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The Rocking Horse Toy Shop

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Welcome to The Rocking Horse Toy Shop!

We're a family owned business. The Rocking Horse Toy Shop started life as a tiny stall in a Farmers Market selling hand-made children's name plaques, then evolved into our lovely little toy shop in the Lake District! You can see it from this little video about our shop. 

Transforming our business into online based, we still have our customers and the little ones at heart. And the shop in Windermere has become our sister shop - The Toy Box.

Our online shop specialises in a lovely range of rocking horses (many with free personalisation) that cater to babies from 9 months old to young children up to 7 (some even up to 12!) They are not battery-operated (no songs from the horse) because we want to keep the originality of what a traditional rocking horse is about. Our main ranges include Little Bird Told Me, MJ Mark and Nattou. With great quality, and designed with your child in mind, you can shop with confidence from our rocking horse products. Don't forget our similarly mobility and adventurousness encouraging baby walkers, push alongs, and ride-on toys! 

Specialising in wooden and traditional toys, we are stepping away from big toy brands, and are transitioning to offering smaller and more unusual brands' products, that promote sustainable materials and manufacturing process. We're also passionate about toys that spark imagination and encourage creative play - you won't find any battery powered toys in our range! We strive to support UK suppliers or designers of these lovely wooden toys and other traditional toys, such as teepees, and playhouses. When opportunities come to represent quality and unusual products from European and Canadian/American brands we also will not resist. 

We also offer personalised baby and children's gifts, created by our proud UK brands within the country. And we source quality and/or fair trade accessories to support the less fortunate but talented handmade gift makers around the world. We want to give the smaller brands a voice. We support less-heard-of brands to offer great alternatives to the market that is dominated by many main brands. 

We understand the importance of budgeting, so we offer payment plans for bigger purchases so you don't have to pay all at once. 

Whether you are looking for a great investment on a traditional rocking horse, toy box or playhouse, or for regular purchases of quality wooden and traditional toys and smaller gifts on a budget, we have lovely items to offer you and your little ones. 

We hope you enjoy your experience with us, and your lovely bond with your children created with our products!