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01st Jun 2023

Toys R Us to return to UK high street in weeks as locations announced

Callum Boyle

Toys R Us

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It’s official: Toys R Us is coming back.

For the first time since 2018, customers will be able to visit the famous children’s store to test out and see what’s on offer as oppose to buying online.

The toy retailer will open nine stores around the UK as part of their partnership with WHSmith and will welcome some of the biggest toy brands such as Hot Wheels, Fisher Price and Lego.

Shops will also be divided into sections depending on age, interest and category with interactive experiences, activities and demonstration tables. They’ll even include the iconic Geoffrey the Giraffe outside stores.

You can find a Toys R Us in each of these 10 locations:

  • Canterbury (St George Street)
  • Chelmsford (High Street)
  • Cheltenham (High Street)
  • Cwmbran (The Mall)
  • Oxford (Cornmarket Street)
  • Poole (Towngate Shopping Centre)
  • Reading (Broad Street)
  • Solihull (Mell Square)
  • York (Monks Cross retail park)

Sean Toal, managing director for WHSmith High Street said: “At WHSmith, we’re always exploring new opportunities to launch exciting new product ranges to our customers on the high street, and our partnership with Toys R Us certainly does this.

“The brand has long been known for its exceptional range of toys and games and complements our existing offer well.

“Across each of the nine locations, we have a great team of colleagues who look forward to welcoming many new and existing customers over the coming weeks and showcasing the new store layout and, not forgetting, Geoffrey the Giraffe.”

The first of these will open on June 10 at Monks Cross retail park in York.

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