Latest News & Updates

As news and updates arrive here at LolaWood, we'll keep you up-to-date with our blog, so be sure to check back for the latest offers and information.

Updates 11th September 2020

Opening Hours

Happily we can let everyone know we have now decided to re-open on Wednesdays. Same hours, 10am till 4pm, just more chance for you wonderful people to pick up some great items.

According to the Prime Minister and his buddies Christmas is likely to be cancelled…not for us Boris! We may not be open for the annual late night shopping that Uppingham holds so brilliantly but we will be stocking some gorgeous seasonal products for everyone to enjoy. My advice is to start the Christmas shopping early, that way it’ll give us all something positive to look forward to and give us a respite from the doom and gloom.

Keep safe, keep smiling, have a great weekend.

Updates 4th September 2020

That went quick

I know we had a bank holiday last week but anyone else think it went quick? Apparently there has been talks around dropping the working week to four days…I think we’ll wait and see on that one.

Lots of things happening for us behind the scenes. We’re continuing with the current opening times for now but as we get closer to the visit of the jolly man in red we will review again. Hopefully we will be partnering with new suppliers shortly so look out for fresh and unique items to compliment our established brands (the sweary pencils have now been re-stocked).

As ever you can find us on Facebook, on instagram-@lolawoodsam, or we’ll be happy to see you in store.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Updates 28th August 2020

Goodbye Summer.

As it was International Dog Day last Wednesday I thought I’d introduce you to the hardest working member of our team…Woody.

As you can see, he’s always alert and ready for the next customer.

The weather is telling us that Autumn is fast approaching, can you believe woolly jumpers, wellies and big coats will soon be the norm? Where did the Sun go?  Don’t let the colder days put you off though, our high streets need you and we will always offer a warm haven for everyone.

Remember you can find us on Facebook, on Instagram @lolawoodsam or come and see us in store.

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend.

Updates 21st August 2020


I think we all agree that nowadays we’d be lost without technology. We found this out last Saturday. We needed to update the software on the till on Friday so, with a little help, we managed to do the deed and as we left that evening all was well…or so we thought. As we open Saturday as normal the till decides that it was going to shut down. A few choice words later we try to call the tech wizards, A great idea I hear you cry, oh no, the tech wizard don’t work at weekends!! A few more choice words and the decision to call it a day and leave it until Monday was made. To all those that wanted to pop in and see us last Saturday we can only apologise but it was out of our hands. we are back up and running and will be open as usual tomorrow.

We are always keen to replenish and update our stock so our search for new products and suppliers continues. However Covid is having an effect on the manufacture and shipping from abroad so it is becoming slightly more difficult but we’re confident we can continue to offer unique and quirky items. Remember you can also find us on instagram – @lolawoodsam, and Facebook and of course pop in and see us in the shop.

Have a great weekend.

Updates 14th August 2020


Well what a strange week that was. I think the weather is as confused as we all are; one minute hotter than Spain and the next thunderstorms and floods – incredible. Personally I think it’s Mother Nature reminding us all who the real boss is.

We’ve reviewed our opening times and Covid precautions this week and we would like to thank all our customers that have come into the shop for not only sticking by us and supporting us throughout these strange times but also for adhering to the guidelines we’ve set in place to keep us all safe. We have decided to keep the opening times as they are for now: Thursday -Saturday 10am-4pm but we will review them again in a couple of weeks.



Tomorrow sees the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. Just after noon on August 15th, 1945 Japan announced the acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration which in effect ended WW2. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that fought for the freedoms we all enjoy today.






Updates 7th August 2020

Feedback, Coasters and Keyrings

Big thank you to those of you that have requested putting the character keyring and coasters on the website. It has now been done for the ones we have remaining and we are hoping to replenish soon.



We are always looking to improve what we do so any feedback you give us is always welcome. If there is anything you think we need to change on the website or think we need to add etc, please let us know. If it’s possible then we’ll do our best to implement it.

Remember you can contact us via the website, on instagram @lolawoodsam, on Facebook or call in to the shop.

It’s been a hot one today, I hope you all remembered your sunscreen. Have a good weekend hope to see you soon.

Updates 31st July 2020

Friends will be friends.

Did you know yesterday was national friends day? Me neither. Along with our families our friends can be some of the most important people in our lives, your oldest friends will know more about you than you’ll want to remember and the memories you share will be unique to you. Your friends are the ones you turn to in the most difficult times and the ones you want to share the best times with so why not have a day to celebrate those fantastic bonds?

But you know what, with all the crazy things going on in the world right now our friends are more important than ever so why wait for a specific day? Any time you want to show them how much they mean to you, let us help.  check out our online range or contact us through Facebook or Instagram @lolawoodsam or of course pop into the shop…maybe bring a friend.

