Not only do we stock some of the best circus and juggling equipment around, we also make a lot of it with our own fair (alright, rough, tough and dirty) hands. Right next door to our retail and office unit is the Firetoys workshop. This big, 1700 square foot unit is home to the tools, materials and people we need to produce our props and equipment.
Once upon a time our highly-skilled workshop team just made fire spinning props. Of course we still do make these core products; the Fibre 3 contact fire staff is still the UK's favourite contact staff and the only staff with a virtually unbreakable fibreglass core and silicone grip made in the UK. Our range of fire poi is as popular as ever and our innovative fire s-staffs are used by some of the most well-known and accomplished spinners around.
More recently we levelled-up and started making more use of some of the previously untapped skills of the team. With the addition of some more top-spec industrial tools with very low tolerances, Firetoys AERIAL was born. We now manufacture trapezes, aerial hoops, aerial rigs, tight wires, corde lisse and many other pieces of aerial acrobatics and circus equipment in-house.
All our own products are subjected to extensive in-house testing and, where necessary, destructive testing by an independent external facility.
Our focus always has been, and continues to be, on quality and innovation. Our research and development is industry-leading with props designed in house using CAD software to ensure sub-mm precision. We have avoided going down the route of outsourcing our manufacturing to the Far East. This may be the cheaper option but quality is inevitably sacrificed. This means that we may not be the cheapest brand on the market but you can trust our products to be well-made, strong, durable and safe.
We are also able to make custom props so if you need a fire staff in an unusual length or a pink trapeze then get in touch for lead times and prices.
To learn more about Firetoys check out the "About Us" page.