About The Toy Barn

The Toy Barn, based at Blackmarsh Farm in Sherborne Dorset DT9 4JX, is owned and run by husband and wife team, Amanda and Peter Hunt.

The Hunt family have been farming at Blackmarsh Farm (which is still a working dairy farm) for a century. Fifteen years ago, with three children to entertain and a lack of places in the area to find quality outdoor play equipment, Amanda and Peter diversified into selling quality wooden climbing frames from the orchard where our outdoor climbing display is located.

Over a decade on, The Toy Barn at Sherborne Dorset DT9 4JX is a unique toy shop with a great selection of kids toys to choose from.

The Toy Barn are specialists in outdoor play equipment and children’s climbing frames, as well as garden games and traditional children’s toys.

The Toy Barn continues to use its orchard as a large climbing frame display area for climbing frames, trampolines and playhouses. Here you can see, touch and try out a vast array of climbing frames and garden games from TP, Home Front, All Out Play, Supertramp and our own Orchard range.

The indoor toy shop are specialists in quality wooden toys, soft toys and games that encourage children to express themselves and have fun. Stockists include Orchard Toys,  Le Toy Van, Moulin Roty, Fiesta Pintoy, John Crane, and the Puppet Company.

Birthday parties in Dorset and Somerset.

Due to popular demand, the shop now also runs birthday parties for boys and girls in the orchard climbing frame display area or on the Go-karts in the barn and on the farmyard. You can book a birthday party Monday to Sunday just call the shop or look at our party section on the website. You can also turn up hire the go karts at £5.00 per kart per hour. Please call in advance to check the track is not already booked and is available.

You can visit The Toy Barn on the A30, just east of Sherborne. There is plenty of free parking, so come along and play in the orchard on the climbing frames in our display! We have the largest display of climbing frames and trampolines in the south west. The go kart race track is a great place to compare co karts and work out which one is best for your children.

Commercial climbing frames.

The toy barn also installs commercial climbing frames across the south west and further afield. We supply commercial and playground frames from Home front, All out play and builds play houses of our own.

With our experience of children’s play areas we are able to guide you through a range of play options.  Often money is raised through the hard work of parents and volunteers, gaining funds from many sources. We offer good value and can offer you alternatives that might save you some hard earned cash.

Call us for a site visit if you would like help.