Play Scotland – Delivering the National Play Strategy in Scotland #playeveryday

Valuing play as a life-enhancing daily experience for all our children and young people.

To find out more about who we are click here

Parents’ Play Pack 

Download a FREE copy of our new Parents’ Play Pack aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8 to 12 years with ideas for them to  #playeveryday

20 Years for Play Scotland

We are celebrating 20 years of Play Scotland.

Read our special edition newsletters featuring
our historic milestones.

Play Scotland 20th Anniversary Newsletter 2018


Playful Families

Welcome to our Playful Families page where you will a find a range of services available in Scotland, information and play ideas.

We welcome any ideas you may wish to share with us, email:

Scotland's Play Charter

Are YOU Committed to PLAY?

Play Scotland is promoting Scotland’s first inclusive Play Charter.  This describes a collective commitment to play for all babies, children and young people in Scotland. #playeveryday

Latest News >

Worry less about children’s screen use, parents told

There is little evidence screen use for children is harmful in itself, guidance from leading paediatricians says. Parents should worry less...
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Childcare providers urged to promote `gender-equal play´

A new campaign has been launched in a bid to promote more “gender-equal play” in nurseries and childcare. The Care Inspectorate...
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A meal for every child at funded early learning and childcare sessions. Scottish Government

Major new Scottish Government scheme delivers healthy food, outdoor play & living wage in childcare. Every child attending a funded early...
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Gender Equal Play in Early Learning and Childcare

Children’s experience of childhood and play is becoming more gendered and polarised between girls and boys, with products such as toys,...
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Celebrating 20 Years of Play Scotland

14th December marks 20 years of Play Scotland, the national organisation for play. Read our milestones in our special edition newsletter:...
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Latest Blog >

Tech, Teens and Trust: Navigating the Digital World of our Children

Those of us parenting in a digital world, frankly, don’t know what we’re doing. Warnings about the negative impact of screen time...
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Children’s Play Becomes Work When You Get in the Way. Let Them Be

Play does not have a beginning and ending. It is a fluid, continuous state of being, a way of engaging and...
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Six ways to raise a resilient child

Helping our children navigate the stresses and strains of daily life is more important than ever.  Full blog  
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The Age Four Transition to Responsible Childhood

Converging evidence shows a major shift toward independence around age four.  Full blog  
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Worry over kids’ excessive smartphone use is justified

Sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common. Parents who fear their kids are spending...
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