New toy shop to open in Flackwell Heath

New toy shop to open

New toy shop to open

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

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.”

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6:05pm Thu 3 Apr 14

KrissieJS says...

Fantastic, it is a great to have a local toy shop. Can't wait.
Fantastic, it is a great to have a local toy shop. Can't wait. KrissieJS
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11:12pm Thu 3 Apr 14

JOHNHEALY says...

A toy shop is a lovely idea but sadly I do not think it will survive in the face of the competition from larger outlets and online retailers. I wish the owner the best of luck though .
A toy shop is a lovely idea but sadly I do not think it will survive in the face of the competition from larger outlets and online retailers. I wish the owner the best of luck though . JOHNHEALY
  • Score: 3

10:32am Sat 26 Apr 14

KrissieJS says...

I've been in the shop yesterday and was amazed by the assortment of toys on offer. The staff could not have been more helpful, courteous and gave me the time to look around. I wish them well and will be back soon.
I've been in the shop yesterday and was amazed by the assortment of toys on offer. The staff could not have been more helpful, courteous and gave me the time to look around. I wish them well and will be back soon. KrissieJS
  • Score: 1

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