There will be treasure-trove of classic models, toys, figures and games on display and for sale at Carlisle’s Toy Fair on Sunday March 23rd at Carlisle’s H&H Borderway Exhibition centre, at Rosehill, accessible just off the M6 at junction 43. This biannual event is Cumbria’s largest toy fair and it draws enthusiasts from far and wide. For collectors it presents an opportunity to seek particular treasures, for the rest of us serendipitous chance to find the kinds of toys that we always wanted (or wanted more of) and a reunion with the things we may have wrecked or lost as children. For parents it is an opportunity to find something special for birthdays or Christmas. Die-cast military, civilian and agricultural vehicles are available in various conditions from mint boxed to battered veterans of the sand-pit. All the big names in models are there: classic Dinky,Corgi, Matchbox, Hornby, Mecanno, Triang, Britains, Bassett-Lowke and more besides. Many of the traders are happy to chat about their wares and tell you the historical background of a particular model or toy. Furthermore there’ll also be display cabinet trade stands so you can protect and show-case your collections!
Entry is just £2.50 for adults and 50p for children under 10. There’s free parking on site and plenty to see and a lot of expertise gathered under one roof and for refreshments there’s a very good cafe with a range of tasty snacks and drinks.
You can find full details on The Carlisle Toy Fair official website.