Although Hastings is perhaps most famous for being connected with the Norman Conquest, it has set out to become a "modern European town’’ that attracts business and enterprise as well as tourists. Priory Meadow is the town's main shopping centre, with numerous well-known stores such as Top Shop, Marks & Spencer and Next. In terms of toy shops, Hastings has a couple of big-name shops such as Mothercare, The Early Learning Centre and Game.
However, there are also some smaller, more niche toy shops where the keen shopper can be sure to find toys that are a little bit out of the ordinary. Try Childrens Treasures in George Street or Reynards Gifts in Castle Street for a good mix of traditional and modern toys to please all age groups. Manor Models in Queens Road sells construction kits, paints and accessories to a wide age range of children and adults who still enjoy this absorbing hobby.