ON November 30 every Toys R Us store 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, the event will provide a great chance for parents of special needs children to enjoy some exclusive Christmas shopping.

The store will be open between 9 and 11am with tills opening at 11am, due to Sunday trading restrictions.

Staff will make sure there is quick efficient access to tills for payment, or offer to hold trolleys until an appropriate time.