Baby Carriers hires & help (Cowley)

Welcome, we are a community service offering individual sling fittings. Oxford Sling Library has a huge range of slings/carriers/skin-to-skin newborn carrying tops, babywearing hoodies & waterproof covers for you to try. We are happy to help you with your own sling or carrier. No need to book, just drop in to see us.

What to expect?
Door price is £5. This is for a tailored fitting of a sling/wrap/carrier to you (or £7 for one other person carrying your child).
Price includes picnic snacks: tapas style savoury, sweet treats, fruit, and drinks hot & cold and goes towards our hall hire costs.

Hires cost £4 per item for a 2 week hire. Maximum hires are 6 weeks in a row.
Payment. We accept cash on the day, paypal or card.
Deposit. We store your card details securely on Stripe.
What to do you for hire? inventory listings.
Reservations? If you would like like to reserve an item get in touch via this form (please include start date and how long you’d like the hire 2/4/6 weeks)
Maximum hires are 6 weeks in a row.
  Reservations cost £6, which includes a two week hire.
Further rehires are £4, or £8 for four weeks per item.

Current hire rehires cost £4 for two weeks, or £8 for four weeks.

All hires are subject to our most recent Terms and Conditions.

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Any questions, do get in touch:


Kangaroo Sling Meet

We welcome you with your baby, toddler and/or older children to see the delights of the community garden in East Oxford.

Barracks Lane Community Garden is nestled within a residential area, right by the cycle path, a surprising wonder for those who venture to find it.

Oxford Sling Meet are collaborating with Oxford Attachment Parenting Oxford UK – Kangaroo Playgroup
and inviting all sling-wearing parents for a natter on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month, from 11am-1pm.

Children of all ages are here spending time in the big sandpit, in the rowing boat, in the willow den and in the hexagonal wooden hut.


£2 per family,
Bring lunch/snacks/drinks if you’ll be peckish!

How to Find It

The Garden is on Barracks Lane and can be accessed via Cumberland Road, off Cowley Road (and not the Holloway end of Barracks Lane). Go to the end of Cumberland Road, turn left onto Barracks Lane. The garden is situated in the corner where the Barracks Lane road meets the Barracks Lane footpath.

There are regular bus services to the Cowley Road from Oxford City Centre and Blackbird Leys, the nearest bus stop is Howard Street.

Visiting Address:
Barracks Lane Community Garden, Barracks Lane (off Cumberland Road), Oxford, OX4 2AP

There are enormous stripey ‘Welcome’ gates at the end of the alleyway of paintings. This gate is always kept closed so that there is a safe enclosed zone for the children. It may look closed from the cycle path but please venture in to discover this beautiful garden.