Making Play

We believe that by learning through play all children can learn essential skills that will help them throughout their entire life.

About MKPA

Milton Keynes Play Association (MKPA) is a charity launched in 1971 to provide play opportunities for children. As the infrastructure of the new town of Milton Keynes was being developed it became clear that the new housing estates being developed had limited facilities for children’s play. Our founders were a group of determined parents from an estate who came together to organise play activities for their own children and others. This initiative grew and eventually became Milton Keynes Play Association.

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

50 years on, MKPA has grown and evolved into a charity which continues to provide play to children in the area along with hire of play equipment, a scrap store, craft shop, training for teachers, carers and parents. We work with partners who share our values and are committed to providing high-quality play opportunities to children and families across Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

Help Us Teach Through Play

Your money will go towards keeping this charity running, creating craft boxes for the children of Milton Keynes and hosting essential training sessions to keep children safe.

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Our Team

Our small but dedicated team deliver expert play and resource services, offering our expertise to members and the local community. We are a growing and sustainable organisation.

Get Involved

We love volunteers! Each and every one makes a real difference to us by providing their time and skills. They each have their own reasons for working with us, including feeling useful, working in a team, gaining new skills and supporting the work we do.

Interested in getting involved? We have many opportunities for new volunteers to use and gain skills, whether this is in admin, finance, warehouse or retail in our Scrapstore. You can find out more about volunteering below:

Governance

The association is governed though the Constitution and Memorandum and Articles of Association. We are also a company limited by guarantee available to see on our website. Governance is provided through our Board of Trustees who give their time freely. Trustees are provided with a full induction including roles and responsibilities, training and support. All Trustees are provided with guidance from the Charity Commission on their role and on public benefit.

MKPA Governing Documents

MKPA was registered as a company limited by guarantee in 1995, the original governing documents were amended in 2000 replacing the original 1995 documents.

Our Constitution

We are in the process of updating our constitution which has not been reviewed and updated since 2006.

Governing Documents & Annual Reports

Get In Touch

Help Us Teach Through Play

Your money will go towards keeping this charity running, creating craft boxes for the children of Milton Keynes and hosting essential training sessions to keep children safe.

Donate Now