Toy Library with drop-in Stay and Play sessions!

About the Toy Library

The Toy Library runs as a lending service where members can borrow toys and play resources.
It also offers weekly stay and play sessions where families can meet and access family support, and their children can play together. The service supports families with pre-school age children but older children who are home schooled are also welcome at sessions, and we have resources for older children which can be borrowed as well. The Toy Library is open to all. See below for information about how to borrow our Play Sacks

Toy Library Stay-and-Play sessions

Stay and Play sessions are held at/on: 
  • Thursdays at: Vallis First School community room
    Term Time Sessions: from 9.30am – 12noon
    (Holiday/half-term: from 10.00am – 12noon)
  • Wednesdays at: Frome Library (Justice Lane)
    Term Time Sessions: 12.45pm – 2.45pm
    (Holiday/half-term: 12.45pm – 2.45pm)

– All sessions are Drop-in, booking NOT required

Stay-and-Play sessions cost £1 per child (suggested donation).

Toy Library membership

Those wishing to borrow Play Sacks are required to become members of the Frome Library.

(Frome Library Membership is free, via the main desk at Frome Library, Justice Lane, BA11 1BE)

Families can borrow from our large range of toys and Play Sacks which can be
selected and collected between 1pm – 3pm on Wednesdays

(They can be returned during any Library opening hours: see Somerset Libraries website for info)

Key Information

Key Information about the Frome Toy Library Play Sack Lending Service

  • We are open for loans from 1pm-3pm every Wednesday
    Play Sacks can be returned any time the Frome Library is open
    There is no need to book in advance – just come along!
  • A ‘catalogue’ of all Play Sacks and contents is available at the Library
    Play Sacks cost £2 to borrow (£1 for those on Universal Credit or similar benefit)
    Loans are for 2 weeks (the return due date will be given in writing)
  • We know accidents happen – so if toys become damaged in your care please inform the staff, on returning the Play Sack,
    so we can ensure they are made safe for the next little lender

Don’t forget, our twice weekly Stay-and-Play sessions are open to all, so do drop in!

Toy Library Terms and Conditions

We collect a small amount of information at the Toy Library Stay-and-Play sessions, in order to monitor memberships and the value of our services. We will only use your information for running the membership and for data analysis.

Sign up below to join the Toy Library Mailing List for news about the Lending service and our Stay-and-Play sessions:


Our mailing list will be used to contact you about Toy Library updates and events. Any personal information will be kept securely and destroyed when you no longer use the service.

Equal Opportunities

  • We will strive to respond to the individual ethnicity, gender, disability and religious needs of our Members.
  • Members will receive equal access to all equipment available regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability or ability. All Members will receive the same time for choosing toys and appropriate advice on which toy to borrow.
  • Staff will endeavour to ensure that resources reflect changing needs.
  • When becoming a Member of the Toy Library, Members agree to abide by the Equal Opportunities policy (available to read in Toy Library sessions). Incidents of racism, prejudice or discrimination may result in termination of Membership.