In celebration of #MK50 the 50th Anniversary of Milton Keynes, MKPA is holding a Giant January Sale.

We are offering members Double Discount of 20% on all shop goods until the 31st January (subject to availability), so if you need to stock up on paint, glue and other art and craft materials then we are the place to come.

The discount is only available to Members paying by cash or card.

We are also opening up our HUGE store of scrap resources to all our members to explore. This is a ONE OFF opportunity to search through thousands of items of scrap materials stored above our Scrapstore and sourced from businesses throughout Milton Keynes and elsewhere.

To help all our members make the most of this opportunity we will be extending our opening hours during January: Open 9am to 5.30pm every weekday throughout January plus on Saturday 10am to 4pm – 14th, 21st and 28th and Sundays 11am to 3pm – 15th, 22nd and 29th. If you are not already a member it is easy to join and starts from £10 for individuals.

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


Our NEW Training Programme is now available. The various training courses that we provide are shown in our Training Programme. Courses can be booked using the associated Booking Form. You can e-mail or call us on 01908 263033 to book your place.

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

Our Jobs page carries details about vacancies for term time Relief Play Workers.

We are also looking for people who are interested in becoming Trustees.