- Store September Closure from 12th, opening again on 27th, Online orders will be sent on 27th -

Enchanting Dragons

Watch out from above, the Green and Red Enchanted Dragon pair are swooping down..

This Green and Red Dragon pair are beautifully made with wonderful fabrics and attention to detail.

They are puppets, well big puppets with access into the head which provides excellent mouth movement!

(Height of 58 cm does not include tail.)

Suitable for children 12 months and over.

Playpress Playsets

We came across Playpress at one of the Toy shows we attend at the beginning of the year and immediately decided they needed a place here at Salty Dog Emporium.

So why did we think that, well this new company impressed us with the quality of their product, the ‘play-ability’ of the playsets and their approach to British built quality products, so we will let them introduce themselves in their own words:

Buildable play sets for ages 4-99 year olds.

Create a world of fun and stories with Playpress, a universe of buildable connectable play sets that are made sustainably without plastic. Our sets are designed for ages 4 and upwards, providing hours of construction fun and play.

They are made from our unique robust play board, a material that can stand up to demanding play but is also totally recyclable and biodegradable.

Toys designed for better play and a better future.

From how they are designed to the materials we use and where we make our play sets, we know every choice we make may have an impact on the world around us. We strive to make those impacts positive by making an engaging accessible universe of play sets that don’t harm our environment.

We love trees. They are beautiful. As the biggest plants on the planet, we realise that they are vital to the well being of our world. The board we use to make our sets comes from sustain-ably managed forests in Finland.

We want our toys to be fun to play with and to be as inclusive as possible, to enable kids to play with in any way they want. Playpress can help develop key motor skills and help with cognitive reasoning and creative play.

While our toys are designed to be played with and to be robust, we use materials that are fully recyclable and 100% biodegradable

We don’t want our toys to start out by having to travel 1000’s of miles after they are made. That’s why we make everything here in the UK.

Creative Gifts from Clockwork Soldier

We have been stocking gifts from Clockwork Soldier since September 2018 and they bring, popular, interesting paper activities to the older child up to ‘their reported’ 107 year old!

As Clockwork Soldier put it: ” Clockwork Soldier specialise in paper activities and craft kits aiming to provide fun and challenging projects as a welcome distraction from digital toys.

Our products are lovingly inspired by nostalgia with a fresh and creative take on gifts, games and curiosities that will amaze children and adults alike.

The ability to play is one of the best things you can do.
It is healthy, fun and brings people together.  Come and play with us”

A Wise choice with Little Wise toys

Little Wise Toys offers a range of award winning travel friendly and educational toys that make learning fun and easy for both children and adults looking to support their keen learners. 

Each activity box is barely bigger than a book making them perfect travel games and travel toys. 

No screens, flashing lights or loud noises, yet plenty of old fashioned opportunities for fun, interaction, exploration and imagination.   

Little boxes offering big possibilities!  

Little Wise Educational Toys

Inspirational Felt Crowns

These beautifully hand crafted felt crowns are suitable for 3 and over, and are perfect for letting children’s imaginations go wild, helping them to narrate their own stories, whilst building on their ideas and interactions with others. These colourful hand crafted imagination crowns are by Vanessa Jane Head wear.

There are six types available, Monkey, Unicorn, Snake, Ocean, Zebra and Butterfly. All designs are unique and all with elasticated back band.

These crowns are CE marked. Hand wash only.

New Website Released

We are excited and proud for the release of this our new website. This site has been designed to a provide fresh, informative, interesting experience and to show off our products in a bright presentation.

The new site has new options for your experience:

  • Wish List: For an out of stock product, you can now mark that as one for your wish list. When the item is back in stock, you will be notified.
  • Quick View: This is shown as an eye on the product and when pressed will show a short-form view of the product. Click away from the view to close it.
  • Payment Links: This easy to use payment option provided by one of the modern payment transaction companies ‘iZettle’ allows you to order your items and simply provide us with a text number, email address or another social link, that we can sent the iZettle payment link to you by. On receipt a one off link provides direct connection to iZettle to pay by card transaction. On notification of payment, we then send your order. During this transaction we do NOT need your bank details and it is a safe transaction method for yourselves. See the FAQ page for more details.

Focus on the Eco world of PlanToys

PlanToys® = Sustainable Play

In their own words:-

PlanToys mainly focuses on safety wooden toys made of reclaimed rubber woods that enhance development for children, especially during their first five formative years when parents should encourage children to experience the freedom of playing and the proximity to nature.

Back in 1981, seven university graduates have been holding a mission to infuse the world with positive vibes. Vitool Viraponsavan, one of the main driving force established PlanToys, has been inspiring children and families over the world with steadfast determination to sustain environment and economy to the fullest through innovative toys. At present, PlanToys has branched out the philosophy with our partners in Asia, America, Europe and Australia.

With a strong mission to create a sustainable world, PlanToys thoroughly concerns about every single step of production line as well as other activities as we are wholeheartedly committed to minimizing environmental impacts.

In addition, Sustainable Play is a fundamental foundation of how PlanToys nurtures creative minds bringing children to understand what nature gives back to them. We have seen the results of our efforts for four decades and know that our children will grow up with the knowledge and values to respect and preserve natural resources for future generations and make the world a better place.

The story of PlanToys is described in the three pillars of how we do our business, “Sustainable Way”. This includes Sustainable Material, Sustainable Manufacturing and Sustainable Mind.

At PlanToys®, we work toward our belief of “Better Kids for Better World”.

PlanToys daily mindset was built on and remains today: a focus of sustainability and child development as our top priority. Our path of being a green company has been defined in “Sustainable Way” which includes Sustainable Material, Sustainable Manufacturing and Sustainable Mind.

We apply innovation to our materials and manufacturing to make them more eco-friendly and green to the environment. Along with child development, PlanToys cultivates children around the world through toys that animate children’s imagination while enhancing all ranges of development. The skills and the dedication of our PlanToys team are embed in every single toy to make sure that the development of children are enhanced in every minute of playing and the environment are protected for future generations.

PlanToys® has received more than 70 awards from 11 countries around the world.

Over the years PlanToys® has gained reconition globally through our philospphies and beatifully crafted wooden toys. With this said, we truly believe our outcome is “Better Kids, Better World”.

Find out much more about PlanToys Here on their site