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Welcome to our website. We have been making our own products like toy farms, castles, doll’s houses and other commissions, together with our rocking horse and doll’s house restoration service since 1985, and understand what the customer wants in what has now become a niche market.
Traditional wooden toys have always been popular, and in today’s marketplace there is an ever growing demand for these time-tested and proven toys.

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What our customers say

Lizzi Robertson
Lizzi Robertson
22/12/2019
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Fantastic, I am so pleased with my sons farm. I can not wait until Xmas morning to see his little face!!! Thank so very very much. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New year
Christine Dixon
Christine Dixon
16/11/2018
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such a wonderful shop!!! great quality toys!!! cant wait to give these to my daughter over xmas!!! the man in the shop was lovely too!!!
Helen Bulman
Helen Bulman
24/10/2018
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lovely shop, great range of products and a very helpful and friendly owner
Faye Loughran
Faye Loughran
25/08/2018
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Just popped in to the toy works with our 23 month old twin boys and 5 year old daughter. Boys were delighted to see the working train in the shop, think they could have happily stayed, lovely to see the workshop too!
Bel Smith
Bel Smith
13/12/2017
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I just picked up my farm that I commissioned from the Toy Works and it’s amazing! Such a fab reminder of where I grew up and my son has been playing with it non stop since we collected it. Paul has done an incredible job, his farm brings back amazing memories for me of the real farm, which I didn’t expect! Paul was so patient from the onset, very friendly and listened carefully as I described what the buildings were used for. He was also very patient as I miscounted windows on the old buildings and had to leave numerous messages apologising that I’d got the details wrong! Great service and a gorgeous family toy to keep forever. Thanks so much!
Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson
05/03/2017
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the toy works is a one of a kind wonderland for kids young and old and is well worth a visit
Lisa Briody
Lisa Briody
26/01/2017
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Lovely shop and great customer service ,well worth a visit
Ian Woods
Ian Woods
10/12/2016
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Jan Treadgold
Jan Treadgold
26/10/2016
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Very refreshing to see toys that cultivate the imagination of play! I loved the Noah's Ark!
Vicki Ferguson
Vicki Ferguson
29/11/2015
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A really lovely shop with a great range of fabulous wooden toys. Paul is very welcoming and so helpful. Well worth a visit, We will definitely be going back,
Paulusmc
Paulusmc
18/02/2019
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Well worth a visit. Visited whilst staying the area. More from curiosity than anything else. Found it a fascinating experience with the owner very friendly and knowledgable. Gave me a tip for painting our grandsons wooden castle - thanks. Oh, and I bet you won't leave without spending £4.99....................
Heather W
Heather W
06/12/2018
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Personalised Memory Box We contacted Paul 2 years ago looking for a personalised, handmade wooden memory box for our grandson's christening and we couldn't have found anyone better. Not only did he build it with loving care to our exact requirements, he delivered it to my parents' house as we couldn't make it up from Lancashire. It is much cherished by and full of photos and cards and memories! Over a year later, we contacted Paul to make another for our next grandson's christening...he made an exact replica in record time...beautifully handcrafted, sending us photos along the way so we could choose lettering at a distance and making it exactly to our requirements. An amazing craftsman which is so hard to find and particularly one so keen to make what you want and to see it through your eyes. We'll definitely be back...what a find!!
Karen T
Karen T
22/08/2018
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Treasure trove Great wee find. The owner was restoring an old wooden rocking horse. There were dolls houses and a vast amount of lovely toys, games plus past treasures. Well worth a visit. Also recommend the coffee shop in front of it.
Claire H
Claire H
28/04/2017
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Aladdins cave A wonderful trip down memory lane for wooden and traditional toy lovers. Despite our kids all being teenagers the owner came up with a wooden toy/trick/magic puzzle which will keep them guessing for ages. Would thoroughly recommend and great to see a business like this these days.
Nick T
Nick T
26/10/2016
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Enthusiastic owner We came looking for the village bakery & found this excellent toy shop full of beautiful toys, many made by the owner. There were amazing farm sets & dolls houses. The simple propeller game was the biggest hit. Thank you
Neil Douglas
Neil Douglas
27/01/2021
Verified
Paul has just carefully repaired an old toy of my father's, something he had since his childhood and which I remember playing with as a child; sadly Dad died last year. Despite the job being a small one Paul took time to send me photos of work he had done previously and sent me photos and a video of the repaired toy before asking for payment. Excellent service, and I felt confident that my treasured possession was well looked after. I would highly recommend Paul to anybody.
Malcolm Findlay
Malcolm Findlay
06/07/2019
Verified
Great little shop selling a range of toys, mainly wooden ones. Some of the toys available are made by the owner including dollhouses and castles made from wood. There is also a little train that runs round the shop which takes a 20p coin to run (as a donation to charity).
Ian Hamblin
Ian Hamblin
07/05/2018
Verified
Cute toy shop with traditional hand made toys. Worth a quick visit and friendly owner.
richard tarn
richard tarn
30/07/2016
Verified
Great choice of traditional handmade wooden toys

