Borrow Bags & Boxes

FREE lending service for sensory & activity items

We have set up our Borrow Bags & Boxes Scheme, thanks to some generous funding.  Our borrowing service is easy to use and all items are free to borrow, all we ask for is a £5 deposit (refundable on return).  Please bring correct money as we do not hold cash on premises .

All items are lent out for a four week period.   One item can be borrowed at a time and can be collected from Toby House, Bedlington.  Items can also be picked up from the HUB in South Shields with prior arrangement.

PLEASE CLICK HERE  for further details of all the items available.  You can borrow the equipment and toys and find out which ones your child likes to play with, a bit like try before you decide to buy!! 

As well as sensory equipment boxes we have also got ear defenders to the list so you can see if they help, before purchasing a pair.  Please browse through our list as it now includes Wellbeing bags, a Games Box, a SEN Buggy and Bereavement Box.

The Toby Henderson Trust have received funding so you can access these items for free.  However, if at all possible, we’d be extremely grateful if you would consider giving a small donation in thanks for using our scheme. You can donate via our website:  The Toby Henderson Trust (

If you would like to borrow any of our items, please email us at