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We love selling toys online, but when it comes to “playing” with the community, our store is the place to be! Whether it’s our kidtivities or a downtown event, Growing Tree Toys loves to keep kid’s playing! Check back often to find out about cool kid craft opportunities and so much more.

Time to Play on Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Tweet We are proud to be part of ASTRA, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association. On November 13th, ASTRA is celebrating local, independent toy stores across the country with the first Neighborhood Toy Store Day! We hope that our online storefront shows the same care and expertise that our customers experience when shopping with us [...]

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Kidtivities™—Summer Arts and Crafts Projects

Tweet If you live near our store in downtown State College, be sure to stop by this summer for some crafty fun! When kids participate in Kidtivities™ at Growing Tree Toys, we provide supplies and personal attention so that each child can create an awesome project such as a plaster pet, green shopping bag, paper [...]

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Top Eleven Family Festivals this Summer and Fall

Tweet There’s no rest from “fests” here in State College! Fresh off of the celebration of the 4th is Arts Fest! Officially known as the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, thousands of alumni, families, and fans trek back to Happy Valley to meet up with the locals for summer fun. Of all the crafts, [...]

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Growing Tree Toys at the 2010 ASTRA Marketplace

Tweet It’s a busy week at Growing Tree Toys. Why, you may ask? Because our buyers are at the ASTRA Marketplace in Providence, RI, searching out great new toys and preparing for the upcoming holiday season. For those of you who don’t know what ASTRA is, it is the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, of [...]

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We’re Tickled Pink with the Lady Lions – A State College Event

Tweet State College, PA is of course home to Growing Tree Toys since its opening in 1973. But “Happy Valley” is also infamous for Penn State University, along with its stellar sports teams and philanthropic activities. Both come together in the annual WBCA Pink Zone® festivities held by the Lady Lions basketball team. The WBCA [...]

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