Star Wars Block New Book!

Love our new book you will. - (Obviously said in a Yoda voice). To celebrate we have been getting some lovely new, awesome stock in and this is another amazing book from the people that brought you Marvel Alpha Blocks and the classic Dino Block. Featuring over 100 words from the Star Wars Universe using illustrations of famous characters and scenes makes this a great introduction to it all…

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5 years of RAAR Emporium!!!!!!

Like the Queen we like to have two Birthdays. 5 years ago today RAAR Emporium was officially born*. After lots of conversations around a friend's kitchen table about possible names (and googling them to check they were not already associated with less desirable online searches) RAAR Emporium was settled upon. Everyone says RAAR a little differently; we like imagining we are monsters, whilst others often make a dinosaur or…

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New Monster Friends

We are very happy to introduce some new friends to everyone, a range of super cute monster who love to adventure and cuddle. They are also suitable for 0 up so everyone can enjoy their awesomeness.  They are a lovely addition to RAAR and they have been something we have been waiting to get, with the arrival of some Merfolk, cheeky pirate, cute Lion and cuddly Narwhal we just…

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St. Ives T-shirts

Most people who have been into RAAR would have seen Chris with his computer in front of him quite often, he actually is working (normally) and occasionally surprises Angela with side projects he has been working on. One of which is getting some of RAAR’s designs onto various items and available to buy on stivestshirts.com. One of Angela’s nautical tattoo-inspired designs are now on t-shirts, hoodies and bags. We…

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Let Toys Be Toys Toymark Award 2019

Let Toys Be Toys 2019 Toymark Award We might need a bigger logo soon ;) We are once again extremely proud and happy to be awarded the Let Toys Be Toys Toymark Award. Making toys accessible to all and promoting balanced, creative learning opportunities has always been very important to us. For those who don’t know, Angela was part of the shop that was awarded the very first Toymark…

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Sewing Time, Supersized RAARgulls!!!!

New supersized seagull spotted!!!!! Part of RAAR from the very beginning has been Angela's idea's and creations in felt. Her decorative Seagulls have been very popular over the years and part of the latest shop rearrangement was to have the trusty Husqavana ready to use again. Now with a dedicated sewing area some of our ideas that we have built up over the years can start to take shape.…

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Tehidy Woods

A beautiful woodland and nature reserve not far from Gwithian or Camborne. The woods are wrapped around the old manor house in the middle which was the Bassets family home for many years. those who are familiar with Poldark might recognize Francis Basset and the estate name. The estate has a lot of important history and stories but we will save those for another day. There are two main…

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Paradise Park

Paradise park is a small wildlife park situated in Hayle which is a great day out for animal and especially bird lovers. Combining lots of rare species with spectacular gardens and the odd view over the estuary it is a feast for your eyes. Details can be found on their website, https://paradisepark.org.uk/ and as always it will be busier during school holidays. From tropical birds to miniature donkeys there…

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May RAAR Rejig

Wow it’s May already! May is one of our favourite months, with birthdays and Bank Holidays galore. We have started the month with a shop redesign, rearranging it to make more space to play in RAAR at the front, and opening up a larger area for St. Ives Pottery at the back. We have just had our kiln arrive; anyone near might have heard the (slightly hysterical) happy laughter.…

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Mousehole in March

As we always say, Cornwall is awesome no matter the time of year and this March had some extra special sunny days once again. On a rare day off, Team RAAR headed out for a day to Mousehole via Penzance. Getting the bus from Penzance lets you enjoy the views over Newlyn and Mounts Bay on the way there and means you don't have to tackle the narrow roads…

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