About Us

Turner Toys & Hobbies’ mission for the past 15 years has been to bring you the highest quality educational toys: toys that foster innovation and creativity.  Classic, well-made toys that encourage open-ended play and won’t end up broken and ignored in a corner.

Essex, VT Retail Store

In our Essex, Vermont store our goal is to provide a friendly, hands-on atmosphere for all.  We take great pride in calling ourselves a "Neighborhood Toy Store" because we are just that - a hub of activity, a meeting spot for friends and neighbors, a place where we get to know you and your children by name.

Come Play!

We have loads of toys to play with at the front counter.  We even demo games and play with you.  Have you tried Tenzi or played Skippity with us yet? What other toy store lets you play with toys before you buy? 

In-Store Events

On any given day of the week, you'll find a group of teens playing Magic the Gathering or families playing tabletop games.  During school vacation weeks, children come for different craft or science play days. Check our event calendar to see what's happening in the store.

We're Play Experts

If you've visited our store, you know that our toy experts are passionate about play. Providing toy suggestions for children of all ages is a favorite pastime of ours, and we're committed to helping you find the perfect toy for every occasion. We carefully evaluate the play value of every toy that goes out on our shelves.  When you visit our store, you'll find classic favorites as well as recently discovered treasures.

Superior Customer Service

These days, we know that parents are busy and kids' schedules are jam packed. As such, we aim to make your shopping experience at Turner Toys & Hobbies as hassle free as possible. Year round we provide:

  • Gift Certificates
  • DIY gift wrapping
  • Birthday Box gift registry program
  • Baby Registry
  • Rewards Program that rewards you for shopping

But, above all, we are parents just like you.  We’re a family-owned business.  We're your neighbors and friends.  Turner Toys & Hobbies takes great pride in our ability to offer exceptional service to each and every customer. We hope to count you among our satisfied customers soon! We would love to be your local neighborhood toy store.

Peter Sloan & Elizabeth Skinner
Turner Toys & Hobbies

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