Neighborhood Toy Store Day in Southeast Michigan

Local toy stores have fun and discounts planned for this annual day on Nov. 12, 2016, which introduces families to the joys and benefits of shopping neighborhood businesses.

Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Many of metro Detroit’s much-loved family and independent toy stores will celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Hosted by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, this annual day of fun aims to introduce families to the joys – and hometown economic boost – of shopping at local toy stores and supporting local businesses.

Here are some of the participating stores Metro Parent found around town this year that are offering deals or special activities. Be sure to call the stores for full details.

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Adventures in Toys

  • Address: 250 W. Maple Road, Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-646-5550
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

This Birmingham toy store is offering giveaways.

Bavarian Inn Doll & Toy Shop

  • Address: Lower level of Bavarian Inn Restaurant, 713 S. Main St., Frankenmuth
  • Phone: 989-652-9941
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

You’ll find events at this spot from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., including a visit from Anna and Elsa (2-4 p.m.), prizes, games, demos – plus so much more. Spend more than $25 and you’ll be entered into the grand prize drawing.

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books

  • Address: University Square Shopping Center, 3074 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-375-2400
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Shoppers will get 10 percent off their entire purchase if they pop in for a visit.

Froggy’s Toy Stop

  • Address: 114 E. Fourth St., Rochester
  • Phone: 248-651-1511
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Come on by on Saturday! If you spend $80, you’ll earn $20 in Froggy Bucks to go toward your next purchase.

Funky Monkey Toys

  • Address: 5 N. Washington St., Oxford
  • Phone: 248-572-4828
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Plan on having a great time at this shop on Saturday! Enjoy free cookies and punch all day. There’s free crafting for kids from 10 a.m. to noon and a special story time at 12:30 p.m. with Kelsey Fox, Royal Oak mom and author of Just Try It Wyatt. Plus, there will be a coloring contest for free toys and free toy raffles.

Learning Express Toys

  • Address: Westgate Shopping Center, 2465 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-997-0707
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Special activities offered 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Every kid who comes in on Neighborhood Toy Store Day gets a $1 off coupon for any purchase. Swing by 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for a “tremendous” amount of fun activities for kids on this special day. Play games in the store, get hands-on with arts and crafts – even try hair chalk, temporary tattoos and more. Plus, enter to win a $25 gift card.

The Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop

  • Address: 3947 W. 12 Mile Road, Berkley
  • Phone: 248-543-3115
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Special activities for Neighborhood Toy Store Day are running 10 a.m.-3 p.m. here. Come by to play games and make crafts, see toy and game demos – and even win some prizes! There will be a goody bag for each family (while supplies last). Also, take your photo with a giant Playmobil Red Wing player! Enjoy some popcorn while you’re visiting, too. Making a purchase? You’ll get a gift!

The Friendship Factory

Partridge Creek

  • Address: The Mall at Partridge Creek, 17420 Hall Road, Space 151, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-530-9090
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Rochester

  • Address: 210 W. University Drive, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-890-7277
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Visitors on Neighborhood Toy Store Day will find a great deal. The stores are offering 50 percent off entire Choose Friendship craft line, which was invented by a local grandfather.

The Robot Garage

Birmingham

  • Address: 637 S. Eton St., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-723-9100
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Grosse Pointe Park

  • Address: 15201 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Park
  • Phone: 313-924-3310
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Rochester Hills

  • Address: 172 N. Adams, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-213-9960
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

All three Robot Garage locations are offering free drop-ins in celebration of Neighborhood Toy Store Day. Come in to build with Legos and at various other building systems at the play stations from 1 to 6 p.m. in Birmingham, Grosse Pointe Park and Rochester Hills.

Toyology

Howell

  • Address: 109 W. Grand River Ave., Howell
  • Phone: 517-518-8152
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Rochester Hills

  • Address: 208 N. Adams Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-266-6861
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Royal Oak

  • Address: 119 S. Main St., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-268-1412
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

West Bloomfield

  • Address: Orchard Mall, 6389 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-562-7524
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Take advantage of a special 15 percent off offer throughout the entire store at all locations (exclusions apply). Don’t miss out on the great hands-on opportunities in the store, too, like toy demos and make-and-take fun for kids.

This post was originally published in 2011 and has been updated for 2016 by Megan Krueger.

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