Welcome to the Northumberland Toy Library website. We are based in the centre of Ashington in South East Northumberland and cater for all children and families within Northumberland.

At the Toy Library you can loan toys, games and outdoor play equipment for a small hire charge. We are open from 10.00 am-5.00 pm weekdays and from 10.00 am – 12.00 noon on a Saturday.  Feel free to pop in and have a look around at all the toys, games and equipment we have on offer.

Cost: 1 year’s membership is only £1.00 for the whole family. Toys can be loaned from 10p-50p for two weeks.

The Wansbeck Toy Library is managed by a voluntary committee. We currently have 10 staff working in the Toy Library in Ashington and at our outreach sites in the local area. (See page …..  for photographs and a short description of the roles of the staff).

We rely on our members' support for our continuing success.  Please let us know what new toys or services you would like to see us provide, as suggestions are always welcome.  A ‘comments’ book is provided for members to give us input.

If you would like to join the committee you need to submit a C.V. to the committee for the next A.G.M.

Volunteers are always welcome in the Toy Library - you need commitment and a sense of humour! Please see the volunteer section for more details and an application form.


open 10 - 5 weekdays and 10 - noon on a saturday