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.

 SCRAPSTORE

The Scrapstore is closed until further notice due to National Lockdown Restrictions. 

                                                Check back here to see updates after government reviews.

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.

Open Access Play Sessions

Milton Keynes Play Association provides Open-Access Play Sessions to children and families in

Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

We have just had a hugely successful Summer and October Half Term activities. Thank you to all of the participating Parish and Town Councils who invested in our adapted, COVID safe play sessions and enabled us to continue providing play opportunities to children. We hope to be able to continue our services in the New Year!

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

MKPA Training Programme for 2020/2021

COVID19 UPDATE – 5th JANUARY 2021Training Courses Postponed Following the Government announcement last night in relation to the lockdown effective from today, we regretfully advise that all courses scheduled to take place prior to February 2021 half term have been postponed.Once restrictions have been eased our courses will recommence and postponed courses and bookings will be rescheduled.Thank you for your understanding and support.Stay Safe. ...
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1 month ago

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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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1 month ago

Milton Keynes Play Association (MKPA)
💜🧡⭐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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💜🧡*Update* MKPA Scrapstore will be closed until further notice (once lockdown restrictions have been lifted). We will introduce click and collect services and craft kits soon so look out for updates on our Facebook page and website! www.mkpa.co.uk Our office will be open Monday to Friday 9:00-5pm. However, we will be on very reduced staff so please be patient with our response time. Thank you, stay safe. 💜🧡--------MKPA will be closing at 4pm on 21st Dec. Wishing all our members and contributors a relaxing and safe Christmas from all at MKPA. Thank you for your support during this challenging year. We look forward to seeing you when we re-open on 5th January 2021. ...
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2 months ago

Milton Keynes Play Association (MKPA)
💜🧡⭐️100⭐️Gifted Craft Bags have been handed over to MK Food Bank! These Craft kits which you have kindly donated towards will be given to 17 Children and Family Centres across Milton Keynes next week! 😊 BUT We still need your donations!! Bar Bar Black Sheep will be providing FREE children's meals over the holidays and we wanted these families to also have a gifted craft bag! Please consider donating £3 to fund a bag full of exciting materials! Crafting can be a calming activity, especially during such a stressful time. It can give them the opportunity to immerse themselves in play and be creative! 🎨🧩To donate, visit www.mkpa.co.uk/product/gift-a-craft-kit-to-a-child-kit/ 🧡💜We are aiming for 200 gifted craft kits!! Please help us get there. Share amongst your friends and family 💜🧡#MKPA | #MakingPlayHappen | #MakingPlayMatter #giftedcraftbagmk #miltonkeynesplayassociation #miltonkeynes #childrensactivities ...
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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 are an umbrella body for the Disclosure and Barring Service. We offer Standard and Enhanced DBS checks for volunteers and paid employees.

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

💜🧡⭐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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💜🧡⭐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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💜🧡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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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 ...

💜🧡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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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 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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💜🧡Supporting MK Families🧡💜
We are working hard and safely in order to continue providing creative play and crafting to children and families in MK (and surrounding areas). As a Children's charity, we know how important it is to keep our children engaged in play.

⭐️Getting your hands on these low-cost crafts is super easy! Just go to our website (https://www.mkpa.co.uk/mkpa-shop/), choose what craft kits you want and we’ll put together a pack of activities ready for you to collect. All our scrap materials are repurposed as well, which keeps them out of landfills! You can also choose from a range of products from our non-member shop, such as paints, clay, pom-poms and other craft materials. 🎨
By purchasing these craft kits, you are helping this charity continue its great work, hopefully for another 50 years!
#MKPA #MakingPlayHappen #MakingPlayMatter #mkpa50
#upcycling #childrenssctivities #childrencrafts #crafts #winter
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💜🧡Volunteers Needed for MKPA🧡💜 We are working quickly to provide children and families with 'Stay at home' Crafts. We desperately need help in order to make them all! We are also looking for assiatnce in our warehouse.
If you are someone who would like to help a charity, we need you 😊 this is a great place for crafters! Don't worry if your not, still a lovely place to volunteer 💜🧡 We can quickly train you up and guidance will be given every step of the way. Anny time you can give is appreciated ☺️
If you are interested, please email admin@mkpa.co.uk with the following information
>Name & Contact Details
>Your availability (we are open Mon to Fri, 9-5pm)
>What you'd be interested in doing (craft bags or warehouse)
Thank you 💜🧡
#MKPA #mkpascrapstore #miltonkeynesplayassociation #miltonkeynes #reuse#recycle #childrenscrafts #childrenssctivities #stayathome
#stayathomecrafts
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