Geppetto’s Workshop

Welcome to Geppetto's Workshop, two of Australia's finest toy stores located at Sassafras and Olinda in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. You’ll experience traditional toys, laughter and surprise in a family-friendly environment.

Known for our immense collection of puppets and marionettes, our 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 our Russian matryoshka nesting-dolls, English Charlie Bears and vintage Japanese kokeshi.

We’re 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, we stock hundreds of collectible items and family games suitable for all ages.

We carefully select 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. We typically avoid batteries because our 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 our experienced staff. Try operating a real European marionette with guidance and training and 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. Our staff can recommend toys for home educational purposes or as gifts from birth to 14 years.

371 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras VIC 3787 and 25 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda VIC 3788

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