Carolina Market

Carolina Market
Lifetime Warranty
Item: 31217
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
ASTM International Forest Stewardship Council California Air Resources Board Compliant
Kaplan Exclusive

3 years & up. Explore new possibilities with our high-quality range of birch plywood dramatic play furniture. This handsome market stand features a colorful awning, and multiple levels of space for storing and displaying toy food. Three angled compartments under a sales counter plus a spacious open shelf below allows children lots of options for displaying market goods. Includes a dry erase panel for writing out daily specials and pricing! Flip the unit around for use as a puppet theater. This versatile play stand is ideal for encouraging creative play in the classroom. Awning is spot wash only.


  • Dramatic play market stand
  • Includes awning, dry-erase board, broad counter space and two levels of storage for displaying toy groceries
  • Built from premium 15mm-width birch plywood, joined with sturdy wood-screws and dowels
  • Features rounded, smooth-sanded corners and edges
  • Easy-to-clean, UV protective finish helps prevent scratches and stains
  • Unit features maximum utility–turn it around and use it as a puppet theater
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Simple assembly required: all tools, hardware, and instructions included
  • Measures 49"H x 28"L x 15"D

Contents not included.

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Product Features

  • Arrange your classroom with attractive, strong, child-safe birch plywood furniture.
  • Includes awning, dry-erase board, broad counter space and two levels of storage
  • FSC certified for safety
  • Simple assembly required: all tools, instructions and hardware included

We add a surcharge for expedited delivery of a few items because of their weight, size or dimensions. This charge is in addition to our base shipping charge for Next Day or Second Day Air.

The Next Day Delivery Surcharge for this item is:$155.00
The Second Day Delivery Surcharge for this item is:$59.00

Love love is perfect

5 stars
This is perfect for my home dayacare, I arrived assembled which was great, I only assembled the canopy, the rest arrived assembled, my children loved it, I bought the basket at a good price, since the one in the photos is somewhat expensive, but of The same way you can get it elsewhere, super recommended .

Great Market!

5 stars
This compact market is the perfect addition to our class! We are going to use it as a grocery store, an ice cream shop, a hardware store, bakery and a pizza parlor! It can also perform as a puppet theater! This is much more cost-effective than another brand (it does hold 3 blue shopping baskets if you already own them). It was a breeze to put together and you can hand wash the awning when it gets dusty (or touched too much). All in all a great value and it seems like it will last a long time too!

Love this market

5 stars
We purchased this market for our play area. We laminated some signage for the canopy; so we can turn it into a pizza shop, grocery store or pet clinic every week or so. Love the baskets. Our only problem was getting the protective paper off the white board. This is a favorite- everyone loves this market!

Versatile and functional

5 stars
We love this Carolina Market. It has so many uses - we change it out depending on our themes. For example, we used this for an ice skating rink concession stand. The children had to "rent" skates, and pay for them at the cash register. They could also "purchase" hot chocolate here as well. There are so many great ideas and ways to use this one piece of furniture. It has been so fun for the children.


5 stars
My children really enjoy this product. They spend hours there getting deep into play. We change it up by changing out the props. This is a great year round experience.

Great for the imagination

4 stars
The kids love this market. It can be transformed into a puppet show as well. Hours of fun.

Fun market stand

5 stars
I purchased this market stand for my in-home child care and am very pleased with it so far. It came with the bottom half already assembled, so we only needed to assemble and attach the canopy frame. It was a little tedious with the little hex wrench, but overall easy. The market stand is very sturdy and the perfect height for the preschoolers. The kids love it! I purchased six of the small woven baskets and they fit perfectly! I'm excited to use this versatile shelf as more than a market stand too; I envision it being turned into a vet clinic, post office, and much more. If I get adventurous enough I might even sew some other canopies since it is attached with velcro and would be easy to change out. I only wish I could choose which side to put the marker board on depending on which way we have it positioned in the room, but it's screwed onto the one side.

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