About Our Play Days

We host dozens of free events every year!

From easter egg hunts to robotics workshops, we've hosted hundreds of free events over the years!

  • Our events are free and open to the public.
  • We usually gear events for 5-10 year olds, but everyone's welcome!
  • Most events last about an hour.
  • You don't have to reserve your spot or sign up- just show up!
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Make sure to add our 2018 events to your calendar!


Satuday, February 10 - Fill a Kiddie Pool with Slime! - 12-1pm Asheville Only

Join us and local slime company SugarSlime as we make enough slime to fill a kiddie pool! You'll also have an opportunity to purchase and customize your very own slime with different scents, colors, and glitters!

Saturday, April 28 - Pete the Cat's "Cool School" - 12-1pm in Asheville

Saturday, May 5 - Pete the Cat's "Cool School" - 12-1pm in Hendersonville

Pete the Cat and his groovy pal are coming to  for a story-time and book signing! Come learn some of Pete's favorite dance moves and his favorite songs, and bring or buy your favorite Pete book for him to sign in a special meet & greet!

Monday, April 30 - Sunday, May 6

Take the challenge! Challenge your child to stay off screens for 7 days. If they succeed, they get a $5 gift card to Dancing Bear Toys. Free activities everyday from 3:30-4:30 as an alternative to screen time. Stop by the store for your starter info. Good luck!

Saturday, May 19 - Jedi Training Academy - 12pm, 12:20pm, & 12:40 pm Asheville Only

Help! The toy store has been taken over by the Evil Galactic Empire! We need a new generation of Jedi to help fight Darth Vader and take back the toy store. Young Jedis will train under Jedi Master Suma Catom to learn lightsaber skills and how to use The Force.

Saturday, June 23 - Jurassic World Day - 12-1pm Both Locations

In honor of the New Jurassic World movie, we'll be having a dinosaur-themed obstacle course! Do you have what it takes to make it through?

Saturday, July 21 - Hogwarts Open House - 12-1pm Asheville Only

Your Hogwarts acceptance letter is finally here! Come tour the school and take a sample class before your first day in the fall. Beware of the Womping Willow, and make sure you enunciate on your way to Diagon Alley!

Saturday, September 15 - Hobby Horse Olympics - 12-1pm in Hendersonville

Saturday, September 22 - Hobby Horse Olympics - 12-1pm in Asheville

While the 2018 World Equestrian Games are taking place in Tryon, we'll be holding the Hobby Horse Olympics at Dancing Bear Toys! Come make your very own Hobby Horse or bring your own! Strut your stuff and show off your best canter for the judges. We'll give the Equestrian Center something to talk about!