Thursday, October 19, 2017, 09:19 | No Comments »

Start your holiday shopping this weekend.  For three days only, all LEGO will be 20% off! That's right...20% off! Come early on Friday for our preview day where you can enjoy these prices before the crowds arrive! The sale runs from Friday October 20- Sunday October 22. For the little ones on your list, ALL Melissa and Doug products are also 20%off. Come early and get all your shopping done so you can enjoy the wonderful holidays with family and friends!



Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 08:02 | No Comments »

We are ready for Halloween! 

Our windows are set, the Halloween Books are flying out the door, the candy has been chosen and our Sale Banners are printed! The craziness begins on Friday October 20th! We will be in full costume all weekend to get you in the spirit! Trick or Treating on Main Street in Ogunquit is Friday 5:30-7:00pm. Our Toyfest will be held Saturday and Sunday from 12-4.

Join our team of Toy Experts (who will be dressed to impress!) in hands on activities! We will be creating Crazy Aarons Putty, we will be making Plushcraft Purses, join in a game, and take Beanboozle for a spin! All for FREE!




Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 17:10 | No Comments »

Join us on October 21 and 22nd for our first annual Toyfest during Ogunquitfest! Bring the family and have good old fashion fun at Animal Instinct.  Our seasoned team of toy experts will be available to share their knowledge of games, activities, and fun!  There will be stations around the store where you can do a craft activity, or make your own custom Crazy Aarons Putty. Give the Beanboozle wheel a spin (if you dare!) and try an unidentified jelly bean. Our Plus-Plus table will be  stocked with hands on ideas and free samples to take home.  All Melissa and Doug items will be on Sale and product will be available to test so you can see the wonderful quality. 

Don't miss out on this Free fun event. 


Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 14:58 | No Comments »

Animal Instinct invites you to join us for a special, interactive experience sure to launch kids imaginations and provide parents with new perspectives on the power of play!

Be an official Melissa & Doug Academy of Wonder student for the day! On October 7 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., we are transforming our store into an Academy of Wonder, where kids ages 3+ will use the power of their imaginations to become play experts and even earn a diploma! Plus, they will go home with Inspiration Kits full of ideas and activities to keep the fun going! Dont miss this chance to launch imaginations and inspire a sense of wonder in your kids! No purchase necessary.

See you there!

Ps. Animal Instinct along with Melissa & Doug invite everyone to "Take Back Childhood".


Friday, September 22, 2017, 14:12 | No Comments »

March 17, 2017: Jonathan, founder and owner of Animal Instinct, a specialty toy, book and gift shop for more than 32 years, located at 232 Main Street in Ogunquit, announces he is handing the baton to The Goldenrod, Inc. of York Beach Maine, new owners of Animal Instinct. As an institution providing locals and visitors extraordinary experiences for more than 121 years in York Beach, they share very similar core values.

A great fit, The Goldenrod, also owns the Beach Funatic, a specialty shop with an eclectic mix of beach supplies, kites, toys, games, books and gifts. This shop’s success is due in large part to store manager, Lisa Countryman’s mastery of product selection, merchandising, extraordinary customer service, people and business management skills. As the new manager of Animal Instinct, she brings over 25 years of experience in specialty retail.

With respect for the past, Lisa has her eyes on the future. The new Animal Instinct will make your heart sing as you enter, like seeing an old friend. With the soul of an old-fashion toy store and a youthful, lively spirit, there is a new energy, and a few upgrades.

We invite you to experience our wide collection of unique and traditional as well as the "hottest" trends on the market. We still have the extraordinary collection of books, for toddlers to grown-ups including many NYTs bestsellers. We offer toys, games, puzzles, science projects, plush animals and much more! Let your inner child’s instinct explore. Visit Animal Instinct and Play, learn, Laugh, Enjoy! It is sure to inspire young and young-at-heart alike.

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