About Us

ToysARoo Background

ToysARoo is a traditional independent children's toy shop located in Rochdale Town Centre. We opened in October 2019 when we took over an empty unit on the ground floor of Howard Mill, a former carpet mill from Rochdale's historical cotton industry.

The shop is an exciting treasure trove of wonderful books, games, puzzles and toys for children of all ages from newborn to teens. We specialise in quality wooden toys such as dolls houses, train sets and play kitchens from Le Toy Van, Bigjigs and Small Foot and lovely plush toys from Kaloo, Suki, Keel, Aurora and Ty.

But we also stock all the exciting things you would expect to find in a toy shop, including Playmobil, arts and crafts from Galt and Crayola, fantastic educational toys from Learning Resources and a fun range of pocket money toys including collectables and craze toys like Slime and Squishies.

When we source our toys we like products that are good quality, offer lots of play value and give great value for money. We have a wide range of toys covering all price ranges, so there really is something for everyone!



Meet the Team


I'm the owner of ToysARoo, I live in Rochdale and I'm Mum to Sarah and Jennah who love to road test the toys in our shop! I'm also a qualified teacher and a keen advocate of helping children learn through play and fun activities. I believe passionately in provide good quality toys, especially toys that you'll still have in your attic when your child has grown up and can pass on to their own children! You'll find me in the shop every day during school holidays, putting new products onto our website or making our brilliant window displays!



Sarah is our Chief Product Tester. At 7 years old she knows what toys are fun to play with. Her favourite toys are dolls houses, Playmobil and Teddy Bears. You'll usually find her playing with our display models and making up her own little stories with the figures.



Hiding behind the Gwen Stacey costume is 11-year old Jennah, who loves everything slime and squishy. As our resident slime expert, she recommends our Glittoputti from GoGoPo. Jennah also loves our soft toys and would like to have them all for her own personal collection (if she could).


Shop Location

ToysARoo Ltd

38 Howard Place
OL16 1DX
(01706) 254477