Playing with a 'loopie' toyMerry Go Round Toy & Leisure Library is a registered charity which runs two toy libraries in Exeter. Our first toy library, Merry Go Round, opened at the end of 1999 and is based in Exeter Scrapstore on the edge of Belmont Park. The Scrapstore and Magic Carpet are both charities and we work well in partnership together.

Merry Go Round Toy Library proved to be so popular with families, carers and children that in November 2006 we opened a new branch, Carousel Toy Library, in West Exe Children’s Centre in St Thomas. The toy libraries are open not only for families with children aged from a few months to early teens, but also for any groups or individuals involved in providing daycare for children. You may be a foster parent or childminder, or involved in a group activity such as afterschool club, playscheme or preschool. Anyone who looks after children is welcome to become a member! Toy Libraries are exciting places to visit, like an Aladdin’s cave full of things you want to take home; they are centres for lending the best toys and games which adults and children can enjoy together. Many of our toys promote inclusion, with some specially designed for children with disabilities. We also have a wide range of resource books and multicultural toys. We are happy to give advice about specific toys for individual children, or alternatively what resources would suit group play. Come and visit us! To find out more use the links above – look in Merry Go Round and Carousel for opening times, locations and catalogues…


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Merry Go Round Toy and Leisure Libraries is a registered charity no. 1100532
Supported by the Co-operative Community Fund


Committee and fundraising meeting

Come join the toy library team – we really need more people to help organise fundraisers!

The next meeting is on Wednesday 5th July from 7.30pm – contact us for venue (in Exeter).

All welcome!

Playday in the Park!


Carousel has to close again for for voting on Thursday June 8th, so we have another great 2 weeks hire for the price of 1 offer on any toys borrowed over the closure.
Carousel is open this Thursday and the next, so come along and make the most of the offer.

Special Offer and Closure at Carousel

Come along to Carousel this Thursday (27th April) and get two weeks for the price of one! We are closed on 5th May for polling day, so stock up and get a bargain