Fara Kids shopFARA Kids is an essential shop for mums, selling a vast range of quality pre-loved baby and kids clothes, toys and equipment. We’re lucky enough to have three FARA Kids charity shops in the area – in Barnes, Teddington, and East Twickenham (Richmond Bridge Kids). This shop is a real find. Its high ceilings and bright white walls create a spacious and fresh environment where beautiful clothing, toys and books are displayed. At the back, there’s an area dedicated to all things ‘baby’, including clothing, sleeping bags, cots and buggies. Barnes Kids and Teddington Kids are conveniently located on their respective High Street, and both stock high quality baby clothes, equipment and maternity wear. They also have a great selection of toys and books.

Fara toysFor book lovers of all ages, there’s also a FARA Books in Teddington (near Mo Farrah’s gold post box) alongside the FARA selling on-trend clothing and designer accessories, whilst in Hampton Hill a spacious FARA offers an amazing selection of books, bric-a-brac, and clothing, and there’s a FARA Homeware in Whitton High Street with all you need to furnish your home.

It’s great to have all these FARA shops on the doorstep, but have you ever wanted to know more about FARA the charity? FARA was established in the early 1990s by a couple of Hampton Hill residents in response to the then crisis in Romania, to provide vital support to orphaned babies and children. Since then the charity has moved with the times, helping the children (who have grown into young adults with varying needs) manage their transition into working adult life.

The first FARA shop opened in 1992 in London’s Fulham Road, and they’ve now grown into a network of 50 shops across London. We’re well-served with FARA shops in the area, but if you’re stepping further afield you can still snap up quality bargains at their other shops – there are 13 Kids shops to explore! Die-hard vintage clothes fans will also love FARA’s Retromania London, which regularly turns up some fascinating vintage finds.

FARA Teddington exteriorFARA Kids Barnes can be found at 25 Barnes High Street, SW13 9LW; FARA Kids Teddington at 119 High Street, Teddington TW11 8HG, and FARA Kids Richmond Bridge is at 416 Richmond Road, East Twickenham TW1 2EB. All of the shops are open from 9.00am-5.00pm Monday – Sunday.


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