Resources

MPAC are proud to offer a wide range of resources to help support your organisation, from arts & craft materials, recycled scrap/scrounge items and hard to find pieces of equipment available for members to hire.

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Our Arts & Craft shop and Scrap store contains a wide range of materials suitable for all types of creative activities.

We have a variety of materials, which are suitable for individual use, community activities, after school clubs or during school lessons. Our stock concentrates on developing children’s and young people’s interaction and problem-solving skills as well as developing their community mentality.

We stock a large range of materials from coloured card, feathers and pipe cleaners to modelling clay, paints and painting tools to accommodate a variety of age groups and budgets. In fact we stock most things to assist children and young people in their creativity and in expressing themselves.

Our arts and craft shop is the ideal place to find materials of all shapes, sizes, colours and textures for your community activity or school. So why not come to our shop and have a look at the materials we can offer?

Shop opening times

Monday - Tuesday: 9:30 - 5:00

Wednesday: 9:30 - 4:00

Thursday - Friday: 9:30 - 5:00

In addition to our Art and Craft shop, we also have a mobile Arts & Craft shop, a walk on vehicle which is stocked with a large range of craft materials from our main shop. In fact the mobile shop has most things to assist children of all ages and stages.

We regularly visit Nurseries, Children’s Centres, and Child minders. Infact we will deliver to any child centred organisation in the Liverpool and the surrounding area.

If you would like to book a visit, put in an order or would like any more information, just give us a call or drop us an email at shop@merseyplay.com

 

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The scrap store provides an extensive range of materials that have all been donated, re-cycled, are clean and non-toxic.

The idea behind the scrap store is to provide materials in large quantities for community groups, who either don’t come across it or cannot afford it. Our scrap store materials come from businesses that need to get rid of their excess products and wish to do so in an environmentally friendly manner. By having links with such businesses we are able to provide materials listed below for a small donation.

Some of the materials we are able to offer are:
Card, Paper, Tubes, Fabric, Trimmings, off cuts, Plastic tubs, Foam Containers, Foil, Labels, Wood, Rope, Pipes, Boxes, Perspex...Plus much more.

If you would like any more information on the materials we can offer or how to get them, please feel free to contact us.

Many children and young people may not feel they are getting the platform they need to voice their opinion, whether that be in school, at home or amongst their peers, so arts and crafts are a fantastic way to teach them how to interact with each other, in team-exercises, as well as how to truly express themselves and their creativity through art.

MPAC would like to actively encourage local businesses to reduce their waste bills, improve their 'green' status and support the local community, so if you think you can help us or know a local firm who could offer us support please get in touch.

 Donating your scrap to MPAC

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At MPAC we have a large collection of equipment we can loan to your organisation, from the play equipment children and young people can use during their community sessions to music and lighting equipment needed to provide children and young people with entertainment.

The equipment we have ready for community groups to use is listed below:

  • Badge Makers
  • Disco Equipment (CD Amp,DVD Karaoke System, Speakers)
  • Sound Equipment (Amplifiers. Mixer Deck, Walkie Talkies)
  • Fundraising Games
  • Marquees
  • BBQ’s
  • Play Barrels
  • Soft Play Equipment

All of our play equipment adheres to health and safety regulations.

We supply this equipment in order for community groups to offer variety in their activities and provide children and young people with the different opportunities that are so valuable and constructive in their development.

We also have office equipment that can be utilised for conferences, meetings, seminars and art projects:

  • Laptops
  • Digital Projectors
  • OHP Projectors
  • Screens and stands

Members also have access to the use of Sizzix and Ellison die cutters in our art room, this is ideal for the prepping of materials before your arts & craft session.

Our members have full access to all of the equipment we have to offer throughout the year. For details on becoming a member please go to our Membership page.

Equipment

Members also have access to the use of Sizzix and Ellison die cutters in our art room, this is ideal for the prepping of materials before your arts & craft session.

Ellison Cutters

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Portable appliance testing or PAT testing is the term used to describe the testing and examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use.

At present MPAC offer an in house PAT testing service, for more information give us a call.

More information on PAT testing can be found on the following website.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/electricity/faq-portable-appliance-testing.htm