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Monday to Saturday
9am - 5:30pm
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A Real Toy Shop At Last!
Traditional Wooden & Tin Toys AND New, Surprising Toys.
'Jack in the Box' was founded in April 2009 in Wivenhoe, just outside Colchester. Jack in the Box's philosophy is to bring beautiful and/or amazing toys, from around the world, to children and grown-ups alike. Whether they are classic, retro, or cutting edge, each toy is carefully chosen based on its unique qualities.
Barnwell the Bear takes part in every window display, always dressed for the occasion. He has been a feature of Jack in the Box since it began, and has quite a following!
The magic of Jack in the Box is the promise that it's continually evolving, delighting everyone with more and more surprising toys.
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This is a truly exceptional toy shop. The atmosphere is magical and the toys are delightful. Also take a look at their website, it's the cutest one I've ever seen .
Trudi S - 29/09/2011
Unique, friendly, a 'proper' toy shop. Love the bear who stands outside dressed in different costumes every day .... what a character ! Children, take your parents to see this shop ! !
Beatrice Windsor - 04/09/2011
This shop is special. It is everything a toy shop should be and more. There are beautiful toys, the likes of which I have never seen before - it is just another world.
Jon Gould - 11/01/2011
Really glad i found this great toy shop, it was a real pleasure. I think i enjoyed it just as much as my 18 month old son who didnt want to leave the shop!
robert reed - 04/11/2010
I was in heaven
Being somewhat of a Peter Pan adult myself, I was in heaven in this brilliant little gem of a shop. The toys are well made and quirky, the staff friendly and helpful. I will be certainly going back very soon
Rob Nittolo - 22/09/2010
Gorgeous wooden toys and loads of really unique wind up toys too, but my favourite toy has to be the snoring piglet! Had to buy it for my niece!
Alex Taylor - 12/09/2010
If you want unusual, interesting, quality toys at good prices visit this toy shop.I can recommend the personal, friendly,unobtrusive service, from the young owner . There are toys for all ages. Nostalgic toys, exciting toys,inspiring and educational toys.Christmas is coming,stock up now. I certainly intend to!
Nina Brophy - 01/09/2010
Best toy shop I have ever seen. Really stands out as being so very different. Such exciting toys, all so unusual, and wonderfully friendly owner! I became a regular in my 3rd year of university and miss it a great deal! Nothing can compare - wonderful! I personally recommend the fascinating collection of wind-up toys! Brilliant for children, but I (a 22 year-old recent graduate) think I love it just as much! WELL worth many, many visits.
Lucy C - 15/08/2010
Totally inspiring toy shop. Really unusual and interesting toys. Well worth a visit
Vicky Sharp - 02/08/2010