Welcome to our Lending Library
Here at Gympanzees we want every child, regardless of disability, to have access to play and exercise opportunities. We recognise that Covid-19 has been challenging for our families and we wanted to do something about it.
If you are a family in Bristol or the surrounding areas, you can use this website to loan specialist play and exercise equipment. We offer a delivery service on a Tuesday (this will require a fee to cover delivery costs) or you can come and collect on a Wednesday for free.
If you are a school, nursery or other care provider, it is now possible for you to use our Lending Library too. For more details on how to set up an account with us, please email Lucy@gympanzees.org.
** PLEASE NOTE **
The Lending Library will allow you to loan 1 item at a time. You can reserve a 2nd item, but this must be for a different date. This allows for more families to access the library on a weekly basis.
At the end of your loan you will be sent an electronic feedback form. This feedback supports us with grant applications, monitoring service need and reviewing equipment. To enable us to continue this service, please complete your survey.
Loaning our equipment
To start lending, you will need to register first, which you can do here. It's completely free to join. If you prefer to browse first before signing up, you can that too.
Equipment is available to hire at no cost, for two weeks. You can reserve up to two items or sensory boxes at any one time.
Items are only to be used indoors unless stated otherwise. Where needed, instructions on how to use the equipment will be sent via email or will be available at the reservation point.
Delivery and Pick-up service (Tuesday only)
This service is only available to families within the BS postcodes. We charge a small fee of £10 (£5 each way) to cover the cost of delivery and pick-up. Delivery costs may increase or decrease depending on demand for this service.
Once you have reserved your item, we will send you an email with a Paypal link to complete your reservation.
With the support of Mothers Union, we can waiver the delivery fee for those who may be struggling financially. Please do get it touch to discuss how we can help.
Collection and drop-off service (Wednesday only)
A FREE collection and drop-off service is available to anyone living in Bristol or its surrounding areas. You must place your reservation first - clicking on the Wednesday collection service - and then a member of staff will contact you to arrange a convenient time for you to come and pick up your equipment.
How to find us - Access Storage, Winterstoke Road. Bedminster. BS3 2LG