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As Nottingham’s leading resource for all things Play, PlayWorks has amazing benefits for schools including eco-friendly resources, hire equipment workshops and training. Read on to find out more about how we can help your school, download our Schools Brochure or click here to sign up now.


A PlayWorks membership for schools is only £35 a year, with a trolley full of ScrapStore resources just £13! A trolley will provide more than enough resources for a class project or after school club.

Once you are a member, any representative from your school can use our ScrapStore, book our workshops or hire our equipment; all they need is to present the membership card. We also have exclusive benefits just for schools:

  • Guided ScrapStore tours for teachers/support staff, after school, to benefit from our experienced play workers creativity (please book in advance as this service is extremely popular)
  • No time to come in? Simply email your project idea and we will build your trolley (we may even be able to deliver, just ask!)
  • No limit to the number of times a representative from the school can visit the ScrapStore and purchase materials
  • We can even invoice the school directly rather than you having to be reimbursed


The ScrapStore is a supplier of materials perfect for education and many schools in the city and county are already members. Not only does your school benefit from a wide range of materials it also ensures you have an eco-friendly supplier of materials for lessons and activities which can positively influence your application if you are working towards an Eco-School Green Flag status.

The beauty of the ScrapStore is materials vary each week and include cardboards, textiles, tubes, plastics, elastics, foils and much more. Meaning each project is unique and encourages creativity for teachers and students alike. With our bulk buy scheme you can save £££ with offers on materials like silver or white card and cardboard tubes  to support larger groups and projects. 

PlayWorks is also home to the Art Shop, which offers discounted art supplies including paint, glue, tape, scissors, clay, and many more resources that complement the ScrapStore materials. If you cannot see what you are looking for we may be able to order it in, just ask one of our helpful staff.


Book PlayWorks to run arts, crafts and play activities or workshops in your School or at PlayWorks! We have decades of experience in delivering large and small-scale activities in school settings.

All of our sessions use recycled materials from our amazing ScrapStore so they are eco-friendly and promote reuse and creativity using materials diverted from landfill. Creating anything from castles, mazes, shipwrecks and den building, to masks, costumes, rockets and more!

In fact, if you are doing a particular project in school, we can cater the content for you and your curriculum. Download our Schools Brochure to see some of the great activities we have done in the past and remember we can work with you to develop the perfect activity to achieve the cross curricular outcomes you require. 

Our Play Workers can also run physical Play activities, circus skills and traditional games workshops. These sessions are designed to get children active and moving, improving physical and emotional health – why not book PlayWorks to involve parents too!

Training & Hire Equipment

PlayWorks also deliver a wide range of training such as midday supervisor, managing positive behaviour, parent and child courses and much more.  We also offer a range of competitively priced hire equipment perfect for fundraising events or supporting your own Play activity. Ideal if purchase and storage of your own equipment is restricted.