Best of Philly

Best Toy Store

2017 BEST Toy Store

Tildie’s Toy Box

Satisfy brainy tots—and their helicopter parents—at this Penn-grad-owned toy shop, which skips Disney and Marvel paraphernalia in favor of a clever, gender-neutral assortment of games, toys and puzzles.

1829 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-334-9831 | Website

2016 BEST Toy Store


35 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA

This shop feels like the set of The Nutcracker, where items like heirloom rocking horses, model boats and life-size stuffed animals (some of which cost thousands of dollars) share space with sweet wooden puzzles, floppy teddies, and goods made by old-school crafters. Read more »

2015 BEST Toy Store

Momo’s Tree House

205 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Every lawn game, art kit and ride-on the kids unearth here is handpicked, totally wholesome and — most importantly — fun. Plus, parents and babes alike really dig the free play area and craft table. Read more »

2014 BEST Toy Store

Kids Shop at Please Touch Museum

4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA

End the frustration of the one-and-done plaything by scooping up the remarkable toys at the Kids Shop at Please Touch Museum. The same experts who keep our kiddies engaged and educated for hours give their stamp of approval to every puzzle, book and game here. Read more »

2013 BEST Kids' Toys

Duck Duck Goose

702 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ

Theres a smart collection of owner-approved playthings the kind of well-designed, safe, decidedly non-obnoxious games, trikes, dolls and art kits that kids and parents love. But thats only half the story. DDG also sells handmade Etsy-like goods from locals; has an indoor drop-in play space that costs $9 a day; offers group activities like Build-It… Read more »

2012 BEST Toy Store

Happily Ever After

230 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

This is the type of charming throwback place that makes shopping for toys fun again. The helpful shopkeep knows everything about every book and toy, whether educational (Uncle Goose language blocks), trendy (Sophie giraffe and Olivia the Pig) or classically collectible (Robert Tonner dolls). We’ll never give in to the big-box lure of a Toys… Read more »

2011 BEST Awesome Kids' Toys

Village Toy and Doll Shoppe

60 Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA

A jam-packed funhouse that makes even avowed kid-haters revisit that whole procreating thing, if only so they’ll have a reason to shop here. Read more »