This cooperative shop created in the 1960’s provides an extensive stock of creative, educational and ethical products for children and adults. Everything from craft kits, sewing kits and plasticine to solid basic and imaginative toys for all ages. The cooperative operates on principles of fair trade and sustainability. The shops also have a large children’s book, stationery and DVD section. If you become a cooperative member you will receive a card that gives you a 5% discount on purchases and other benefits. On Saturdays at 12pm there are in free activities for children ages 3 plus including arts, crafts and drama, handicrafts, poetry, story-telling and traditional games.
Stores at Abacus Sant Andreu, Gran de Sant Andreu, 54-56; Abacus Urquinaona, Ausias Marc, 16 (Main store); Abacus Sants, Creu Coberta, 93 (Books only); Abacus Corsega-Balmes, Corsega, 269 (Main Store); Abacus L’Illa (New Store!), Centre Comercial L’Illa, Av. Diagonal
El Rey de la Magia
A very special magic shop for budding young magicians attached to the museum and theatre of the same name.
Pl. de Virreina, 7, Tel. 93 218 6907
This children’s shop in the heart of the Gràcia neighbourhood of Barcelona stocks beautiful wooden and eco-friendly toys for all ages along with puppets, CDs and books. Bateau Lune host regular activities for children including magic and circus shows, craft and music workshops.
Gran Via, 620
This super stylish and imaginative toy shop is worth a visit with the kids at its handy location close to the city centre. Here you will also find gifts, games, furniture and decorative items.
Unique to Barcelona, this Scaletrix and remote-control car specialist shop stocks a range of cars for young and old enthusiasts alike. The Balmes store also sells Lego. Located at Balmes 4, Ronda Sant Antoni, 61 and Travessera de Gràcia, 84.
You will be sure to find all the must-have latest games and toys at this Barcelona chain of toy shops. They also stock a good range of fancy dress costumes for holidays and festive seasons. Online shopping available. Located at Ronda Sant Antoni, 28-30, Les Glories and Diagonal Mar shopping centres. Craywinckel, 12, Pg. Maragall, 82.