As one of the biggest towns in Cornwall, St Austell is also one of the largest shopping destinations with an excellent selection of multiple and independent shops. With its large population which grows dramatically when the tourist season starts, St Austell is enjoying a massive redevelopment project that looks set to secure the town as the ideal place to buy all kinds of products, including toys!
Whilst the closure of Adeba Toys in 2014 left the town without a dedicated toy shop, plenty of smaller shops have taken up the slack and introduced ranges of toys, gifts, games and models. The St Austell Model Centre on Market Hill has one of the finest selections of model railway products, construction kits and die cast vehicles in Cornwall. This business also incorporates Mad for Miniatures, a section that offers dolls house furniture and other smaller items for children and collectors.