Galt Toys has become a trusted and much-loved brand among parents since opening its doors in Manchester in 1836. James Galt Limited began life as an educational stockist; over the years the company has grown and changed, but it has always kept its educational roots. In 1957 the company moved from Manchester to Cheadle in Cheshire and it wasn’t until 1961 that the Galt Toys division was formed and since then product development has never stopped.
With 177 years experience in toys we have come to know a thing or two about designing toys to encourage children to learn through play…and also have fun! Since launching the Galt Toys website, many of you have got in touch to share some of your old Galt favourites, so we have put together a few ‘favourites’ to take you down memory lane!
Little frying pan – Photo sent in by Anna Hutton, from London. She was given the frying pan about 30 years ago - part of Galt’s Let’s Cook range – apparently it still makes perfect eggs and her Pops is now the caretaker of the pan.
The retro trike – This Photo was sent in by Sian To, from London. Sian inherited the trikefrom her kind neighbour, whose boys used it before passing it on to Sian’s three. Sadly…it now has a poorly wheel, so she stores it away as she doesn’t want it to totally die!
We have recently brought back the classic Tiny Trike, so a whole new generation can explore their surroundings and practise three point turns in style whilst perfecting their broooom noises pedalling away on this ideal first ride-on toy.
Another blast from the Galt Toys’ past is the fab game – Pair It, and we’ve actually still got copy of the catalogue from 1981 showing the product.
We also love this 1961 catalogue and the child with the saw! How things have changed.