With a dizzying number of toys on offer including adorable baby toys, educational games, science for kids, arts and craft activities, soft toys, outdoor play equipment, constructional toys, kid’s clothing, pocket money toys and much more, Play Inside Out is a treasure trove for little people – and big ones looking for new and original gifts!
Little customers can enjoy the play areas, so it’s a shop you know children will enjoy visiting. The Wow vehicle play table and kids-size table set up for a make-believe tea parties, also gives parents a moment to focus on choosing their purchases while the children have fun playing.
Nicola Cooper, owner, Play Inside Out
Owner, Nicola and her staff pride themselves on going the extra mile. They listen to what their customers want (and how much they want to spend) and make careful selections sourcing toys at the trade fairs based on this. As a result, they are able to offer a range of inspiring, good quality toys at reasonable prices, for every age group and occasion. If they don’t stock a product, they will try to source it. If you buy a present and the gift paper, they will even wrap it for you. You may now not be surprised to learn how many brands of locally-based producers they support. Companies such as Le Toy Van, Traditional Memory Nostalgia and Bob & Blossom.
Play Inside Out has evolved to compete with the online traders and operates as a “Brick ‘n Click” retailer. This gives customers both face-to-face expertise and service as well as the convenience of ordering online. However, unlike online-only traders, Play Inside Out really do go the extra mile offering free home delivery or in-store collection and even free assembly of larger items. You can now forget battling with the manual and construction of the toy kitchen or garage the night before a birthday or on Christmas eve.
Enjoying the play area: loyal Play Inside Out fan Zach from Teddington
When gifting your friends’ new babies, you can follow in the footsteps of trendy mums Jools Oliver, Gwen Stefani and Mad Men star January Jones, with the super soft range of Aden + Anais swaddles, bibs and blankets. Those distinctive star printed muslins will attract knowing glances from other ‘mums in the know’! Sophie Le Giraffe is also a classic gift every new mum will appreciate for her little tot.
For the design conscious parents who aspire for their children’s play area at home to resemble a Scandinavian wooden toy shop, they will not be disappointed by the vast range of beautiful wooden toys from Le Toy Van, John Crane and Vilac.
Fun jim jams, dressing gowns and tops
Owner Nicola says: “12 years on and we are still learning through play with as much passion and enthusiasm as the children and our customers! We are always discovering new things and at our flagship store in Teddington we showcase a vast range of toys that conjure up memories of happy childhoods. We strive to offer toys that are different from those in the big stores, with many from small and often quirky manufacturers.”
Ben A, a Teddington dad says: “I enjoy shopping in Play Inside Out because they specialise in quality toys which aid learning and development, and you get a real feeling that they are made to last. Whenever I’m stumped for gift ideas, the staff here are always very helpful.”
Did you know: You can get customised bunting and personalised birthday cards at Play Inside Out
Personalised birthday cards and the tower of plush Jelly Cat soft toys