News Archive

Open all Summer!

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Both toy libraries are open right through the summer – loads of toys and games for all ages, from birth to early teens!

Join, browse and book from for contact free collections Tuesdays 10-4.30 at Merry Go Round, Fridays 10-1 at Spinning Top

Both toy libraries OPEN during half term

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Book toys from to collect on Tuesdays 10-4.30 at Merry Go Round, and on Fridays 10-1 at Spinning Top.

Update to Services April 2021

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Spinning Top is now OPEN every Friday 10am-1pm from 16th April. Book toys now from for a contact-free covid-safe collection service.


Update to services January 2021

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Merry Go Round will remain open for contact free click and collect toy library services from Exeter Scrapstore Tuesdays 10-4.30pm. https:/

Spinning Top will be CLOSED until further notice.

Stay Safe!


MGR Annual Report 2020

Friday, November 27th, 2020

Here’s the link to our latest AGM report – makes good reading and some nice photos of our young members!

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

Spinning Top Reopening!

Sunday, November 1st, 2020
Spinning Top Toy Library is reopening with a contact free click and collect service on Fridays 10am-1pm from 4th December.
Merry Go Round Toy Library is already open for toy hires using our click and collect service on Tuesdays 10am-4.30pm
Join, browse and book toys to collect from
All returned toys quarantined before being cleaned and returned to stock.


Sunday, October 25th, 2020

The results are in and we’re excited to announce that the new owner of our beautiful dolls’ house is Carla Whitaker!

We also have three lucky runners up: Rebecca Roberts, Anna Heddon and Amy Gale! We hope they enjoy their 1 year membership to Merry Go Round Toy Libraries!

Congratulations to all our winners, and a big thanks to everyone who entered. If you’re interested in joining the Toy Library, visit our website to find out more:

Free Competition!

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Like and share our Facebook post for a chance to win a lovely Georgian dolls’ house! Competition runs until 11pm on Friday 23rd October. Prizes also include 3 free annual memberships to our new online toy library!

Invitation to AGM

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

All members of the toy libraries are invited to our AGM on Wednesday 4th November at 8pm. At the meeting there will be a chance to hear an update on the last year, and a vote on members and officers of the toy libraries.

If you would like to be more involved with Merry Go Round, we have spaces on our committee and would love more members to be involved, just email us before the meeting.

The meeting will be on Zoom this year due to Covid-19, so not quite as social an event as normal but it will still be great to see everyone and catch up! If you can come, please email and we will send you a zoom invitation nearer the time.