Puppets for children  –  Hand made string puppets

Puppets for children Pelham Puppets

Visit the Pelham Puppet SHOP where you will find our exciting range of characters, all hand made and painted by hand and suitable for children five years and over. 


To celebrate 70 years of Pelham Puppets, David Leech in partnership with the British Puppet Guild and Marlborough Town Council staged a weekend Puppetry Festival in July 2017.

You can read about this Event in the Festival page on this website.

Many people have discovered the timeless quality and immense play value of Pelham Puppets and you too, can discover what enjoyment and fun children can gain from good traditional toys. “Every puppet is different because each one is hand made and hand painted – the ‘trade mark’ of Pelham Puppets”

In ABOUT US  you’ll gain an insight into how the puppets are made today and how we strive to keep the magic of puppetry alive. 

Visit the HISTORY page and learn about the origins and development of Pelham Puppets and these unique and beautiful characters that have delighted children for 70 years.

If you are looking for original Pelham Puppets made between 1947 and 1987 then we recommend the Vintage Pelham Puppet Shop where you will find a great range of puppets and an excellent service from Imogen the proprietor.

For news and updates about Pelham puppets visit and “like” our Face Book page: follow_facebook

  Please note: Although I do offer a restringing and repair service for vintage Pelham Puppets, (see the SHOP page,) I do not buy them nor provide valuations.

 Contact Details

email: david@pelhampuppets.uk.com

Write to:

David Leech, Pelham Puppets, PO Box 3668, Stone, Staffs. ST15 9ER

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