Let’s create a better world

Childrens toys, books, games and gifts
Handmade, personalised cards and gifts for special occasions

Our Vision

Situated in the heart of Castle Donington in Derbyshire, the Olive Branch is a bright, colourful and vibrant shop selling a wide range of children’s and baby toys, books, games and gifts together with a unique selection of handmade, personalised cards and gifts for your special occasions.  

Opened in October 2016, the principle aim of the Olive Branch is to bring back the joy of playing and learning and put a broad smile on the faces of everyone who comes into the shop.

We carefully select our suppliers to reflect our ethos of providing a warm welcome to everyone and helping others through our Fairtrade products.

Offering a wide range of products from traditional toys to innovative and contemporary gifts, we aim to cater for all ages and pockets. Our range includes beautiful new baby and special occasion gifts, quality wooden toys including Fairtrade items together with a range of craft and construction kits, jigsaws and games suitable for older children and adults.

Our friendly, helpful staff are there to assist you select the ideal gift in a relaxed atmosphere where your children can play whilst you shop.

With prices to suit all budgets ranging from pocket money toys to hand crafted quality items suitable for a very special occasion and a would be family heirloom – you must see our wonderful range of Noah’s Arks!!

Although we are not currently trading on-line, we monitor our prices regularly against the internet to ensure that we are competitive, we are happy to order specific items from our range of suppliers. We guarantee the best possible price and we are able to deliver direct to your home in the local area. Just let us know by telephone, e-mail or facebook what you require and let us do the rest.

Come and see us soon!! We value your feedback about what you want to see at The Olive Branch. Please get in touch with us by phone, e-mail or facebook, we would be delighted to hear from you.


If you see something you would like just let us know and we will order it for you

Our Suppliers

Our website offers a small selection of what we can offer. Our current list of suppliers is as follows, if you see something on their website, let us order it for you, we guarantee a competitive price and you can either pick it up from the shop or we can deliver in the local area.

  • Lanka Kade supplier of quality Fairtrade wooden toys and gifts – www.lankakade.co.uk
  • Big jigs Toys including Big jigs Rail and Big jigs Baby a wide range of quality wooden toys, baby toys, wooden jigsaws, wooden jewellery, musical toys, wooden play food, and educational toys and games including Zoobookoo – www.bigjigstoys.co.uk
  • Orange Tree Toys quality wooden toys, including push alongs, music boxes, skittles, puzzles and play sets – www.orangetreetoys.com
  • Orchard Toys
  • Rainbow Designs
  • Apples to Pears
  • Buttonbag
  • House of Marbles
  • Deva Designs
  • Floss & Rock
  • Rachel Ellen Designs
  • Cherry Orchard Publishing
  • Melissa & Doug
  • Skip Hop
  • Great Gizmo’s
  • Le Toy Van



Events & Activities

Check out our events page for things happening at The Olive Branch. We have a lovely upstairs room with kitchen suitable for small group meetings, workshops and get togethers. We have regular charity coffee mornings and we can also offer children’s bespoke craft parties. Ask us for details.