Gedling Play Forum

Unleash your imagination and join our vibrant community of creativity and play, visit our scrapstore, or attend one of our community events.

About Gedling Play Forum

We are the Gedling Play Forum, a unique scrapstore and community creative play charity located in the heart of Gedling, Nottinghamshire. With our diverse range of recycled materials, we provide a haven for artists, educators, and crafters alike, igniting inspiration and nurturing sustainable creativity.

We believe that all children should have the right to play in their communities and that through play, we can enhance wellbeing and community cohesion.

From colourful fabrics to quirky buttons, paper tubes to vintage magazines, our ever-growing inventory is a treasure trove waiting to be explored. Come join our community and unlock the unlimited potential of everyday objects. Whether you’re a teacher looking for materials for your classroom projects, a parent seeking a unique crafting experience with your child, or an artist searching for that perfect component to bring your vision to life, Gedling Play Forum is your one-stop destination.

In addition to our vibrant scrapstore, we offer a wide range of workshops, events, and community outreach programmes. Discover the joy of upcycling, learn new crafting techniques, or simply connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for sustainability and creativity.

What We Do


We collect and received donated items that would otherwise be thrown away and turn them into re-usable materials for art and craft porjects focussed on creative play.

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We run community creative play events, craft workshops, centre open days and so much more. 

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We have a range of membership options available for a small yearly fee. 

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“Brilliant place to come for all kinds of crafts, re-imagining uses for everyday things… simply fabulous! knowledgeable staff!! will definitely be back. Thank you”

J Graves


“The staff do an amazing job, and the children love it. Thank you for another lovely afternoon.”

C Tatham


“Thank you for such a fab idea !! The lady at the store was very friendly and helped us grab everything we needed.”

C Grayson


“Great volunteers, always ready to help and advise, and there’s something new to look at every time we visit.”

P Marsh