Guide To The Best Toy Stores In Mumbai

When it comes to toy stores, age is literally just a number. Be it a cute soft toy, an airplane hovering around, or a cute city planned with lego bricks - toy stores transform you into a whole new world which (even for a while) takes you away from the daily hustle-bustle. And if you've got little ones, it's never a bad idea to shower them with gifts once in a while. 

Here are the best toy stores to shop from across the city: 

Hamleys, Multiple Outlets

We had to start our list with the most iconic, finest and #No1 toy store across the globe. Hamleys is not just a toy store, it's a whole new world that has so many childhood memories, fun moments and emotions attached. Their iconic bright red doors, a sheer variety of toys and games, and welcoming staff are sure to put a bright smile on anyone's face. 

Popular For:  Premium toys, superhero and fiction themed merchandise, educational and science kits.

Toy Stores

Hamleys

Oberoi Mall, 2nd Floor, Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai

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Funskool, Kemps Corner

Walk into this store during the weekends, and you're sure to spot a bunch of kids busily hunting for their favourite fiction character toy, a unique board game or a DIY set. Although a comparatively tiny space, they yet remain the ideal choice for parents and children in the vicinity. 

Popular For: Puzzles for skill sets building and creative imagination, educational DIY kits, board games. 

Toy Stores

Funskool

Quality House, 111, August Kranti Marg, Kemps Corner, Mumbai

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Desi Toys, Thane

Now, this one's comparatively different and offbeat. Desi Toys is known for manufacturing and hoarding toys with the good old 90s nostalgia. Think a wooden chess set, wooden tops, gili danda, tic tac toe etc. In a generation where children are constantly hiding behind mobile screens, toys like these would be quite a breather. Read more here

Popular For: Wooden and desi 90s toys. 

Gift Shops

Desi Toys

Viviana Mall, 2nd Floor, 41-A, Laxmi Nagar, Thane West, Maharashtra

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Crossword, Multiple Outlets

Let's accept it, most of us have spent half our childhood here - quietly sitting in one corner and reading a novel. Now, while Crossword is popularly known for books and stationery, they've got an entire section (and floor in some outlets) dedicated to soft toys, barbies and dollhouses, board games and DIY kits. 

Popular For: Classic board games, cards and educational DIY kits. 

Book Stores

Crossword

Oberoi Mall, 2nd Floor, Shop 10, Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai

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Simba Toys, Multiple Outlets

Another toy store that is sure to spoil you for choice, Simba Toys is another popular brand which the kids seem to love. Apart from fun and educational toys, they are pretty particular about children's safety and thus all toys are tailored as per a child's needs. 

Known For: Soft toys, board games, playsets and dolls. 

Toy Stores

Simba Toys

Sahar Plaza Complex, 808, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai

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Souvenir, Colaba

Sitting proudly since the 1960s, this is another premium and iconic toy store brand tucked away in Colaba. Since then, they've kept on evolving to include latest technology, innovation and educational factor when it comes to toys. To make sure the toys match the highest safety standards, they're pretty strict when it comes to the selection of toys to be featured in their store.

Known For: Hobby kits, model and remote control toys, toys and games which encourage edutainment.