A TOY company based just outside of Ilminster is celebrating after picked up a host of awards in the run up to Christmas.

Beehive Toys was founded in 2016 and specialises in wooden toys, ride-on toys, and a soft selection.

Their giraffe baby balance bike recently pick up a gold prize in the best ride-on category at the Independent Toy Awards.

Meanwhile, at the Made for Mums awards Beehive’s zebra baby balance bike picked up a silver.

The awards involved rigorous testing.

Entries were reviewing by more than 500 child and parent judges as well as industry experts, Instagram influencers and independent toy retailers.

The business is based in Mill Lane, Lopen, on the same site as sister company Beehive self-storage.

Toby Horne, Beehive Toys’ operations director, said: “We’re thrilled to have won such prestigious awards.

“We work hard on making sure our toys are unique and built to last but it’s also really great for us to know that children and parents love them as much as we do.”

Following on from this success Beehive Toys has opened its doors so that local people can go in and buy from the range of wooden, soft and ride-on toys in their new toys outlet on the Lopen Business Park.

There are also discounts available exclusively to local customers.

A spokesman for the company added: “At Beehive Toys we are proud to offer customers a uniquely designed range of toys that both children and parents will fall in love with.

“Founded in 2016, the company has grown quickly and now has an established, hard-working team dedicated to providing high-quality toys and unrivalled customer service.

“We are continually investing in creating beautiful designs that provide maximum fun and safety whilst also offering as many educational benefits as possible.”

For more information on the Lopen company, you can call Beehive Toys on 01460 241800.