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Learning Express Toys of Bedford

168 Great Rd Bedford, MA (781) 243-8697

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Dear Friends and Valued Customers,

We opened Learning Express Toys & Play in 2016 with a dream of creating the most hands-on, social and fun place to play, learn and shop in Massachusetts. We wanted the greater community to have a place to bring their family if they couldn't get all the way into Boston to visit the Children's Museum.

We hope you or someone you know might be interested in taking over the business we've grown over these past five years. If you would like more information, please contact Mike Derse at (805) 407-7275 (cell phone) or email (link below).


Mike & Lauren Derse

Email mike@learningexpress.com

Showroom now open!

We have been told by Governor Baker that we may reopen our showroom as part of his Phase 2 reopening plan. We are excited to see you again in-person!

Please wear a mask and use our hand sanitizer station.

We have distanced our fixtures at least 6 feet apart. Please maintain that distance from other shoppers and staff during your visit.

Downtown Play and the Snack Cafe will remain closed until Phase 3 of Governor Baker's reopening plan.

We will continue to offer FREE Curbside Delivery and Free Shipping on orders over $75. $9.99 flat rate for other orders. Exclusions apply.

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Please note: Downtown Play hours are the following:

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-6pm

Sunday: 10am-6pm

Bedford Marketplace
168 Great Rd
Bedford, MA 01730
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Learning Express Play

A children’s activity center and play museum for children ages 6 months through age 8, Learning Express Play hosts classes, birthday parties and open play. Classes span movement and dance, art, music, science and other themes. The play space, named Downtown Play, features more than 16 themed play areas inspired by New England townscapes and nationally-recognized children's museums, including a general store, design and build center, veterinary clinic, performing arts center, pretend restaurant, infant play area, 1000 sq. ft. gymnasium with a rock-climbing wall, and much, much more.

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Birthday Parties

We can’t wait to help plan and conduct an unforgettable birthday party for your child. Birthday Party Packages include:

  • 90 minutes of facilitated fun for 15 children
  • Party theme of your choice
  • Party Planning Session and Birthday Box Registry
  • Beverages and cake
  • Activities and/or crafts
  • Balloons & Paper Goods
  • Set-up and Clean up
  • 1 hour at Downtown Play free of charge
  • Additional Add-ons Available

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Our classes provide a fun atmosphere and social environment for children to explore and discover. We offer a variety of topics such as music, dance, sports, gymnastics, engineering and more.

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About Us

Bedford Marketplace in Bedford, MA is the very first combined Learning Express Toys and Learning Express Play concept!

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