The Toy House Urmston
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Welcome to The Toy House

Based in Flixton, Urmston, we're here to provide support to 
families through inspired play and events.

Welcome to The Toy House, a charity run community hub for the people of Trafford. We run various stay and play sessions for 0-4 year olds plus activities and sessions aimed at adults and older people. 

As well as being a specialist resource and toy lending centre, The Toy House includes a fully equipped sensory room with lift access plus an airy garden room ideal for meetings, community groups and children's parties. Both are available for hire.

We run various stay and play sessions for 0-4 year olds plus activities and sessions aimed at adults and older people.Our two Toy House managers/advisors are supported by a team of volunteers.  If you are interested in becoming part of our friendly, inclusive team please click here for details.  

So come on in and have a look around The Toy House where everyone is welcome.

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The Toy House

1 day 11 hours ago

We've had a busy few days this week, here are some pics.....Eliza's birthday with her amazing cake.....little crafters with Victoria....Sing a long plus acrobatics from Alana....a party for our fabulous volunteers when Diane won the raffle.
We're closed now until the week commencing 9th September. Bye for now Facebookers 🙂😎😊

Jillian Benfield

The Toy House

3 days 18 hours ago

Special needs parenting is more.

I write about parenting a child with a disability; outside opinions come with the territory. I get the comment, “this could be said of all parents” or something of the sort regularly. Us parents of kids with disabilities hear it a lot, from those close to us and from strangers. Here’s the thing, it’s often true. Parenting is parenting, yes. But there’s something we need you to know:

Special needs parenting is more.

All parents are concerned about their children’s health. We try to provide good nutrition, we tear up at their vaccinations, we keep track of their medicines. Special needs parents do all those things, we also add in more specialists and therapists. We sometimes mourn the developmental chart our kids can’t keep up with. We sit through surgeries and regular blood draws. We specialize in paperwork, being on hold, and fighting with insurance companies.

Special needs parenting is more.

We all worry about our kids at school. We hope they make friends instantly, we hope the teacher likes them, we want our kids to learn and feel fulfilled. Special needs parents have those same hopes and concerns. But, before the school bell rings, we often need to attend classes to learn about our child’s rights. Even with laws on our side, we sometimes have to hire advocates and lawyers to get our children the most appropriate education. Meanwhile, we hope our children will be able to tell us something about their day, or even their week. Stress and paperwork are plentiful.

Special needs parenting is more.

All parents deal with their kid’s behavior issues. We redirect, reprimand and discipline. We feel the horror of public tantrums and beat down by the days gone awry. Special needs parents deal with this, but we often have communication barriers or neurological differences to navigate. We worry about what our children understand and don’t understand. We are often guessing. We read studies, and books, and take courses to try to help our kids better understand rules and expectations. We add supports and hope the world around them is understanding of the added challenges. We pray for extra patience ourselves.

Special needs parenting is more.

We are not drawing a line in the sand. We are not shouting our lives are harder to try to win some invisible competition. We just need you to know, to really know us, to truly understand our family, we need you to recognize our lives alongside our children are often intensified.

Much of our journey is like yours. Our steps are fueled by love; the love is the same. But oftentimes there are more twists and turns on the road we travel.

Special needs parenting is not better nor worse.

It’s just more.
By Jillian Benfield

The Toy House

4 days 17 hours ago

One happy grandad .... Thanks Mike x

De Brook Lodge Care Home

The Toy House

5 days 3 hours ago

We enjoyed a trip to The Toy House this afternoon! We reminisced about shell collecting and how we would put the shells to our ears to hear the sea. On our scenic walk home we reminisced about nursery rhymes and tongue twisters, get your tongue around this one...
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
How many pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked?




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91 Irlam Road
M41 6AP
PHONE: 0161 746 8185
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