Like many shops and businesses,
Jollys Toys of Thrapston had to
close its doors to the public from
Tuesday 24th March due to the
COVID-19 epidemic. However, ‘Mrs
Jollys’ was well prepared with a fullystocked
website and a local and
UK-wide delivery service in place.

So from 9am it was all go... and she
hasn’t stopped since! The shop is
now back open again but the online
service continues.

Mrs Jollys (Charlotte Croser in real life!) would like
to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has
supported Jollys throughout the past months. ‘It has
been a different way of working, with orders coming
in online, through social media and over the phone at
all times of day and evening. I adapted to it straight
away as I didn’t want to let customers down, and
I knew this was the best way Jollys could ride the
uncertain times ahead’, Charlotte says.

Lockdown favourites have included: paint and craft
supplies like Hama beads, 1000-piece puzzles,
educational activity sets and family games, as well as
lockdown birthday treats.

Mrs Jollys’ favourite orders have been ‘Birthday
Doorstop Drops’ where customers order a gift for a
friend or relative who they can’t visit themselves. Mrs
Jollys gift wraps and adds a handwritten card on their
behalf, and delivers to the birthday child’s doorstep on
the day. ‘Sometimes several customers order for the
same child, so I get to deliver piles of goodies in one
go – extra special!’ she says. This service continues
to be offered as it has been so popular.

Jollys has welcomed new customers from across the
area and further afi eld, and regularly received calls
and orders from people who actively want to support
a small, independent toy shop rather than buy from
the big shops. ‘These past months have changed
people’s shopping habits and many more now see
the value of buying from small, local shops. I hope
this continues beyond the COVID situation’, says Mrs

Jollys online shop offers FREE LOCAL DELIVERY to
homes in and around Thrapston and Oundle, plus a
UK-wide delivery service for £3.99. The Jollys Toys
shop in Thrapston is now open again, but please
contact them for up-to-date opening hours as these
may differ as they get back to a normal pattern.

Ultra Dash £22, active fun indoors and out for all ages
Brainbo £10, super fun quick-fi re card game for ages 7 to adult
Hama Beads £various, crafty fun for ages 5 to adult
Tell the Time Learning Set £9, games and activities to teach
telling the time in analogue and digital

Jollys Toys, 28a High Street, Thrapston, NN14 4JH
Tel: 01832 358915 •

Jollys Toys - Thank you