We've got stuff for big kids too - from equipment hire to co-working space and everything in-between.

Big Sandbox


Free to attend (contributions welcome), Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm. Children welcome if accompanied by an adult.

What happens at a maker night?

Whatever you want. There’s no plan, just access to the workspace, use of the laser cutter, 3D printer, heat presses and all the equipment listed below. Maker nights are an ideal place to come along and have an induction on the machines, or just find other people who are making stuff and get some inspiration. Maybe you’ve got a project in mind but need someone with a bit of technical know-how to help you on your way.

Maker night is a social environment, bring your ideas and your projects, your designs, your laptop and work on them in an environment in which, if you get stuck, there’s probably someone nearby who can help.

Facilities include:

  • Workspace
  • Wifi
  • Computers/laptops/tablets
  • Access to 3D Printer*
  • Access to Laser Cutter*
  • Access to Vinyl Cutter*
  • Access to Sublimation Printer and Oven*
  • Access to Heat presses
  • Soldering iron
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hand tools
  • Breadboards
  • Microcontrollers

Open Source Software includes:

  • Inkscape (vector graphics software)
  • Synfig (Animation software)
  • Light works (Video editing software)

Materials for Sale

  • MDf Wood – £1 per sheet of A4
  • Plywood – £1.50 per sheet of A4
  • Acrylic – £3 per sheet of A4
  • Standard fabric vinyl – £2 per sheet (12 x 12 inches)
  • Flock Vinyl – £2 per sheet (8 x 12 inches)
  • Fancy vinyls available on request
  • Sublimation papers – £1 per sheet/print
  • Bags – available on request
  • Mugs – available on request
  • T-shirts – available on request

Finding the maker night too crowded? Are you not getting to the front of the laser cutter queue? Why not book it out during the week so you can have it all to yourself. See membership and usage options below.

* Equipment must be booked out to ensure availability, regardless of membership level.

Hot Desk

Freelance designer, coder, editor? Fed up of working home alone?

£12 per day

  • Work out of our shared space
  • Free WiFi
  • Printer/Scanner/Copier
  • use of workshop equipment, if available


Don’t fancy a regular subscription? Pay as you go…

Book out our machines from £15 per half day

  • Hire out our laser cutter, 3D Printer or Vinyl Cutter
  • Make use of the workshop to assemble your creations
  • bring your own materials or buy materials from us (check availability in advance)
  • Must book in advance.

Basic Membership

£10 per month

Show your love for making by supporting our space with a regular donation to running costs and enjoy the following perks:

  • No fee for use of materials at maker night
  • Be part of the Sandbox Community by sharing your creations, collaborate with other members and get involved with growing the space.
  • Have a say on future equipment purchases and events.

Full Membership

£35 per month

  • Work out of our shared space anytime from 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday
  • Be part of the Sandbox Community by sharing your creations, collaborate with other members and get involved with growing the space.
  • Discounted workshops or courses.

Desk Space


  • Rent a desk in our shared space and have access anytime from 10am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday
  • Use the maker space to make, produce, create your products for sale.
  • Use of storage drawer to keep your materials and tools


Micro Office – £150

  • Storage cupboard
  • Set of keys for out of hours access

How to Join

Create an online account (or login, if you already have one). The registration form will appear below.

Choose your preferred membership type.

Complete payment details to set up your membership subscription. Membership will start from the day of joining and last for 1 month. Membership will be automatically renewed on the same date each month, unless it is cancelled.