SMYTHS Toy Superstore Comes to Basingstoke

Parents and Children alike will be excited to read that SMYTHS Toys is bringing a new superstore to neighbouring store, Basingstoke.

Whilst it may not be as good news as one opening in Andover, a SMYTHS Toy Superstore in Basingstoke is great news for Andover parents with the nearest branches of SMYTHS currently in Salisbury or Reading.

The incoming Basingstoke SMYTHS store will be situated on the new St Michael’s Retail Park on the Harrow Way that is already home to ALDI, Costa and Nandos amongst other big named stores with reports of a Greggs set to join them.

National Toy Superstore ToysRus closed its doors in Basingstoke in 2018, leaving local parents struggling to find a walk-in store that would be able to fulfil the same kind of shopping experience, leaving parents to shop online or travel further afield.

The new store is set to open in November 2019, just in time for Christmas.

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