News Archive

Official Opening of Spinning Top

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Come along to the Beacon Centre on Friday 23rd March and see all the toys available in our new toy library!

Spinning Top opens at 9.30am with official cutting of ribbon at 10.30am. Have a play whilst choosing some toys to take home for a week or two

Devon Reuse Week: 2 for 1 at Merry Go Round!

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Opening of Spinning Top Toy Library

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Our new toy library is opening at 9.30am on Friday 9th March at the Beacon Centre! Come and have a look and maybe join and borrow some toys!


Thursday, March 1st, 2018

We are closed today (Thursday 1st March) because of the weather. Any toys due back to day will get a free week. Apologies for any inconvenience.


Monday, February 12th, 2018

Why not try a new game or puzzle, borrow some stilts or spinning plates, make creations from zoobs, junior mechano or K’Nex? Lots of toys for older children as well as for your little ones. Come and visit Tuesday 10-1 or Thursday 1-4, we’d love to see you!

Changes to fees

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Merry Go Round Toy Library – Changes to Fees from 1st February 2018

Annual membership fee increase of £1 to £6 per year

Toy hire of cheaper toys increase of 10p to 50p per week.

No change to hire of more expensive toys (£1.20 & £1 deposit)

Resource books reduced to 30p per week.

Reduced rates for long term hire (6 weeks)

More expensive toys: £6

Cheaper toys £2.50

Books: £1.50

These are the first changes we have made in several years as we aim to keep costs as low as possible to make toys affordable for all members. All income raised from fees goes towards running costs – we welcome donations if members are happy to pay more

Support us when you shop at the Co-op!

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Please support the toy libraries when you shop at the Co-op – every time you buy own brand goods we will get a small donation if you have selected Merry Go Round as your charity. Just click on the link below to find out more.

Christmas Opening Times

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Carousel will be lending toys this week (14th December), with the last session on 21st December for returning toys and having a play. Carousel members can transfer to Merry Go Round Toy Library, or to our new toy library in the Beacon Centre in Beacon Heath which will open once we have secured funding.

Last session at Merry Go Round before Christmas is Thursday 21st, reopening on Tuesday January 2nd,
FREE week’s toy hire over the Christmas week!.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas!

Christmas Celebrations Sunday 3rd December!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

November Special Offer at Carousel!

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Borrow 2 toys for the price of one at Carousel Toy Library for the whole of November!

Open every Thursday from 9.30am-12.30pm.

Prices from 40p per toy, cheapest toy is free for a week!

Carousel will remain open up until Christmas. After that members can transfer to Merry Go Round.