Buy from or donate to a charity shop. The following charity shops will accept toys that are clean and in good condition: Helen and Douglas House, RSPCA and The Blue Cross, all in Marlborough High Street. Depending on the size of the toy, check before taking along.
The National Childbirth Trust organises sales of baby clothes, toys and equipment twice a year in spring and autumn, at St John's School, Granham Hill, Marlborough; small admission fee (£2 in 2013). Posters in town advertise this or click here for details of next sale. Email email@example.com or phone 0844 2436203.
If beyond repair and having to be thrown away, check whether a toy can be taken apart and the wooden, textile, metal or plastic parts recycled at the Marlborough Household Recycling Centre.