What started with a search for a really special present for a godson’s third birthday in 2008 has turned into the store you're visiting today.

We scour the world (and New Zealand!) for quality wooden toys – toys that will delight little children for generations. If we love a toy (really love it!) and it fits all our criteria - beautiful, sturdy, innovative, traditional with a cool design edge -and with a focus on sustainable manufacture, then we'll add it to our collection with pride. With this in mind, we have sourced a fantastic selection of toys and gifts that will be treasured for many, many years.

Here you will find classic toys which are fun, well designed and excellent quality but, above all, we ensure our products provide excellent play value and will spark your child’s imagination.

Wooden toys are proven to improve a child’s development, such as motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination. It’s not a case of pushing a button and watching a battery-operated toy do its own thing - children must manually push, pull, turn, lift, shake, rattle and roll.

It also goes without saying that wooden toys have far less impact on the environment than plastic ones. Sustainably sourced timber and natural materials contain less, if any, toxins, and thus are much safer for your child.

Our renowned suppliers use environmentally-friendly materials to produce these gorgeous products which are then treated with non-toxic, water based dyes to add colour and vibrancy.

We also stock a small selection of items that complement our core range of wooden toys – items such as the fabulous – and practical - play n go mats/sacks.

We've become renowned nationwide for our amazing customer service, as to us that’s all part of the magic.

* So you’ll find free delivery as standard, with most orders despatched same day.

* You’ll find a 14 day ‘change of mind’ return policy.

* And you’ll find friendly customer service just an email away.

We are constantly searching for new products and ranges to inspire you, our customer, while keeping our emphasis on superb quality and value for money. If you are looking for something in particular, that you cannot see online, please contact us at toys@woodentoystore.co.nz and we will do our best to help you.

We've been delivering quality wooden toys to kiwi kids for over 10 years now. And we love it.

The Team @ Wooden Toy Store