Discover Milton Keynes Play Association.

Everything we do is focused on the wellbeing, development and enjoyment of all children through play.

Play improves health, sense of well-being and development.

That’s why we work to make Play happen.

We provide professional play services across Milton Keynes. Sharing our skills, and knowledge, and providing low-cost resources, equipment and training. With nearly 50 years’ experience, we champion play on behalf of children, young adults, their families & carers, and the wider community.

Free Children’s Play Sessions

MKPA provides free Open-Access Play Sessions to children and families in MK and surrounding areas.

After a very successful 2-weeks at Easter, we continue to provide play across the Spring half term! We will see two teams providing ‘Risky, Sport & Games’ and ‘Messy, Imaginative and Bikes’. There will be crafting at every location! 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

If you want to find out more about the activities we are providing, please click here.

Easter Play Session Feedback

One of the parents wrote an amazing blog after his family attended a session at Newton Leys! 

“His biggest accomplishment of the day though was when he scaled the MKPA van that was parked towards the entrance. One of the team was sat on the top, encouraging little ones to climb up before helping them get down the other side.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t think he’d get anywhere near the top. Not because I don’t believe in him, but I didn’t think he’d physically be able to scale it (the holes in the netting seemed too big for him.) So, imagine my surprise, and pride, when – with the help of one of the MKPA team holding his feet from underneath – he made his way up, to stand proudly on top of the van! His little face! He was so happy with himself.” 

To read the full article, click here.

 Scrapstore

Exciting news! The Scrapstore is opening on the 13th April!

Our opening hours are, Tuesday to Friday 10am-4:30pm. No booking required.

We are offering schools, organisations and child carers evening appointments from 4:30 to 5:30pm. Please click here to book.

                                            

Please click here to visit our Scrapstore resource page and see what type of materials we stock.

We are offering a limited Click & Collect Service, please use the form on the ‘Scrapstore Resources’ page, or visit our online craft shop here

 Alternatively, you can email your enquiry to scrapstore@mkpa.co.uk. Please include your membership number and contact details.

Training

We provide a wide range of training and development opportunities to support the needs of those who care for children and young people and to inspire and promote a quality play service.

To find out more about our training courses, click here

Download our training programme,  MKPA Training Programme for 2020/2021

Photos from Chepstow and Bradwell Village from Thursday!! 💜🧡😊 ...
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💜🧡Thank you for attending our MKPA Play sessions this Spring Half Term! We hope you had a wonderful time and hopefully see you in the summer!!Please, if you can spend just 3 minutes completing our survey below, it really helps us to improve our sessions for you in the future. We find your thoughts and opinions incredibly valuable. www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZPT3PSR See below for photos from yesterday!! #MKPA | #MakingPlayHappen | #MakingPlayMatter ...
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🌞This Afternoon🌞 2pm-4:30pm. We are at Two Mile Ash - Messy Play, Den building, water rockets and different types of bikes! & Broughton - Risky Play incl. Climbing the van, obstacle course, Sport and Games and a bit of messy play! Direct booking links,🌞https://MKPASummerPlaySessionBooking.as.me/TwoMileAsh🌞https://MKPASummerPlaySessionBooking.as.me/BroughtonFor our full schedule, visit our website www.mkpa.co.uk We can book you in when you arrive but cannot guarantee a space. Full information can be found on the poster (pinned post on FB page) and map images in our photo albums!See you later! 💜🧡 Bring your waterproofs and wellies, little wet out there! ...
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🌞This Morning🌞 We are at 10am-12:30pm - Newton Leys - Messy Play, Den building, water rockets and different types of bikes!& 10:30am - 1pm - Broughton Pavilion Field - Risky Play incl. Climbing the van, obstacle course, Sport and Games!Direct booking links,🌞https://MKPASummerPlaySessionBooking.as.me/NewtonLeys🌞https://MKPASummerPlaySessionBooking.as.me/BroughtonFor our full schedule, visit our website www.mkpa.co.uk We can book you in when you arrive but cannot guarantee a space. Full information can be found on the poster below and map images in our photo albums!See you later! 💜🧡 It's hot out there so bring sun cream! ...
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🌞LAST DAY, Friday 4th June Play Sessions! 🌞 Risky Play van incl. Climbing the van, obstacle course, Sport and Games and some messy play will be at Broughton Pavilion Field all day from, 10:30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4:30pm!! Messy Play van incl, Den building, water rockets, paint throwing (at fabric) and different types of bikes will be atNewton Leys - 10am - 12:30pm Two Mile Ash - 2pm - 4:30pmTo book directly, visit links for each site below,🌞https://MKPASummerPlaySessionBooking.as.me/Broughton🌞https://MKPASummerPlaySessionBooking.as.me/NewtonLeys🌞https://MKPASummerPlaySessionBooking.as.me/TwoMileAshFor our full schedule, visit our website www.mkpa.co.uk We can book you in when you arrive but cannot guarantee a space. Full information can be found on the poster (pinned post on FB page) and map images in our photo albums!See you tomorrow! 💜🧡 It's hot out there so bring sun cream 🤞See photos from today below! 💜🧡🙂 ...
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There are three core services that we offer: Play, Training and the Provision of Resources.

