Discover the Perfect Toys for Kids at Big Blue Whale in Houston

Seven year boy and vintage mustang seeing from above next to Big Blue Whale in Houston.

If we’re honest, modern kids’ toys can be pretty darn annoying. The constant noises and the bright lights are total sensory overload. It’s only inevitable for them to run out of batteries suspiciously fast. If you’re looking for a place to stock up on toys that won’t induce a migraine, let me tell you about Big Blue Whale. This fabulous toy store is full of imaginative toys that your child will positively love. 

About Big Blue Whale

When Vanessa and Jim Wodehouse first had the idea of opening Big Blue Whale, they aimed to make a toy shop that appealed to both kids and parents by mixing nostalgic favorites with modern children’s toys. The specialty shop opened in 2014, and families quickly fell in love. Five years later, the beloved Kingwood shop became available. 

The Wodehouses knew right away they needed to buy the shop and preserve all the magic that had made the community fall in love with the original place. While On the Park focuses on candy and retro products, Big Blue Whale continues to sell the perfect blend of new and vintage-inspired toys. The shop has become so popular the Houston Chronicle has named it the “Best Toy Store” in Houston. 

Adorable stylish boy posing in front of plane in Houston, Texas.


Big Blue Whale sells toys that will encourage your child’s imagination. You can find toys for all ages, starting in infancy. Their Fat Brain Toys selection will encourage the development of fine motor skills, while their books will give your baby a bedtime story they’ll want to read again and again. You can head to their toddler section and find walkers, instruments, stackers, and puppets. 

Preschoolers will love their LEGO selection and cute dinosaurs, while elementary-aged kiddos will adore their construction kits and art sets. The shop makes family game nights exciting with both classic and brand-new board games. They also sell an ingenious card holder that lets your younger child join in on card games without accidentally revealing their hand. 


At Big Blue Whale, you never have to grow up! The shop has an incredible nostalgic toy selection that will transport you right back to your childhood. Bust a seam with their Mad Libs, see something new with a Viewfinder, or challenge your child to some Pick-Up Sticks. You’ll also find classic gag gifts, including whoopie cushions, chattering teeth, and foot-shaped finger puppets. 

Adorable boy dressed as a pilot heading to Big Blue Whale in Houston.

Big Blue Whale

At Big Blue Whale, you can find the perfect gift for any age. Check out this toy store today so you can stock up on entertaining products that don’t leave you reaching for the Advil! 

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