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Toys and materials

Every cardboard box, button, costume, cereal box and juice carton donated adds to an exciting play opportunity. Saving and donating old newspapers, shoe boxes, board games and children’s books, to name a few, helps us to create endless play opportunities for children and in return you’ll receive our gratitude. So thank you for your loyal support!

How to donate my old toys and materials?

We accept donations at all of our playgrounds. You just need to contact the individual playground to ensure someone will be available to receive your donation. To find out our opening times, visit our individual playground pages.

What should I donate?

Yes please

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Cartons
  • Cotton reels
  • Thread and yarn
  • Fabric scraps
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Jar lids
  • Bubble wrap
  • Foil
  • Tissue paper
  • Paint
  • Old clothes for dressing up, e.g. jacket suits, waistcoats, handbags
  • Board games
  • Paper and card offcuts
  • Plywood
  • Leftover wallpaper
  • Leftover wrapping paper
  • Corks
  • Coloured bottle tops
  • Plastic bottles
  • Rubber bands
  • Canvas rope twine
  • Leather cuttings
  • Ceramic tiles
  • Carpet samples
  • Ribbon
  • Silver and gold foil
  • Wood offcuts
  • Buttons
  • Mouldings
  • Trimmings
  • Stationery
  • Sequins
  • Off-cuts of guttering
  • Milk and bread crates
  • Pots and pans
  • Sheets, blankets and shower curtains
  • Plant pots
  • Pipes
  • Tyres – bicycle, motorbike and car
  • Hosepipe
  • Funnels
  • Stones, pebbles and cobbles
  • Building bricks, Lego etc
  • Shallow trays
  • Trolleys
  • Old suitcases
  • Baskets
  • Mini-figures, dinosaurs and vehicles
  • Nets
  • Sand and water play toys
  • Tarpaulins
  • Wooden pallets
  • Cable drums or reels
  • Velcro strap
  • Fence clamps and hooks
  • String, paracord and high vis guy ropes
  • Big karabiners
  • Pegs – Ecoforce have spring-free pegs
  • Duct tape and masking tape
  • Go-karts, scooters and tricycles
  • Skateboards
  • Bats and balls
  • Children’s books

No thanks

  • Any home materials that are contaminated (not clean)
  • Broken toys
  • Sharp items
  • Flammable materials

Manufacturers and suppliers

Are you or do you work for a manufacturer or supplier that produces clean waste? Did you know you could be supporting children’s play and saving landfill space? Offcuts of fabric and card can bring our young adventurers’ creative imaginations to life through play. If you have any clean waste that is non-hazardous and would support children’s arts and crafts, please email info@awesomecic.co.uk and we can arrange a van to collect the materials at your convenience.

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