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Our village store in Sassafras is open daily ... rain, hail or shine. Weekdays 11am-4pm and weekends 10am-5pm including New Years Day!
Our village store in Sassafras is open daily ... rain, hail or shine. Weekdays 11am-4pm and weekends 10am-5pm including New Years Day!

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In the Dandenong Ranges

Puppets and more at our toy stop, shipping all over Australia

You’ve arrived at Australia’s finest online puppet and toy shop experience! Geppetto’s Workshop offers you a journey through the nostalgia of your childhood, all set to the sounds, smells and textures of a classic European toy store. For over 25 years, customers have visited regularly to our unique collection of puppet and toy treasures. Our toy shop in the mountain village of Sassafras has become a tourism destination for visitors to the Dandenong Ranges of Melbourne. Our beautiful online store now offers customers a selection of the best of our range, all delivered to your home, anywhere in Australia.

Visit our Sassafras Store

Come in and browse the full range at our Sassafras store | Open 11am-4pm weekdays and 10am-5pm weekends
371 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras, Victoria, Australia

These are the toys of our childhood, combined with the best of today. These are the toys and puppets you keep in the “tub for the grandkids” … never to be sent to the opp-shop. These are the toys that can go the distance and may become the favourites of your children.

Our hearts are in the memories of our shared European heritage, so we’ve filled our physical and online stores with the products and brands of the classic European toy makers, like Brio, Bruder, Djeco, Siku, Jumbo, Bajo, Lyra and Gotz. These are the toys we enjoyed as children and those made iconic by the fairytales of our youth. We offer puppets and toys made in over 30 different countries, and the flags of those countries fly daily from our village store.

Geppetto’s Workshop has become famous for our beautiful Russian matryoshka, Czech marionettes, German figurines and toy cars, Ukrainian building blocks and French construction planks … just to name a few. In our toy shop, we display a huge range of puppets and ragdolls, water balls and carouselsmusic boxesdoll housesclassic gameskites and baby toys.

We are Charlie Bear experts and have a large following of loyal VIP customers who all get the ‘royal treatment!’ Each bear boasts a unique personality, crafted meticulously by bear artisans. These bears are sought after not just in our local and Australian collectors, but internationally as well. Whether you're drawn to the Charlie Bears Plush or the exquisite Isabelle Collection, there's a bear for every collector's heart.

We focus on toys that have long lasting play value which incorporate educational and developmental benefits. We love our wooden toys which are typically very durable allowing them to be used for generations. Our classic toys remain popular for very good reason, and we’ve got a huge range of the best … all proven winners and often very affordable. Roleplay toys are one of our strengths, and we offer dozens of such toys which encourage children to act out their ideas and imagine the experiences of other people … a key to building empathy. We also love our music toys and keep a range of predominantly percussion and woodwind instruments. 

Our range is extensive, and customers tend to spend up to an hour each visit to explore the corners of our village store. Our online store offers you the some of the best, and includes a selection of popular push & pull toysjack-in-the-boxespuzzlesfamily games3D mind-bendersearly education toys and toys to construct.

Shopping online at Geppetto’s Workshop has made it simpler than ever to bring a world of imagination into our homes, and what better way to ignite creativity than with puppets? Geppetto’s Workshop is not simply a toy shop; it's a magical puppet store with a huge range from human charactersfantasy creatures and animals. A standout in the puppet collection is our range of Folkmanis puppets with their lifelike designs. For those wanting a fun and playful companion, our Silly Puppets  and Living Puppets come in a range of characters, brimming with personality and possibility. Customers with an interest in craftsmanship will enjoy our handmade marionettes; each string, joint and limb designed to ensure joyful movement. Some, like our Ocean Yuen hand puppets offer our iconic Australian animals, all made right here in Australia. Beyond their play value, puppets can serve as powerful communication tools and are often employed by psychologists, nurses, speech pathologists, teachers, librarians and church groups. 

Why wait? Explore our puppet and toy store now!