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 Cambourne. 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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Trencrom Hill Sunshine Walk

Neolithic Ancient Cornish site with views to the North and South Coasts. The young Virginia Woolf used to enjoy 'Sunday Tramping' to Trencrom with her family when she summered in St. Ives as a child. You can walk from St. Ives or if you want to have more time exploring and enjoying the views there are car parks and laybys near the base of the hill. Also if you…

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Gwithian in February

This February Cornwall has had some amazing weather, much warmer than normal and days of sunshine. Any year it is worth making the most of the sunny Winter days as the Cornish landscape is stunning year round and normally isn't as crowded as during the Summer months. Gwithian Beach as the tide goes out Gwithian and Godrevy beaches are tidal beaches, when the tide is out there are miles…

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Pumpkin Carving

This year was the Sloop Studio's first Pumpkin Carving competition. Angela has always been a keen pumpkin carver and Halloween fun enthusiast so she got very excited to have another purpose for her yearly creations. It was a great turn out for it's first year and there was a lot of fantastic pumpkins to admire. The Sloop Studios did a fantastic job of hosting and at 6pm the results…

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Stacking Robots

One of our favorite products is the RAAR classic Wooden Stacking Robots, great for all ages and over the years have kept Angela and Chris amused on many occasions. They are great for brain development with 3D awareness, hand-eye coordination and balancing skills all required for creating interesting builds with the robots. They often venture outside and like enjoying the sunshine and views around St. Ives. 

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