What our customers say

Lizzi Robertson
Lizzi Robertson
22/12/2019
recommendsVerified
Fantastic, I am so pleased with my sons farm. I can not wait until Xmas morning to see his little face!!! Thank so very very much. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New year
Christine Dixon
Christine Dixon
16/11/2018
recommendsVerified
such a wonderful shop!!! great quality toys!!! cant wait to give these to my daughter over xmas!!! the man in the shop was lovely too!!!
Helen Bulman
Helen Bulman
24/10/2018
recommendsVerified
lovely shop, great range of products and a very helpful and friendly owner
Faye Loughran
Faye Loughran
25/08/2018
recommendsVerified
Just popped in to the toy works with our 23 month old twin boys and 5 year old daughter. Boys were delighted to see the working train in the shop, think they could have happily stayed, lovely to see the workshop too!
Bel Smith
Bel Smith
13/12/2017
recommendsVerified
I just picked up my farm that I commissioned from the Toy Works and it’s amazing! Such a fab reminder of where I grew up and my son has been playing with it non stop since we collected it. Paul has done an incredible job, his farm brings back amazing memories for me of the real farm, which I didn’t expect! Paul was so patient from the onset, very friendly and listened carefully as I described what the buildings were used for. He was also very patient as I miscounted windows on the old buildings and had to leave numerous messages apologising that I’d got the details wrong! Great service and a gorgeous family toy to keep forever. Thanks so much!
Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson
05/03/2017
recommendsVerified
the toy works is a one of a kind wonderland for kids young and old and is well worth a visit
Lisa Briody
Lisa Briody
26/01/2017
recommendsVerified
Lovely shop and great customer service ,well worth a visit
Ian Woods
Ian Woods
10/12/2016
recommendsVerified
Jan Treadgold
Jan Treadgold
26/10/2016
recommendsVerified
Very refreshing to see toys that cultivate the imagination of play! I loved the Noah's Ark!
Vicki Ferguson
Vicki Ferguson
29/11/2015
recommendsVerified
A really lovely shop with a great range of fabulous wooden toys. Paul is very welcoming and so helpful. Well worth a visit, We will definitely be going back,
Paulusmc
Paulusmc
18/02/2019
Verified
Well worth a visit. Visited whilst staying the area. More from curiosity than anything else. Found it a fascinating experience with the owner very friendly and knowledgable. Gave me a tip for painting our grandsons wooden castle - thanks. Oh, and I bet you won't leave without spending £4.99....................
Heather W
Heather W
06/12/2018
Verified
Personalised Memory Box We contacted Paul 2 years ago looking for a personalised, handmade wooden memory box for our grandson's christening and we couldn't have found anyone better. Not only did he build it with loving care to our exact requirements, he delivered it to my parents' house as we couldn't make it up from Lancashire. It is much cherished by and full of photos and cards and memories! Over a year later, we contacted Paul to make another for our next grandson's christening...he made an exact replica in record time...beautifully handcrafted, sending us photos along the way so we could choose lettering at a distance and making it exactly to our requirements. An amazing craftsman which is so hard to find and particularly one so keen to make what you want and to see it through your eyes. We'll definitely be back...what a find!!
Karen T
Karen T
22/08/2018
Verified
Treasure trove Great wee find. The owner was restoring an old wooden rocking horse. There were dolls houses and a vast amount of lovely toys, games plus past treasures. Well worth a visit. Also recommend the coffee shop in front of it.
Claire H
Claire H
28/04/2017
Verified
Aladdins cave A wonderful trip down memory lane for wooden and traditional toy lovers. Despite our kids all being teenagers the owner came up with a wooden toy/trick/magic puzzle which will keep them guessing for ages. Would thoroughly recommend and great to see a business like this these days.
Nick T
Nick T
26/10/2016
Verified
Enthusiastic owner We came looking for the village bakery & found this excellent toy shop full of beautiful toys, many made by the owner. There were amazing farm sets & dolls houses. The simple propeller game was the biggest hit. Thank you
Neil Douglas
Neil Douglas
27/01/2021
Verified
Paul has just carefully repaired an old toy of my father's, something he had since his childhood and which I remember playing with as a child; sadly Dad died last year. Despite the job being a small one Paul took time to send me photos of work he had done previously and sent me photos and a video of the repaired toy before asking for payment. Excellent service, and I felt confident that my treasured possession was well looked after. I would highly recommend Paul to anybody.
Malcolm Findlay
Malcolm Findlay
06/07/2019
Verified
Great little shop selling a range of toys, mainly wooden ones. Some of the toys available are made by the owner including dollhouses and castles made from wood. There is also a little train that runs round the shop which takes a 20p coin to run (as a donation to charity).
Ian Hamblin
Ian Hamblin
07/05/2018
Verified
Cute toy shop with traditional hand made toys. Worth a quick visit and friendly owner.
richard tarn
richard tarn
30/07/2016
Verified
Great choice of traditional handmade wooden toys