Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council are excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity to help families in Lisburn and Castlereagh get quality affordable toys for their children this Christmas.

Every year, lots of toys which are still in great condition are thrown away as children outgrow them. This year, we are asking residents to donate their gently-used, pre-loved toys to Habitat for Humanity through our dedicated drop-off points.

Toys must be clean, complete and in good condition/working-order. Games and puzzles must be in their original boxes. Sorry, we cannot accept soft toys.

Donated toys will be sorted and displayed in the Christmas Toy Shop at Habitat Restore Lisburn and one off pop-up toy shops in Maghaberry and Ballyoran.

Toy Donations - Drop Off Locations

Toys can be donated at the following locations from Saturday 12 November to Saturday 17 December:

Location Times
The Cutts Household Recycling Centre Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Carryduff Household Recycling Centre Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Maghaberry Community Centre Mon-Fri 9am-1pm,
Ballyoran Community Centre Mon-Fri 9am-1pm
Habitat ReStore, Lisburn Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm

Christmas Toy Store(s)

Toys can be purchased at a reasonable price at the below locations. Please note that the pop ups in Maghaberry and Ballyoran are for one day only.

Location Date(s) Times
Habitat ReStore, Lisburn Friday 25th November to Friday 23rd December Mon- Sat 9:30am-5pm 
Maghaberry Community Centre Tuesday 29th November 10am-2pm
Ballyoran Community Centre Wednesday 7th December 10am-2pm

Suitable Toys (for all age ranges)

All toys must be clean, complete and in good working order. Boxed toys and games must be in original packaging. Please remember these will be Christmas gifts for children

Yes please

Plastic/wooden toys
Board games and jigsaw puzzles
Play mobiles
Ride on toys and rockers
Dolls and Dollhouses
Scooters and roller skates
Small plastic slides and seesaws
Electronic / V-tech toys
Musical instruments
Unopened craft kits etc...

No Thanks

Soft toys e.g. teddy bears
Incomplete toys
Broken toys
Stained or marked toys

Caption: Councillor Martin Gregg, Chair of Environmental Services and Niall McConkey, Manager of Habitat ReStore Lisburn.