Accrington is historically a cotton and textile industries town. Following considerable town centre rebuilding, the Arndale Shopping Centre is the main focus of Accrington toy shops and other major stores. With the usual multiple groups offering a selection of toys, games and hobbies, Accrington's independent retailers sell good ranges of all the major brands.
Bebe-Nellie started life as an online only retailer selling children's toys and gifts, but now also has a retail shop in the town. Bluntzilla in Whalley Road sell a good selection of model construction kits, whilst Bugalugs in Blackburn Road is the place to go for a selection of baby and nursery items. Nearby, Blackburn toy shops have more specialist independent shops selling puzzles, dressing up outfits, gifts and toys to appeal to all ages.