Albion and Friends are going on the road this summer bringing more opportunities for play to families in Brimbank!
Calendar of Events
Toy Library Trail
Albion and Friends Teddy Bear Picnic and AGM
It’s every bear’s favourite time of year again! Please dress your teddy in their most splendiferous outfits for the much anticipated parade.
Pop up play @Bunnings Sunshine Xmas Family Night
We’ll be personning the gift wrapping table and providing a toddler play/family breakout space. Entertainment includes jumping giraffe, facepainting, DIY giftmaking, food and plenty more fun. More info here.
How We Play
Albion and Friends Community Toy Library are bringing the play to the Albion Community Festival. We’ll be celebrating the “Right to Play” with a pop-up play cafe, Freedom Birds, bilingual storytime, rangoli, an African drumming workshop and more!
Step away from the silly season with Albion and Friends at Sunvale Park. Sip a coffee, let the kids burn off their hyperactivity on some active play before you head back into the fray! We’ll bring the coffee and toys, you bring the family.
Have a backyard playdate with Albion and Friends at Cafe “Three Zero Two Zero” in Ardeer. Grown ups can kick back with an icy cold-pressed juice while little ones enjoy some fun summer backyard games & an icypole!
Bush Toy Library @ Brimbank Park
Nature, culture and play come together with coffee and great company. Indigenous storytelling and facepainting, gum leaf and gum nut art, natural and sustainable toys. With Yarn Strong Sista and Lumbar & Co Cafe
“Play is the work of childhood” - Jean Piaget (Cancelled)
Take a closer look at the way children play. We’ll bring out some great new STEM, professions-based and other educational toys…but the way children use play to develop future work skills may just surprise you!
House-Warming Lawn Party and Official Opening
Come and celebrate the Toy Library’s fabulous new home! Join us for food, fun, games and entertainment on the lawn and a guided tour of the Toy Library.
Brimbank Sustainable Living Festival
“But they already have enough toys!” How joining a toy library can help you reduce toy consumption while offering access to amazing toys you never even knew existed.
Bring along your child’s favourite nursery rhyme or short story and showcase your Storytime skills for the kids to judge! We will have a local Storytime legend to kick-start the event.
Martha Arms Toy Library
FUN ON WHEELS @ TRAFFIC SCHOOL
Help your children learn about ‘pedal-power’ without the expense of buying tricycles and bikes. We will provide the bikes and helmets – all your children need is the energy!