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Toys donation welcome!

We rely on sponsorship, grants, fundraising and donations to keep the toy library running. We are very grateful for all contributions.

Toy donations

We welcome donations of good quality toys throughout the year. If you have items to donate, please bring them to the library during opening hours and our toy librarian will be able to assist or contact us to discuss.


Donated toys should be:

  • Well designed, constructed and safe

  • Durable and robust

  • Complete and in good condition (see note below)

  • Suitable for children 0 to 7 years old

  • Easy to clean (not soft toys or teddies)

  • Easily transported in a car, either as a whole toy or in pieces

  • Toys don't need to be new, but need to be in a good condition (think: would I be happy to give to a friend or family?). We are unable to accept toys that are broken and soft toys

  • Unfortunately we are unable to accept bikes with training wheels

Are you are unsure the toys you want to donate meet the toy library standards? Please take a photo of the toys and email us for a quick confirmation.

Note: Occasionally we accept toys that have missing pieces, as we can use them for spare parts.

Examples of toys we accept

  • Table top/ board games

  • STEM

  • Role play toys such as kitchenettes, doll prams & beds

  • Dress ups

  • Figurines from Fisher Price toys

  • Wooden or quality cardboard puzzles 

  • Children’s books (small quantities, from time to time)

  • Puppets

  • First toys

  • Toddler appropriate toys

  • Preschool appropriate toys

  • Musical instruments

  • Construction, building toys

  • Toys appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds

  • Steiner & Waldorf toys

  • Magnetic toys

Examples of toy brands

  • Fisher Price

  • Hape

  • Little Tikes

  • Step 2

  • Brio

  • Duplo

  • Green Toys

  • B. Toys

  • Djeco

  • Tolo

  • Plan Toys

  • Schleich

  • Thinkfun

  • Ravensburger

  • Fat Brain

  • Meccano

  • Leap Frog

  • K'nex

  • Vtech

  • Magblox

  • Tenderleaf

  • Melissa & Doug

  • Haba

  • VIking Toys

  • Hasbro

  • Smart Max

  • Magformers

  • Gamewright

  • Quercetti

  • Learning Resources

  • Tomy

  • Wow Toys

  • Q Toys

  • Playmobil

  • Orchard Toys

  • Connetix

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