Latest update: 2nd November 2020
South Bristol Toy Library will be closed during November due to the new lockdown. We hope to reopen for two sessions in December as long as lockdown not extended.
Sessions will be Saturdays, 10am -12 noon on:
- 5th December
- 19th December
When we do re-open please note:
Some of our volunteers will have children with them as this is the only way they can volunteer.
We will maintain social distancing and good hygiene and the same rules apply as before :
- maintain 2m from others
- toys will be cleaned – returned toys put into quarantine
- card payments only
- no stay and play
- no access to toilets or refreshments
- please wear mask in the hall
New members welcome
We always welcome new members to join us – £15 for 12 months – to access lots of varied and different toys for children age 0-12 years.
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from 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.
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.
You can come along and play with the toys for £1 per child while the Toy Library is open.
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.
The Toy Library runs every other Saturday from 10.00am to 12 noon.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toy Library is open to toy donations but ask for you to contact them first rather than take toys to a session.
Become a member of South Bristol Toy Library to borrow from a wide variety of toys, saving money, saving space and reducing waste.