South Bristol Toy Library

Latest update: 3rd August 2020

The next toy library session is Saturday 8th August from 10am to 12 noon, with even more lovely new toys! We are still only open for returns and hires, no stay and play. If possible please browse the catalogue before you come as the tablets aren’t in use. All the usual COVID measures apply – hand sanitiser, keep your distance etc. Masks would be good too.

Sessions are only every 4 weeks at the moment, but we will review this soon.

South Bristol Toy Library team

South Bristol Toy Library is a small, volunteer-run, local project which runs fortnightly on Saturday mornings. It’s a brilliant resource for children, parents and carers in South Bristol, encouraging play and the sharing and reuse of toys for children of all backgrounds. 

Windmill Hill City Farm supports South Bristol Toy Library as part of its Community Initiative.

Where is South Bristol Toy Library?

The Toy Library is based at the United Reformed Church Hall in Bedminster, on the corner of West Street and Stanley Street South, BS3 3PG.

Get directions on Google Maps

How does the Toy Library work?

Stay and play

You can come along and play with the toys for £1 per child while the Toy Library is open.

Become a member

If you want to take toys home, you must become a member of the Toy Library. Membership costs £15 for 12 months (concessions available for those in receipt of benefits). You can then hire four toys per child (max 10 toys per member) for two weeks. Toy hire fees are 20p, 50p, £1 or £2 depending on the toy. All money goes into keeping the library running including paying rent and buying toys. All people involved are volunteers.


Under normal circumstances, the Toy Library runs every other Saturday from 10.00am to 12 noon.

Upcoming dates:

  • cancelled until further notice


The Toy Library is constantly adding to a great selection of toys that are available to hire. From sensory boxes, wooden toys, board games, outdoor play, role play and baby toys, the list goes on. There are toys for children aged 0-12 years. Large items are available too. You can cook up a storm in a toy kitchen, build a wall from a massive bag of foam building blocks or whizz around the garden in a toy car.

Soft play party hire items are also available.

View the catalogue of toys


The Toy Library is run entirely by volunteers who run the sessions and work behind the scenes to keep the library going. The project is only able to continue if people get involved for as little as three hours a month. Get in touch if you are interested in being involved by emailing


The Toy Library is open to toy donations but ask for you to contact them first rather than take toys to a session.

Get in touch

You can follow South Bristol Toy Library on Facebook or contact

Become a member of South Bristol Toy Library to borrow from a wide variety of toys, saving money, saving space and reducing waste.