The Herald catalogs Grasshopper Toy Shop as one of the best in Britain

Website founder Lauren Vaughan said: “We chose Grasshopper Toys from mum recommendations because of the wide range of toys available, many of which you are unlikely to find in the major chain toy stores. There are very few great independent toy shops left in the UK and Grasshopper Toys is one of the very best.”

Helensburgh charity helps children who have had to flee domestic abuse

Grasshopper Toys was asked by Best Years Toys to nominate a charity to be entered into a prize draw with the chance of winning a host of delightful cuddly pals as well as a grant of £300.

And Grasshopper’s owner Wendy Hamilton was delighted when her charity of choice Argyll and Bute Women’s Aid in Helensburgh was selected as the winner.

The toys will be used by specialist, social workers and counsellors making first contact with children.

Grasshopper Toys named in the the UK’s top ten

Helensburgh’s Grasshopper Toys has been named as one of Britain’s top ten toy shops by a leading family travel blog – joining names such as Hamley’s, Disney and Harrods.

The ‘You Need to Visit’ website is aimed at parents and families, and in her ‘Top 10 Toy Shops that your Kids will love visiting’ blog Lauren Vaughan, a mother of two young children, wrote: “Grasshopper Toys is one of the biggest and best loved independent toy shops in Scotland.”