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Experience Seattle Toy Stores & Unlock Your Imagination

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A great toy store is so much more than a place to buy toys; it’s a place to encourage imagination, inspire creativity, and begin new adventures. Plus, the best toy stores aren’t just for kids – they’re for everyone to enjoy! These Seattle toy stores are wonderful spaces to explore with your kids or just to tap into your inner child. 

5 Seattle Toy Stores to Kickstart Your Little One’s Next Adventure

Snapdoodle Toys

Snapdoodle Toys is a community-focused toy and game store that offers kids of all ages opportunities to play and learn. With seven locations throughout the greater Seattle area, each store has a fantastic selection of curated toys and games. They frequently host fun events and gatherings for kids in the community and have a variety of play tables and game demos to engage customers as they shop. Snapdoodle has a vast array of toys available for purchase on their website. Still, nothing beats stopping by one of their stores in person! 

A young boy in beige overalls and a plaid shirt plays on a beach at sunset while smiling and missing a tooth after a visit to Seattle Toy Stores

Magic Mouse Toys

Whether you have kids or are just a kid at heart, Magic Mouse Toys is an awesome two-story toy store with something for everyone. Since opening in 1977, they’ve been a go-to spot for puzzles, books, stuffed toys, costumes, art kits, and more. They’re also a great place to find popular name-brand toys like Lego, Jellycat, Brio, Ravensburger, and more. Toddlers, grandparents, and parents alike will love browsing the selection of classic and modern toys. Who knows – you may just end up leaving with a treat for yourself!  

Clover Toys

Since opening in 2004, Clover Toys has been an independent and women-owned toy store. Their mission is to “provide beautiful, unique toys and clothing to our community, with an emphasis on quality.” This Seattle toy store also prioritizes sustainably made toys, so they’re good for your little one and the planet! Shop for toys, educational products, and even clothing for kids. Their website has some great gift guides for kids by age and price, so if you aren’t sure where to begin, they’ll help you get started! 

A mom in a beige dress carries her toddler on her hip in beige overalls while her onlder child hides behind her on a beach at sunset Seattle Toy Stores

Red Wagon Toys

Red Wagon Toys is a charming toy store in the gorgeous historic Madison Park area. Since 2009, they’ve been offering creative, unique, and educational toys from great name brands for kids of all ages. Their bright, colorful store is excellent for finding your new favorite children’s book, a fabulous dress-up outfit, or even a new cuddly plush friend. Red Wagon Toys carries popular brands and some newer and lesser-known companies dedicated to making kids – and kids at heart – smile. 

Bootyland Kids

Environmentally aware parents and families will love shopping at Bootyland. This Seattle toy store has been a champion of sustainability since opening in 1996, and they focus on companies that prioritize ethical labor, design, and quality. They’ve always been the place to go for hip, fashion-forward families with babies, and their inventory has grown to cover toys and fabulous clothing for toddlers, kids, tweens, and adults. 

A young child in a beige onesie picks wildflowers in a field of tall golden grass at sunset

Seattle Toy Stores

Any of these amazing Seattle toy stores can help you find the next best thing for your little one. Most offer free gift wrapping all year round and have friendly, knowledgeable staff to help you as you shop. Skip the online shopping if you can, and go visit in person – it’s a totally different shopping experience! 

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