Carousel Toy Library is another branch of Merry Go Round, based in St Thomas on the west side of the River Exe. It operates from a specially constructed space in the hall of West Exe Children’s Centre. The toy library co-ordinator is Fiona Daughton, who is helped by a management committee made up of members and volunteers.Carousel provides high quality toys for a nominal fee to children aged from a few months to primary age. Some toys are specially designed for children with disabilities, others aim to promote multicultural awareness. We also have a resource library of books for parents and carers.

Carousel is open mainly for families but groups or individuals involved in providing daycare for children are also welcome to join. A wider range of toys suitable for groups and older children can be found at the Merry Go Round branch.

How Much Will It Cost?

  • Family membership £5 per year
  • Group membership £15 per year

There is a weekly fee for each item borrowed. Rates start at 40p per week. More expensive toys are £1.20 per week.

Returnable deposits are required for some toys.

Groups can borrow toys and play equipment by the half-term at reduced rates.

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Opening Hours

  • Thursdays

Contact us

Tel 01392 279361

or email us using the contact form

Visit us at

West Exe Children’s Centre
Cowick Street
St Thomas

Location See map

More toys can be borrowed for special events such as parties; you can also book toys if there is something you particularly want.

 Come and see us on a Thursday morning and have a play with our toys before borrowing them!