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Toys galore at Snapdoodle in Kenmore and Redmond

The community-based store offers plenty of play space and a birthday party/craft/game room called the Doodle Zone



Families are welcome to come in and play at Snapdoodle.

PHOTO: JOSHUA HUSTON

Located in the historic Schnitzelbank building in Kenmore, Snapdoodle Toys is much more than an independent, family-owned toy store. The community-based store offers plenty of play space, a birthday party/craft/game room called the Doodle Zone, and a free latte stand that serves hot tea and Lavazza espresso and lattes.

PHOTO: JOSHUA HUSTON

The toy store grew out a desire by owners Rob and Cherry Pickering to provide a community space that sold quality, educational toys. Snapdoodle Toys aims to be “the type of destination store that is welcoming, immersive, has lots of demos to play with and a great game-lending library,” says Rob. “We do CrafterNoons and/or Lego play days on early dismissal Wednesdays, Paint Me a Story every Friday morning, birthday parties, and daily SNAP Camps in the summer. We welcome families to come in and play, and experience the wonder of a true toy emporium.”

PHOTO: JOSHUA HUSTON

Snapdoodle Toys specializes in toys that can’t be found in a big-box store, including Jellycat stuffed animals, Thames & Kosmos science kits, Swiss kickboards, Corolle dolls, Hape wooden toys, Ravensburger puzzles and more than 400 other unique vendors. The store owners are always on the lookout for toys and games that excite and educate children and their parents. 

A few years ago, a second Snapdoodle Toys was added in downtown Redmond. The location has housed a toy store for almost 30 years and is the last remaining original toy store on the Eastside. 

The toy store supports local preschools and elementary schools with financial donations every year, and provides educators with a 10 percent discount every day. 

Snapdoodle Toys, snapdoodletoys.com

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