These dual purpose storage benches are a great way of adding some extra seating without taking up any more room than a regular toy box would. There are a few options available within a wide price range – so you don’t have to spend a fortune.
Foster Storage Bench – this is more of a general purpose bench than a child’s toy storage solution though. There a large compartment under the hinged seat and a shoe rack to boot. W102 X D52 X H83 cm. £275 from gltc.co.uk
KidKraft Austin Toy Box – a dual purpose toy chest/bench with a hinged lid and a ledge around the top. W78 X D46 X H50 cm. £99.95 from amazon.co.uk
Bebe Style Pirate Toy Bench – a fun pirate theme bench with loads of storage space beneath the seat. Can also be converted to a desk. W63 X D34 X H57 cm. £39.99 from amazon.co.uk
Vertbaudet Storage Bench – a pink and white painted bench with a flip-up storage lid, secured with a child-safe opener. W70× D34 × H60 cm. £66.50 from vertbaudet.co.uk
Cloud Storage Bench – a white and grey painted bench seat with large storage trunk. Features a cloud motif. W60× D30 × H50 cm. £52 from vertbaudet.co.uk
Bebe Style Crayon Toy Bench – these crayon theme benches come in 3 colour combinations and are hard to beat for overall value. W60 X D28 X H47 cm. £26.99 from amazon.co.uk
Child’s Star Storage Bench – this storage seat is available in a single or double size with either a star or heart-shaped cut-out in the backrest. Also, comes in a choice of 11 different colours. Single bench: W65 x D49 x H90 cm. Double bench: W107 x D49 x H89 cm. £195 – £260 from notonthehighstreet.com
Delta Children’s 3-in-1 Storage Bench and Desk – a pink and white bench with 2 storage bins that also can be transformed into a small desk. W62× D43 × H57 cm. £44.99 from amazon.co.uk
Geuther Bambino Playroom Chest Bench – a wooden bench seat with a large storage trunk painted in bold primary colours. W62 × D14 × H45 cm. £119 from amazon.co.uk
IB-Style – Children’s Storage Bench – white painted bench with a backrest and toy storage box with a natural wood lift-up lid. W58 × D32 × H65 cm. £46.95 from amazon.co.uk
If none of these are exactly what you are looking for you may be better off with a regular hallway storage bench or a storage bench with pull-out drawers?