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Playfull Toy Shop


(5 reviews)

87 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8AS

0117 944 6767


Located in the heart of Bishopston, the Playfull Toy Shop is situated slightly down from BORN and Totally Toys on Gloucester Road - Bristol's best shopping street.

Spelt "Playfull" rather than "Playful", this toy shop sells a great range of quirky children's products including toys, games and books. Wooden toys feature highly - with a particularly comprehensive range of Plan City Toys - a brand that specialises in the creation of ethically-sourced and design-led toys which look great and are brilliantly made.

As with most other shops on Gloucester Road, Playfull is an independent retailer, ensuring that you will be able to shop for the kind of products that you will struggle to find in any of the major-chain toy stores. The shop itself has a welcoming layout and friendly staff. It has the feel of a 'real' traditional toy shop - with toys stacked from floor to ceiling and plenty of products on display for a test-drive before buying.

Playfull Toy Shop is a Bristol toy shop that specialises in wooden toys.

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* * * * * Absolutely great

Comment by ,

I have been visiting Playfull for nearly 8 years now and have never been disappointed. A great selection of toys that you cannot find in the flesh anywhere else locally.

I particularly like the local children's music they sell, and some continental arts and crafts pieces. Our highlights include the German brick building toy, the lovely wooden solar construction vehicles and a Paul Bradley CD.

Highly recommended.

* * * * * Great local toy shop

Comment by ,

This shop is always a delight and the perfect place to find gifts. The owner is very knowledgeable about crafts and gives helpful advice.

* * * * * Waldorf Inspired

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We adore this shop, and have always had brilliant service.

Highlights for us: They stock a large range of Ostheimer figures. The Waldorf dolls are beautiful and awesome value for money. The range of world music is wonderful. They even stock Waldorf Main Lesson Books, individual Stockmar crayons and pencils, and fingering-weight pure wool yarns for knitting doll clothes.

Can't recommend them highly enough - we travel a long way to visit!

* * * * * Childminder Toys

Comment by ,

Playfull Toys have supported the Bristol Childminding Network through donations of high quality toys for childminding events.

The toys are particularly suitable for childminders as they are eco-friendly and mainly made of wood (which is not only durable, but a natural material too). This is especially good for young children and babies because it is tactile, warm to touch and safe. They have a high learning value which is vital because all children learn through play.

* * * * * Brilliant toys

Comment by ,

This is a superb shop offering top quality toys, games, craft materials for children of all ages. A wide variety of wooden toys as well. Great, friendly service - highly recommended.

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