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.
Children’s Play Sessions
MKPA provides free Open-Access Play Sessions to children and families in MK and surrounding areas.
We had a very successful 2-weeks of Easter Play where we were fully-booked for most sessions! We saw children scale the van, climbing and conquering their fear of heights! We saw obstacles courses, sports, games, bikes and crafts!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your membership number and contact details.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our members have access to our wide range of hire equipment for play and learning.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Milton Keynes Play Association
COVID-19 Limited Operating Times
Tuesday – Thursday
9:30am – 4.30pm
Onsite Number: 07951 746 970
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