Welcome to Mansfield Play Forum

Mansfield Play Forum is a registered charity that has promoted, developed and supported play since 1985.

We have recently moved to a new address; this building is far more suited to our needs as a children's charity focusing on play. We hope this building with the advice, services and experience it contains will help it become the central point for play in Mansfield.

Please click HERE to download an application form for the position of Play Worker


Meet the team...


Play Forum Manager


Projects Manager


Projects Manager

Jessica B

Toy Library Volunteer


Resource Centre Volunteer/Play in Schools Worker

Jessica J

Admin Volunteer/Play in Schools Worker


Play in Schools Supervisor

Gloria Williams

Toy Library Volunteer


Meet the Committee...

Lesley Crocker


Gloria Williams

Vice Chairperson

Marlene Hardy


Barbara Burke


Gail Bodak


Deanna Walters



Information about our Resource centre

Resource Centre

The resource centre stocks material donated from local businesses that can be utilised as a resource for play; the resource workers come up with innovative ideas for these materials this can help stimulate children’s imagination and help them create artwork and playful things. There is a craft store, with a whole host of items every crafter needs. These range from glue, to different types of paints, to card and paper. These items are bought in bulk, and sold at a reduced price.

We have a large selection of hire equipment available to lend; including Bouncy Castles for just £25 for the weekend, inflatable penalty shootouts, geodomes, parachutes and much more.

Information about our Toy Library

Toy Library

Why buy expensive toys that your children will quickly grow bored of? Hire them instead! For only 50pence per week we have a wide range of toys that can be lent for up to 4 weeks at a time - return them once your child is bored and pick something new! The Toy Library also contains many new DVDs and classic titles that can be rented for the same price.

Information about our Play in Schools

Play in Schools

Funded by Awards for All, Mansfield Play Forum will be delivering lunchtime and after school sessions in five schools around Mansfield. Buddy training and mid-day supervisor training will also be part of the service’s offered.

Information about our Play services

Play Services

We’ve been lucky over the years to develop an extensive bank of experienced play workers; we can deliver almost any service you need, whether it be play sessions at events, crèches for weddings/birthdays or anything else.

If you need any further information please call 01623 421149 and ask for Joe or Gill, or alternatively email joe@mansfieldplayforum.co.uk / gill@mansfieldplayforum.co.uk

Information about our Volunteers


Volunteers are what make the play forum successful - without their time and dedication to their beliefs that play is vital for children's development the play forum would not continue; if you have a strong belief that play is crucial in a child’s life and would like to get involved with the Play Forum, please feel free to ring or stop by. We have many opportunities available in a wide range of different areas, something is sure to suit.

Training and Workshops

Training and Workshops

Mansfield Play Forum is now able to offer a wide range of training and workshops. Come and learn a new craft such as sewing, knitting or how to crochet; workshops and training are available for everyone regardless of membership status but members will enjoy a range of discounted benefits! Check our facebook page out HERE to see whats on this Wednesday am! Workshops start at £3.00 for non-members or £2.00 for members; our facebook page also has full membership prices.