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Major Toy Categories

Although many of the toy shops that you find on the High Street offer a broad selection of toys from popular brand manufacturers, if you're looking for something a bit more specialist you often need to delve a bit deeper to find the niche toys that you're after. This selection of specialist toy categories is designed to help you in that search. Our database of specialist toy shops is constantly growing, so don't forget to bookmark this page and check back regularly!


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3D Printing

As the price of machines gets lower, the days of 3D printing your own toys at home are becoming a reality.

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Action Figures

Action figures staple favourites include superheroes, monsters and robots.

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App Toys

App Toys are either those controlled by apps or those inspired by apps.

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Arts & Crafts

Children's imaginations soar with the finest in creative toys.

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Baby & Toddler

Encourage social development with toys for babies and toddlers.

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Bikes & Rides

Kids explore on two or four wheels with toys like bikes, scooters and go-karts.

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Cars & Vehicles

Buy toy cars, trains and boats as well as buses, diggers and other vehicles.

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Character

Character toys are popular as TV series and films attract spin-off products.

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Climbing Frames

Climbing frame shops sell toys that provide durability, strength and quality.

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Collectable

Toys stored in your attic may be valuable and collectable products.

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Construction

Toys sold by shops in this category help kids to build almost anything.

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Dolls

Dolls delight children with their ability to inspire a world of possibilities.

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Dressing Up

Fancy dress costumes are great for kids who can let their imaginations run wild.

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Drones

No toy category has developed as much in recent years as the Quadcopter category.

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Eco

These toy retailers all have earth-friendly and ethical polices in place.

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Educational

A constant flow of new toys that are good for your child’s development.

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Electronic

Shop for kids tablets, animatronic pets and many other electronic toys.

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Figures

Look for knights, princesses, farmyard animals or toy soldiers here.

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Furniture

A child's bedroom can have matching cupboards, wardrobes and beds.

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Games

Children's games stimulate the mind and encourage competetiveness.

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Gifts & Gadgets

Gadget shops stock items that are fun, amusing or just downright quirky!

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Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to stimulate your child's dexterity skills.

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Jokes

Retailers peddling bawdiness and tricks sums up the nations joke shops!

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Manufacturers

British toy manufacturers continue to develop many new products.

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Models

The fun of building a toy model is hard to replicate with any other type of toy.

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Multicultural

The companies listed here all champion multicultural toys and gifts.

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Musical

Find traditional toy xylophones, recorders and electronic drum kits here.

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Nursery

Find shops selling great nursery brands like Mamas & Papas and Silver Cross.

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Outdoor

Outdoor toys and games are the perfect way to keep your kids fit and active.

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Party

No kid's party is complete without all the decorations and partyware to go with it.

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Personalised

Personalisation is catered for with many different toys and gifts.

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Pocket Money

Toy shops have large sections devoted to low-value pocket money toys.

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PR Agencies

PR agencies combine innovation and clarity to their clients.

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Radio Controlled

Helicopters and animatronic robots are a few of the RC toys in the shops.

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Role Play

Budding mechanics, chefs or doctors love the great choice of role play toys.

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Science

Find gyroscopes and chemistry sets at toy shops science departments.

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Second Hand

it's clear that there’s a strong market for good, pre-owned toys.

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Sledges

Don't delay in finding the perfect sledge and toboggan retailers here.

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Soft

Find traditional stuffed animals and plush toys fitted with electronics here.

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Special Needs

Shops stock toys designed specifically for children with special needs.

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Tablets

The biggest growth area of children’s electronic toys is in tablets.

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Trampolines

Trampolining is great fun and offers kids a huge number of health benefits.

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Vintage

Look out for vintage Triang cars, Mobo rocking horses or Pelham puppets.

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Wholesalers

These companies supply toys or games in bulk for onward shop sales.

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Wooden

Many retailers specialise in nothing other than toys made from wood.

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