Try, don’t buy, mama! Save money and avoid clutter with our roundup of the best toy rental companies in Singapore
Want to keep the toy clutter to a minimum, or perhaps let your little one try out a big fancy toy without having to shell out hundreds of dollars for a few months’ use? Toy Rental is a fab option in space-starved Singapore! It’s also a great way to stock up if you have out of town visitors of a different age than your own kids, or lots of children coming over for a birthday party. In all honesty we wouldn’t be psyched to have a ball pit or giant car taking up space in our living room on a daily basis, but for a special occasion? Sure, why not! Check out our roundup of the top toy rental companies in Singapore, mama!
This online toy rental company offers a wide range of fun and unique toys available on a monthly basis and also offers heaps of cool gear for party rentals. They’ve got balance bikes and walker wagons – basically all the things kids are obsessed with until the minute they master a new skill, rendering the toy obsolete! – along with popular classics like toy cars, shopping carts, play kitchens, and a giant ball pit. They also offer handy portable baby gear like lightweight travel cots and strollers in case you need something in a pinch. All toys are cleaned and sanitised, then delivered right to your doorstep, mama!
Toy-Shelf, Tel: (+65) 8133 0793 or email email@example.com, www.facebook.com/mytoyshelf, @toyshelf_sg
Kiddom’s got you covered for everything from bouncy castles to scooters, electric mini-cars, and “manual ride” baby animals. Because if you have the opportunity to put your toddler in a mini Lamborghini, why wouldn’t you want to, you know? Their weekday “Fast and the Furious” package will get you a large bouncy castle, two scooters, and two electric sports cars for three hours at the cost of $588.
Kiddom, Tel: (+65) 6100 0929 / 9761 4141, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kiddom.com.sg
We’re super impressed by their toy selection and prices, like a Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen at two weeks for just $28, or a Giant Slide for $40 for two weeks. Kiddy Station makes it easy to search by age range (highlighting just how quickly kiddos tend to outgrow their toys!) and also offers handy items for mamas like a car booster seat and hip seat carrier.
Kiddy Station, Tel: (+65) 8589 5176, email@example.com, www.kiddystation.com
LetzCreate offers both membership and single rental options (available for up to a month), with a focus on building toys like LEGO and role-playing toys like Skylanders. It’s a great way to keep kids engaged without having to keep buying expensive toy sets that take up lots of space.
Pasir Ris Inclusive Toy Library
What’s better than cheap rentals? Toys that are FREE to play with! This is Singapore’s first play space designed to encourage play between children with mainstream abilities and children with learning disabilities such as autism. All toys are donated and FREE to play with on the premises. There’s a mini ballpit, a play kitchen, building blocks, musical instruments, and much more. The library also includes toys designed for children with special needs — for instance items with larger buttons and switches for children whose motor skills are less developed.
Pasir Ris Inclusive Toy Library, The North East Community Toy Library @ Pasir Ris Elias CC, 93 Pasir Ris Drive 3, Singapore 519498, open daily from 10am to 9pm.
Rent That Toy
Points for letting you search both by age and brand, particularly since they offer popular faves like Little Tikes, Leapfrog, Fisher Price and Vtech. Rentals are generally on a monthly basis, but they’ll also put together fun one-off party packages based on age and group size.
Rent That Toy!, www.rent-that-toy.com
A bit hit and miss as they rent a lot more than just toys, but you can find both daily and weekly toy rentals on items as disparate as Pop-Up Pirate, a Baby Walker, and PlayStation 3. They’ve got lots of little vehicles to choose from, too.
Rent Tycoons, www.renttycoons.com
Singapore Toy Club
Another great go-to for birthday parties with a bevy of ball pits, bouncy castles, fancy cars and fun toys for the swimming pool, Singapore Toy Club also offers tents and tunnels (such a hit with the toddler set), as well as some good value mixed party packages.
Singapore Toy Club, Tel: (+65) 6254 2091 / 6100 7529, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.singaporetoyclub.com
They’ve got a fab selection of Fisher Price toys like the Kick and Play Piano (just $10 a month) and Deluxe Jumperoo ($38 a month) that’ll be around just long enough for you to get sick of them and then make them disappear. There’s free delivery on orders over $55, and thorough cleaning and sanitising standards are employed.
The Toys Land, email@example.com, www.thetoysland.com
The Toy Rental Club
With over 1,000 toys on offer (not to mention nursing equipment, car seats and strollers), the toy rental club offers lots of great toys for babies (mobiles, shape sorters, stackers) and toddlers (OMG check out their dress-up section…Halloween is sorted!). They’ve also got an array of fun party activities to choose from.
The Toy Rental Club, Tel: (+65) 6276 7602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, www.toyrentalclub.com