The Tinker Yard is a studio for loose parts & messy play and creative reuse of materials for art and education.
Our mission is to provide a space where the community can come together to bond, to unleash their creativity making things with different types of materials and explore the enormous possibilities that loose parts offer. We run programmes for children, families and educators.
We offer our members access to a diverse range of open-ended materials (loose parts) and experiences full of possibility in an environment intentionally created by their Play Makers.
Children who come to our play sessions enjoy the benefits of play through active engagement with our materials that we call loose parts. Play at The Tinker Yard is child-led and respectful of the needs of children.
Our professional team understands the important role environment plays in nurturing exploration, discovery and creativity. We work hard to design playspaces that allow children to fully engage with loose parts and be free to explore, experiment, create, innovate and invent.
Come visit us to find out more about our advocacy.
Open Studio Hours
Family Fun Saturdays
We are a maker's haven for loose parts. Here's a sneak peek into the diverse collection of loose parts & ever-changing materials library at our studio.
Come visit our studio for all of your creative needs! Browse and choose from our unique and always changing inventory of materials.
Material donations are also welcomed. Please contact us if you would like to drop by or to find out how you could donate.
The studio is also available for field trips, corporate team-building events, private playdates and professional development workshops for early childhood educators.