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Pufferbellies Toys & Books

Pufferbellies, West Johnson Street, Staunton, VA, USA

Monday-Friday 11-6 Saturday 10-5


fun-paid-activities, indoor-activities

A children's paradise awaits at Pufferbellies Toys & Books, with games, puzzles, stuffies, and much more!

Before our Staunton visit, many people recommended we visit Pufferbellies Toys & Books with our children, ages 3 and 7. We stopped during our last day in Staunton and are so glad we did! For reference, we walked through Woodrow Park before visiting Pufferbellies. Woodrow Park is less than five minutes away. Pufferbellies is near several restaurants, so you could also add dining before or after your toy shopping.

We loved the kind owners, a former children's librarian and young mom, who greeted us and helped guide my children through the store. I recommend setting a price limit for your children prior to entering. For example, we told my daughter she could choose a toy that was less than $20, and Erin, one of the owners, helped her find something within her budget and also fit her interests. {She ended up with the softest stuffed kitty.} The store is laid out with age categories, so it's easy to keep your children in the right area for their age/level.

If your children are "too old" for toys, there are also tons of board games and puzzles, too. If the store doesn't have something your child wants, you can order online and have them shipped to you. The store's website is updated frequently with "new arrivals", so if your child is going to be overwhelmed with deciding, perhaps peruse the website first to get ideas.


Good for All Ages Indoor activity Toy Store Shopping Bookstore Board Games
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Lindsay Garrison
Lindsay Garrison is a Richmond, Virginia based mom to two young children. A graduate of Chesterfield Schools and Randolph-Macon College, Lindsay is proud to call Richmond home. In the years prior to planning activities and outings with her own children, she was a French teacher. During her tenure she earned accolades for her creative teaching style and ability to connect with her students. She now applies the skills she learned when she was planning student trips to France, to her own family adventures. She can’t wait to take her own children to France one day!
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