One of my favorite things about living in Charlotte, North Carolina is that retailers from all over the world are eager to open up stores here, as they know Charlotteans have a sophisticated, global taste. Well, one of the world’s most renowned toy companies, Schleich®, happens to have its U.S. headquarters in the Queen City and during the months of October through January they have launched their first-ever standalone Schleich® pop-up store at SouthPark Mall. With a range of exciting upcoming special events and promotions for Halloween, Black Friday, and throughout the holiday season, there is so much fun (and loads of great savings!) in store for Charlotte-area families at this unique, hands-on imaginative play, and shopping destination.
Did you know that if you spend $25 at the store you will receive a free figurine?
The new store features an awesome fifteen foot Tyrannosaurus Rex — talk about a larger-than-life photo opp! There are red dinosaur footprints throughout the mall to help find him. My son, Joaquín, had no problem finding him while he was at the mall eating ice cream with his grandparents. He even decided to share some of his ice cream with his new dinosaur friend.
To celebrate Halloween this year, there will be an event at the store Saturday, October 27th from 1-3PM. Kids in costume will receive a free Schleich® figurine and they can also download an Eldrador Lava Monster or Ice Monster Creature Mask and wear it to the event by clicking here.
And, looking ahead to the holiday season, on Black Friday (November 23rd), Schleich® will offer a steep discount of 20-40% on select items at the store, plus treats and refreshments for visitors. Visitors will also enjoy 10%-off storewide all weekend long from November 23-25. Families can also pop on over to the Schleich® store to finish checking off their gift lists after their special visit with Santa.
Founded in Germany in 1935, Schleich® has been winning the hearts of kids and families across the globe for 83 years due to its high-quality, meticulously-detailed, animal figures (each still painted by hand) and innovative play sets. From wildlife to farm animals, dinosaurs to unicorns, and much more, these toys help bring to life a whole “universe” of play for children. Schleich’s thoughtfully designed products encourage creativity and imaginative play to help support children’s development. In today’s screen and technology filled world, it is a philosophy we can all get behind!
If you have been following My Beautiful Adventures for a while, then you know that I am half German and have spent much time in Germany. On my last trip there, I even visited several toy stores and I truly believe that the best toys come from Germany. I am constantly amazed at both the quality and innovation of German toys.
Over the next several months, I highly recommend stopping by the Schleich® pop-up store. We should feel proud to have Schleich® as our new neighbor. During your visit, I can promise you fun-filled activities and your kids will be the opportunity to act out their own animal-inspired adventures with some of the company’s signature figurines and play sets in the store’s “Playzone.” I hope to see you on October 27th, though I still do not know what my Halloween costume will be this year.