There are three main requirements for membership of the Association:

The applicant:

•(1)    Must be involved in the British toy and hobby industry.

•(2)    Must be trading in the UK.

•(3)    Only deals in products which conform to EN71. Samples are to be accompanied by recent (i.e. less than one year old) copies of certificates from testing laboratories.

If you wish to apply for either full or associate membership, please contact the membership administrator, Tracey Butcher, at the Association on 020 7701 7271 or email, who will advise you accordingly.


There are two categories of membership:

Full Membership

Full membership is open to persons, firms or companies being suppliers of products related to the toy and hobby industry whose standing in the United Kingdom is such, as in the opinion of Council, to render them eligible for membership of the Association. Full members pay a subscription fee according to their turnover for the last 12 month financial period.

Associate Membership

Associate membership is available to persons, firms or companies not falling within the full member specification detailed above.

Click here to read about why you should become a member and the benefits of BTHA membership