The Toy Shop of Concord

The French philosopher Montaigne said that children’s “games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity.” As a parent and owner of the Concord Toy Shop, I take to heart the value of play – not only how toys are played with, but also how they are made, why we want to sell them, and why they are bought.

Our customers and those who work with us – our employees, manufacturers, and distributors in the U.S. and abroad – know that we are proud to be the caretakers of a one of a kind New England institution that is committed to preserving traditions about toys and play.

The tradition of caring and thoughtful decision-making by parents: Is it well made? Is it age appropriate? Does it stimulate their thinking or imagination? Will it encourage positive play behavior? We ask these questions every time we research and purchase a toy because we know how important they are.

The tradition of a nurturing shopping experience: The Concord Toy Shop is inviting, lively, friendly, and old fashioned. Our staff is knowledgeable about our products. Our younger customers can sit on the floor and play with the toys. Parents can look around, speak with our staff, and get all of their questions answered.

For over 68 years, The Concord Toy Shop has been known and respected for its philosophy – that toys are serious business when it comes to the value of play.

 

Contact Information

89 Thoreau Street Concord, MA 01742

Website

Phone: 978-369-2553

Reviews

Judith Lyon   August 22, 2020
My first restaurant experience since March!!! I LOVE 80 Thoreau and my meal was superb!!! Thank you for being open
Gladys Phillips   August 18, 2020
Yesterday was our first time we visited this good restaurant. But It is definitely not the last. We passed a splendid evening with the courteous service, with the first-rate dishes and fine drinks and with the friendly price.
Justin Andrews   August 18, 2020
The friendliness of the staff seems genuine. I have never seen such good customer service as I experienced
Elmer Larson   June 5, 2020
This spot is worth giving a shot. They serve big portions for affordable rates. Constantly well organized and with fantastic ambience. Will come back again.
A Leonard   May 16, 2020
Yesterday was our first time we visited this good restaurant. But It is definitely not the last. We passed a splendid evening with the courteous service, with the first-rate dishes and fine drinks and with the friendly price. We will definitely come back soon.
Greg Bosdet   November 9, 2019
A great selection of toys!
Amy C   November 4, 2018
As always, our visit to The Toy Shop was great! The staff is very friendly & helpful. They have a good selection of toys and their prices are great. I reccomend this store to everyone!!
Katherine Wilson   August 16, 2018
I adored the Toy Shop of Concord when I was a kid and adore it today! I always walk out with three times as much as I intended to purchase but they're selection is just too awesome. The staff are all warm, helpful and fun and give great recommendations. Every town should have a toy store like this one!
Betsy Olsson-Mackowski   July 24, 2018
Great visit today. The Toy Shop is consistently charming and intriguing to my children. I noticed some new innovative toys since we were there last.
Matt S.   March 18, 2018
It's fairly small but they have a nice cross section of toys, are very nice, and, best of all, aren't Amazon. This is the go-to for kids birthday parties...