfect!