What it is: I'd never headed into this toy store before because I thought that it was simply filled with toys for girls. I didn't think that there would be anything in there for my two little boys. However, I was wrong. While the store had all kinds of wings and fairy outfits for girls as well as items for in-store manicure and dress up parties, it did have some great toys for everyone. They had a train table as well as a rubber tire car pit (with one car), and a kitchen that were out for the kids to explore. They also had a large selection of Melissa and Doug toys and a puppet theater for more fun. In the back corner they had a TV area with some chairs if your kids need some down time. My two little boys managed to spend quite a bit of time exploring this store that I erroneously thought was just for girls, and I managed to find a few things I wanted to take home for them as well.
What we liked: We would have loved this store if we had little girls. It would be the perfect place to shop for a girl who likes to dress up, and a great place for their birthday party (tea party, fairy, princess, etc.). It's a great place for a little break as you shop around University Mall. In addition they have some interesting and fun toys to investigate.
What we would change: Because of the nature of the store, there were not as many items for boys. In addition, some of the interactive parts of the store were a bit under-utilized. For example, there weren't many trains on the train table and wasn't much food in the kitchen to play with, but they provided amusement for the kiddos none-the-less.
Website and other important information:
Address: University Mall - 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone Number: 919-265-0201
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm
(A view of some of the Melissa and Doug toys)
(The exterior of the store)
(the puppet theater)
(their TV viewing corner)