© Bude Toy Library 2020 - JacDesigns

Welcome

Bude Toy Library was set up by a group of local mums over 25 years ago and is currently run by a small team of enthusiastic volunteers. Our mission is to encourage and support generations of local children to explore and experience our wide variety of toys in ways which are all inclusive and, most of all, fun.  Our small room at Neetside Community Centre is a veritable Aladdin’s Cave for children; with plenty of toys for pretend play, a wide range of puzzles, toys to promote STEM learning, sensory and music boxes and fun fancy dress. We also have an amazing range of larger outdoor toys including roller coasters, slides, playhouses and pedal cars which are stored in our outside room. The fact that our much-loved toys are re-used and shared many times by hundreds of children reduces waste and is hugely beneficial for the environment. The ethos of the Toy Library is to make the best use of the resources which we have, thus we regularly replace parts of a toy or carry out a repair before we finally (and reluctantly) have to retire a toy from our collection. Our environmentally friendly approach also introduces children to the concept of sharing and looking after things so that other people can use and enjoy them too.
Our members include parents, grandparents, fosterparents, carers and childminders, who pay a fee of just £20 per year to be able to borrow freely from our extensive library of toys. Bude Toy Library is a wonderful, affordable resource which we desperately want to continue to make available to all the children in our community. We also have a few local playgroups among our members who often book a selection of toys in advance for their themed sessions. We regularly join forces with local community groups and individuals to provide a play area for their fundraising events.  For a flavour of our toys just click below.
© Bude Toy Library 2020 JacDesigns

Welcome

Bude Toy Library was set up by a group of local mums over 25 years ago and is currently run by a small team of enthusiastic volunteers. Our mission is to encourage and support generations of local children to explore and experience our wide variety of toys in ways which are all inclusive and, most of all, fun.  Our small room at Neetside Community Centre is a veritable Aladdin’s Cave for children; with plenty of toys for pretend play, a wide range of puzzles, toys to promote STEM learning, sensory and music boxes and fun fancy dress. We also have an amazing range of larger outdoor toys including roller coasters, slides, playhouses and pedal cars which are stored in our outside room. The fact that our much-loved toys are re-used and shared many times by hundreds of children reduces waste and is hugely beneficial for the environment. The ethos of the Toy Library is to make the best use of the resources which we have, thus we regularly replace parts of a toy or carry out a repair before we finally (and reluctantly) have to retire a toy from our collection. Our environmentally friendly approach also introduces children to the concept of sharing and looking after things so that other people can use and enjoy them too.
Our members include parents, grandparents, fosterparents, carers and childminders, who pay a fee of just £20 per year to be able to borrow freely from our extensive library of toys. Bude Toy Library is a wonderful, affordable resource which we desperately want to continue to make available to all the children in our community. We also have a few local playgroups among our members who often book a selection of toys in advance for their themed sessions. We regularly join forces with local community groups and individuals to provide a play area for their fundraising events.  For a flavour of our toys just click below.