Community Toy Swap to help with the cost of Christmas

The National Trust and Barnsley Museums are hosting a Community Toy Swap to help people with the cost of Christmas.


Taking place at Wentworth Castle Gardens on Thursday, 1 and Friday, 2 December, and Barnsley Museums at the Glassworks on Thursday, 8 and Friday, 9 December, people can come along and swap their no longer used toys for some new-to-you gifts. Those donating toys to Wentworth Castle Gardens on the day of the swap will receive free admission to explore the gardens. 


People are invited to pop along between 10.30am and 2.30pm and bring their preloved toys, exchanging them for something else. The event offers a chance for parents to get some new toys for children and trade some unused toys, teddies, games, and gadgets for others to enjoy.


Councillor Robert Frost, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “We are delighted to be working with our partners at the National Trust on The Community Toy Swap. It’s an excellent way for unused toys to get a second lease of life. It comes at a perfect time with Christmas just around the corner and a great way to get some new toys that children will love. It’s also a great way to reduce waste and find joy in preloved purchasing.”


If people would like to donate toys to the project, they would be gratefully appreciated and can be left with the team at Wentworth Castle Gardens during opening hours.


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