AN award-winning toy shop is soon to open its doors in Flackwell Heath.
‘Fun Junction’ a toy shop which sells educational and informative toys, is currently refurbishing their Swains Lane property, and hopes to open during the Easter holiday.
The shop has been in business for 14 years and in its second year of trading won the award for High Wycombe’s independent business of the year.
Owner Jane Davies said: “We are really looking forward to opening, we have already been welcomed. It is a good location and we are hoping Flackwell Heath is the place to be.
“We are hoping to open for the start of the Easter weekend, hopefully we can do a lot of hard work this week and this weekend and it will be ready for next week.
“There is still a big call for toys, we know most people work hard, but hopefully they will be bringing their children into the shop.”
The shop is now leaving its former premises in Beaconsfield, but the shop has been in the Wycombe area before and was more recently homed in the Eden Centre.
As well as selling a variety of toys, there will also be an old-styled sweet shop inside.
The ‘mini-shop’ will have sweets in glass jars, like the sweet shops of old, and buyers will be able to weigh their sweets before enjoying the treats.
Mrs Davies said: “Sophie’s sweet shop will be like a shop within a shop - it is named after my daughter Sophie.
“The toys are from birth to about the age of 12, but the sweets are for everybody, any age.”
Despite facing a market which is now heavily internet-based, the shop’s owner believes there is nothing quite like buying toys from a shop.
She said: “I like having a shop more than being internet-only, it is not as personal or fun, I would just be at home packing boxes all day.”