The Art Playground

The Art Playground

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The Clay Factory

Redlake Trading Estate


PL21 0EZ

United Kingdom

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A free community art playground for all ages!

About this event

Do you consider yourself artistic or are you scared to pick up a pencil? Perhaps you were told you were no good at art when at school? Perhaps you have children that love to get creative but dread the mess that comes with painting in your home?

The Art Playground is a new community resource for people of ALL AGES to come together to play at making art. Promoting creativity, community cohesion and wellbeing - forget about what things look like, just make some marks and leave them for the next person to add to or paint over if they like.

Run on a voluntary and donations basis, volunteers to help out on the days it is open and donations of art materials are both very welcome! Here’s some examples of items you might like to donate:

- any art materials you no longer want

- left over house paints

- inks

- bushes and paint rollers

- plastic spatulas and scrapers

- plain or coloured paper, tissue paper or card

- wooden or MDF boards or canvases for painting on

- charcoal sticks, pencils or pastels

- old loose shirts or aprons

- old unwearable t-shirts that can be cut into rags

- anything else you can think of that could be used to make some art.

The Art Playground is based at The Clay Factory which is the building with the big chimney situated alongside the railway between Ivybridge and Bittaford. It will be open every first Saturday in the month from 11am to 2pm at the same time as the RedPod Food vegetarian and vegan café which is onsite. It will also be open at the Dartmoor Edge Fest every third Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm, details and free tickets for the Dartmoor Edge Fest can be found here:

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or donate any materials, please come along when it is open and speak to Jamila or email to arrange collection.

Please wear old clothes or bring an apron as you may get messy. If you bring children with you, please join in, spectators are not allowed 😁

Directions: When leaving Ivybridge heading towards Bittaford, turn left up David's Lane, BEFORE you reach The Clay Factory. This will take you over the railway, around the sharp right bend and then follow the road alongside the railway track.

(The postcode is PL21 0EZ but please DON'T follow your satnav or it will take you to the wrong side of the building.)

It is an 18 minute walk from Ivybridge train station car park where there is plenty of free parking. It is a 10 minute walk from the nearest bust station at Davy's Cross (GOLD or X38 bus, get off in between Ivybridge and Bittaford).

The entrance is alongside the railway track, just past the chimney, through the big shutter doors.


For the menu for the Saturday and details on how to order food in advance to help save food waste, please visit

Children and Liability

Note that all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Visitors and participants at The Art Playground are responsible for their own health and safety when attending The Art Playground and using the art materials.

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