Dandy Lion is a newly opened independent shop based in Holywood, Co. Down, (beside The Bay Tree Restaurant). Dandy Lion Holywood is a true destination shop; a treasure-trove of the unexpected. Formed by partners Jane and Guy, who met in Spain and recently came to live in Belfast, they have...
Dandy Lion is a newly opened independent shop based in Holywood, Co. Down, (beside The Bay Tree Restaurant). Dandy Lion Holywood is a true destination shop; a treasure-trove of the unexpected. Formed by partners Jane and Guy, who met in Spain and recently came to live in Belfast, they have specialised in finding the weird, wonderful and downright unexpected, usually brought back from their travels throughout Europe, whilst meeting up with artists, designers, home owners and collectors to keep a steady supply of the unexpected for Dandy Lion.
Jane and Guy are both very exciting, individualistic and eclectic dealers offering the best quality incabinets of curiosities. Their business is driven by passion, an innate knowledge of the weird and wonderful and a fascination with mixing items from different periods which has already earned them a loyal client base of interior designers, prop hire companies and private clients. Being part of the local Holywood community is very much a part of their business, and have already been involved with local businesses and events.
We like to deal with trade and private clients alike and both hope our clients enjoy looking at our social media pages and the flow of stock we work very hard to find.
They both like nothing more than sharing the history of a piece, they tell us “detail, craft and patina fascinate us” and is evident in all of their stock in Dandy Lion. “Finding a good item and being able to find out who made it or which house it was made for is a real thrill.” New items in limited editions from interesting producers and artists also makes up part of the curated collection. Both love to focus on originality, good design and wherever possible completely untouched pieces. Finding inspiration from a variety of places, including; past Victorian splendour, antique curiosities, unique finds and even a magnificent tin horse!
Welcome to Learning SPACE (Special Products Aiding Child Education). At Learning SPACE, our ethos is to support every child, young person and family by providing a fun, interactive and educational environment that encourages everyone to reach their...
To all of our customers and friends,
Welcome to Learning SPACE (Special Products Aiding Child Education). At Learning SPACE, our ethos is to support every child, young person and family by providing a fun, interactive and educational environment that encourages everyone to reach their potential.
Just over 12 years, we started Learning SPACE, a family-run business, after our frustration at being unable to find suitable products for our younger sister, who has Soto’s Syndrome. Over the last 12 years, our dedicated team, with backgrounds in education, have built up relationships with over 200 suppliers, as well as Education Authorities, LEA'S, Health Trusts, Family Fund, National Autistic Society etc. This helps us to make sure that we are able to listen to each customer’s individual needs and advise them on the most suitable products to suit their needs and budget.
Our range is full of fun and inspiring resources to meet the needs and interests of ALL children and of all abilities. From educational products to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), toys for children with sensory needs and who need additional support, to supporting parents to create their own sensory rooms / learning spaces. As well as providing a wide range of educational resources and toys, we also install sensory equipment, soft play, outdoor equipment and full nursery/school set-ups.
But we are more than just a toy shop! We also provide a range of 1:1, bespoke and group training sessions to support parents, carers, teachers, youth workers and early years professionals with tips and techniques on how to best support children with additional needs in your care. You can check out our ‘What’s On’ section on our website to book onto our latest events
If you need advice on products, can't find what you are looking for or would like to talk to us about our training options, please don’t hesitate to contact our specialist team who will be able to help you. You can get in touch via the contact us page. We’re also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube where you can find out about our latest events, promotions and how you can get involved and support us.
• Wide range of beneficial products chosen with the help of our expert panel of therapists, teachers, parents and of course kids!
• Competitive Prices! Find it cheaper and we will do our best to match or beat the price!*
• Passionate Staff who all have a background in childcare/teaching and an expert knowledge on resources
• Award winning customer service
• Strong relationships with Education Authorities, LEA'S, Health Trusts, Family Fund, National Autistic Society, Foster NI etc
Have fun exploring our website www.learningspaceuk.co.uk and our catalogues. We also look forward to welcoming you to our store, right in the heart of Belfast City Centre.