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Hobbies and Pastimes Market Overview
To reflect the endless variety of ways in which people choose to spend their non-working hours, this category features a huge range of products which will enable you to provide for all manner of hobbies and interests.
For retailers looking to cater for the sporty, outdoors-loving type, we offer a range of high quality, competitively-priced UK wholesalers.
In our ‘Fishing Tackle’ section you’ll find products from some of the leading brands, including Lineaeffe, Fladen and Zebco.
There’s everything in our ‘Football’ listings to please the most devoted fan, from team wear for top Premier League clubs to football accessories and souvenirs.
Our ‘Travel Goods’ category offers everything the intrepid explorer needs – from rucksacks and document wallets to book lights and adapter plugs.
If you’re looking to stock up on hobbies for the more cerebrally and creatively inclined, you’ll also find what you’re after here. Our ‘Musical Instruments’ section offers everything from didgeridoos and djembe drums to Tibetan singing bowls, and our ‘Books’ listing features outlets selling top quality titles at fantastic prices.
In ‘Arts and Crafts’ you’ll find all the accessories and materials required to make your retail outlet into an artists’ haven, including an enormous range of brushes and paints. This sector has seen tremendous growth over the past couple of years which shows no sign of abating.
‘Fabric’, ‘Car Accessories’ and ‘Collectables’ complete a line-up that will, we hope, enable you to cater for your customers’ every desire, no matter what their hobbies and pastimes might be.
The Toy Fair, held at Olympia Grand and West Halls every year during the last week in January, is the UK’s only dedicated toy, game and hobby trade show where an impressive array of wholesalers exhibit and are on hand to give advice to retailers. The trade association for this sector is, unsurprisingly, the Toy Retailers Association whilst Equitoy is the trade association for toy importers into the UK.
The leading trade publication for this sector is Craft Focus magazine which is read by thousands of UK retailers. Europe’s No. 1 creative craft trade show is CraftHobby+Stitch held each year in February at the NEC in Birmingham.
- CraftHobby+Stitch - NEC Birmingham
- BETA - NEC Birmingham
- Spring Fair - NEC Birmingham
- Autumn Fair - NEC Birmingham
- GLEE - Nec Birmingham
- Outdoor Trade Show - Stoneleigh
- BETA - British Equestrian Trade Association
- Outdoor Industries Association
- HTA - Horticultural Trades Association
- BTAA - British Travel goods and Accessories Assoc.
- Craft Focus
- Sports Insight
- Functional Sports Nutrition
- The Bookeller
- Angling International