Home to kids‚Äô classics and family favourites
Maybe you were a LEGO kid, eagerly turning blocks into cars, trains and spaceships; maybe you preferred ready-made kit like Playmobil or Sylvanian Families, which let you ease off on the construction bit and get on with inventing games and stories. All three are favourites at The Entertainer, along with a wide range of other tried-and-tested classics (and some newer crazes such as Fingerlings). There's a Brand section of the site, so you can easily jump straight to the characters and collections your kids love. What's awesome is that you can purchase all the latest toys for less when you use The Entertainer promo codes from this page!
Costumes aren't just for fancy dress parties. Kids love them at any time ‚Äď whenever we see little ones at the shops in PJ Masks gear or fairy wings, we internally shout, "Yes! Enjoy it while you can!" Pretending and roleplaying are a big part of development too, so there are loads of reasons to keep adding to that dress-up box. What we like about The Entertainer's costume section is that it includes roleplay toys too; so as well as character costumes, princess dresses and face paint you can pick up mini kitchens, mini Henry hoovers, wooden food sets and more.
Outdoor games and activities
We've played with LEGO, we've done some crafting… are you ready for some outdoor time? From simple footballs to colourful playhouses, The Entertainer has masses of ideas for making the most of your garden. In fact, there's a whole Outdoor Toys section, broken down into key categories like Sports, Slides and Ride-ons. Look under Blasters for Nerf guns, darts and masks, as well as powerful water pistols; for slightly more sedate fun, head to the Bubbles section for a cool bubble mower, or the Sandpit section for water play tables, complete with buckets, paddles and wheels to help little ones conduct their first physics experiments. And soak each other through, obviously.
Making learning fun
When the kids graduate from 'experimenting' with water and sand, give them a shot at doing some real science. There's a Science section under Arts and Creative Play, and it's packed with slime, gadgets and experiment kits. Pick up sets that will teach kids to grow crystals, build working rockets or make their own soap; or give them a junior microscope or telescope so they can get a new perspective on the world around them. It's fun now, but it could be a first step towards a lifelong interest ‚Äď or even a career. The Electronic and Educational Toys section is worth a look too, with masses of colourful learning tools from the likes of VTech, Fisher-Price and Tomy.
And they give to charity too!
Many retailers give to charity, but The Entertainer goes all out, supporting worthy causes in a number of ways. A full 50% of The Entertainer's staff contribute through the Payroll Giving scheme, and in stores the Pennies scheme encourages customers to round up their purchase to the nearest pound and give the extra away. Most impressive of all, the business gives a full 10% of its profits to charity every year. Its total annual fundraising frequently tops ¬£1 million. Great toys, great prices, and great values too.
We hope that has given you a good introduction to The Entertainer. If you do still have any questions, you might find them covered below…
How can I find my nearest The Entertainer shop?
That's easy. There's a store locator on the website. You can browse by region, by map, or put in your postcode and see a list of your nearest stores. Keep in mind that if you shop at your local store that you won't be able to use The Entertainer voucher codes.
When is The Entertainer open?
Opening times vary from store to store. The best way to check is to use the store locator. Its results pages include opening times and contact details for each store.
Why is The Entertainer closed on Sundays?
To give its staff a day off! The brand supports the Keep Sunday Special campaign and encourages staff to spend Sundays with their family and friends.
How old is The Entertainer toy shop?
The original shop opened in Amersham 1981 (where the business is still headquartered today). The brand went through rapid growth in the early 2000s, so many of the current shops are much newer than the original.
Who owns The Entertainer?
The business was started by husband and wife team Catherine and Cary Grant, who still own and run it today.
What is The Entertainer Penny Sale?
It's exactly what it sounds like. You get a second item for a penny on selected product lines. It's only an occasional sale, so follow the brand on social media or sign up for its newsletter to find out when the next one is coming. You can even save an extra few pounds by using The Entertainer voucher codes.
Can I get personalised gifts at The Entertainer?
Yes. You can buy a range of personalised toys, clothes and gifts through Create Your Own, The Entertainer's personalisation partner. That includes merchandise from loads of popular entertainment and sport brands, from Paw Patrol to Manchester City.