Last week, Sugar and Spice turned 30, and all this month we want to celebrate the milestone with some creative flair and maybe a little help from our favourite people, our fabulous customers.
On the 3rd February 2022, Sugar & Spice reached the big 30. It was just a couple of weeks before Valentines Day 1992, when we opened our card and gift shop in Pontypridd Indoor Market, and it wasn’t long before we branched out into crafts, collectibles and of course toys. We’ll be sharing articles, videos and other interesting stuff, plus events in half-term to entertain the little ones.
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Half-term is usually an exciting time for us. We love having the kids visiting us all week and we often take the opportunity to put on an event. In addition to some free events between the 21st and 26th February, we are hosting an extra special event with the Salad Bar, including some tasty party food.
If you’re interested in the story of our business you may find this article from Wales Online by Katie-Ann Gupwell tickles your fancy. It’s a lovely piece on our business featuring thoughts and memories from the owner of Sugar & Spice Gaynor Wood.
9th February Update _________________________________
On the 22nd and 23rd of February between 10am and 3pm we will turn our giant chess board into a fun games floor, offering supersized chess, snakes and ladders, jenga and four-in-a-row.
All games are free to play to celebrate our 30th anniversary. To be sure that you can play the game of your fancy, you can book a slot by messaging us on facebook or instagram. Otherwise you can pop in at any time and if the floor is free have a game with a family member, friend or one of our supervisors.
For reasons of space and safety, we can only offer one game at a time during usual hours. However, if this sounds right up your street you may like to book an evening party, where you can have more time, more games on the go, private competitions and optional extras. Speak to a staff member for options and prices.
17th February Update _________________________________
On the Monday of half-term (21st Feb) and the following Saturday (26th) we will be handing out prizes to children who complete the Toyshop Trail. It’s another novelty event in a week of events to encapsulate our birthday celebrations and this one is free to enter with no booking required.
Also in half-term we have a free Welsh craft workshop for kids on Friday 25th February running between 10am and 3pm. No need to book; just turn up at any time during the workshop, make one of our crafty projects and take the finished product home with you.
We aim to make these events suitable for all ages and abilities. Please message us for any queries.
20th February Update _________________________________
As you know by now, we have several events to mark our 30th anniversary. Although the milestone was reached earlier this month, tomorrow is half term in local schools so it’s the best time to celebrate. We’ll begin with a smaller event; the Toyshop trail, which runs all day and compliments a visit to our toy shop where they’ll find play tables available and of course a giant chess set.
24th February Update _________________________________
We’ve had three exciting days of children visiting us for games and clues. We’re now busy getting ready for our Mad Science Party. We can’t wait to welcome science teacher Lisa and her marvellous experiments.
A big thank you to everyone who came to our events so far including those who posed for photos. Here’s the photos that we’ve managed to take of the kids claiming their prize for the Toyshop Trail and having fun with our supersize games.
28th February Update _________________________________
We had a brilliant time last week with many amazing visits from our fab customers. Our Mad Science party on Thursday was amazing. We have to thank Clare from the Salad Bar and Lisa from Experimental Science for helping to make the event special. We look forward to teaming up with Lisa again for future science parties.
You’ll find pictures or video from Thursday’s Mad Science Party and Friday’s Welsh Crafts Workshop on our Facebook page now and shortly somewhere on this website.
Finally, to cap off this celebratory month, we’ve unveiled our brand new logo, which you’ll soon be seeing on posters and on the end of our videos. We’ve been sharing our ‘Top 5’ videos on Facebook this month. Below you can see a compilation of these short vids and our new logo.