Seattle's Child

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5 cool Seattle-area shops to visit on Neighborhood Toy Store Day — or any day!


Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Saturday, Nov. 9!

Many independent toy stores will celebrate with crafts, demos and giveaways. And you can always stop by one of these favorite shops for a regularly scheduled playdate.

Crafternoons at Snapdoodle
Kids ages 5 to 8 can drop in on Wednesday afternoons for hands-on fun with a craft kit. Snapdoodle Toys & Games, Redmond. 

Paint and play at Mox
Paint miniatures alongside fellow hobbyists on Sundays at this game store/restaurant. Drop in on Mondays for board-game night. Mox Boarding House, Ballard. 

Friday Night Magic at Math ‘n’ Stuff
This U-District STEM store caters to mathophiles and mathophobes alike. On Fridays (and Saturdays), play in a Magic The Gathering tournament with friends. 

Pokémon Swap at RetroActive Kids
What’s old is new (and cool) again at this toy store that combines nostalgia with fun discoveries. Trade Pokémon cards and collectibles and spin the prize wheel at their monthly Pokémon Swap. 

Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids
Listen to a story while nestled among the pastel stuffies and imaginative décor. Get a passport during your first story time visit and receive a special gift after attending your fifth. Tuesdays at 11 am, Pottery Barn Kids, U Village. 


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