Independent Toy & Gift Show rescheduled for September following Government’s Covid update

The Independent Toy & Gift Show has been rescheduled to the new dates of September 14th and 15th this year. The move follows the recent government announcement around gradual relaxation of the lockdown restrictions in accordance to PM Boris Johnson widely reported ‘roadmap’.

The annual show will make its return for 2021, taking place at its usual venue Cranmore Park which has been set up in accordance with Covid secure measures and the recommended safeguards that will be implemented to ensure ‘that all attendees feel confident, safe, and secure.’

The organiser has stated that government regulations are currently being monitored and the event will be adjusted in accordance with those applicable at the time of the event.

The Independent Toy & Gift Show is designed with the Independent retailer in mind. From bespoke offers, to unique merchandising solutions and most importantly access to the most prominent toy and children’s gift suppliers. 

The show attracts a wide range of professional buyers including those from department stores, toy & gift shops, garden centres and leisure attractions. 

The theme for 2021 is Wooden Toys, celebrating the classic play patterns and aspirational attributes of toys made of natural materials. Ravensburger is sponsoring the café and will be showcasing its Brio range.

Hosted by Play-Room, the toy division of buying group Associated Independent Stores, the show is open to all independent toy and children’s gift buyers.

Play-Room preferred suppliers will be notified in due course regarding bookings, those suppliers previously booked into the 2020 show will have first refusal of their originally reserved stand(s). 


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