Special Contribution to the Local Community


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: Bex Summers, Chris’ Toy Box

Toy Shop • Sensory, tactile and fidget ranges in stock • Over 3000+ different toys in stock • Bouncy Castle & Soft Play Hire • Educational & craft ranges • Stocking fillers, & more • Christmas clubs with payment schemes. Chris and Bex donated bags of goodies for key workers children during the recent lockdown and provided Southend SEND Parents, who support over 460 families with children who have special educational needs or disability, with items for Sensory lockdown packs.



Highly Recommended: Lizzie Start, Cake Club
Sling library & parenting support in the Southend and Rochford areas. Offering sling hire, group workshops & one-to-ones as well as a weekly drop-in support group.



Highly Recommended: Kristy Kerry – Love Laugh Learning

I have always loved working with children and Love Laugh Learning is the culmination of years and years of thought and planning in my head. I have poured my heart and soul into the business. From the lesson plans and logo to kitchen and toilets. I have carefully considered every aspect of Love Laugh Learning to make sure that I am providing the best experience for both the parents and children attending sessions with me.



2019 Winner: Go Bananas Autism-Friendly Sessions

2018 Winner: Go Bananas Autism-Friendly Sessions

2017 Winner: Helen Whiting, Baby Sensory

2016 Winner: James Sinclair, The Partyman Company
2015 Winner: Charlotte Yoxall
2014 Winner: Chicken and Frog Book Shop

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