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The Entertainer to open in York!


The Entertainer, the fastest-growing, family-owned high street toy retailer in the UK, is excited to announce it will be opening a new store in York for the first time at 9am, on Saturday 15th December, located on Coney Street.

The new store will be packed full of thousands of toys from the latest crazes to well-loved classics. Alongside the shelves filled with toys, friendly staff will be on hand to show families around and welcome them into a world of wonder with fun demonstrations and displays!

And, to really celebrate the new store, there will be a Grand Opening Party event on Saturday 2nd February 2019, with appearances from Lego Chase McCain and The Entertainer’s very own Jack. As well as meet and greets, there will be a balloon modeller plus gift cards for the first 20 families to visit the store ranging from £5 - £100!

Craig Lowe, Events Coordinator at The Entertainer added: “We are really looking forward to The Entertainer’s opening in Henley which takes place just before Christmas providing locals with the perfect opportunity to pick up those last-minute gifts!”

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For further press information and to book interview time with Gary Grant, please contact the press office on: [email protected]

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 69th in the prestigious Sunday Times “100 Best Companies to work for” in 2018.