After driving past it for almost 9 months, I finally had the chance to visit Past & Present toy shop last week when I was looking for a birthday present. Located on the road out of Haslemere and Shottermill as you drive towards Hindhead, it is unfortunately easy to miss but what a find! None of your horrid plastic toys here but rather quality traditional wooden toys, many with a modern twist, that you will be proud to give as gifts. Owned by Sarah, and assisted by her mum, they will be quick to offer you help or advice should you need it, and their recommendation for me was spot on. I bought this lovely Ballerina Dress-Up Peg Puzzle for a 2 year old's birthday, who by all accounts loved it!
Sarah also does a lovely range of personalised products - Memory, Keepsake and Toy boxes, as well as stools and a whole of smaller items such as pen pots, money boxes and name plaques, which really need to be seen to be appreciated.
Next time you need an interesting toy or a birthday gift pop into Sarah's shop - I guarantee you'll find something lovely.
Past & Present