Gorgie Dalry Toy Library

Gorgie Dalry Toy Library

Over 240 quality toys available for loan at low cost. We specialise in toys for for babies, toddlers Admission to Toddler Martians is free.

A toy library specialsing in toys for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. We are members of Smart Play Network, Scotland's umbrella organisation for toy libraries and play schemes. We operate alongside Toddler Martians, a very popular session for babies, toddlers, parents and carers run by St Martin's.

Operating as usual

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 02/10/2023

Thanks to Bob our resident master train set builder ๐Ÿš‚ ๐Ÿ˜Š

25/09/2023

Thank you to all our members ๐Ÿ˜ Enjoying our singing session today (photo obtained with all parents/guardians permission).

25/09/2023

Hi folks happy Monday,
Here are a few of our dress up outfits in our toy library. They might be great as Halloween costumes for your little ones.

11/09/2023

Happy Monday folks,

As of this new term we have changed our membership fees for our Toy Library. New memberships will cost ยฃ10 per year or ยฃ5 for six months and there will be no charge weekly for the loan of toys :D We have found that this will be easier for our members as you will not need money every second week when borrowing toys. We unfortunately do not have a card reader so if you could bring cash for new memberships that would be perfect ๐Ÿ‘Œ This applies to our current members also you will now not be charged any fees every second week until your current membership runs out. Our toddlers groups is still free and open to all babies and toddlers with parent(s)/guardian(s).

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

04/09/2023

Good morning all. Today is our fist day back after the summer break. If you are wondering where to bring your little one, come through. The cars are waiting. See you.

Monday 10-11.30am.

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 26/06/2023

Good morning, we are ready for your visit this morning.

A reminder that this would be our last session before the summer break and we will return on Monday 4th September. Any toy rented today, you could keep it over the summer until we reopen for no extra charge.

We hope to see as many of you today.

22/05/2023

It has been a busy morning, could tell from the heavy traffic ๐Ÿ˜Š.

We hope to see many of you again next Monday. Have a good week ahead.

06/05/2023

Hi all, this is to confirm that we are open on next Monday 08/05. We look forward to having you for a fun morning 10-11.30am.

30/04/2023

Just to confirm that we are open tomorrow 01/05 Monday as usual. Looking forward to having you and your little ones. ๐ŸŒผ

22/04/2023

Hi all, we had our first session last Monday after the break due to building work. It was a great session with good turn out. Glad to see the return of many smiley little faces.

We have a returned toy below and if your little one is a pirate enthusiast, do come and check it out.

We look forward to see more of you on the coming Monday from 10-11.30am, Ah Hoy! ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ

15/04/2023

We are very excited that we would meet soon. A reminder that we are reopening on Monday 17 May at 10-11.30am. See ya!

03/04/2023

We are finally able to confirm reopening on the 17/04 Monday 10-11.30am. We hope to see many of you after the long break. Meanwhile wishing you a good spring holiday ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผand a great Easter ahead. ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ

21/03/2023

Dear all,

Due to delayed roof work, we are still closed for the time being. Work will progress this and next week so hopefully we will have a better idea of reopening timing by the end of next week. Practically we are now looking into reopening after the Easter weekend.

If we managed to open earlier we shall post it here. Again, our apologies for the long closure and hope to see all soon.

King regards,
Toy Library and Toddler Martiansโ€™ volunteers

27/02/2023

This is a quick note to say that we are still closed for the roof work and will inform of reopening date when we know it. Apologise and hoping we would be able to meet soon.

10/02/2023

Sadly work will carry on for longer and taking in time needed to clean up, we are practically looking into the end of Feb for potential reopening. We would confirm further. Thanks for your patience.

04/02/2023

Good morning. Unfortunately the roof needs longer to fix. Toy library and Todller Martians are definitely closed for 06/02 Monday and could potentially extend to 13/02. We will update towards the end of next week to confirm, stay tuned.

16/01/2023

Though is a frosty morning, we have a reasonably good turnout this morning.
If you have a tea set enthusiast, this adorable wooden tea set ready with its wooden tea bag, sugar cubes and biscuits is not to miss! ๐Ÿ˜

We have a helpful hand vacuuming this morning and an amazing transportation of two buses in a trikeโ€ฆwho would have thought ๐Ÿ˜.

