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LEGO’s Batman and Robin head to Watford for The Entertainer’s Grand Opening Event!

10/04/19

The Entertainer, the fastest-growing, family-owned high street toy retailer in the UK, is excited to announce it will be hosting a Grand Opening event on Saturday 20th April in the Intu Centre, Watford to celebrate its brand-new store. To really start the party, LEGO’s Batman character will also be making a special appearance!

The Grand Opening event will start instore from 9am on Saturday 20th April and include a fun filled day of entertainment for all ages, with appearances from Batman and Robin between 10am – 4pm. What’s more, children will be able to enjoy balloon modelling, in store demos, face painting and take part in several giveaways and competitions as well as meeting The Entertainer’s very own Jack!

To open the store, The Entertainer will also be joined by Home-Start Watford & Three Rivers, a local charity which delivers friendship and support to parents with young children, in the Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere areas, to help ensure they have the best possible start in life.

Emma Power, CEO at Home-Start Watford & Three Rivers comments, “We are thrilled to be chosen by The Entertainer to take part in the Grand Opening. This is a unique experience and taking part in the trolley dash and receiving toys for the charity is going to make a huge difference. We are so grateful for this opportunity!”.

Craig Lowe, Events Coordinator at The Entertainer added: “We are really looking forward to The Entertainer’s Grand Opening event in Watford. It’ll be great for the children to meet some of their favourite life-sized characters and have their picture taken!”


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About the Entertainer

The Entertainer was founded in 1981 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire by husband and wife team, Gary and Catherine Grant, who instilled the driving force and mission; to be the best-loved toyshop – one child, one community at a time. Today, it continues to be a privately-owned company and is renowned for being the largest independent toy retailer in the UK with a total of 145 stores.

As well as a strong High Street presence, The Entertainer has a successful website platform (TheToyShop.com) which offers a 30-minute click and collect service and has 22 million visits annually and growing. The Entertainer is also recognised for its charitable giving. Each year it tithes 10% of its net annual profit to charity, in addition employees are encouraged to donate directly through Payroll Giving. The Entertainer is also an active member of the Pennies scheme, the digital upgrade of the traditional charity box, which enables customers to donate a few pence to charity at the point of sale when paying by card. On average, this generates £5,000 of customer donations to Children’s hospitals each week. The Entertainer currently employs over 1200 staff across the stores and a further 160 in the Head Office in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

The Entertainer was ranked 49th in the prestigious Sunday Times “100 Best Companies to work for” in 2019.

In December 2018 The Entertainer acquired POLY, a chain of 57 toy shops in Spain.

In February 2019 the Early Learning Centre was also acquired consisting of 80 concessions in the UK within Mothercare stores, plus 400 standalone franchise stores internationally.