On Sunday 30 November 2014 'Toys R Us' stores in the UK will be holding an Autism Friendly and additional needs exclusive shopping event!

With reduced fluorescent lighting, no loud music or tannoy announcements and all staff provided with some parent led autism awareness training; this should be a wonderful chance to enjoy some Christmas shopping with children - this event is exclusively for parents with additional needs children.

The store will be open 9.00-11.00am with tills opening at 11.00am due to Sunday trading restrictions. Staff will make sure there is quick efficient access to tills for payment or offer to hold trolleys till an appropriate time if you wish to pop out and return to pay.

Of course everyone is welcome to come along just browse and play!

The two stores in the North East that are taking part are located at Metro Retail Park, Metro Centre, Gateshead NE11 9XU (0191 493 2041) and Teesside Retail Park, Newmarket Avenue, Teesside TS17 7BS (01642 617 172).

For more information please call the Toys R Us stores on the telephone numbers listed above.