Who says the sharing economy is just for adults? These toy subscription services reduce clutter and waste and ensure your kids are stimulated throughout the year.

Though you have devoted hours to the pursuit of the perfect storage system for the toys in your household, they continue to overtake your home. Creeping insidiously into each room and lodging themselves into every nook, these hunks of brightly coloured plastic are the bane of your life. The worst of it is that there are too many for your children ever to play with properly. If this sounds familiar, the solution may lie with one of the brilliant subscription services below.

Toy Box Club

Each month, Toy Box Club delivers a new box of age-appropriate, gender-neutral, fun and educational toys to pre-school children and takes away the old one in a smooth, hassle-free service.

Toucan Box

Inspired by Montessori learning and delivered monthly, each Toucan craft kit – which includes a magazine, materials and clear instructions – is built by educational experts to help develop key skills for three- to eight-year-olds.

The Curiosity Box

Encourage your children to get stuck into some seriously fun science, engineering and maths with these hands-on, themed monthly kits that are linked to the national curriculum.

Build Ur Bricks

From £9.99 a month, Build UR Bricks rents out a choice of over 150 fantastic Lego sets (including those from super-expensive ranges like Ninjago and Architecture). Receive your set, build it, love it, then send it back and swap it for a new one. Ingenious.


A monthly subscription to Whirli gives your kids access to a huge, shareable toy box. You pick the toys you want, Whirli delivers them to your door and when you’re done with it, you send it back in exchange for something equally desirable. Get. Play. Give. Repeat. Get it?

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March 2019