About us

Fordingbridge Toy Library

About us

Fordingbridge Toy Library was founded in 1992. We are a community organisation with people who help run the toy library on a voluntary basis.

We are a great local service that hires out toys to parents, carers, grandparents, childminders, playgroups and pre-schools. We have a large number of good quality toys to suit children aged 0 to 5 and we continue to replace some of the older toys with new ones.

We are a small charity run by a group of volunteers and always keen to welcome new members and helpers.


We aim to offer children new learning opportunities through play and at the same time develop their social skills, such as, sharing, borrowing and showing respect for the property of others.


In 2012 Fordingbridge Toy Library celebrated its 20th Birthday. This year we will be celebrating our 25th Birthday.


Our wide range of toys is suitable for babies, toddlers and preschool children. Try out our Giant Lego, one of our many ride-on toys or a story sack.

Our toys are hired out on a monthly basis, with hire charges ranging from between 50p and £3.00.

If we don't have the toy you are looking for let us know as we are always looking for new ideas and trends. Hopefully we can help.

Five good reasons to use your Toy Library

1. Try before you buy - find out which toys your children really enjoy playing with before you                     buy them

2. Hiring instead of buying - a new toy each month

3. Visiting Children - Need something for them to play with

4. Having a Party - Need some extra toys

5. Come and have a cuppa and a chat

Come and join us at your local Toy Library

Meet new people or friends, have a chat and cuppa with a biscuit or 2, and most importantly bring the little ones with you to make new friends and hire toys they enjoy.

Opening Times & Dates

The Toy Library is open on the first Thursday of each month except January & August when we are closed.

We are open from 10:30 in the morning till 1 pm

Any toys hired in the month of December and July are only charged for 1 month and you get to keep them for 2 months as we are closed for the following months.

Our opening dates are listed on our 'contact us' page and are subject to change due to changing covid restrictions.