Olde Towne Toys

** Update: Olde Towne Toys has moved!! Shop through 4/16/2016 at the old King Street Location for 40% off toys!! The new location is bright, open and full of childhood magic. Visit the new Olde Towne Toys at 300 S. Ponce De Leon Blvd!

Also, Yard Bird Cafe is now The Blue Hen and it has also moved… it’s fun watching this town grow up! I’ll leave this post up to keep the memory.**

Usually, wait time at a restaurant equals moans and groans from the kids {and from us if it’s been a long day!}.  But when parents have to wait for a table at The Yard Bird Cafe, kids will squeal thank you!  Two doors down, Olde Town Toys has an amazing assortment of quality toys and a well-stocked hands-on play area!

With six children in a modest home, we don’t have a ton of toys.  We’ve always been a “quality over quantity” family.  But the great, quality toys were hard to find once we moved to St. Augustine.  We could sometimes find a new LEGO at Wal-Mart… but it’s not my fave place to shop.  The Learning Express we used to frequent is over an hour away {read: WAY TOO FAR!}

When we walked through the Olde Towne toy store recently, I felt like I was walking through 14 years of memories…

“Oh, remember that pull-behind toy?!”  ~  “Lauren, you used to have that puzzle!”  ~  “Mom, here is our crystal growing kit!”

At this cool toy store, we saw many familiar boxes, but discovered new favorites, too.  We bought a card game to play during lunch at Yard Bird Cafe, and spotted many quality brands such as: Playmobil, Lego, Melissa & Doug, ALEX, Schylling, and even Erector sets!  They’re not cheap, but they engage children in imaginative play which boosts IQ and is just a lot of fun!!  {Ok… enough about toys… I’ll save that for my other blog!}

I will say: shop local.  

There are lots of safe toys for little ones here and also some for big kids- can’t tell you about my other purchase until after Christmas but I think it’ll make a certain 14 year old smile.

Let the kids play!  Sign them up for the Birthday Club ($3 off coupon their birth month + a free toy from the grab bag when they come in), look for something special and enjoy being a kid again!

Olde Towne Toys
113 King Street location closing 4/16/16
New address: 300 S. Ponce De Leon Blvd

(904) 814-8710 

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