Hartford’s Best Toy Stores

January 5, 2011 10:44 AM

The Wooden Toy has play tables with wooden toys. (Credit: http://www.thewoodentoy.com)

Tired of seeing the same toys at all those chain stores? The Hartford area offers some of the best and most unique toy stores around. You’re guaranteed to find different items that you wouldn’t find anywhere else at these toy stores.
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The Toy Chest offers unique toys you won't find anywhere else. (Credit: http://www.toychestwh.com)

Toy Chest and Little Folks Furniture

975 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 233-5559

One of the best toy stores around Hartford is the family-owned Toy Chest and Little Folks Furniture in West Hartford. The Toy Chest and Little Folks Furniture, which was voted Best Toy Store by Hartford Magazine in 2010, offers unique, creative toys you won’t find anywhere else. The wide selection ranges in age from infant to preteen. Toys include stuffed animals, dolls, books, arts and crafts, cars and more. The store also carries a line of furniture especially for kids.

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The Wooden Toy has play tables with wooden toys. (Credit: http://www.thewoodentoy.com)

The Wooden Toy

1275 Silas Deane Hwy.
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 529-1945

The Wooden Toy store in Wethersfield is one of the best toy stores around Hartford. It offers a large selection of unique toys and books. What makes The Wooden Toy store one of the best toy stores around Hartford are the play tables your children can entertain themselves at while you shop. There is also a bathroom available to customers. There are more than 10,000 products in the store and 4,000 available for purchase on The Wooden Toy’s Web site. The Wooden Toy will even gift-wrap your purchases for free.

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This wooden dollhouse is one of the many great finds at Over The Rainbow Toys, on sale for $29.99. (Credit: otrtoys.com)

Over the Rainbow Toys

2872 Main St. (Griswold Mall)
Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 633-9558

Family-owned Over the Rainbow Toys is one of the best toy stores around Hartford, thanks to its wide selection of toys, which come from all over the United States. Not sure what you’re looking for? Over the Rainbow Toys offers personalized shopping to every customer. The store carries products for newborns through teenagers. Free gift wrapping is also available.

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Time Machine

71 Hilliard Street
Central Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 646-0610

The Time Machine started as a small hobby shop in East Hampton, in the Fall of 1993. In the Fall of 1999, it combined with New England Hobby in Manchester and have more than tripled in size over the past eight years and become the largest hobby retail location in New England. They specialize in providing hobby enthusiasts with a range of services, products and activities that entertain, educate and encourage imagination. From trains, dollhouse miniatures and radio control cars to puzzles, models and strategy games, they’ve got it all. At Time Machine, there’s a knowledgeable customer service team that can guide and assist you with your favorite hobby or even introduce you to a new one. Best of all, they stock full lines of products and parts that are available when you need them.

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