Greenwich Toy & Leisure Library

About Us

Greenwich Toy & Leisure Library Association is  a toy library for children with special needs and their families/carers. Established in 1973 the organisation aims to support them by:-

  • Providing   therapeutic, educational, stimulating toys and equipment
  • Promoting play and recreation in their development
  • Encouraging the development of self-advocacy skills
  • Educating parents and carers in the skills and knowledge they need to support and develop their children
  • Raising the awareness of the development needs of children and young people with disabilities
  • Each year 250 families access the services that include:

    A toy library of 7,000 items

    Home visiting support to parents and carers

    Holidays and outings

    Visit the Sensory Studio

    Help is also offered  to small local groups in establishing and running their own toy libraries.  There are 19 currently available in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

“Greenwich Toy Library Association …is probably one of the most extensive toy library schemes anywhere in the country and certainly a model for others, sensitively and comprehensively supporting children and parents, across the widest possible spectrum of individual and community needs.”
National Association of Toy & Leisure Libraries