This small city is a popular tourist destination with one of the oldest and longest-running markets in the UK. Whilst the nearby Harrogate has more dedicated toy, pram and model shops, Ripon's The Market Square is undoubtedly the centre of the action. Several streets lead off it (including Kirkgate) where numerous bustling independent shops can be found - including Ripon's only toy shop.
The Knowledge Magnet has served Ripon and the surrouding area since 1997 when the shop was founded by Hazel Ketley and Dave Lehan. This store provides customers with high-quality toys at sensible prices - and sits very comfortably beside the eclectic mix of traditional stores and fashionable boutique shops that line this area of the city.