Merry Go Round

Currently both toy libraries are CLOSED due to coronavirus. See our facebook page for daily posts of arts and crafts activities to help keep children entertained during the lockdown. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Merry Go Round Toy Library is based in Exeter Scrapstore in Belmont Park. It is open twice a week throughout the year for families, groups or individuals who look after children. During sessions, children can try out toys before hiring them. We have a wide selection of good quality toys, games and resource books for hire, and are happy to offer help and advice about meeting the needs of individual children. We also have larger inclusive toys suitable for groups.

Absorbed in a Playmobil house

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

We make no charge for breakages, but do ask for toys to be returned in a clean condition.

Use the catalogues to search for specific toys, look at the toy lists for ideas for older children, parties or for children with little or no sight, or come and see for yourself!

How Much Will It Cost?

  • Family membership: £6 per year
  • Group membership: £15 per year

There is a weekly fee for each item borrowed. Rates start at 30p per week for books and 50p for cheaper toys. 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.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesdays: 10am-4.30pm


Tel: 01392 436777

or email us using the contact form

Visit us at

Exeter Scrapstore
Gordon Road

Location see map

Merry Go Round logo

Our Toys Include

Duplo, lego, sticklebricks, stilts, circus skills set, puzzles, board games, garages, toddler and baby toys, water toys, cars, dolls’ houses, metal detector, pop-up tents, craft and cookery books, tunnel, sit-and-rides, marble run, multicultural toys and dressing up clothes, workbench and tools, small world play, oil wheel projector, glitter ball, road safety set, skittles, parachutes, table-top cricket, rounders, musical instruments, Poi, etc, etc !!!

Merry Go Round Toy Library is funded in part by Exeter City Council.
Exeter City Council