Milton Keynes Play Association

Milton Keynes Play Association

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Local / community
  • Young people

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Milton Keynes Play Association is one of the longest running charitable organisations in Milton Keynes, with over 40 years’ experience of supporting child-centred play.

We have two core aims:

Making Play Happen – we want all children in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area to have the opportunity to direct their own play in an open and accessible environment.

Making Play Matter – we want to ensure that the statutory, private, voluntary and community sector understand the value of child-centred, free-play, and the organisations that work with children are trained and resourced to provide high quality play opportunities.



MKPA self funds by providing a unique blend of services to over 2,000 members including not just those with young children or those involved in the child care and education sector, but also to private individuals, other local charities and community groups . 

Accessible services include:

  • Free Open Access play sessions (funded by participating Parish Councils)
  • A wide variety of  Training from First Aid, Safeguarding , and Play Work to Health & Safety and bespoke programmes for schools and businesses
  • Resources from the Scrapstore & Resource Unit based in Kiln Farm, which is a local Aladdin’s cave of unique resources donated from local companies.  These resources cut down the amount of waste that ends up at a landfill sites
  • Play and fundraising equipment available for hire to members
  • An umbrella body authorised to process initial applications and id checks for DBS
  • A FREE re-use/recycle channel for clean commercial waste , discarded items, redundant retail packaging/promotional merchandise and stock donated by local businesses

Current opportunities

Buckinghamshire, MK11 3HB

Making Play Happen.... Making Play Matter!  

We are looking for talented trustees to help oversee and develop this not for profit ...

Previous placements

  • Trustee