PLEASE NOTE: We are closing temporary from next Monday 23/01 for some roof work for at least two weeks but could be longer if the situation demand so. We shall update at this page should the closing sadly has to be extended.

Please be assured that any toys that have been loaned out could be kept including this closed period without any extra charges.

09/01/2023

Good morning everyone. Hope you have had a wonderful time and festive break. Today is our first session back for the new year. Hope to see many of the familiar smiley faces to mark our new start.

See you from 10-11.30am.

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 19/12/2022

Good morning all. Just a quick reminder that we have our toy sale today! The toddler Martian is opened as usual though no toy library services as we need to divert volunteers to the sale. Hope to see as many of you as possible for this last session.

We shall see you back on 09/01/23 Monday after today.

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 05/12/2022

Dear all,

We are having a pre-loved toy sale on 19/12 Mondayโ€™s session from 10-11.30pm. Come along to check it out and find something for your stockings. Here is a sneak peep of what are on offer.

We welcome any toy donation if you are clearing out for Christmas decoration and guests. Please bring them along when you join us on next Monday and pass to any of the volunteers. Many thanks in advance.

Please note that any toy rented out today or next week, you could keep them until 09/01 when we reopen without any extra charges.

We hope to see you for the last two session on 12/12 and 19/12 before we are off for the festive break. ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽ„

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 28/11/2022

Good morning everyone. Hope you have had a good breakfast, our breakfast cafe is in full swing as you can see and not to forget the little one in pram who needs a cuppa ๐Ÿ˜Š.

We will be having a toy sale on our last session this year on 19/12 Monday 10-11.30am. Come along to find something for your stocking or simply to have a browse.

We look forward to seeing you on our regular Monday session and on 19/12.

We are planning to reopen on 09/01 but there might be building work around January which we have to close for two weeks when is confirmed. We shall update this page when we know of the dates and notify as early as possible.

๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽขโ›ฒ๏ธ

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 10/10/2022

We are extremely busy today which is also means a lot of fun. ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ›บ
A reminder that we are closing for half term break for the next two Monday (17/10 & 24/10). We will be back on Monday 31/10, 10-11.30am.

If you have toy rented out, we shall add the two weeks off onto it without extra charge.

See you on 31/10, cheerio for just now.

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 03/10/2022

Canโ€™t believe it is already October! If you are planning Halloween outfit for your little ones, why not take a look at the toy libraryโ€™s catalog? You could rent the outfit for 30p (two weeks) or 60p (for 4 weeks) and help the environment, what a bargain! Fireman, doctor, astronaut, knight, what would they prefer? ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

Please note we are closed for the term break for 17/10 & 24/10 and will be back on the 31/10. So next Monday 10/10 would be the last chance to grab these outfit. Thanks.

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 19/09/2022

Good morning everyone. We have a little bit slow start but is sure filling up. If you are on your way, we shall see you soon.

18/09/2022

Hi all, just a quick note to say we are open tomorrow should you wish to join us from 10-11.30am.

02/08/2022

Hi all, hope you are enjoying the summer. Whilst we are taking a break for the holidays and art exhibition, if you are looking for play session nearby, below is a great chance to have some fun with your toddler and pre-schoolers.

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 29/06/2022

Many thanks for joining us and for all your support since we reopened in September last year. We had a very good and enjoyable session. We are now closed and โ€œcleaningโ€ up obviously ๐Ÿ˜„ for the two monthsโ€™ break. We will reopen and welcome you again on 05/09, the first Monday in September.
A big applause ๐Ÿ‘to all the volunteers for your time and help. We are always looking for volunteers, if you know of anyone who could contribute and would enjoy volunteering with us, kindly point them in our direction, thanks.

We have been informed that a nearby playgroup may open during the summer break for those who would like to attend and could benefit from it. We shall update this page when we hear more, stay tuned.

We shall see you back on 05/09 and wish you a great summer holiday. ๐Ÿ–โ›บ๏ธ๐Ÿโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿš‡

23/06/2022

Hello all, thanks to those who joined us on Monday and we were glad to have a couple of new visitors.

Please be reminded that we will see you for the last time next Monday 27/06 before we break off for the summer term and returning on 05/09, by which time this baby might well be fast crawling! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ‘ถ

If you have taken toys out this past Monday or next Monday, you are free to keep them over the summer holiday and return when we reopen without any extra charges.

Hope to see you all next Monday before we apart for the summmer holiday.

