Whirligig Toys - Canterbury Toyshop
Whirligig Canterbury Toy Shop

Whirligig’s Canterbury Toyshop

22 Sun Street, Canterbury, CT1 2HX – 01227 504237

Open Monday – Saturday 9.30 – 5.30, Sunday 10.00 – 4.00

A fantastic collection of creative toys that will inspire you.

Located just by Canterbury’s iconic cathedral, just before the independent area of the King’s Mile – we have the best view of the cathedral in town through our back window!

A great area of town to discover, where everybody heads at lunchtime…

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Canterbury Toyshop manager

Our store manager, Gemma.

What will you find in the Canterbury Toyshop?

Our latest fascination…

With summer finally here, we are really excited about a new range of Usborne books.

Simply, the are bugs to spot, trees to spot, flowers and plants. Amazing information and illustration brings the garden and the outdoors to life and will get children involved in where they are.

At £2.99 each, these are a charming little present that the whole family will enjoy.

Whirligig Toys - Canterbury Toyshop

Our latest discoveries table

Whirligig Toys - Canterbury Toyshop

Really interesting models to build

Whirligig Toys - Canterbury Toyshop

Great logic and thinking games

Whirligig Toys - Canterbury Toyshop

Toys to stimulate the youngest children

Manager’s Special

Our amazing photicular books contain images that come to life when you move the books – always a favourite.

This month, we’ve combined them with another favourite – our delightful finger puppets.

During July, when you buy one of the photicular books, you can choose a finger puppet friend to go with it for free!

Come in and choose.

Whirligig Toys - Jungle Photicular 1

This month’s competition

We have a special summer competition this month!

Our fascinating 3D houses have been so popular, and here is a new one – an ice cream parlour. Full of great detail and delicious flavours to put together – this is a building project that might make you hungry!

All you need to do to win this is to send us an email to canterbury@whirligigtoys.co.uk telling us what your favourite flavour of ice cream is – we will pick an answer at the end of the month, and the winner will have their own ice cream station to build. Enjoy!

In the news

Peter was recently visited at the shop by the Canterbury Journal when they asked, “Does this man have the best job in Canterbury?” Here Peter shows some of our favourite products and explains the Whirligig Philosophy.

Marjorie’s Christmas Letter

Many of you will have followed the fascinating story of Marjorie over Christmas last year. The clips from the BBC news are here to watch if you missed it! Just so you know, the family were located and have since visited the shop and we were delighted to hear more about the letter and their link to their past.

Whirligig Toys - letter from 1898

Some of our recent winners….

A medieval masterpiece


Amazing painting skills


Sequin art perfected

Whirligig Toys - I Made This windmill

The windmills of your mind!

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

Whirligig Canterbury Muddy Stilettos Award 2018

Winner – Muddy Stilletos Best Kent Children’s Business

Whirligig Toys Christmas Window Award

Winner of the Judges’ and People’s Choice Award for best Xmas window!

Whirligig Canterbury 2nd Birthday Celebrations

Second birthday celebrations!

Whirligig Toys - Let Toys Be Toys

Winner of the Let Toys Be Toys Toymark award for good practice

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