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Opening times:

Before visiting, please ensure you check our current opening times as they may be affected by school term schedules.


10am – 4pm


10am – 4pm


10am – 8pm

Where to find us

The Cone Exchange,
Hookstone Park,

Cone Exchange

Frequently asked questions

Here are a few of our most asked questions, if you have any specific enquiries please don’t hesitate to email or fill in our contact us form.

We love clean craft materials in good condition and we can take a wide variety of wool, fabrics, threads and papercrafting materials. A full list of everything we take can be found on our blog here (link to blog post Donations what we can accept) . If you are a business with waste that you think we can repurpose please get in touch: and we will be back in touch to discuss.

We aren’t currently recruiting for volunteers but if you would like to email us your details and some brief information about when you can volunteer and what skills you can offer, we will keep them on file.

Chris Powell, the Cone Exchange founder loves to come and talk to community groups such as WI’s, craft groups and the like. We are currently taking bookings for 2025 but are nearly full so do get in touch if you are interested in Chris joining you. Please email and let us know when you meet and if you have any dates in mind.

We will be attending a number of shows and events this year. Please see our blog post here (link to Shows in 2024) to see where we will be. We look forward to seeing you!

A number of schools use the Cone Exchange creative play materials for projects and loose play parts. We don’t give individual schools talks but we do work with a number of educational events such as Countryside Days and Great Yorkshire Show. If you are organising an event where lots of schools come together then please do get in touch.

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