wooden toy repair service

PLEASE NOTE: THE TOY REPAIR SERVICE IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

This is due committments to my craft business in the run up to and during the Christmas season. I look forward to resuming repairs in January.

I believe wooden toys are made to last. That’s part of what makes them so great. Sadly, the best loved wooden toys often end up with a piece missing or a little bit broken. However, with just a bit of love and mending magic, toys can be made good as new. That means they can carry on to have a second or even third life bringing happiness to new children.

toy repair contact form

Complete this form to find out if the wooden toy repair service can help your toy. It would be helpful if you could upload a photo. Acceptable file types are jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf, doc and docx. The maximum file size is 1MB.

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    british toymakers guild logo
    My membership of the British Toymaker’s Guild means that if I’m unable to repair your toy I’m sure to know someone who can.

    recently repaired toys

    replacement peg doll


    vintage bus with a missing piece – case study

    vintage wooden toy bus with missing parts

    Olivia Barry in New York got in touch when the unthinkable happened. Her daughter lost one of the wooden people from an heirloom wooden toy bus her neighbour had lent her. Olivia explains:

    “it belongs to a very responsible neighbor, who has kept it carefully in great condition through 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren until my 4 year old lost a piece! I promised her I would replace the missing person, although she tells me not to bother. Truth is, I have torn our place apart to find it, and maybe one day I will – but I won’t rest until I’ve filled all the seats on the bus.”

    She sent me a photo of one of the remaining people complete with the crucial measurements needed to recreate him. I was tasked with making two; one replacement and one spare.

    replacement peg doll

    replacement wooden peg dolls

    Once they were completed I sent Olivia a photo to make sure she was happy. I then sent her an invoice and the wooden people.

    On receipt of the wooden people Olivia wrote to me saying:

    “Thank you so much. I’m thrilled.”

    I was thrilled too . Being able to make a wooden toy whole again was such a privilege and I hope the bus and its passengers carries on bringing enjoyment to many more children.


    If you have a much loved wooden toy who’s in need of a second chance please get in touch.