Gloucester Scrapstore

February 14, 2015 at 9:08 am 11 comments

Bliss on a rainy day for a would-be-crafter and a curious boy. 
Gloucester Scrapstore, a treasure trove of scrappy delights which we raided for a craft table at E’s birthday party. Families can pay £7 for an annual membership and fill up a Tesco bag with materials for £5 each time they visit (community groups can fill a trolley for £12). It’s a much more creative (not to mention cheaper) way of crafting with kids. E was easily occupied with buckets full of bottle tops while I had a rummage through fabrics and rolls of paper.

If you’re short on ideas there’s a whole page of downloadable craft leaflets on their website. The Scraptstore is open Tuesdays 10 – 7pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 – 5pm and occasional Saturdays.

Entry filed under: Gloucestershire.

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lynne Poulson  |  February 15, 2015 at 9:48 am

    What a brilliant idea! 😀

  • 3. shaheen  |  February 15, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Lovely place for craftsters! When I lived in Scotland, and frequented Edinburgh for work, I came across a place very similar, I wonder if it still exists. I did become a member there and purchased bits and pieces for the community groups I worked with.

  • 5. Elaine  |  February 15, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Wow, I live in Gloucester and have never heardof this place before now! I shall have to visit 🙂

    • 6. Thirza  |  February 16, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Do come and take a look around. We’d love to meet you 🙂

  • 7. Jayne Hill  |  February 16, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Oh, Aladdin’s Cave! I reckon that’s for big kids as well as small ones :}

    • 8. Thirza  |  February 16, 2015 at 10:13 am

      It’s definitely for big kids too 🙂 Do come and visit us.

  • 9. Nip it in the bud  |  February 16, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Hi Thirza, lovely of you to comment and share links. I didn’t know about your amazing Pinterest page – 10,000 inspirational ideas, wow!

  • 10. Kevin  |  February 18, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Hi, this is Reuseful UK. We were delighted with your blog about Gloucester and would love to use this on our website with your permission. We will of course credit you with the article and create a link to your page.

    • 11. Nip it in the bud  |  February 18, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Hi Kevin, glad you like the post. Happy for you to share, kind of you to ask first, link away :o)


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