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Welcome to Children's Scrapstore.  We are a reuse charity dedicated to helping businesses divert reusable waste away from landfill/energy recovery to help improve art and play opportunities for children, young people and adults.  With our store based in Bristol we offer:

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We have 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. Click here for opening times.


We offer 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. Additionally we have a list of equipment hire including parachutes and badge machines etc.


We run a dynamic programme of play and creative sessions for children, families and adults in the Play Room which is also available to hire for birthday parties and meetings or events. We also deliver a range of different events out and about in the community. 


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 including our renowned Scrapstore PlayPods and consultancy to schools and early years settings advocating and supporting the development of play.