Milton Keynes Play Association is one of the longest running charitable organisations in Milton Keynes, with over 40 years’ experience of supporting child-centred play.
We have two core aims:

Making Play Happen – we want all children in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area to have the opportunity to direct their own play in an open and accessible environment.

Making Play Matter – we want to ensure that the statutory, private, voluntary and community sector understand the value of child-centred, free-play, and that organisations that work with children are trained and resourced to provide high quality play opportunities.

As a social enterprise we sell goods and services that deliver social impact. We are entrepreneurial and business focused in order to achieve our core values.

Our values – Everything that Milton Keynes Play Association does is underpinned by four core values:

  • Being child-centred – valuing the quality of life that children can create for themselves.
  • Providing advocacy – advocating for self-directed play and learning.
  • Innovative – being prepared to embrace new play practice and promote leading edge ideas.
  • Enabling change – effecting change to other people’s practice through our own.

We work with partners who share our value system and are committed to providing high quality play opportunities to children and families across Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

Membership of the MK Play Association is available to all individuals and organisations such as schools & groups. Pop in to the ScrapStore to join or call 01908 263033 to become a MKPA member and we will send you our membership pack. Or complete our Membership Form and post or email it to us.


MKPA 2019-20 Training & Development Programme - download bookletOur 2019-20 Training & Development Programme lists the various training courses that we will be providing during the forthcoming academic year. Courses can be booked using the associated Booking Form. You can e-mail training@mkpa.co.uk or call us on 01908 263033 to book your place.


Our regular courses include:
Paediatric First Aid for Childcarers
Level 2 Food Safety in Catering
Safeguarding Children – A Basic Awareness of Child Protection
Supporting and Including Children
                    Creative Play Workshops


MKPA Open Access Play Opportunities - download bookletOur Guide to Open Access Play Opportunities gives details of the play services we provide for parish councils and others.