News Archive

Spinning Top Closed Friday 3rd June for Jubilee Bank Holiday

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

We hope you enjoy the Bank Holiday!

Easter Opening and Special Offer

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Spinning Top is closed on Good Fridayany toys due back on 15th April will have a week’s free hire added after booking is made. Merry Go Round and Spinning Top are open as usual all other dates over the Easter Holidays

Christmas Special Offer

Sunday, November 28th, 2021

Book toys now for the Christmas holidays. No limit on how many toys borrowed. FREE toy hire time added for toys due back during Christmas closure! (Time added after bookings are made). Last collection dates: Friday 17th December (Spinning Top) Tuesday 21st December (Merry Go Round).
We reopen on Tuesday 4th January.  Happy Christmas everyone!


Friday, November 12th, 2021

The Crowdfunder together with succesful grant applications has raised enough money to mend the Scrapstore roof! Huge thanks to everyone who donated!

Save our Scrapstore Roof

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Please help us raise money towards the costs of repairing the Scrapstore roof so we can keep our home! Find out more and how to donate from

Spinning Top Closed on Friday 27th August

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Spinning Top will be closed for one session on 27th August but open as normal every other Friday 10-1pm

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!