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for the big kid in all of us

For the big kid in all of us

Quirky, Original and just a little bit different

About Us

Licensed to create Fun, Laughter, Happiness & Dreams 

Hi, this is me, Paul Warner, daddy to two gorgeous girls and owner of When I Was a Kid, a a toy warehouse in Wellingborough...

Once upon a time… after a soul-destroying family trip to one of the monster Toys R Us stores, I realised a terrible thing had happened; modern toys had lost their magic, the sparkle had simply gone, vanished
And so the dream began.  Children everywhere were in danger of misplacing their imaginations, there was not a moment to lose…. I searched the globe to find traditional toys and wooden toys that don’t have the dreaded on/off switch (you know the type, on goes the screen, off goes the imagination).  The When I Was a Kid ‘toy box’ just keeps filling with fabulous toys, waiting to be loved.
Our top notch customer service wins awards for a very good reason.  We value you, our customers & army of fans, very highly.  You can trust us to get it right for you. 
So come and join us on this exciting adventure, let’s dig out those memories (induldge yourself in our blog) and create more for the future.  Browse, smile, re-claim the magic with ‘proper’ toys that let little imaginations grow BIG  
Thank you for believing in our magic 
Paul Warner ~ Daddy & Owner

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