Second Independent Toy and Gift show details revealed

Published on: 18th December 2013

AIS will be hosting the second Independent Toy and Gift show over 15-16 April 2014 at the Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre in Shirley, Solihull.Cafe-Image-2013300

With over 3,000 square metres of ground floor exhibition space available, exhibitors are able to maximise the display of their 2014 ranges and buyers can visit more than 90 stands during the two day show.

Miles Penhallow, toy manager, said: “We are very fortunate to have such a high-quality facility in which to hold our annual supplier show. We have excellent support from suppliers and are so pleased to see independents returning year on year. Following visitor’s comments last year, we have increased the size of the café and introduced more comfortable seating areas.”

K’Nex, Epoch and Trends UK will be showcasing for the first time. Independent Toy and Gift will also be the first occasion in 2014 that Hasbro, Mattel, Lego and Tomy will all be exhibiting under one roof in the UK.

Complimentary refreshments are available within the showroom at The Play-Doh Café with access to an outside courtyard seating area. All independent buyers of toys and children’s gifts are welcome to attend and enjoy a lunch sponsored by suppliers and freshly prepared by the in-house chef and his team.

Registration, admission, Wi-fi and ample parking are free for all independent Toy & Gift buyers. Visit, for a list of exhibitors, registration and a video of the 2013 show.

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