Our Story

Meet Dr Hellion

From my workshop in the Forest of Bowland, I hand craft unique wooden toys for children to love and treasure across many generations.
Hellion Toys began in 2017 and I opened my new workshop in the Ribble Valley in 2020. The origins of Hellion Toys lie in research undertook during my PhD and weaving together a passion for playful, educational and sustainably focused design.
My toys are inspired by the forest where I live, a deep wonder for natural environments and the playfulness that emerges from my imagination.
The designs are rooted in a reimagining of the places I wander with my own little boy, local history, folklore of the area and legendary fables.
All my toys are independently lab safety tested, certified CE and UKCA too. I am a member of the Heritage Craft Association and the British Toymakers Guild who uphold the very highest standards of craftsmanship and design.
You can follow what I am upto at the workshop day to day by visiting my instagram or facebook stories. Feel free to drop me a message and say hello too!