South Bristol Toy Library

Page last updated: 28/06/21

South Bristol Toy Library is based at the United Reformed Church Hall in Bedminster, on the corner of West Street and Stanley Street South, BS3 3PG and is supported by Windmill Hill City Farm.

“Sessions are fortnightly on Saturdays from 10am to 12 noon.

For the next date, please see our Facebook page

Look forward to seeing you again. Loans and returns and new members welcome.

Sadly still no stay and play yet but we will review this soon.”

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.

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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.

We do not accept new membership applications online. To join you need to come along to a session – please bring some photo ID with your address on it.

Toys

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.

We also don’t accept reservations for toys online. We had issues with people reserving toys and then not showing up so other people were unable to hire toys. We accept reservations for soft play items and pikler triangles – just ask at a session.

VIEW THE CATALOGUE OF TOYS

Volunteer

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 hello@southbristoltoylibrary.co.uk

Donations

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 hello@southbristoltoylibrary.co.uk

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

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