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Places to Find Unique Children's Toys and Gifts in Greater Fort Lauderdale

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Places to Find Unique Children's Toys and Gifts in Greater Fort Lauderdale
Debbie Glade

Aquariums

The Planted Aquarium Store
3230 NE 12 Ave; Oakland Park, FL
Info: (954) 990-8871
Hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday Noon - 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am to 6:00 pm

Most kids would love to have their own aquariums, big or small. The owners of this store pride themselves on their knowledge and service. Customers love it here because they can get whatever they need for their salt or freshwater aquariums and can get expert advice from the staff to make their aquariums thrive.

Other Stores: Allfish Emporium, Exotic Aquatic

Arts and Craft Supplies

Michael’s Arts and Crafts
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Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Michael's has crafts for everyone, and the most extensive choices for kids arts craft supplies, kits and holiday crafts you can find anywhere.

Other Arts and Craft Stores

Bicycles

Frenchie’s Bicycles
2912 N State Road 7, Margate, FL
Info: (954) 974-5340
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Frenchie's has been in the same location for more than 40 years, and customers return again and again for the nice selection, fair prices and quality service. More than 400 bikes, representing 20+ brands are on display for riders of all ages and levels. The store offers full bike servicing as well as bike rentals and riding lessons. Be sure to choose the right bike for your child.

Other Stores: Lee's Bike Shop, Big Wheel Cycles

Books

Books and Books at the Museum of Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Info: (954) 525-5500 Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sundays Noon - 5:00 pm

For unique books and gifts, the small Books and Books shop at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale offers a high quality selection for young readers.

Other Stores: Barnes and Noble
Online Stores: Amazon

Building Toys

Lego® Store
Sawgrass Mills Mall
12801 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Sunrise, FL
Info:(954) 514-5806
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Keep your little builder busy for hours with the endless possibilities of Lego® building blocks.

Clothing

Flora Ottimer
Galleria Mall
2348 East Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL
Info: (954)463-2292
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sunday Noon – 6:00 pm

Flora Ottimer has been one of Fort Lauderdale's top children's boutiques for decades. This independent store is a wonderland of beautiful, high quality clothing for children, plus shoes, accessories and toys.

Other clothing stores in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Dolls

Dream Dolls Gallery and More
2155 Indian Road, West Palm Beach, Fl
Info: (561) 640-9575
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Call on other days to see if owners are in or make an appointment.

With 8,000 square feet, Dream Dolls and Gallery is one of the largest doll stores in the South. Shelves are lined with dolls, clothing, accessories and furniture. A small museum on the premises displays an impressive collection of vintage Barbie dolls and accessories as well as other doll collectibles.

Educational Toys

Learning Express
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Learning Express houses educational toys created to help children of all ages develop their motor and academic skills as well as their creativity. You'll find bath toys, books, wooden toys, dolls, crafts, toy cars, skill building toys and more.

Online stores: FatBrain Toys

General Toy Store

Toys R Us
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There's noting like this old standby mega toy store for making your child's toy wishes come true. It's a one stop shop for birthday and holiday toys, board games, building blocks, sports equipment, video games, dolls, stuffed animals, bikes, play equipment and much more.

Other stores: Walmart, Target, K-Mart.
Online Stores: Romp Toys, Amazon

Hobby Products

Maniacs Hobby Complex
7676 Peters Road, Plantation, FL
Info: (954)42-HOBBY
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hobby enthusiasts could spend an entire day in this store (formerly called Warrick's Custom Hobbies). There's an incredible selection of toy and Christmas trains, radio controlled cars, trucks, boats, planes and helicopters, die-cast and plastic models of planes, cars, commercial, marine and military vehicles,and motorcycles, paintball supplies, science toys, puzzles, and a whole lot more.

Other Stores: Discount Train and Hobby, RH Hobbies

Kites

Skyward Kites
Concession Trailer at Haulover Park
10800 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour FL
Hours: Daily 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, closed during heavy rain

Not far south from the Broward County-Miami Dade County Line in Bal Harbour is Haulover Park. For years, Skyward Kites has had a trailer here selling a terrific collection of kites. They'll even custom make one for you. The place is so popular that Haulover Park is often referred to as Kite Park. You can buy kites and then try them out in the wide open spaces. Even if you are coming from north Broward or Palm beach, it's worth the drive.

Play Sets (Outdoor)

Play King
8150 Griffin Road, Davie, FL
Info: (954) 680-9088
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Locally-owned Play King sells play sets, swing sets, trampolines, play houses and bounce houses. Wooden sets are manufactured with sustainable redwoods from California. It's a good idea to brush up on home playground safety before making your purchase.

Other Stores: Toys R Us

Science Toys

Museum of Discovery and Science Explore Store
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm, Friday - Saturday 10:30am - 7:00 pm, Sunday Noon - 7:00 pm

The Museum of Discovery and Science Store is the perfect place to find unique, high quality science toys and kits you won't find in other stores. Note: You do not need to buy a ticket to the museum to shop at the Explore Store.

Sports Equipment

Sports Authority
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This mega superstore houses all sorts of sporting equipment as well as clothing and shoes.

Other Stores: Dick's Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Shops

Video Games

GameStop
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GameStop offers the best selection of new and used video games and hardware systems.

Other Stores: Play and Trade

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