Queensgate Shopping Centre’s famous Christmas Toy Testing event is back with a bang – but this time, Santa’s toys makers are coming early!
The centre’s Toy Testing event will take place in October half term – putting the children of Peterborough in the driving seat when it comes to what all kids want for Christmas, and which toys makes it to the number one spot.
To crown the city’s top toy for Christmas 2019, Toy Testing will take place from Monday October 21-Saturday October 26 from 11am – 4pm in a pop-up toy factory in Central Square outside Primark. And this year, the toys will be bigger, better, and more exciting than ever before!
From The Ultimate Walking Buzz Lightyear and the Fortnite Battle Bus, to the LEGO Harry Potter Night Bus and the Pets Alive Robotic Llama*, this will be a chance for local children to play with and score the toys that everyone is going to want this Christmas.
Santa’s elves will be making a special trip from the North Pole to Queensgate for the week-long Toy Testing event, and will be on hand gathering and recording reviews, scores, opinions and reactions, so they can report back to the big man when they return home.
Experts have already predicted toys like the Owleez (the interactive owl pet), the LOL! Surprise 2-in-1 Glamper, the Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Super Paw Jet and the Fisher Price Imaginext Transforming Batmobile are set to be in the top 20 – but it’s down to the kids of Peterborough to decide.
Everything included in the Toy Testing event will be available from Queensgate’s toy stores in the run up to Christmas. The centre’s toy stockists include Argos, John Lewis, Game, Menkind, FlyingTiger and M&S – with plenty more stores offering stocking fillers such as sweet treats, accessories, PJs, clothes and more!
This free event is the perfect chance for families – and Santa – to see what tickles every child’s fancy, and it’s the perfect way to entertain the kids in half term too.
Rebecca Gibson, Marketing Manager at Queensgate Shopping Centre, said: “We’re kicking off this year’s event early because we think the little toy testers of Peterborough are the perfect people to dictate which toys are the ‘winners’ this Christmas! It will give Santa, families and our retailers plenty of time to get fully stocked up with the toys that everyone wants – plus, it’s loads of fun to get involved and a great way to keep the kids occupied in half term.”
Follow Queensgate’s social media channels to see the big reveal about which toys will be available to test.
(This event will be filmed and photographed; parents must remain with their children at all times).
*toys for testing are subject to change.