Engino toy shop opens in Castle Quarter Norwich

A new toy shop is now open in the city centre just in time for the new year. 

The newest tenant in Castle Quarter has now opened – the Engino STEM Exploration Centre.

The store is offering an interactive, experience-focused shop and cafe for families that are seeking toys which are more educational, focussing on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). 

Many Engino stores exist across Europe but Norwich is the first UK store, in a prime spot, next to the mall’s Castle Meadow entrance.

Rob Bradley, Castle Quarter manager, said:

“We are extremely excited that Engino STEM Exploration Centre has opened and looking forward to seeing it develop and grow. Over the past few years Castle Quarter has transformed from a shopping centre to a vibrant social, leisure and lifestyle hub and Engino fits in perfectly to our family entertainment offering.” 

Engino is opened from 9am – 6pm daily. 

Jawd Iqbal, an engineer and one of the directors at Engino Norwich, said:

“Our new Engino STEM Exploration Centre will be a wonderful mix of fun and education for children, young people and families. From January 2024 we will have our exhibition space, play areas and classrooms open, with experienced STEM teaching staff to support our young visitors as they tackle an Engino project and discover their inner James Dyson or David Hanson.” 

Entrance to the cafe and retail area is free and payment for classroom activities is via membership or on an ad-hoc basis. 

Sohail Khalil, a professor in mechanical engineering and director at Engino Norwich, added:

“There will always be a mix of free and paid activities to enjoy.”