The Elves’ Swapshop

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26 November 2021
21 December 2021

The Christmas elves have joined the upcycling revolution! This year, they invite children to visit the fascinating Elves’ Swapshop at 5 Old Bond Street, where they are training the Share and Repair volunteers to refurbish toys and give them a new, loving home.

Children are welcomed along to see the fabulous Elf-O-Matic toy upcycler in action by bringing an old toy to be shared with another lucky child. With the help of the Elf-O-Matic technology, the elves will make sure that the toy is safe and clean and ready for its new home. Everyone who brings in a toy can see the machine in action and will be invited to take home a toy of their choice.

As well as meeting the elves and marvelling at the Elf-O-Matic machine, children will have the opportunity to post their Christmas wishes into Father Christmas’ post box. Include a stamped addressed envelope to receive a special Christmas greeting from Father Christmas.

Tickets are available for a workshop demo and a jolly singalong with the elves for children and their adults, with family tickets available for a maximum of three children. You can pre-book a slot on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, or on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st December, or drop in on a Wednesday between 2pm and 6pm or a Saturday between 1pm and 2pm.

The environmentally minded Elf-O-Matic gives children a chance to put the ‘reuse, repurpose, recycle’ message into action as they swap used-for-used in a fun and festive way.

With thanks to St John’s Foundation for allowing us to use 5 Old Bond Street for the Elves’ Swapshop.