Toys R Us to return to UK high street in weeks as locations announced
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Toys R Us is officially coming back to the high street in a matter of weeks, and if that's not enough to get your inner child excited then I don't know what will.
For the first time since 2018, shoppers will be able to test out toys in-store rather than just buying online, and parents will once again learn what it's like to fight tooth and nail to convince their kids to come home.
Customers visiting the nine new high-street stores will also be able to browse through the most popular brands, from Barbie and Lego to Fisher Price and Hot Wheels.
Shops will be divided into sections by age, interest, and category, and decked out with interactive experiences, activities, and demonstration tables.
And, naturally, a life-size Geoffrey the Giraffe sculpture will be waiting to greet shoppers at the door.
After looking through the impressive range of products in-store, customers will be able to digitally order their toys of choice.
The stores, which are set to open their doors to the public as soon as Saturday, 10 June, can be found at the following 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)
Commenting on the exciting return in partnership with WHSmith, 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 Toys R Us store in partnership with WHSmith will open on Saturday, June 10 in Monks Cross Retail Park, York, with a special grand opening event.
The remaining eight stores will gradually open their doors throughout the rest of the summer.
You can find out more about the opening of your local Toys R Us store on their website here.