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, KateHaa, Kids Concept, Plan Toys, Sawdust & Rainbows, Southsea Toys and more.
We are always getting new stock in and love discovering new brands so be sure to check back regularly. And 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 playspace 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 playspace 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. Our playspace is open during shop hours.
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 we can work with you to create the ideal backdrop for your planned event. Children’s parties will of course be our main events but we also think this could be an ideal space for ‘mumpreneurs’ and others to meet and plan whilst there are options to entertain the little ones.
The space includes two tables and four benches (adult sizes), a sofa and toddler table with six toddler chairs as standard with all event packages.
Some of the additional hire options available to you:
- extra furniture hire, including additional table/s and chairs for toddlers, a high chair, rugs / playmats
- toy hire, including many of the toys available in our playspace and shop
We do not provide decorations, catering, hosting or entertainment but can support you in choosing the right elements for your event experience.
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.
NB: TRINITY IS ON HIATUS AND WILL LIKELY RESUME FEBRUARY OR MARCH 2019. Brandon Terrace will be open Monday afternoons (not the first Monday of every month)
Baby and toddler group sessions in Trinity run Mondays at 9.30 - 11.15am and 2.15 - 4.00pm.
Children from 0 - 4 years can play with sustainable wooden and fabric toys and enjoy healthy and tasty treats for a mid-morning snack. Parents and carers accompanying children can also enjoy tasty treats, 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 Trinity and Comely Bank sites, no expiration date).
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 and enjoy healthy and tasty treats for a mid-morning snack. Parents and carers accompanying children can also enjoy tasty treats, 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 Trinity sites, no expiration date).
Canonmills is home, come and see (bring some snacks and your coffee!)
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.
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.