Our story began over fifteen years ago in the summer of 2002, with the opening of our shop in the beautiful Peak District National Park. Inspired by the title of a children’s nursery rhyme, and also by the real-life ducks that often waddled across the road in front of the shop, we settled on the name Five Little Ducks.
Our eldest son was just a toddler back then, and we soon realised that there was a need in the area for a toy shop offering not just good quality wooden toys, but attractive and well designed toys that would complement a stylish home. With this in mind, our mission was established, and for the next fourteen years we delighted customers, young and old, with our range of great quality, well designed toys and gifts for babies and young children. Over the years we constantly updated our selection, sourcing some of the nicest products we could find from all over the world. We also launched our website and online store, which really opened things up for us and allowed us to sell to customers outside of our local area.
Last summer, we felt that the time was right for a change. Whilst we had loved working in and meeting customers in our toy shop in Baslow, especially whilst our family grew up, we were now looking for more flexibility to pursue other dreams and projects as well. We decided to close the actual shop, but to still operate online from the same premises in Baslow. Some of the most popular products in our online store have always been our personalised items. With this in mind, and building on the knowledge and experience we have gained over the years, we have re-launched our website with a fresh new look, and now specialise in personalised gifts for little ones.
This is the next chapter in our story…