Updates 24th July 2020

Normal…for now

Today sees it become mandatory to wear masks in shops, is this the new normal? For me if it keeps us all safe when popping to the shops then I’m all for it. Our high streets need a boost so if it gives you confidence to get out and visit us you’ll be most welcome.

With time on my hands I have had the chance to appreciate the garden and its visitors, however small, a lot more. To help our little friends along we have found a fantastic gifts in a tin range that cover flower pressing to building your own insect house, and, we’re really excited about our range of  lovely books  that you can read to your little ones and then plant the pages. There are 120 seeds on every page with full instructions on how to go about it. What a great idea to encourage the next generation to get out there.

Not online yet but if you’re interested take a look at our Instagram or Facebook pages or pop into the shop.


Updates 17th July 2020

Sun’s out…

Don’t look now but I think I saw the Sun!

Perfect time to be turning to the garden and adding those finishing touches. We are always looking for new product ranges and we think we may have found one to engage the younger generation and maybe find the next Alan Titchmarsh. Hopefully we’ll have them in store in the next week or two so please pop in and see for yourself.

Remember from 24th July it will be compulsory to wear a face covering in all shops. We will be complying with the advice so please don’t take it out on us when we ask you to wear a mask.

Alternatively if you’re not comfortable shopping dressed as a highwayman we are always contactable through the website, on Facebook or Instagram and happy to help.

Stay safe, we hope to see you soon.


Updates 10th July 2020

Onwards and upwards.

Okay, own up. How many of you are happier the hairdressers are open rather than the pubs? Close one I know but lets be honest it’s about time we had some good news.

Talking of which, today we received another fantastic delivery of East of India goodies. All of the new stock will be in the shop and most on line next week. Check out our Facebook page to see some photos.

We have also sourced a new supplier for our outdoor products. Our aim is to encourage more wildlife back to our gardens, hopefully this brilliant range will help us do just that.

Updates 3rd July 2020

The show must go on

It’s fair to say that so far 2020 has not been the greatest year. At Christmas we learned that our beautiful Lola had Lymphoma, in January she leapt the rainbow bridge leaving a massive hole in our hearts. She came into our lives like a tornado and left us devastated and wrecked. We all miss her greatly but she’ll always be with us.

‘Run free beautiful girl.’

Covi 19 has affected us all in one way or another and if closing down for a few months is the hardest we are hit we’ll take that. Our thoughts go out to all those that have lost loved ones, friends or colleagues.

Apart from giving us chance to give the garden a long overdue makeover the break has allowed us to re-evaluate our plan for the shop and where we go from here. We’ve taken the opportunity to source new suppliers, given the shop a freshen up and come back with a renewed vigour. We are well aware that shopping habits may change for the foreseeable and it may take some time for confidence to come back so we are working hard behind the scenes to update the website and make as much as we can available for you. The shop is open but for now we’ve decided to limit opening to Thursday to Saturday 10am-4pm. We know this may make things tricky for some of you so if there is something you want that isn’t yet on the website please contact us via phone, email, instagram or Facebook and we’ll do our best to get it to you.

I’m sure this will end and we can all get back to whatever the normal will be. Take care and we hope to see you soon.

Uncategorised 13th April 2019


We would like to wish all our customers a very Happy Easter and let you know that more fabulous items will be added to the website over the coming weeks.

A quick reminder of our shop opening times:

Good Friday-OPEN 10am-4pm

Saturday 20th – OPEN 10am-4pm

Easter Sunday and Monday – closed

Tuesday 23rd – closed

Wednesday 24th- closed

Thursday 25th onwards – normal opening hours.



Uncategorised 21st December 2018

Christmas Closing

Christmas closing for the shop is as follows:

Close 4pm Saturday 22nd December

Re-open 10am Tuesday 15th January

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Uncategorised 16th December 2018

Christmas Delivery

A quick reminder that tomorrow is last day for any orders for delivery before Christmas.

Thanks to all for your support this last year.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team at LolaWood.

Uncategorised 12th June 2018

Short break

 Hi everyone. 

Sam is to take a well earned short break so the shop will be closing Thursday evening (14th) and re-opening on Wednesday (20th).

The website will be ongoing so if you see anything you fancy please let us know.

As ever we thank you for your continued support

Updates 14th May 2018

Award finalist

We are over the moon to announce  that our little shop in Uppingham has made it into the finals of the Muddy Stilettos Awards for Leicestershire and Rutland 2018 in the Best Gift Shop category.

Thousands of readers voted in the first round, so it’s a massive accolade. However, Voting for the winner starts today and finishes Friday 18th May at 5.30pm. Voting starts from zero – nominations from the first round are not carried forward, as it is now a 5 way competition between 5 Finalists. People who voted in the first round CAN still vote again! Anyone can vote so if you like what you see log in to: and scroll to best gift shop. Please tell all your friends.

A massive thank you for your continued support.