Making Waste Things Play Things

Welcome to Children's Scrapstore.  We are a small charity dedicated to help improve play and creative opportunities for children, young people and adults.  With our store based in Bristol we offer:

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A large warehouse full of varied, colourful and abundant scrap materials fantastic for creative play opportunities at low costs.  All of the scrap is safe surplus stock collected directly from local businesses and industry. If you would like to donate business waste please contact us. Please bring your membership card every time you visit as you wont be able to access your membership without it.


Offers a massive range and variety of arts and crafts materials and is open to the public as well as our members.  All of our products are competitively priced with all profits going straight back into Scrapstore.


We run a dynamic programme of play and creative sessions for children, families and adults in our Scrapstores and in the community.  Our PlayRoom is also available to hire for birthday parties and meetings or events


We offer a wide range of resources and services to schools and Early Years settings such as Teachers Nights, CPD Training, Scrapstore PlayPods or educational visits for curriculum sessions.

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We offer a range of participatory training programmes and consultancy to schools and early years settings advocating and supporting the development of play.

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The Satellite Store in Weston-super-Mare is now closed. From 1st July 2019 the Scrapstore in Weston-super-Mare is being taken over by Community Scrapstore North Somerset, see their facebook page for more information. People with existing Children’s Scrapstore membership will still be able to access the Bristol Scrapstore and the Community Scrapstore North Somerset with their membership card and a letter with their expiry date which will be sent by post.