The latest addition to the Wooden Toys Edinburgh family, the toy shop, is now open in Canonmills. The shop focuses on sustainable wooden and natural material toys, books, cards and prints, and includes many items from local designers, and makers.
Current brands include:
Bajo, Bloomingville, Best Years, Little Letter Studio, Grapat, Kids Concept, Headu, Plan Toys, Sawdust & Rainbows, Southsea Toys, Tegu and more.
We are always getting new stock in and love discovering new brands so be sure to check back regularly. Do also let us know if you have a suggestion for something you’d like to see in the shop. Chances are we’d love to see it too!
Taking up residence behind the new shop is the place where young ones can explore and engage with some of our favourite toys!
The playroom is filled with fun wooden and fabric toys and provides an opportunity to try before you buy - most of the toys are for sale in the shop.
The playroom is open to babies and toddlers 0 – 4 years and their parents and carers. Entry is £2.95 per visit (£1 surcharge for each additional child over 1 year old) and then you can stay and play for as long as you like. No need to book either - just drop-in.
Back where the Wooden Toys Edinburgh story began… the original Wooden Toys baby and toddler group takes place every Thursday morning from 9.30 - 11.15am in Comely Bank.
Children from 0 - 4 years can play across two rooms of sustainable wooden and fabric toys. The rooms are setup with different play stations developing different skills in children, and there are a large variety of toys at each station (toys may vary).
Examples of play stations include:
- the “home station” : this contains a kitchen, a washing machine, moses basket, cot, dolls, and an assortment of food and drink.
- the “transport station”: this contains parts to create a railway, a parking garage, and various different sizes of vehicles
There is a dedicated baby section for our youngest customers too.
Healthy and tasty treats are included for a mid-morning snack for children and their accompanying adults. Vegan options are available, as is fresh coffee and tea.
Entry is £4 per child with up to two accompanying adults. Additional children (over 1 year) are £1 each. A 10 session pass can be purchased for £30 (valid across both Comely Bank and the playroom at Brandon Terrace, no expiration date).
Downstairs from our shop and playspace at Brandon Terrace, we are so excited to be able to share with you a private function area consisting of two adjoining rooms available for hire.
The space is a fairly blank canvas and so can be suitable for a variety of purposes, from parties to workshops to regular classes. Children’s parties can be booked with or without the wooden toys.
Please note, the downstairs level is only accessed by stairs so is not wheelchair accessible.
Other facilities: There is an on-site toilet and baby changing facilities on the lower level alongside the function spaces. The main downstairs room has a fire exit leading to the back garden and is equipped with a fire extinguisher.
We sometimes get asked whether we provide drinks or snacks alongside our playspace at Brandon Terrace, or whether we intend to in future. Although we do have a snack area, we are not a cafe, so we are happy for you to bring your own teas, coffees, drinks and snacks and have them here with us. We do not have any coffee or tea making facilities on site.
There are a number of cafes along Brandon Terrace and in the surrounding area and we would rather support other local businesses with what they are already doing really well and instead focus on what we do well - toys and play!!
Coffee Angel is one of the nearby cafes just a few doors up the road from us and they have kindly offered a discount of up to 15% on hot drinks. Just mention that you’re coming to visit us.
Recommended eateries nearby (in no particular order!):
Water of Leith Cafe
The baby-toddler group at Comely Bank serves snacks and hot drinks for children and adults, included in the price.
Children are offered a buffet of healthy snacks which can include an assortment of fruit, pancakes, rice cakes and cheese. There are always at least five different food options for children available.
Parents (and other carers) have access to fresh coffee and tea and vegan and non-vegan treats.
You can find out more about the baby-toddler group by clicking here
Toys in Action
As children grow and develop, so too do their skills and imagination. This page shows our toys in action, and is compiled of photos shared by our customers and suppliers.
Great for 12 months+.
Top tip: keep some in your change bag that can be taken out when out and about to keep little ones entertained
Suitable from birth.
Top tip: keep it in a bag with a paintbrush and just add water when needing to provide entertainment
Great for ages 3+.
Top tip: buy some other coloured chalk to help bring your wee one’s imagination to life (one white chalk piece included)