Check out our ultimate guide to the best toy stores in Singapore!
All toys are not created equal, mama. Whether you want to make sure something lasts the years or will simply keep your kiddos well and truly entertained (bonus points if they’re also learning something!), check out our roundup of The Best Toy Stores in Singapore! We’ve done our research and found the spots across Singapore that are brimming with educational, entertaining, and most importantly, good quality toys. From hard-to-find LEGOs to up-and-coming tech toys, we let you know where to get your shop on, mama!
Founded in 2007 by British mamas Justinna and Emma, White & Black is the top Singapore distributor for the ultra-popular Micro Scooter brand. They’re about much more than just scooters – they’re dedicated to all sorts of outdoor fun. Popular products from around the world include Penny Skateboards from Australia, football nets from Crazy Catch (New Zealand) and Quick Play (UK), and super-fun tennis and basketball setups from Swingball in the UK. White & Black is the destination for mamas with energetic kids; they also make shopping easy with free delivery on every scooter and skateboard and offer free warranties on all products.
Get used to visiting Motherswork early and often once you give birth, mamas. While they carry a great array of strollers, carriers, baby blankets and much more, they’ve also got a fab range of toys, from early learning (love their board books) and lovies to active and outdoor play accessories along with a wide range of great arts & crafts activities.
Motherswork Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Rd, #02-33 & #03-11C, Singapore 247933, Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10am – 9pm, Sunday 10am – 8:30pm
Motherswork Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-16, Singapore 237994, Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10am – 9pm
Motherswork I12 Katong, 112 East Coast Road, #03-33, Singapore 428802, Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 11am – 9pm
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-58, Singapore 018972, Opening hours: Sunday to Friday 10:30am – 11pm, Saturday 10:30am – 11:30pm
This Singapore-based online-only store may be new, but they’ve quickly caught our eye as the exclusive distributor of award-winning Swiss toy designer MOLUK (be sure to check out the innovative “Bilibo”, named 2010 toy of the year!). Little Llama is all about encouraging child-directed, open-ended play, and to that end they’ve curated the best expert-recommended books and toys to support early learning and discovery. They even work with psychologists and speech and language therapists to generate tips for parents and educators to promote learning and interaction with kiddos.
Want to make learning fun for your kids? TOYTAG carries a wide range of educational toys and games that will make learning a blast. Research has shown that kids learn better when its more enjoyable and fun and TOYTAG’s list of specially curated toys and games do just that. From toddlers to young kids, they also carry a range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) toys that can keep your kid educationally entertained for hours!
TOYTAG, 1 Maritime Square, #03-58 HarbourFront Centre Singapore 09925, Tel: (+65) 6276 7268, www.toytag.co
If you’ve got older children who prefer something a little more than plastic fantastic for their birthdays, Action City is an interesting pit stop. Selling an unusual mix of toys for big kids and adults alike, get your hands on electronic gadgets and accessories, like Chill Factor Slushy Makers, Nanobricks, and Wonderball Wireless Speakers. It’s too cool for school mama!
Got an aspiring engineer or architect on your hands, mama? Growing Fun specializes in design and building toys for kiddos of all ages, from babies on up through age 12. They’ve also got lots of great puzzles, board games, and crafts. Bonus points for being the only place in Singapore where we’ve been able to find counting bears! Four locations: East Coast, Novena, Marina Square and Paragon.
A British institution right up there with Buckingham Palace and Big Ben that’s been around for a whopping 255 years, Hamleys has a massive 12,000 square feet shop at Plaza Singapura and a smaller outpost at Marina Bay Sands. They’ve got over 10,000 toys on offer in all, ranging from the traditional to the high-tech (though they’re particularly famous for their signature teddy bears and toy soldiers!).
Hamleys Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road #01-67, #03-65 to 69, Singapore 238839 and Hamleys Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue #B1-56A/56C/57, Singapore 018972, www.hamleys.com
Home to every possible toy, entertainment and educational accessory your little one could ever need (or want), Lamkins is considered, by some, to be one of the best educational toy stores in Singers. Stuffed with popular brands like Thomas & Friends for fans of the little blue train, Baby Einstein for the youngest learners, and Playskool for inquisitive littlies, they’ll even throw in free shipping if you shop online and spend over $60. Woohoo!
Zip on over to Singapore’s first ever Tomica and Pla-Rail toy shop and stock up on action figures, toy cars, model kits and train sets – nearly all hailing from Japan. Let’s Play is perfect for youngsters who enjoy building and crafting their own toys. If you think you’ll become a regular shopper, it might be worth joining their membership programme so you can skip the queue, pre-order and enjoy exclusive discounts. Yes, please.
Avoid the Sunday shopping crowds and let your fingers do the walking instead at this locally based online toy store. Home to an impressive selection of early learning toys; expect brands like Fisher Price, Leapfrog, and Vtech to make it into your virtual trolley. We especially love that you can shop the website by age group, brand or toy category helping you find exactly what you want. Psst… they also offer free wrapping if you’re ordering a gift!
My Little Shoppers, 11 Sin Ming Road, #B1-29 Thomson V Two, Singapore 575629, Tel: (+65) 9855 3884, Opening hours: Friday to Monday 11:30am – 6pm (closed Tuesday to Thursday), www.mylittleshoppers.com
Founded by LEGO fanatics, My Toy Shop is another bottomless pit of every kid’s favourite building block — LEGO. With practically every type of LEGO your kiddos could ever want, this place is also brimming with an extensive range of games and other toys from brands like Hasbro, HotWheels and Crayola. If you’re not a fan of whining-induced “I want it now” meltdowns we’d definitely recommend leaving the munchkins at home before you head here mama… or shop online instead.
Got a kid who just can’t get enough of the zoo? Then Natures Collection is your next port of call mama, with their massive selection of cute and cuddly soft toys set to turn your home into a veritable menagerie (but how can you resist when you can buy “the world’s most huggable toy” from stuffed animal whizzes Gund?). Keeping with the nature theme, these guys also sell animal figurines, jigsaw puzzles, educational games and natural wooden toys for kids up to 6 years of age – and beyond!
If you’re anything like us and have ever walked past this shop at the Forum, chances are your little one has run right in to explore the many hands-on toys invitingly laid out for experimentation. We particularly like their emphasis on building, blocks and tech –they’re one of the few shops in Singapore to carry Roominate (recommended in our tech gift guide).
With a name like The Better Toy Store, you’d want to believe that you’re shopping for the very best when you spend your dollars here mama! Masters at selecting the highest quality, most unique and beautiful toys around, they strive to educate and inspire young minds with their covetable range of [primarily wooden] knick-knacks. We’re particularly besotted with their gorgeous dollhouses (complete with teeny tiny furniture), wooden building blocks, intricate train sets, and handmade puppets.
So it’s not our favourite place with the loud music and assorted blasts and blaring sirens, but chances are if you’re looking for mainstream name brands, you’ll find it at this global behemoth, and probably at a good price, too. LEGO, Minecraft, Nerf, Chuggington, Crayola, Razor Scooters…they’ve got it all mama.