The Dragons Nest, The Place that Brings Smiles to all Ages in Newburyport


By: Rebeccah Pearson –

The Dragons Nest, located at Market Square in Newburyport, has been bringing smiles to children of all ages since 1982.

The Seim Family has owned and operated the Dragons Nest, continuing their family traditions of well thought gifts for all occasions with a simple logic:“I love kids, and toys, and believe in the power of play”, says owner Kristen Seim. “Owning the Dragon’s Nest, a place that incorporates all three, is a dream. Toys can be such a part of a child’s learning, and social experience. I love selecting the toys to carry in the store, and helping customers select the perfect gift. My customers and employees make this my dream job!”

At the Dragon’s Nest, they encourage their customers to play in-store with demos including a train table, Calico Critter house, game demo table, and Lego play table. They offer a wide selection of games, arts & crafts, science, Lego, Playmobil, children’s books, plush and novelty items. Bringing joy to everyone that passes through the doors of the Dragons Nest, you will find their staff as friendly as your family, helping you find that special little someone a gift that they will continue to enjoy for many years to come.

In 2006, Kristen Seim took the reins of the Dragons Nest from her father and brought the store to the 21st century, but still kept the original allure that has brought many people in there for generations. The Dragon’s Nest toy store in downtown Newburyport is a magical and creative retail establishment that enjoys customers and children with our warm and friendly staff of trained toyologists with the longest employee of 20 years, and continues to provide a positive shopping experience and welcome all to enjoy what the Dragon’s Nest has to offer.

With only the very best quality of products, the Dragon’s Nest offers toys that stimulate the imagination, challenge the mind, increase and hone motor skills, and promote creativity and fun. Our toys range from classic and timeless, to modern and totally cool. The Dragon’s Nest has a wide collection of toys that will enrich a childhood no matter what age.

Their motto is: Toys, Games and Wonders for all ages. The focus has been to provide toys, and help engage children to use imaginative toys. In doing so, the Dragon’s Nest has many favorites including Calico Critters, Lego’s, Kites, Science Kits, Bath Toys, T.Y, Gund, Corolle Dolls, Thomas the Train, Picture Books, Magnets, Night Figures, Cars, Trucks, Children’s Music, Hello Kitty and much more!

With two shopping levels, the first level is surrounded by novelty items, and younger children’s collectables including soft plush animals, princess dresses and accessories. The second level is 4+ with games, arts and crafts, and things to do inside and out! The Dragon’s Nest also continues to touch the community with generous support to local non-profits, and the Newburyport Educational Foundation, and Dare House.

Come shop the best little toy store in Newburyport and find that perfect little treasure that you know your little one will love! – The Dragons Nest, 31 Market Square in Newburyport, MA, 978-462-8802.