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First-Ever Toy Swap
December 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for the Wenham Museum’s first-ever toy swap! This fun and festive evening is a great way to acquire some new-to-you toys for all of the children on your list. With concerns about the environment and supply chains, there has never been a better time to think about alternative, budget-friendly ways of gift-giving! Mix, mingle, and swap, then wrap your gifts at our complimentary wrapping station before you head home.
As a gesture of thanks, Toy Swap participants will also receive a 10% off coupon for the Museum Shop (20% off for Members) for any extra items you need to round out your holiday shopping.
All proceeds from the Toy Swap benefit the nonprofit Wenham Museum.
How will this work?
Find the items you’d like to swap in your home! We ask that participants bring no more than 10 items, and that all toys & goods are in good or excellent used condition. Toys should be for ages birth to age 10.
- If a toy requires batteries, please make sure the batteries are in good working order so that swappers can verify that the toy is functional.
- Please no stuffed animals, clothing, or baby gear like car seats, high chairs, and similar items.
Fill out the RSVP form to let us know you’re coming. It’s easy – click here!
On the night of the swap, arrive at the Wenham Museum with your items. You will be given tickets that represent the value of your items. You will use these tickets to “shop” for toys during the swap.
Place your toys and items on the appropriate tables. We’ll post signage on tables like, “Infant Toys” or “Ages 2-3” to make things quick and easy to navigate.
We will call a start to the swap! “Shop” for new items using your tickets, and then “check out” by handing your tickets back in.
Participants will also receive a coupon for 10% off in the Museum Shop, just in case there are some books, games, toys, or other things that you need to complete your holiday shopping.
Plan some time for gift wrap! Visit our complimentary gift wrap stations so you can bring everything home and ready to give!
What if there are leftover toys/gifts? All items remaining at the swap will be donated to local charities.
Can I take my items home if no one chooses them? Due to the challenges in tracking items that are brought to the swap, if a toy is given to the swap we ask that it is essentialed donated to the swap/to charity. In other words, if an item comes to the swap, it stays at the swap.
What if I cannot find something I want to swap for? This is a risk inherent in participating in the swap! It’s possible you might not find something.. The best way to prevent this, however, is to encourage your friends and others you know to participate so that there is a fantastic assortment of items.
Can non-Members attend this event? At this point, this event is just for Museum Members or Members of the Hamilton-Wenham Mother’s Club. If space allows, we will open the event to non-Members. However, we encourage your friends, family, and contacts to join either the museum or the HWMC and to support the great work done by these organizations.