Fun and Games
Two of our favourite words are: fun and games. That’s why we put a rubber duck in every room and turned our elevators into hot air balloon rides! We even have a shuttle that quacks like a duck. Why not?! Whether you’re traveling with kids or just like to have some good old-fashioned fun, your destination of choice should be Accent Inns Victoria. We’ve compiled our top four spots in the city for toys, games and general merriment for kids of all ages.
Interactivity Board Game Café
This little treasure in the heart of downtown Victoria is the perfect playplace for all ages. Interactivity Board Game Café has every board game you can think of, and for $5, you can park yourself at a table for as long as you want and play them all! The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable; they’re more than happy to help you select the perfect game and teach you how to play it. Don’t even get us started on their delicious homemade ice cream and milkshakes. YUM! For the grown-ups: one half of the café is fully licensed, so you can have more than just a milkshake if that’s what you want!
Located on cool Lower Johnson street (“LoJo” to the locals), this is the kind of store where you find all sorts of nifty gifties you never knew that you always needed. Whether it’s a colour-changing Bob Ross coffee mug, an impressive selection of whimsical socks or a rude-yet-hilarious greeting card for any occasion, you’ll find it at Zydeco. OH. And we should mention that they have a rubber duck collection that makes us green with envy. Seriously. Go for the rubber duck wall!
Cherry Bomb Toys
Every child or child-at-heart is going to go bonkers for Cherry Bomb Toys. This local shop is a hidden gem of retro and retro-inspired toys. It’s like stepping into a time machine to your childhood, no matter how long ago your childhood was! Don’t miss the museum upstairs—it’s a literal treasure trove.
A visit to Buddie’s is the perfect excuse to spend some time in Oak Bay Avenue or Sidney. Both locations are in the heart of local, quaint shopping neighbourhoods that you’ll love exploring. Buddie’s is the classic toy store your kids dream about. It’s filled to the brim with unique, interactive toys for kids of all ages.
Don’t forget to swing by the front desk after to show us your cool new toys! Book the “funnest” getaway ever today at Accent Inns Victoria!