The lucky children of Bath will be able to have an enchanting green Christmas this year
with a visit to the city centre Elves’ Swapshop at 5 Old Bond Street! Our own little elves
from Share and Repair have joined their friends from the North Pole and the team at
Bath BID to create a festive experience with a difference.
From Friday 26 November, children will be able to see our wonderous Elf-o-matic toy
upcycler machine in action. They can bring along an outgrown toy, see the Elf-o-matic in
action as their toy is checked and made ready for its new owner. Then each little visitor
can take home a new-to-them toy of their pick from the Swapshop, post their Christmas
wishes in Santa’s postbox, enjoy a Christmas singalong or a workshop.
It will be an enchanting Christmas experience showing kids that sharing and reusing can
be just as magical as getting something new and that a very happy Christmas does not
need lots of stuff, waste and consumption.
Book to visit the Elves Swapshop here or drop in Saturdays between 10-6pm.
Donate pre-loved toys
You can help us share the magic of Christmas by donating toys to stock the Swapshop
(perfect for a pre-Christmas clearout!). Drop off your donated toys at the Share and
Repair shop when we’re open (Wed, Fri, Sat 10-1pm and Thurs 1-4pm) or in the
donation box at St Michael’s Church, Broad Street. Thank you for helping bring the
Christmas magic to the Swapshop!
What toys are suitable for the Elf-o-matic?
We welcome games, puzzles, books, costumes, construction toys, boxed sets like Lego,
Duplo, Playmobil, Happy Land and Sylvanian Families, wooden toys, dinosaurs or
superhero models, dolls and accessories, baby toys. Sorry but we can’t use soft toys,
CDs, DVDs, toy weapons, bikes, scooters, ride-ons, used craft sets or paints, clothes or
baby equipment. We also can’t accept anything broken, dirty or unsafe.
Join the Elves
A brilliant short term job opportunity to get you brimming with Christmas spirit!
Drop us an email if you are interested at email@example.com.