The Children's Store
Chapel Hill's locally owned toy store.
The Children's Store has been serving Chapel Hill and the Triangle since 1977. It is a family-owned business dedicated to providing the best toys and gifts to our customers in a fun and pleasant shopping environment. We offer play areas to occupy your children while you shop and our staff is ready to offer any help you may need in finding the perfect purchase. We love toys and kids and are enthusiastic about our products. And, when you find that perfect gift, we always offer free gift wrapping.
As you walk into our 3,000 square foot store, you will see on the left gifts for babies and toddlers including quality European toys from Haba, wooden toys from Hape and Plan and fun, innovative gift ideas you won't find at your big chain toy stores. On your right is the ever popular German Playmobil sets. We have a huge selection! Then you see British designed Wow vehicles, puppets and the largest selection of stuffed animals in the Triangle--from Gund to Jellycat to Squishable. In the center of the store are our dolls, ranging from a Corolle baby doll to Groovy Girls and Lottie dolls for bigger kids. Bins of impulse items like wind-ups, Japanese erasers etc, surround our registers and free gift wrap station. Then you reach Breyer horses, Hot Wheels, dollhouses and Lego, always a hit. Science kits and outdoor toys, games and puzzles for ALL ages fill the back section. Art supplies from Alex, Orb Factory, and the French-designed Djeco brand are among the many suppliers of craft kits that we carry. Don't forget books! We have an extensive board book and picture book selection as well as beginning readers and middle grade fiction.