Our Story

Hi, we're Carey and Carmel Horner, and we're the passionate owners of a family-owned business based in the Northern Rivers, Far North Coast, NSW, Australia.

Specialising in unique and hard-to-find toys and collectibles, we have created a haven for families seeking quality products. Our commitment to supporting our local communities shines through in our warm and inclusive spaces ~ shops in Byron Bay (Toyworld), Ballina (Play Forever Toys) and our flagship store in Lismore (Toyworld) as well as our extensive online shop (My Toy Kingdom), where imagination thrives and connections are formed and nurtured.

Join us on this magical journey, discover our latest offerings, and celebrate the joy of play with us!

Welcome to the friendly toy store where fun begins! Owned and operated by our family for the past 25 years, we understand the importance of inspiring fresh young minds with quality products that supports your child’s needs to explore, play, create and learn.

Our ability to underpin expert advice on educational toys and games with a sense of fun has made us the trusted favourite of local North Coast families.

We respect that parent’s need and want the best products for their children at affordable prices. We also get it when what Mum wants and what Mr 7 covets in the school playground don’t always align. Need some Pokemon cards to go with that amazing Wooden Marble Run, no problem!

Our friendly, local retail spaces offer positive interactions and engagement with us, Carey and Carmel, and our staff of loyal, expert toy testers and staff. We are proud suppliers to Family Day Care providers, local Early Child Care Centres and Schools. Our shopfronts are located in the beautiful, regional NSW towns of Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore. Don’t ask us to choose our favourite because we love them all!

Our products cater to all ages, stages and abilities and we offer a huge range of educational toys and games that cater to special needs and learning difficulties.

Our online experience offers you the best of both worlds, solid expert advice and a huge range of carefully curated products backed up with great service!

We offer the convenience of Click and Collect for local families, speedy shipping and convenient payment options like ZIPPAY.

What are you waiting for? Dive on in and start building your dream shopping cart of playful learning for your child.

Carey and Carmel