These three together allow MKPA to encourage the development of individuals and organisations through play in the local community.

We also offer a wide range of activities and courses and stage fun and exciting events.

PLAY

As our name would suggest, play is a fundamental part of what we do. We are always striving to find new and fun ways for children to play in safe and friendly environments and part of what we do involves.

TRAINING

MKPA deliver a wide variety of training and development opportunities which are open to all people especially those working with children and young people.

Our members receive a 10% discount off training courses. 

RESOURCES

MKPA Scrapstore and Resource Unit is available to our members. They have access to a range of scrap materials and supplies, perfect for arts, crafts and creative play. Our members receive a 10% discount off shop items. 

OTHER SERVICES

Our members have access to our wide range of hire equipment for play and learning.

MKPA Updates

Help Us Save Our Scrap Store

Milton Keynes Play Association (MKPA) has been working with the community for over 49 years – since the early days of Milton Keynes – providing support for the members of staff and volunteers that work with children and young people in Milton Keynes and the...

GET INVOLVED

We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in getting involved in our work. It may be that you are working with children and would like to find out more about training. Or you may be a local business that is able to donate clean recyclable waste material that can be used for creative play. Please call us for a chat or email us at admin@mkpa.co.uk


VOLUNTEERING

We depend on the help of volunteers. There are many opportunities – from supporting our clean waste collection, to working in the office and shop/scrapstore. It all counts towards helping enrich the lives of local children and young adults – and can be fun and rewarding for you.

MEMBERSHIP

As a member of MKPA you’re entitled to free or specially priced services, training and guidance. You also become part of the MKPA network. Membership is open to individuals, child-minders, clubs, schools, nurseries, local businesses and all community groups. Joining fees start at just £10.


WORK FOR US

By working for MKPA you can use your skills and experience for a good cause, making a difference for children and young adults. Find out more here about the roles that are currently available at MKPA as well as the benefits of working for us. We would also love to talk to you if you are interested in becoming a trustee.

Find MKPA

Milton Keynes Play Association

2 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, MK11 3HB or phone us on 01908 263033

COVID-19 Limited Operating Times

Tuesday – Thursday
9:30am – 4.30pm
Onsite Number: 07951 746 970

Big thank you to MKPAPLAY for the free crafting pack for Arthur which we picked up on Stony today on our walk. Amazing package fit bits & bobs. Items donated by local businesses & industry. mkpa mkpaplay #mkpa #makingplayhappen #makingplaymatter ...

