Who are we?

Here at Our Past Times, we believe in giving children the right start in life. We place a value on providing toys that don’t need batteries, rather using solar power, balloon power, the power of a rubber band or simply a helping hand from a human being.

Where it all began

I have always dreamed of running a toy shop. As a grandmother, I was concerned about the quality of the toys that I was able to purchase for my grandchildren.

Achieving the dream

We opened our doors on 23rd September, 2017, and it has been a wonderful journey.

Who are we?

Here at Our Past Times, we believe in giving children the right start in life. We place a value on providing toys that don’t need batteries, rather using solar power, balloon power, the power of a rubber band or simply a helping hand from a human being.

We’re a toy store that offers children a chance to play and learn through fun, and we’ve created a place where precious childhood memories can begin. Parents may also find some of their own being rekindled! We stock a great range of products from yesteryear, and plenty of newer items along with them.

We believe our store can help people of all ages embrace their inner child, and our friendly customer service is second to none.

Where it all began

I have always dreamed of running a toy shop. As a grandmother, I was concerned about the quality of the toys that I was able to purchase for my grandchildren.

Locally I had choices to buys electronic games, games that ran on batteries or were made from plastic. This wasn’t what I wanted for my grandchildren. I wanted toys that interacted with them, taught them things while they had fun, were made from natural materials and stopped them having so much screen time.

I knew I could offer a better alternative.

In 2017 I made the decision to go for it and started planning. I visited the Toy Fair in Melbourne and started to form ideas about what products I wanted to sell in my shop. Then, it was time to bring my dream to life.

Achieving the dream

We opened our doors on 23rd September, 2017, and it has been a wonderful journey.

I am always trying to find new and exciting products that spark the interest of everyone young or old and I am open to any suggestions for things to find.

If you’re looking for that toy you remember from your childhood and want to share with the next generation – drop in and let me know! I will always do my very best to find it – you never know how many others may remember it fondly.

I hope that when you walk into Our Past Times you can say “I remember that”, and begin sharing and creating new memories with your little ones!

Letting children learn through fun

We put a great emphasis on learning through fun at Our Past Times. We stock everything from puzzles, jigsaws, card games, travel games, mechanical models and construction kits all the way through to books, educational games, dolls, fairies and soft toys for babies and children of all ages.

There’s nothing more magical than seeing a child smiling, laughing and having fun while using toys that are helping to grow their mind. Children connect with the world around them in so many different ways, and we love helping them build memories that will last a lifetime.

Speaking of which – we love retro toys and games, so if you remember the toys you loved as a kid and want to share that joy with them, come in for a visit. You never know what you may find!

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