About Us

Who We Are

Located in the beautiful valley of central Pennsylvania, Growing Tree Toys (now featuring The Animal Kingdom) is a woman-owned, family operated company. The brick-and-mortar store has been a staple for the locals and returning visitors to our area for decades. Due to overwhelming requests to share our store with the rest of the world and those that cannot visit often enough, we have strived to create a fun and delightful online shopping experience! We are so excited to share our handpicked collection of great products with you. 

Our Philosophy

We believe that we only get one shot at childhood. As parents ourselves, we hope to be mindful of the many beautiful moments we find along the way. We think that these moments are often created through quality toys and books that foster the use of imagination and creativity in play. Our goal is to preserve innocence in our fast-paced world and to help our communities build productive, bright, happy children. 

As an independent specialty toy store, we have a passion for customer service. We trust that our experienced, knowledgeable staff will consistently go above and beyond to serve our customers. We hope to always offer that “something special” and instill a sense of magic not only in our store but in the lives of everyone we meet.

We believe that supporting the community we serve extends beyond our storefront. Participating as lead sponsors of family-centered events, supporting educational and cultural institutions and family-focused non-profits is part of our business model and success. 

If you're in the area, we'd truly love to meet you! Please stop in and say hello!

Current Store Hours
Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm