Write Here report strong sales of garden games

As schools prepare to break up for the long summer break, one Shrewsbury shop is reporting strong sales of outdoor games.

Write Here, which is based in the town’s High Street and specialises in pens, gifts, toys and cards, says that traditional garden sports and amusements are more popular than ever.

“We think that parents want their children to move away from staring at phones and screens and get some healthy exercise in the outdoors because our boxed sets of amusements, such as croquet, cricket, snakes and ladders, golf, giant chess and limbo are selling really well and our range of kites are also very popular this year,” reports Hilary Hannaford of Write Here.

“These ‘giant garden games’ are a great way of getting families and friends outdoors for some friendly, and yet competitive fun, and with the Olympics coming this summer up perhaps people will be staging their own versions of the event?” she added.