Welcome to South Bristol Toy Library

Want a great selection of toys for your children? Do they get bored of toys quickly? Running out of space to store them all? Want to save money? Looking for a great local play activity? Want to promote reuse? 

South Bristol Toy Library is a small, volunteer run local charity and a brilliant resource for children, parents and carers in South Bristol. We encourage free play, the sharing and reuse of toys and aim to support the development of children from all backgrounds.


Become a member to borrow from a wide variety of toys, saving money, space and reducing waste at the same time! 

From our base at URC Hall, West Street/Stanley Street South in Bedminster, our amazing volunteers run swap and play sessions on fortnightly Saturday and Tuesday mornings. These friendly sessions are where members borrow and return items, play with and try out different toys and meet with friends old and new. Our fabulous selection of toys can be viewed via our online Lend Engine.

Come along to one of our sessions and find out more. Swap and play sessions take place at URC on Tuesdays 10am – 12pm and Saturdays 10.30am – 12pm.

Upcoming dates: Tuesday 17th, Saturday 21st and Tuesday 31st October, Saturday 4th, Tuesday 14th, Saturday 18th and Tuesday 28th November, Saturday 2nd, Tuesday 12th and Saturday 16th December (AGM and Christmas party).

Fancy becoming a member? Find out more about what we do and how the toy library works, along with the benefits of our affordable membership and toy hire. 

Take a look at our FAQs for further information.

Think this sounds like a great idea? Interested in reuse and play? Want to feel part of the community? Volunteer with us!

South Bristol Toy Library relies on volunteers to run and we are always keen to welcome new people to our team. At the moment we are particularly looking for volunteers to lead our toy library sessions.

If you are interested in joining our team, please let us have your details here. We will be in touch to answer any questions and explain the next steps. More information about volunteering with us can be found here.


Registered Charity Number 1170160