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Toy Store Heaven
Smyths Toy Stores
Member Name: AngelEyes76
Smyths Toy Stores
Advantages: Toys for all ages, cheap, friendly & helpful staff, parking, big store, loads of products
== INTRODUCTION ==
Here in Wigan we have a newly built Smyth's shop, which I have to say I am glad about as we used to drive to Preston for the nearest toy shop. Smyths is nothing more and nothing less of a toy store for all ages, there is not usually a problem in finding a product that you want, well that is in my experience. This shop certainly comes in handy when shopping for toys for the kids, whether the toys are for treats, birthdays or Christmas there is something for everyone they sometimes have offers on so worth looking in and see what is there and available, and grab yourself a bargain.
== ABOUT THE WIGAN STORE ==
When I first walked down to the store, I entered the store by automatic double doors, which lead me into a huge shop filled with toys, bikes, beds, scooters, you name it its there, it's a lot like toys r us., although you probably have more choose in products at toys r us. I have enjoyed my experiences at Smyths and always managed to find what I am shopping for, products are always in stock when I have shopped here, and even when the shop is crowded its easy enough to walk around the shop with it being so big.
Smyths is based on a retail park so you can imagine the popularity the shop will have, especially when you're walking around with kids. The store is only one storey high so there is only one floor, but it is big enough to hold enough products to cater for kids of all ages, without shopping else where. I heard about Smyths on the television and I said we something like that up here in Wigan, and now we have one, and saves us time and travelling to Preston to go to the popular toys r us.
== PRODUCTS, QUALITY AND PRICES ==
Like I have mentioned there is something in here for different age ranges, something for babies and toddlers, to the bigger kids.
Babies - You will find a wide range of baby toys, beds, cots, bedding, baby monitors, toys, pushchairs, you name it its there, although I don't need to be looking in that section I still do. I cannot tell you what the baby section of toys and things are like as I haven't bought from that section as I don't need to. But there is a lot of stuff there to keep your baby warm, happy and occupied.
Toddlers - Now here you will find anything from the building of blocks to bike riding, there is so much for you to see, again I haven't really had the need to buy anything from this section, although like the baby section I do tend to still have a browse around. There are a lot of learning toys, soft toys, outdoor toys and indoor toys available in this section, and will keep your child happy and content.
Preschoolers - You will find electronic games consoles, games, board games, dress up clothes, role playing toys, drawing, writing, colouring and painting, reading books, bikes, scooters, bags, dinner sets, musical instruments, you name it you can find it here and love looking around to see what I can pick up for Ethan.
Big kids - You can find in this section board games, jigsaw puzzles, musical instruments, consoles games I am not sure if you can buy the consoles or not I think you can, bikes, scooters, there are so many things its something you would have to check out for yourself.
The quality of the items I have bought from here are great especially for the money you pay, I bought a child's guitar from there, which didn't last long but was only made out of thin board, it didn't take long for Ethan it break it, but it did only cost me £4.99, with it being in a half price offer. I have bought the small board books from there too and Ethan loves them and to this day he still has them, great quality. Some toys I would say are great quality some are not but does depend on what you're buying and how much your paying I guess. The prices are not as expensive as places like toys r us, although some products can be a little expensive in my opinion. Most of the products there do look very sturdy and very strong in make, and they are the toys you want to be buying for your child especially if they are a little heavy handed.
== Staff & Parking ==
The staff are very friendly and helpful, there as been some people that have bought things that are on the bulky side and the staff have asked them if they want them to carry it to their car, most of them have smiles on there faces although some are miserable. The odd occasion you get asked if you want some help or whether we are looking for something in particular so they can help with the finding of the product. There are always someone there to help whatever you need or want, even though the shop can get quite packed at times especially at Christmas time, you can always find a cashier empty, so no queues are formed. Parking is never an issue as with the store being situated on a retail park there is always somewhere to park, maybe not always outside the shop but close by, this is a huge help especially when your shopping for many products or something bulky, at least you don't have to walk far to your car.
== FINAL THOUGHTS ==
I am ever so glad that this store was built near us, with parking so close to the shop. I have been here many times and enjoyed the experience I will also be shopping here again very soon especially when Christmas is around the corner. There are so many products to choose from it would take me ages to mention them all, but with this shop being the same as toys r us without the cost being so expensive then I am sure you will get the general idea to what the shop is and what it sells. I like the way the shop is set out so it is easy to find things, girls being on one shelve, boys being on other, babies on another, and bikes and scooters altogether. When going into this shop with Ethan it can cost me quite a bit of money as he wants everything, and he is so excited as you can imagine any kid would be, its toy heaven.
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