The Elves’ Swapshop

Starts
26 November 2021
Ends
19 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 Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, or drop in on a Saturday between 10am and 6pm.

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.