News Archive

Cake Stall Saturday 26th May

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

toys wanted

Mega Baby and Children’s Market

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Looking forward to the Baby and Children’s Market this Saturday (12th May, opens at 9.30am) at St James High School. We have some great toys to sell so hope to see you there.

Watch out for us at the Food Festival!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

We are collecting for Exeter Foundation at the Food Festival this Saturday 5th May- here’s hoping the sun shines! All money collected will be distributed to the Foundation’s designated charities later in the year which includes the toy libraries.

Easter Opening Times

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Spinning Top will be closed on Good Friday, but both toy libraries are open next week and we look forward to seeing some of our members who attend school now. Happy Easter!


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