601 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
Monday - Saturday 10-6 Sunday 12-5
Sunday Christmas Eve 10-4 Closed Monday Christmas Day
(434) 295-4797
Shenanigans exterior Children playing at the train table A display of toys Baby tummy time Shenanigans interior Kids reading Olivia Baby books Boy bouncing a ball Knit dolls Toddler riding a horse Kids playing with a dragon Children play shopping
Welcome to Shenanigans, Charlottesville’s best loved neighborhood toy store since 1974. We are proud to offer a hand picked selection of toys, children’s books, games, puzzles, dolls and stuffed animals. We offer only the very best from the most creative and responsible children’s importers, manufacturers and publishers in the world today.
At Shenanigans you will always find:
  • Our Knowledgeable Staff
  • Free Gift Wrapping
  • UPS Shipping Available
  • Baby Registry

On my first visit you treated me like a long-time customer.

I like Shenanigans because it is a place where amagination runs free.

Kid age 10

You have provided a really special place –magical– for kids.

Shenanigans has unique toys that are well made and last forever.

My child’s imagination GROWS wildly with even a 10 minute stop.

I like Shenanigans because everybody’s nice, good prices and awesome toys.

Kid age 9

A crazed Mom can call ahead and pick up a present on the fly.

I can find toys that don’t need batteries and that spark my child’s imagination.

Even Santa sometimes needs help deciding and Shenanigans’ employees are great elves.

I like Shenanigans because it has the most creative and spectacular toys on earth.

Kid age 9

Charlottesville's Most Award Winning Toy Store

C'ville 'Best of' Award Badge

C'ville Weekly 'Best of' 2015 Award Winner

Daily Progress 'Reader's Choice' Award Badge

The Daily Progress 'Reader's Choice' 2015 Award Winner

Best of Albemarle Family Favorite 2011 Award Winner

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  • Corolle Dolls
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  • Elenco
  • Fat Brain
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  • Gamewright
  • Green Toys
  • Gund
  • Haba
  • Hape
  • Hotaling/Papo
  • Jellycat
  • Juratoys
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  • Klutz
  • Learning Resources
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  • Manhattan
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  • Ohio Art
  • Orb Factory
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  • Prince Lionheart
  • Putumayo
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