Whirligig Tunbridge Wells Toyshop

At Whirligig, we love to discover new toys and games. Our shops are constantly updated as we continue to find and adore different products. We create a newsletter once a month to share these ideas and let you know all about them.

Our latest, favourite discoveries…

Our Latest Newsletter…

Each month, Whirligig produces a newsletter full of our latest discoveries, special offers, competitions and exclusive deals for our customers. Click here to see this month’s information, and check out our recent editions

January 2019  

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Whirligig Toys - Discoveries Newsletter

Enter your email here to receive our free newsletter full of our latest discoveries and special offers.

You will also receive a £5 welcome voucher to use online when you place your first order of over £20.00

Our Latest Blog…

This month we’ve been looking at our favourite family games. During these dark winter days our thoughts turn towards sitting around the table with family and friends and having a good laugh with a classic game. So we’ve put together a list of toys that we think will help.

We also have a great archive of blogs here.

Whirligig Toys - Do You Look Like Your Dog?

In the news

Whirligig Canterbury has been in the local and national press recently with the heartwarming tale of a randomly discovered Victorian letter to Santa that inspired our award-winning Christmas window. Click on the video links to see us on BBC South East Today. Twice!

Whirligig Toys - letter from 1898
Whirligig Toys - Indie Retail Awards 2018

Independent Recognition

Peter Allinson at the House of Commons in November 2018 with our commendation as one of the UK’s top 25 independent retail shops.

Ruth George MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Small Shops, told those attending that she was delighted to “celebrate the creativity you bring to your businesses and the contribution you make to your communities. Strong independent retailers bring people into town centres.”

“Being shortlisted for the Best Small Shops competition is such an honour,” says Peter. “We were delighted to be recognised as a retailer who is making a difference on the high street and giving our customers an excellent experience. The small shops in Brighton, and across the country, contain so much innovation. They are run by passionate people who really know what they are talking about and who provide a stimulating environment where people love to shop. Whirligig is all about giving children memorable experiences through toys and play. We love what we do and our customers really respond to this. It’s great to have support from our local MP and many others from across parliament. We think this has been a great initiative and we were proud to be involved.”

Whirligig Toys - What makes a great toy?

In this video clip from Brighton’s Latest TV, Peter Allinson describes Whirligig’s award-winning philosophy and explains what makes the perfect toy!

And our latest winners…

Congratulations to the latest winners of our ‘I Made This Competition’ – great to see such happy faces!

Whirligig Toys I Made This Trex Model
As big as a T-Rex!

As big as a T-Rex!

Whirligig Toys I Made This Tobbie Robot

A robot that you can programme

Whirligig Toys I Made This Trojan Horse

The Trojan horse – up to no good!

Whirligig Toys I Made This Bat

Bats are not scary…

All our shops also have a new competition each month; click below to find each one!

Whirligig Brighton Toyshop

Brighton

Whirligig Canterbury Toyshop

Canterbury

Whirligig Chichester Toyshop

Chichester

Whirligig Tunbridge Wells Toyshop

Tunbridge Wells

Whirligig Toys I Made This Unicorn Model

Could you be a Whirligig Expert?

We love our toys and hope that you are going to love them as well. However, it is always lovely to have someone else’s opinion!

This year, Whirligig Toys are setting up a panel of reviewers – these are going to be real families, playing with toys and giving real opinions that we will then share with our customers. We are putting our plans together now, but if you would like to be involved, drop us a line at info@whirligigtoys.co.uk and tell us about yourselves and the makers in your life.

New opportunities at Whirligig…

Whirligig Toys are currently looking for a part time sales assistant in our Canterbury branch. You will be working with customers to help them choose the perfect present, merchandising the shop and working with a small team to help put our collection together. If you feel that you have proven sales experience and a real talent for selecting toys, we’d love to hear from you. Please send a CV and covering letter to canterbury@whirligigtoys.co.uk

Whirligig Toys Team Photo