WINNER: ARGOSY TOYS
As well as having an online shop, Argosy Toys is a real bricks and mortar Toy Shop in Westcliff on Sea, Essex. We have been open continuously since 1947, making us one of the oldest independent Toy Shops in the UK. They provide a wide range of toys for children of all ages and always have the latest toy trends in stock as well as old favourites and kids’ classics. The staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the products they stock which creates a shop with a great atmosphere where children are free to browse, touch and gaze in awe at the great selection, and parents are taken back to toy shops of their youth.
Argosy Toys do amazing work for the local community every year, taking part in Southend’s Annual Toy Drive. collecting toys for Southend Hospital as well as other fundraising activities throughout the year. On top of that, during the recent lockdown, Argosy Toys kept local children engaged and happy with toy deliveries to their homes!
Highly Recommended: Tapp’d cocktails
Here at Tapp’d Cocktails, we handcraft the UK’s only mixologist quality bottled cocktail range. We are excited to offer next day delivery in all SS, RM, CM postcodes, next day in all CO areas for orders made before 7.00PM*.
Highly Recommended: Little City
If the kids can’t come to Little City, Little City will come to the kids! if you’re struggling to entertain the small people in your house and would benefit from something NOT craft related (have we done all the crafts now?!), Little City offer home hire sets. Home hire is for 2 days, discounts when booking 2 or more sets at the same time, free delivery and every toy is cleaned, disinfected and rested for 48 hours in between hires.
Highly Recommended: Quackers
Quackers Music is a fun and energetic way to get your children active and burning lots of energy! Quackers classes provide 45 minutes of puppetry, song, dance and movement. Music is proven to enhance your child’s speech and development and dance is a key element to helping develop their fine motor skills. Singing also makes us happy and like exercise, releases endorphins! Whilst the craziness continues, ALL Quackers sessions will now be online. Bringing the “normality” of crazy quacking into your own home, you lucky lot!