Some of the many benefits from joining MKPA include:

  • access to our professional play service;
  • reduced charges for our training courses;
  • full access to our Scrapstore and to our extensive collection of outdoor play equipment;
  • play-related guidance and advice for those who work with children and young adults.

There are many other benefits, including reduced fees for meeting room hire, administration services (such as photocopying and lamination), and reduced fees for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Schools put Scrapshacks in their grounds and we fill them with new resources every term.

Membership rates are as follows:

  • Individuals, child-minders, families – £10
  • Community groups, afterschool clubs, youth groups, uniformed groups, faith groups, residential homes, children’s centres, small schools with pupil numbers under 100 – £25
  • Schools and private nurseries with more than 100 pupils – £40

To join,  become a member here


Become a member

Membership of MKPA is available to all individuals and organisations such as schools and groups. Prices start from as little as £10 a year. Call in and visit us or ring on 01908 263033, or if you prefer, complete our membership form and post it or email it to us.

Volunteer at MKPA

We rely on the help and support of our volunteers. If you’re interested in helping to make a difference for local children by supporting our work, please get in touch. We’re happy for people to volunteer on a regular or occasional basis, and there are many different roles on offer. For example we currently have volunteers helping to deliver play sessions alongside our Play Team, with others supporting in our office and at the Scrapstore.

Donate to MKPA

Are you interested in supporting our work to help children enjoy free and open play by making a donation

Every donation we receive is very much appreciated and goes directly to funding our work with children in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

You can donate easily and securely through our page.

  • £25 will fund resources for a play session
  • £50 will purchase an item of play equipment
  • £100 will fund a play worker for a day.

Become a trustee

Could you or someone you know spare a few hours a month to help direct the future of MKPA? We would like to welcome some new trustees to our small board.

The main duties would be to attend our monthly board meetings and AGM where we discuss finances, staffing and our plans for the future.

Perhaps the most important qualification for this voluntary role is that you support our core values. Beyond that, we are looking for people who can contribute to the planning and oversight of the organisation.

Relevant experience might include: working with children; working in the voluntary sector; or having commercial, managerial or retail experience.

Being a trustee is not only a great way to contribute but can also be very rewarding – helping individuals to develop their skills, meet new people and build their CV.

If you think this may be of interest, and would like an informal chat with a current trustee, or to find out more about the role, please contact us on or call us on 01908 263033.

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