💜🧡MKPA Shop🧡💜 Are you in need of some craft supplies?
❇️Did you know MKPA Scrapstore has an online shop?
Check it out by visiting www.mkpa.co.uk/mkpa-shop/ and see our wide range of craft supplies!
We have,
⭐Acrylic, Ready Mix and other Paint
⭐Range of card, tissue, crepe paper
⭐Play equipment
⭐Clay and chalk
⭐Children's crafts
⭐PVA and tape
⭐Step by step craft kits
⭐So much more!!
♻️Did you know that we are a charity who help prevent clean scrap waste from going to landfill? ♻️
We accept recycled materials from organisations and individuals and reimagine its purpose! 🚀
From wooden circles and planks to foam to fabric. We use it for arts, crafts and creative play and so can you! 🎨
As a member, you can have access to all of this for such a low cost, from just £10 a year!! So next time you are thinking of visiting a larger store, #ShopLocal and visit our scrapstore and help a local charity 💜🧡
We are offering click and collect services - visit our website to see what we have and information on becoming a member 💜🧡 www.mkpa.co.uk
#MKPA #MakingPlayHappen #MakingPlayMatter #miltonkeynesplayassociation #miltonkeynes #reuse #recycle #recyclecraft #ShopLocal #shopsmall #mkpascrapstore #scrapstore #scrap #MKPA50 #childrenscrafts #childrenssctivities #stayathomecrafts
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💜🧡These lovely books need a new loving home. We have so many, please come and take what you'd like for a small donation! We have a wide selection of story book, science, craft, baking and lots more.
All helps towards our children's charity 🧡💜
#MKPA #MakingPlayHappen #MakingPlayMatter #miltonkeynesplayassociation #miltonkeynes #reuse #recycle #recyclecraft #storybook #childrensbooks #mkpascrapstore
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#Opobo #mkpa #eguregu #egwu #ÀncientKingdom #culture #african #africa #traditionalart #africandance #africanart #culturaldisplay #kingKaja #ubani #BlackAndProud #ProudlyOnelga #NoKingAsGod #2020YearToReapTheFruits
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💜🧡⭐15⭐ Winter Craft Bags LEFT for sale in our @mkpa_scrapstore!! We are asking £8 for these. We have had some fantastic feedback from children and families saying they have really enjoyed crafting 😊 come and get yours - buy them online www.mkpa.co.uk/mkpa-shop/ and collect or visit our scrapstore 💜🧡
#MKPA #MakingPlayHappen #MakingPlayMatter #miltonkeynesplayassociation #miltonkeynes #reuse #recycle #recyclecraft #lockdownactivities #lockdownactivitiesforkids #MKPA50
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#tap #tapdance #dance #singletimestep #doubletimestep #tripletimestep #tapshoes #tapper #hastings #mkpa #gardendancing #coolsummerevening ...

💜🧡⭐565⭐ Winter Craft Bags have been made and being distributed to children across Milton Keynes 💜🧡 we've been working hard since beginning of November to get these finished and we are so happy to have made so many! We hope all the children receiving these enjoy and please do send photos or tag us in your posts - we love seeing your creations 😊 check your local parish council website/Facebook to see if they are distributing these bags 💜🧡

#MKPA #MakingPlayHappen #MakingPlayMatter
#mkpascrapstore #miltonkeynesplayassociation #miltonkeynes #reuse #recycle #recyclecraft #repurpose
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INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - Special Commendation ✨

Congratulations beth.dancex 🥳 ... Having taught you from a young age, We are very proud of what a wonderful & talented young lady you have become - Huge well done! Love all @ MK 💫
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#prestigeambassador #dancer #improv prestigedancecomp #mkpa mkperformingarts ...

💜🧡HURRAY! MKPA and our lovely volunteers have made 250 Family sized Craft Bags!! These are available for purchase on our website for £8. These are stuffed full of Winter themed craft materials, allowing children to get creative and make! Get your order in quickly as we are opening the scrapstore up again 2nd Dec and limited to how many we can make.
Visit www.mkpa.co.uk/mkpa-shop/ to see all of our available craft kits 😊
#MKPA #MakingPlayHappen #MakingPlayMatter #miltonkeynesplayassociation #miltonkeynes #reuse #recycle #recyclecraft #storybook #children'splay #mkpascrapstore
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There may not be a ballet class online now as we are going into the studio 😬. But until then doesn't mean I can't practice! #ballet #adultballetclass #beginnersballet #mkpa ...

💜🧡MKPA Team & our lovely volunteers have been busy elves making craft bags for children and families! If you are interested in one, please visit our website www.mkpa.co.uk/mkpa-shop/
These bags are £8 each and full of crafting goodies to keep you engaged over the Christmas period.
We also have other smaller craft kits available on our website. 💜🧡
#MKPA #MakingPlayHappen #MakingPlayMatter #miltonkeynesplayassociation #miltonkeynes #reuse #recycle #recyclecraft #lockdownactivities #lockdownactivitiesforkids #MKPA50
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