Gateshead's Toy Library is a community resource to improve play facilities for children and families in Gateshead. It provides a loaning service of toys and equipment and will provide a dedicated space for children and families with skilled staff on hand for information and advice.
The Toy Library is open Tuesday - Friday 9:30am - 2pm at Chowdene Children’s Centre. It is closed each Monday.
Browsing the catalogues:
All Children’s Centres in Gateshead have a full catalogue listing all of the toys available to loan.
Who is it for?
- Parents/ Carers
- Day Nurseries
- Children's Centres
- Out of School Clubs
- Holiday Care Schemes
What is available?
- Loan of a wide range of toys
- Play equipment for children and parents/ carers / practitioners
- Information and advice about play
- A friendly meeting place for parents and carers
- By giving access to a rich variety of high quality toys
- By finding toys to suit the abilities of children with special needs
- By enabling all children to develop vital skills
Supporting parents and carers:
- In discovering the appropriate toys and play activities for their children
- In understanding the role of play in child development
- In developing their parenting skills