Torquay Toys is an independent and locally owned store located in the surfing capital of Australia.
ExperienceJill Randall runs the Toy Shop and she has many years of experience working as a Mothercraft nurse, Kindergarten assistant, Retail assistant and running a family business in education. She can give you advice on purchasing a suitable gift for a child of any age.
Product focus is on fun, educational toys that are well made and constructed using sustainable resources. Many of the products have a wood component, using among other products the rubber tree. Rubber wood is indeed a sustainable material as it makes use of plantation trees that have already been used once.
There are products suitable for childcare and early childhood education providers as well as families.
- Fine motor skills
- Imagination and creativity
- Recognise patterns
- Construction and solve problems
- Tactile (touching), visual (seeing), auditory (hearing) and kin-aesthetic (doing)
Available products include:
- Puzzles, board games, outside games and other entertaining options
- Walkers, ride on, bikes, push along and pull along
- Construction – spatial, design, creativity, initiative, movement and mechanics
- A range of craft items
- Travel activities
- A very wide variety of products – search the collections by any key word(s)
Indoor and Outdoor
A wide range of toys and games are available for both indoor and outdoor activities. It has been proven that children learn much faster if they have fun doing it. So get playing, because our motor-skill toys make learning double the fun!
There are a range of balance items to assist littlies with walking and riding. Well actually there are too many products to mention them all – yes you will just have to browse. Gift cards are available and great for when you are not sure what to buy.
Fun and engaging products for all ages, including a wide range of the very popular quality wooden outdoor games by Planet Finska as well as puzzles and other indoor games.
Many customers provide very complimentary feedback about the display of traditional and quality toys. The following are a few samples of the many positive comments we receive (unsolicited) on a daily basis at the shop, by many of the visitors.
"Thank you for allowing me to revisit my childhood!" Leanne Cairns, Begin Bright Frankston Victoria.
"Torquay Toys offers a wonderful array of "Real to Goodness" toys - sturdy, well made, engaging and real. No cheap plastics but good wood product with design in mind. Good selection of age appropriate toys." Mark Whitney PHD, Faculty in Child Development, Mira Costa College, Ocean Side California.