Gorgeous toy shop with excellent range of sensory, educational and creative toys. The owner was lovely and friendly. We will be back. - Elizabeth
What a fantastic toy shop this is!! I cannot do justice to the variety of "old fashioned" toys, puzzles, brain teasers Puddleduck has on offer. It's not very big and tucked away down a little alley called Drakes Way, which you'll find on the right hand side as you walk up the hill forming Lyme's main shopping street. The window display entices with a glimpse of the treasures within. The lady who greeted us was welcoming, warm, friendly and helpful. We bought a couple of beautiful very reasonably priced items. There is an upstairs section too, which we will be sure to go back and explore. Here's a thought: if you start buying Christmas presents early, to spread the cost and avoid a January credit card catastrophe, check out Puddleduck and get some surprising, unusual and thoughtful prezzies now. Or just treat yourself and/or the youngsters anyway. Strongly recommended. - Mike
Tomi and Miss Muffin (cockapoo) are sure to give you a warm welcome into this treasure trove of a toy shop. Full of beautiful quality toys that are just not found in any high Street shops. Tomi was very knowledgeable and helpful. I bought a leters to my grand daughter book as gift, some worry dolls, anxiety relieving toys and a visual illusion game - Claire
Beautiful wooden and educational toys. Proprietor is lovely and clearly passionate about the products and the shop is a treasure trove of inspiration. Brought a lovely wooden pirate ship, dinosaur snap cards and a working stethoscope - Fay
Absolutely amazing, me and my son are currently on holiday in Devon and popped into Lyme and found this little gem. Tomi has absolutely made our holiday. My son has sensory issues and Tomi was absolutely incredible with him. Very helpful friendly and kind. Amazing variety in the shop and great prices. Cannot rate high enough. Thank you for everything Tomi. See you next year! - Laura and Drake
Thank you for another brilliant visit. Grace was counting down to your opening time today and both she and Emily were thrilled with their purchases and seeing Muffin once more. - Louise
Bought some beautiful gifts from Puddleduck today, complete with a thank you card. Really moved me. Shopping locally and supporting shops like these is vitally important. Thank you, Puddleduck. - Hannah
My absolute favourite place for all kids toys of all ages. Tomi who owns this gorgeous store used to be a teacher and is so knowledgable in which toys are the best for which ages to help nurture their learning. We bought Jax loads of bits when we visited back in July - Zara
Another fantastic visitor today. You put our whole family at ease and know exactly what Grace will want, while ensuring her big sister Emily gets attention from you too. Amazing shop, with so many fantastic products. Grace was thrilled with the treasures she found on her first visit upstairs today and her birthday purchase, Thank you. - Louise
I bought these Smartmax magnets from the most lovely toy shop in Lyme Regis called Puddleduck. There were so many things to choose from. This is the first time she has played with them and she loves the magnets force. They are fab for creating and building. I can't wait to get more. - Mrs H
Just went Lyme Regis on a baby free morning and stumbled across this incredible toyshop. It was full of wonderful learning resources and play items. So many toys that I have seen on Instagram accounts that I follow. The owner was so friendly and helpful . I recommend this toyshop to anyone and will definitely be going back for Christmas presents. Thank you for such an enjoyable shopping experience. I can't wait for my daughter to play with her new toys. - Stephanie
Such a lovely shop, me and my husband went in a few weeks ago and loved it the lady was so lovely and had wonderful Disney instrumentals playing such a wonderful range of toys and sensory items. Will be buying online. Would highly recommend! Xx - Gemma
What a fabulous find in Lyme Regis this was on our holiday. This shop is full of amazing toys and educational activities for children of all ages (and adults). We came back several times over our week holiday! The owner was friendly, helpful and very kind. She made the children feel welcome and went above and beyond when a piece was missing from our game to deliver a replacement to our holiday campsite with two wonderful gifts included for the children. I highly recommend this shop!!! - Sue
I just wanted to say how pleased I am with the order I just received from you. I found your shop via an Instagram story last week. You have such lovely stock, and the website made it really easy to find some lovely things too. The order also came super quickly. I am delighted, and will be back! - Sarah
Lovely shop and lovely lady. The kids loved your shop! Definitely be back at some point - Kate
I hardly ever buy anything new for poor old Casper. But while on a trip to Dorset at the weekend I popped into Puddleduck, a little toy shop that specialises in sensory and Montessori inspired toys and couldn't resist. Now hands up, I spent a bloody fortune and it was in no way thrifty, but Casper absolutely loves them. This selection kept him amused for three hours this morning whilst I drank three hot cups of coffee and sent four long emails. They also grow with him and his imagination and did I mention 3 cups of HOT coffee? - Lorna
Charming service and found some great stuff for my nieces, so happy!! - Elena
