Christmas is just around the corner and Father Christmas and his elves are hard at work making all the wonderful toys and games for youngsters in Bolton. Here are five of the best places to pick up the perfect gift this festive season.

Traditional Toys at The Gallery, The Last Drop Village, Hospital Road, Bolton, BL7 9PZ

Established in 1976, Traditional Toys is an independent toy retailer with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the industry.

The store offers a range of beautiful traditional toys and games and children’s favourites from building blocks to teddy bears, and from train sets to jig saws.

Other toys available from the store include dolls houses, plush soft toys, rocking horses, wooden games, toy soldiers, fire engines, dinosaurs and more.

The Entertainer, Market Place, Bolton, BL1 2AL

One of Bolton’s largest toy retailers, The Entertainer is a chain store selling branded indoor and outdoor toys, art craft products, electronic games and more.

Housed in Bolton Market Place the shop sells a range of toys and games for all ages including dolls, action figures, bath and newborn baby toys, fidget toys, remote control cars, and educational toys.

Smyths Toys Superstore, Middle Brook Retail Park, Bolton, BL6 6JA

Another of Bolton’s largest chain toy stores, the outlet sells a number of indoor and outdoor toys, bikes, nursery equipment and video games, as well as a range of exclusive toys only available at Smyths.

The shop stocks a variety of branded toys and games including Lego, Pokemon, Paw Patrol, Crayola, Barbie, Fisher-Price and VTech.

Bolton Model Mart, Great Moor Street, Bolton, BL1 1SN

Established in 1977 by father and son Eric and Phil Dew, Bolton Model Mart is home to a variety of gifts for collectors and hobbyists.

The family run shop, which last year celebrated its 40th anniversary, stocks branded model railways and accessories, we also stock radio controlled cars, plastic and wooden kits, die-cast vehicles and more.

Menkind, Arndale Shopping Centre, Manchester, M4 3AQ

Menkind is a chain store selling all kinds of gadgets and games, and also offers personalised gifts for him, her, couples, kids and pets.

The store, located in Manchester's Arndale Shopping Centre, stocks branded gadgets; including drones, robots, virtual reality, and hover boards, as well as indoor and outdoor toys, card, party and drinking games, toys for grown-ups and more.

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