Grasshopper Toys named in the the UK’s top ten

Wendy Hamilton of Grasshopper Toys

Helensburgh’s Grasshopper Toys has been named as one of Britain’s top ten toy shops by a leading family travel blog – joining names such as Hamley’s, Disney and Harrods.

The ‘You Need to Visit’ website is aimed at parents and families, and in her ‘Top 10 Toy Shops that your Kids will love visiting’ blog Lauren Vaughan, a mother of two young children, wrote: “Grasshopper Toys is one of the biggest and best loved independent toy shops in Scotland.”

She added: “We chose Grasshopper Toys from mum recommendations because of the wide range of toys available many of which you are unlikely to find in the major chain toy stores.

“There are very few great independent toy shops left in the UK and Grasshopper toys is one of the very best.”

Company owner Dr Wendy Hamilton said: “What a thrill it was to wake up to the news that @youmustvisit have named Grasshopper Toys Shop as one of the top ten toy shops in the UK to take your children to visit.

“We are delighted. As an independent toy store we work very hard to make our shop a magical and exciting destination for all our customers, young and less young. It’s fabulous to be recognised for our efforts in this way.”

Grasshopper Toys Ltd is the only Scottish shop included in the list.

The other nine toy shops listed in the top ten are: Hamley’s of London, The Disney Store, London, The Lego Store, London, Sylvanian Families Store, London, Toy Kingdom Harrods, London, Little Citizens Boutique, County Down, Crocodile Toy Shop, Cirencester, Toyville, Bristol and Eve’s Toy Shop, Llandeilo.