The Scrapstore Birmingham

Our shop is open to everyone – no membership required.

We are the Scrapstore behind the BLUE DOOR at The Hollymoor Centre, Northfield B31 5ER.

Head for the BLUE DOOR at the rear of the Church Building as you turn on to Manor Park Grove.

Opening times:

Tues – Fri   10am – 4pm

PLUS………1st Saturday in the month 10am – 2pm

(See our social media for Saturday opening dates – @ScrapstoreBirmingham)

About the Scrapstore:

The store officially opened its doors in October 2011. Birmingham PlayCare Network’s (BPCN) Scrapstore supports the reuse of unwanted materials that have been donated by businesses and individuals across Birmingham. We collect and sort waste/surplus materials which would often be diverted to landfill and redistribute it to out of school providers, schools, community groups and individuals

The Scrapstore offers out of school providers, schools, community groups and individuals the opportunity to access a wide range of high quality materials, save money and promote the reuse of waste materials. All items are individually marked with a suggested donation price. No minimum spend. New stock is coming in every week!

Please feel free to send us your creations either via email or social media. With your permission, we often share makes on our social media to give others creative inspiration!

Card and cash payment accepted.

There is a constant supply of interesting materials entering the scrapstore including:

    • Loose parts
    • Packaging & containers
    • Foam
    • Card making supplies
    • Haberdashery
    • Fabric, felt & wool
    • Reels & tubes
    • Mount board, paint & stationery
    • Dressing up
    • Tiles
    • Homeware
    • …and much more…


BPCN help businesses to reduce waste; save money; help the environment and make links with their local community. The waste will be re-used across Birmingham with over 1,000 childcare establishments, plus increasing numbers of parents and guardians who are accessing the Scrapstore.

Local businesses who contribute may be able to use their donations as a direct contribution to their corporate and social responsibility commitment.

Donations from individuals are also accepted with open arms. 

We can collect waste free of charge from the Birmingham area. All we ask is for the scrap to be clean, safe and ready to collect.

If you have any materials that you feel may be suitable and wish to donate please contact us. We can then assess your materials and arrange a collection/delivery date and time.

To donate or for further information, please email Pip at Birmingham PlayCare Network  –

Examples of Donations:

9 thoughts on “The Scrapstore Birmingham

  1. Hi! Do you still do school subscriptions?
    If so, can you send me an invoice so we can come and visit you soon!

    1. Hello Helen
      We don’t offer a membership or Subscription Service anymore you can turn up during our opening hours and everything is individual priced. You can pay with cash or card. Sorry for any inconvenience.
      Kind Regards

  2. I have various crayons, pens, pencils, pastels, paper etc which I would love to donate to anyone who can find a use for them. I did an art foundation course at Bournville in 2008 so have experimented with various medium. I can send photos of what I would like to give away. It would be so much better than it going to landfill!

    It would be lovely if you are interested. I live in Harborne so not too far away for you to collect.

    Many thanks

    1. Hello Janet
      Sorry for delayed please can you forward some pictures to my boss. Her email address is
      Kind Regards

    2. Hi, if there is anything the scrap store don’t want. Could I possibly be next for a mental health support group I attend in kings heath.

  3. Hello
    is the shop open Tuesday and Friday or Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday??

    1. We are open Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday. Sorry for any confusion.

  4. I saw your video on you tube for the wolf mask. Do you have that template you showed in the video? If so, could you share it with me for a Reader’s Theater I am doing with my students in April of this year? Thank you

    1. Please email for the Template

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