6 of the Best Toy Stores in Washington DC

After the shut-down of a well-known toy store (Toys-R-Us), are you left wondering where to buy toys now? Well, wonder no more. Washington, DC has some of the most unique toy stores around. You can find top brands like Melissa & Doug and Legos, shop online, and so much more. Here is our list of the best toys stores in DC…in no particular order.

Barstons Child’s Play

You can find Barstons toys in several areas around DC. They were featured in the Washington Post as one of DC’s best toy stores. You can make purchases online, but if you prefer to shop in store, they are open 7 days a week. They carry brands such as Calico Critters, Lego, Playmobil, and Fat Brain Toy Co. They also host family-friendly events during the week like their 10:30AM story time.

Toy Castle

Supplying toys to Potomac, MD, since 1979. Toy Castle does not accept online orders. But, you can browse their selection of toys on the website before making a trip to the store. They carry brands such as Melissa and Doug, Ravensburger, Toysmith, and Magna Tiles. If you subscribe to their email list, you’ll receive coupons for money off your toy purchases.

Sullivan’s Toys

Sullivan’s doors opened in 1954 and has been family owned and operated ever since. It is also the oldest toy store still running in the DC area. They have a wide variety of toys and art supplies for you to choose from. They are currently located in Tenleytown.

Doodlehopper 4 Kids

In 2015, Doodlehopper’s was voted the best toy store by Washington Magazine. They are open 7 days a week so you can shop any day of the week. Make sure you sign up for their rewards program to receive special offers and updates. Need a baby shower gift? They have plenty of baby gifts, books, and toys to choose from.

Franklin’s Toys

Are you a last-minute shopper? Franklin’s makes last-minute shopping a breeze. You can purchase a toy online (or by phone), and they will wrap it for you in the store. All you have to do is stop by, pick up the gift, and head out to the party. If you have a birthday coming up, your child can make a gift wish list on the Franklin’s Toys website. They carry arts and crafts materials, books, building sets, and more. 

One Two Kangaroo

DC parents say One Two Kangaroo is “well worth the visit.” Located in Arlington, VA in The Village at Shirlington. They carry a variety of unique toys. Adults and kids alike can find something to play with here. There are so many toys to choose from. It’s almost impossible to leave empty-handed.

Have a favorite toy store that didn’t make the list? Tell us about it in the comments below, and we’ll make sure to include it.

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