Situated opposite Newcastle in Tyne and Wear, Gateshead has an enviable reputation as a terrific shopping destination. The MetroCentre - one of the biggest indoor shopping centres in Europe, hosts over 300 shops, several of which are big name toy shops such as Early Learning Centre and Toys 'R' Us. As well the usual High Street names however, Gateshead is also home to an eclectic range of independent toy stores, some of which you can see listed below.
If you are organising a kids party, a visit to Angel's Delight in Prince Consort Road is essential. They can create the most stunning balloon displays as well as organise the event from beginning to end. Toy Town in the Metrocentre and The Entertainer in Russell Way are probably the two biggest independent toy retailers in the region. Between them, they sell almost any toy imaginable, many of them heavily promoted on TV or in the press.