12/06/2022

A quick reminder that we are open tomorrow 13/06, hope to see you all after the break. ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸšŒ

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 27/05/2022

We have had a very busy morning on 23/05. We hope to see you next Monday on 30/05.

Please note that we will be closed for a break after the Jubilee weekend on 06/06. If you have toy due back on that day, we will not count the week and will automatically extend the renting for an extra week.

See you next Monday for more fun. ๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ›บ๐Ÿ›ต

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 09/05/2022

We had another fab morning today. A few enthusiastic chefs โ€ฆdad was awarded with a yummy cake for taking me here ๐Ÿ˜Š. See you next Monday at Toddler Martians and Gorgie Dalry Toy Library from 10-11.30am. ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฐโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿช

30/04/2022

A quick note to say that we are open as usual on the coming Monday, 2nd May. Hope to see you. ๐Ÿชโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿญ

23/04/2022

Good morning all. We hope you have had a great Easter ๐Ÿฃand school break. We are looking forward to welcome you back on Monday 25/04 at 10am. See you๐ŸŒผโšฝ๏ธ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿงฉ

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 23/03/2022

It was a busy and fun filled Monday morning. We have the most toys rented/returned since weโ€™ve reopened. Many thanks to all volunteers.

We are open for the next two Mondays before a break on 11/04 and 18/04 and will resume on 25/04.
If you have any rented toys to return, kindly bring them back by 04/04 if the term is matured. Any toy going out from next Monday 28/03 could be kept until we reopen on the 25/04 without further charges. Any question please feel free to ask any of our friendly volunteers.

See you again on Monday. ๐Ÿงธ๐ŸŽˆโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿงฉ

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 28/02/2022

It was a busy and lovely morning and thanks for all your support.

Do come along to the Toddler Martians play group from 10-11.30am and enjoy the toy library services with ยฃ5 annual member fee. Toys renting are at 30p or 50p each to keep your little one amused.

We have a snack break at 11am followed by a sing along session enjoyed by many.

Hope to see you next Monday.

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 07/02/2022

We had a very busy morning. Thanks to all children, parents and volunteers who came and enjoyed this morningโ€™s session. It was nearly full house and glad to see many happy little faces. Signed up new toy library members too.

We look forward to continue seeing you on next Monday 10-11.30am. ๐Ÿš•๐Ÿ›ต๐Ÿš‚

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 02/02/2022

Another good session on Monday 31/01/22 and signed up a couple of new toy library members. We hope you will find the toy library helpful in engaging your little ones with continue variety of rented toys and saving you toy storage space!

We look forward to seeing you on every Monday at 10-11.30am.

Photos from Gorgie Dalry Toy Library's post 22/01/2022

We had a successful first session on Monday 17/01 with a pretty good turnout. Look forward to seeing you on Monday 10-11.30am. We have a baby play area that you can see was enjoyed by a gorgeous baby besides plenty of toys for the toddlers to play with or make a breakfast or two ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿฅ“๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿซ–โ˜•๏ธ

12/01/2022

Happy new year all. Just a quick post as reminder that we are reopening the coming Monday on 17/01/22 from 10am-11.30am. We canโ€™t wait and are excited for our first session in 2022. Kindly be reminded to follow the rules on mask, sanitising and signing in when you are on premises.

We look forward to seeing many of you. ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ›บโšฝ๏ธ

Best regards,
All from the Georgie Dalry Toy Library

17/12/2021

Wishing you a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. We are now closed for 2021 and plan to reopen on 17/01/2022 unless any changes to governmentโ€™s guidlines.
We have had a short but great session to sum up this year and just genuinely pleased to see so many new and happy faces from babies, toddlers to parents and volunteers!
We are looking forward to continue seeing you in the new year, stay safe and enjoy the festive break. ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ†โ›„๏ธ

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Toys you can borrow

We are a Toy Library specialising in toys for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. We are members of Smart Play Network, Scotland's umbrella organisation for toy libraries and play schemes.
We operate alongside Toddler Martians, a very popular session for babies, toddlers, parents and carers run by St Martin's. Admission to Toddler Martians is free. We are open every Monday morning during school terms (including public holidays and mid-term breaks) from 10am to 11.30am.

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St Martin's Community Resource Centre, 232 Dalry Road
Edinburgh
EH112JG

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 11:30am
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