New Toymaster members and openings galore

Published on: 19th August 2019

Toymaster is pleased to announce a new member and several new stores from existing members which have joined the buying group’s portfolio.

Four branches of British Garden Centres have joined Toymaster. The chain, which prides itself on traditional family values, now operates 16 branches. As part of its aim to offer a complete family day out, each branch stocks a vibrant gift and toy offering, alongside garden goods. The new branches are:

  • Albrighton Garden Centre, Newport Road, Albrighton, Wolverhampton, WV7 3EE, Tel: 01902 374200.
  • Bressingham Garden Centre Low Road, Bressingham, Diss, IP22 2AB, Tel: 01379 688585.
  • Bridgnorth Garden Centre Bridgnorth Road, Shipley, Wolverhampton WV6 7EJ, Tel: 01902 700192.
  • Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0YA, Tel: 01889 574884.

Group buyer Emma Davis can be contacted on

Kilrush toy stockist The Leisure Centre has been welcomed as a new member. Located at Frances Street, Kilrush, Co Clare, Ireland, V15 A624, the store supplies the local community with a news agency, stationery, cards and toys.
Owner Sharon Reidy can be contacted by email on or Tel: 00353 86 3596068.

Long-serving member Starlings Toys has opened a new branch at Springfields in Spalding, adding to the chain’s existing four stores in Norfolk and one in Suffolk.

The new 3,800 sq ft store at Springfields will stock a wide selection of toys and feature an experiential Lego corner.
Managing director Jon Starling said: “Springfields is such a popular family destination and is a perfect location for our first store in Lincolnshire, allowing us to bring our brand to a wider audience.”

The address is Unit 42 A&B, Springfields Outlet Shopping, Camelgate, Spalding, PE12 6EU. Jon Starling can be contacted on 01775 713811.


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