Our Services

We offer a range of services related to children’s play – from a toy library and scrap resources for arts and crafts activities, to play equipment for hire and support to run your own play projects and events.

We’re always adding to our services so please feel free to get in touch with us. We’re more than happy to help you with anything play-related if we can, whether you’re a parent, school, nursery, play professional or community group.

Why not join us today as a member to make the most of the services we offer? Membership starts from just £5 per year.

Our services include:

Toy Library

Borrow toys for children aged from 5 to 14 years including multicultural and unusual toys such as Giant Connect and Playboards from just 50p per week. Anyone is welcome to borrow toys including parents, childminders and community groups. Includes specialist toys for children with physical and learning disabilities and/or additional needs.

Mobile Toy Library

We also take a mobile version of our toy library out and about in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire to reach remote, rural communities. Get in touch to arrange a visit to your neighbourhood.

Equipment Hire

We have a wide range of equipment for hire from just £3 per week including tables, chairs, ball pool/balls, bubble machines, multi sports kits, dance kits, Horsey Hoppers, giant versions of games such as Connect 4 and Jenga, Creeper Scooters, body boards, parachutes, giant construction kits, Stixx machine, geo dome and environmental/pond dipping kits. We also have everything you need for arts and crafts activities such as kits for face painting, making badges, silk painting and glass painting. Plus, a range of specialist equipment for children with physical and learning disabilities and/or additional needs including sensory equipment.

Trained CRB-checked staff for hire

If you need qualified and experienced playworkers to run or support an activity or event we can provide them. We can also provide FA qualified football coaches and sports coaches to help you run sports sessions such as football, cricket and rugby.

Scrap resources for arts and crafts

We have an exciting range of safe, recycled ‘scrap’ materials to use for all your creative activities such as cardboard, paper, fabric, foil and plastic.

Advice and Support

You’re always welcome to get in touch with us, whether you’d like some information or guidance or practical help to get a play project or activity off the ground. We’re also happy to share our ideas and ‘top tips’ and show you how to use any toys/equipment you’ve hired from us.

Mobile Support Unit

Helps local communities to develop their own play activities and events – especially in places where play opportunities are more scarce, such as small rural villages. Many of the community play projects we’ve helped kick start now run year after year.

To find out more call us on 01636 647121
or email us info@supportingplay.org