Scrapstore and Shop opening hours

Please check here and on Facebook for details of any changes to Scrapstore & Shop opening hours.

We’ve lots of great things at very low cost. If you’ve not visited for a while now is the time to come and see the variety of what is in our Aladdin’s cave. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5:00pm as well as any extra hours shown here.

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 – 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.


Our Jobs page carries details about vacancies for summer holiday and term time Relief Play Workers. We are also looking for volunteers to help in the office, shop and scrapstore and people who are interested in becoming Trustees.

MKPA 2018-19 Training & Development Programme - download bookletOur Training & Development Programme lists the various training courses that we provide. Courses can be booked using the associated Booking Form. You can e-mail or call us on 01908 263033 to book your place.
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.