Play Scotland – Delivering the Play Agenda in Scotland #playeveryday

Play Scotland is the National organisation for play in Scotland, working to promote the importance of play for all children and young people, and campaigns to create increased play opportunities in the community.   #playeveryday

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

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: info@playscotland.org

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 >

Teach children obesity not inevitable – medics

Children should be taught that obesity is not inevitable, medics have said as they called for better food education for youngsters....
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Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14. World Economic Forum

Mental illness can strike anyone at any time in their life. In fact, more than 350 million people across the world...
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Winners of Play More Campaign

You can find the winners of the Sudocrem Play More Campaign here  
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Britain must reconnect with nature to combat ‘mental health epidemic’, says Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas is urging British people to reconnect with nature to address the “mental health epidemic” facing the country.  Full article  
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid to be translated into Scots

Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid is to be translated into Scots according to reports. Itchy Coo, the Scots language imprint...
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Latest Blog >

Writing Prescriptions to Play Outdoors

In his 2005 book, “Last Child in the Woods,” Richard Louv wrote about what he called nature-deficit disorder, and cited about 60...
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Risky Play

We spend much of our lives doing our best to keep our children safe. We bundle them up when it’s cold....
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Lawnmower Parents Are the New Helicopter Parents & We Are Not Here for It

Recently, I was called down to the main office in the middle of my planning period. I needed to pick up...
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Boredom can be good for children – and for adults too

LET me tell you about my favourite summers. They were spent on a housing estate where Manchester meets Derbyshire. There was...
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Why Playtime Is An Essential Part Of Childhood Development

Are you worried whether your child is getting as much playtime as you did when you were younger? Are you wondering...
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