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Spark Wonder in Kids & Adults at Toy Stores in Arlington VA!

A great toy store isn’t just about toys; it’s about magic! Walking into a toy store should instantly spark wonder and imagination – for kids and grown-ups. We are so lucky to have three amazing, family-owned toy stores right here in Arlington. Check out these fabulous toy stores in Arlington, VA!


3 Toy Stores in Arlington, VA to Spark Your Children’s Imaginations 


Kinder Haus Toys

Kinder Haus Toys is an exceptional toy store that feels old-fashioned but has all the trendy brands and characters that kids love today! Most toys they carry are “powered by imagination, not batteries,” giving kids (and grown-ups!) plenty of opportunity to play. They carry toys, books, hobby kits, crafts, plush toys, and more. Many of their toys are classic and made of wood or include educational elements that make learning fun and engaging. 

While Kinder Haus Toys sells various products from all over the world, they make an effort to highlight American-made products, too. Whether you’re looking for a gift, a game, or a toy the entire family can enjoy together, Kinder Haus Toys has everything you need and an incredible staff to help you find the perfect treasure. Plus, if you’re looking for a cute outfit, they also have a great variety of clothing for babies and toddlers!


Child’s Play Toys & Books

Child’s Play Toys & Books is a toy store rooted in a child-centered approach to learning and play. Their owner is a lifelong game player and former teacher who understands the power of a good game and took on Child’s Play’s legacy so more generations of Arlington families could take advantage of the store’s wonder. The store has been helping kids and adults develop brains, muscles, and imaginations through toys since 1986, and it still does the same today. 

They put so much thought into every toy they carry, trying every product themselves. If it doesn’t live up to their high standards, they don’t sell it! Today, you’ll find a variety of toys and games for building, playing pretend, snuggling, creating something new, and learning exciting STEM skills. Stop by to pick up a new toy or game from a familiar brand or discover something brand new! 


Village at Shirlington

Within the popular Village at Shirlington lies One Two Kangaroo Toys, a treasure trove of imagination and fun! The store’s front window will pull you in from the street with a large display of beloved and exciting new toys, and once you walk through the door, you’ll never want to leave! There is something for every kid, grown-up, and family to love. 

It definitely has a small-town, family-owned toy store vibes, supported by its outstanding customer service. Their team will help you find the perfect toy, game, or craft set for every kid on your list – but even as an adult, you may find something that delights your child-like sense of imagination, too! There is a reason it has been one of Arlington’s most beloved toy stores for over 35 years. They provide a kind of magic that you just can’t get from a larger chain toy store.


Toy Stores Arlington VA


If you need a great gift or just a place to get away and feel like a kid again, you’ll want to check out any of these fantastic toy stores in Arlington, VA. Try to resist the draw of online ordering and make a point to shop in person. You’ll be so glad you did! 


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