Buy a gift that keeps on bringing joy – a Lewisham Toy Library membership. The perfect gift for a Lewisham resident. From only £17 this is a great gift for someone with a new baby, toddlers, a nursery or school pal, an NCT friend, a neighbour, a friend or even a colleague with children or grandchildren.

How does it work?


Buy a membership gift

Buy online or in-store

Give the gift of toys to your chosen recipient

Gift in person or send in the post. Our gift boxes are letterbox friendly.

Your recipient opens their gift. Release the Wonder!

Membership can be activated whenever they are ready in-store or by emailing us.

The gift that keeps on bringing joy

Your recipient enjoys borrowing from our library of over 4,000 toys

Activate your gifted membership

If you have received a gift membership, activate it now!
If this is your first time using the Toy Library come in store and we can activate your membership for you in person.
Alternatively if you already have an account and want to use your gift, just book your next appointment or email us at and we can activate it for you right away.

Benefits of gifting a membership

Shop local
Support your local community
Sustainable giving
Reduce unwanted and unused gifts
Plastic free presents
Look after your environmental impact
Easy to post
Letterbox friendly packaging is included

Benefits of receiving a membership

4,000+ toys
Pick from a huge selection of newborn, construction, dress up, jigsaws, musical instruments, cars, walkers, dolls and more
5 toys to take home
Borrow up to 5 toys at a time.
Borrow again and again and again
Borrow toys for up to 4 weeks at a time and when you're done playing with them, return and exchange for something else
Soft play and party hire
Members get discount rates on party hire and soft play hire making your next kids party easier and cheaper


How do I buy a gift membership?

You can purchase in-store, just ask our librarians.

Or you can buy online.

How do I activate a gift membership?

Membership starts when the recipient activates it. This means if you give purchase the gift in December, and give the gift at Christmas, the membership won’t actually start until the recipient either emails us or comes in-store for their first appointment. Therefore no membership time is lost. Membership starts when the recipient starts borrowing toys.

Memberships should be activated within 6 months.

A gift membership is valid for 1 year after the purchase date.

How much does it cost?

A gift membership costs the same as a regular membership. You can view all our prices here

Can you post the gift membership to me or my recipient?

Yes we can post it to you or your chosen recipient. The gift is perfectly designed to fit through the letter box and the cost for P&P will be added at the checkout.

Do I have to live in Lewisham to buy a gift membership?

No, anyone can buy a gift membership. But the person receiving the gift must live in the Lewisham Borough in order to become a member and benefit from the toy library.

Got another question about a gift membership?

If you can’t find the answer to your question here, then get in touch with us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Buy a gift membership now

To buy a gift membership please complete the checkout below.

If you require the item to be posted to you, or to the recipient, please select the P&P option as there is a small charge for the P&P to cover our costs. We will then email you to request the postage address. We use Royal Mail so please bear in mind the affect of postal strikes which may delay deliveries.

If you do not require postage and packaging you will need to pick up the gift membership in-store.

Purchase Lewisham Toy Library Gift memberships. Please select the membership you wish to purchase.