Find your fun at the world’s best battery-free toy store…Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, a family-owned and operated specialty toy store in the heart of historic Downtown Frederick, Maryland.


Toys for All Ages

Looking for toys that light up, beep, and talk back? You’ve come to the wrong place. All our toys run on imagination and inspire creative, open-ended play.


Hands-On Fun

From art supplies to science kits to building sets, we’ve got plenty to keep hands busy, brains buzzing, and creativity flowing.


Puppets and Plush

Elephants, dragons, pack rats, and puppies…our family of Folkmanis puppets is irresistible! We’ve got teddy bears, soft dolls, and organic plush, too.


Games Galore

You’ll find plenty of reasons to play in our game room… with old favorites like Milles Bourne and Parcheesi next to newbies like Word on the Street and Anomia.


Remarkable Reads

Our shelves are stocked with childhood classics, board and activity books, award-winners, and more—for babies through middle grade readers.


Vintage Fun

From sock monkeys to gyroscopes to tiddlywinks, our retro toys are sure to stir up flashbacks from your youth. Relive the fun all over again!



Give the gift of fun!

Put some play in someone else’s day with a Dancing Bear gift card! Perfect for kids, families, college students, teachers, childcare providers, grandparents…anyone who loves to have fun. Gift cards are available for purchase in any denomination at our store.


Ready to play? Visit the Bear!

Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts
15 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701

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Monday – Tuessday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

Contact Us

Call 301-631-9300 or e-mail.

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Dancing Bear is in the heart of historic Downtown Frederick, a Great American Main Street with 200-plus independent shops, galleries, and restaurants.