Welcome to Geppetto's Workshop, two of Australia's finest toy stores located at Sassafras and Olinda in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. You will experience traditional toys, laughter and surprise in a family-friendly environment.
Known for their immense collection of puppets and marionettes, the Geppetto's Workshop range includes over 600 such items from eight different countries. Both stores offer a unique range of specialty wooden toys from at least 26 countries including Germany, France, Thailand, Belgium, USA, Denmark, Taiwan and Australia. Most popular are the Russian matryoshka nesting-dolls, English Charlie Bears and vintage Japanese kokeshi.
They are specialists in traditional and wooden toys including spinning tops and kaleidoscopes, fairy dresses, play kitchens, block trolleys, rocking horses, dolls houses and puzzles. Beyond the toys, they stock hundreds of collectible items and family games suitable for all ages.
Geppetto's Workshop carefully selects products made from sustainable wood where-ever possible. Wooden products often improve with age, can be handed down, can be repaired and are durable and endearing. They typically avoid batteries because their philosophy is that the kids should make the sounds rather than the toy.
Kids can play on the large BRIO train set, the Quadrilla marble run or the giant falling car tower. Experiment with countless assembled toys on display and benefit from the advice of the experienced staff. Try operating a real European marionette with guidance and training, or watch your children enjoy the amazing animal and character puppets.
Major brands include Janod, Papo, BRIO, Monchhichi, Jim Shore, Folkmanis, Siku, Schleich, Djeco, Haba, Ravensburger, Bruder and dozens more. Their staff can recommend toys for home educational purposes or as gifts from birth to 14 years.