Wonderful shop. Came here on holiday before lockdown with my niece and nephew and we were overwhelmed with the amount of choice, and the quality of the toys. My wife and I couldn’t decide what to buy so ordered online recently, and the level of customer service was exceptional - quick delivery and a personalised service! Very happy, will be shopping here again, and am glad that there is this shop in Lyme Regis! - Jamie
We were so happy to discover this beautiful shop when visiting Lyme Regis earlier on in the year and were amazed at the huge range of resources and toys for special educational needs, along with the lovely owner who had so much knowledge and advise about our little girl who is due to start school soon! We were even happier when we were able to order all of the amazing products they have on their website and talk to the owner for even more help and advise! The order arrived very quickly with a lovely handwritten thank you note, and my daughter can’t wait to get back to Lyme Regis to visit Puddleduck and Muffin the dog! - Alice
We received this lovely thank you card and it made our heart melt with the hand made heart , so thank you Holly❤️✉️📮✏️📝
Thank you so much for making the special delivery today. Gorgeous new toys, so beautifully wrapped and your little note too, It's the little things! We've had a much better day today! Thank you! xJess
@puddleducklyme to the rescue! It's been tricky keeping Edie occupied while helping Amelie with her maths so I sent an SOS to @puddleducklyme late last night and today was greeted with a selection of lovely colour sorting toys for Edie to play with. ... We are so lucky to have this lovely little shop on our doorstep, take a look... Marie
Wow! Now that's customer service! thank you very much. I saw your post form Edible Eddie on your Instagram which drew me to your attention! Can't wait to receive our bits, the girls will be thrilled. Thank you, Kirsty
Puddleducks is the most amazing toy shop; small but with a HUGE range of really brilliant lovely toys and games. Tomi, the owner, is an Early Years teacher and it really shows in how she’s stocked the shop. Kids can play whilst you browse. I can’t recommend this shop highly enough; pop along and see for yourself and I defy you to come home empty handed! Yvonne.
This is a fabulous shop. Tomi is so welcoming and knowledgable about children with special needs and the shop is well stocked with a range of sensory toys and equipment. It is a real pleasure to visit the shop and be able to see and feel things and let your child choose what feels right for them. Jenny.
We 💚💛💙🧡 this shop, amazing selection of toys, wonderful, friendly atmosphere. It's so lovely to see the children enjoying sharing games inside the shop, being invited to try things out before we buy. We visited twice on our holiday and would love to continue supporting your beautiful shop online whilst we are at home! Emma.
Visited the shop today while on holiday. Such a welcoming atmosphere, and very friendly lady. It was really nice to see the lady encourage the children to try out the toys and that she got involved and helped the children. Some lovely items in the shop and lots of sensory toys which was lovely to see (my autistic son loved it). Sophie
I knew there was something different about Puddleduck within a minute of entering the shop. What a wonderful place! My son is 7, autistic and scared to death of dogs. However with your gentle approach and continued attention, he was quickly engaged in and enjoying Kanoodle 3D and then went on to stroke Muffin and hold her paw! Amazing! There is definitely something special about you, Tomi. I thought you must have some experience with young children, maybe as a teacher or possibly with Special Needs Children so I HAD to look you up when I got home. Thank you for taking time with my son. You have really made a difference and I hope your business is a great success!
Just in this shop right now, and just want to say how amazing it is! Fab find. Charlotte
A beautiful shop stocking a variety of quality children's toys and gifts over two floors. A couple of things make this shop stand out: 1) A very warm welcome and invitation to try some toys that are on display. 2) a good range of products (things I've not seen before) including sensory toys. It is situated just off Broad Street (we found it after spotting it's A-Board) Well worth looking :) Kirsty.
17th July 2019
Puddleduck is an absolutely brilliant shop you can spend ages looking around - both adults and kids! Such a well curated range of toys with something different and interesting for all ages.
10th July 2019
Puddleduck is a brilliant shop, we popped in for some birthday presents for a 1, 2 and 4 year old. The range of toys is fantastic and the very knowledgeable advice much appreciated. The toys are engaging and interesting and very different to the things you find elsewhere.
My 5 year old loves these figures he got, all based on Greek mythology. Perfect for imaginative play. Rosie
26th June 2019
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1st June 2019
Olive met this sweet little duck and the wonderful welcoming owner ❤️
30th May 2019
28th May 2019
It’s down a narrow pedestrian lane, so might be easily missed. So do yourself a favour and go to this toy shop! Azadi.
27th May 2019
25th May 2019
The owner is engaging with the children and makes shopping a joy! The children can play and interact with the toys and this is encouraged throughout the shop.
We left with many new toys including this vets kit as my little boy is obsessed with flamingos!
It’s fab - my 2 year old loved it also , so we had to buy one for him too. It has a feeding dish and medical equipment which is all easy for little ones to use . Our lounge was turned into a vets waiting room and both boys played contently role playing out little scenarios.
We will be back soon! Debi.