We're the Waterside Scrapstore.

To a child a plastic bottle can be a powerful spaceship, a cereal box a skyscraper and a pile of rubbish the building blocks of something amazing.

We are closed for one week of the summer holidays. See our Opening Times page for more details.

That's what we do.

We collect unwanted waste materials from local businesses and distribute them on to be used as craft materials for children.

We are unique in the New Forest and part of a much wider network of Scrapstores run across the country for the benefit of children everywhere.

Our network of members support us while unlocking the huge potential offered by the Scrapstore including huge sacks of materials for only £2.50.

We are entirely run by volunteers. We're always looking for new people to help us, give us a shout if you think it is for you.

You can now find the Waterside Scrapstore on Facebook.

Check it out for the latest news and ideas of what to make.