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Independent Toy & Gift Show

The last Independent Toy and Gift Show took place on 4th-5th April 2017 at Cranmore Park Exhibition Venue in the Midlands.

The 2018 show will move from its usual April dates to 1st and 2nd May to boost attendance and make it logistically easier for exhibitors to obtain samples of new products.

Formally known as Play-room at the Park, the Independent Toy & Gift Show is organised by Associated Independent Stores, the buying group that was formed when Youngsters went into receivership in 2008.

The show rebranded in 2012 which was helped by the opening of a new suite at the show's venue which has enabled them to expand significantly.

The 2017 show was considered the best ever, playing host to over 100 suppliers and took over not just the Platinum Suite but the Diamond Suite too.

The show provides retailers with an opportunity to meet with some major toy suppliers. Admission, parking and refreshments are all free for independent toy shops - and the central location in Solihull is designed to make it easy for retailers to attend. The purpose-built venue at Cranmore Park provides a calm and professional atmosphere with excellent layout and a contemporary conference and exhibition space.