Toycraft in Chester celebrates 50th anniversary

Published on: 18th November 2015

Founded in 1965, the shop offers more than 6,000 product lines and sells online.

toycraft480To celebrate its anniversary, Toycraft is running a competition offering one customer a £100 gift voucher. There will also be a party atmosphere on 26th November with bubbly and balloons.

Toycraft is one of the region’s top stockists of Brio toys including its wooden train sets and stations complete with drivers and ticket office staff.

The store also stocks Lego,  Playmobil and Sylvanian Families as well as art and craft items and educational toys.

Bev Lucas bought the business after spending her childhood pocket money in the shop. She said: “I used to love visiting Toycraft as a child. Everyday we meet parents and grandparents who shopped here as children and now bring their young ones in. The shop has never lost its Aladdin’s cave appeal and it’s wonderful to see children’s faces light up when they find so much to choose from.

Toycraft employs 12 people aged 18-60 and is open every day of the week. Prices start from 45p in the pocket money collection up to £500 for a mohair Steiff heirloom bear.


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