Welcome to the vibrant world of Messy Play, where creativity knows no bounds and imagination runs wild!


We are thrilled to introduce you to our weekly award winning classes, parties and our carefully procured, handmade Messy Play sensory kits.

Our classes are a dedicated space for parents, caregivers, and anyone who believes in the transformative power of unstructured, messy and sensory play experiences for children.

At Messy Play, we understand that learning doesn’t always happen in a neat and orderly fashion. Children thrive when they can explore, experiment and discover through their senses and that’s exactly what our classes are all about.

We’re here to inspire and guide you on a messy, colourful and sometimes chaotic journey that is both educational and incredibly fun!


Kate and her team are just fantastic! She spends so much time getting to know parents/carers and children on an individual level. And the mess is always fun and changing up on a weekly basis with engaging themes.”

~ Caitlin Lidsey

“Absolutely love Messy Play. So glad to be back out again and my daughter absolutely loves it. Nice range of activities, some messier than others which makes a really nice balance. Kate is so friendly and welcoming. Can’t wait for the next session!

~ Brianna Adlington

“Love going to messy play, it’s lovely to interact with others and great to make mess and leave it to be cleaned by someone other than yourself ran by lovely ladies and so friendly.

~ Jess Higman

“We love Kate and the team and have now been going to Messy play for nearly 5years and counting!!! All my girls absolutely love the free-rein messy fun and especially enjoy the bucket baths!

~ Vicky Laura

“Kate and her team are amazing at setting out different themes each week of messy fun. It’s a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, that’s lots of fun! My little boy loves coming each week.

~ Melissa Kelly


Our classes are a treasure trove of resources to help you & your little one(s) embrace the beauty of messy play. We believe in the power of mess to foster creativity, cognitive development and a lifelong love for learning.

Mickleover Community Pavilion, Vicarage Road, Mickleover, DE3 0ED
  • Mondays 09.30 / 11.15 / 13.00
  • Tuesdays 09.30 / 11.15
  • Fridays 09.30 / 11.15 / 13.00
  • Weekend Events (click below for more details)
The Party Palace, Campbell Street, Belper, DE56 1AP
  • Wednesdays 09.30 / 11.15
  • Weekend Events (click below for more details)
Barton Village Hall, Crowberry Lane, Barton Under Needwood, DE13 8AF
  • Thursdays 09.30 / 11.15
  • Weekend Events (click below for more details)

So, roll up your sleeves, put on your old clothes and get ready to dive into a world where getting messy is not just allowed – it’s encouraged!

Let’s embark on this colourful adventure together as we discover the wonders of Messy Play.


Did you know, we do Messy Play parties too?

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