About Play Scotland

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.

To find out more about who we are click here

Best Play Initiative on a Fields in Trust site

Nominate. Fields in Trust, best play initiativeHave you encouraged more play on your site?
Maybe been part of PlayDay, or improved the play facilities?
If you have then this is the award for you!
Nominate here »

Parents & Families

Welcome to our Parents and 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

Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters is a brand new, fun app for 8-12 year olds, designed to get children actively playing more in a variety of different ways.  This app is packed full of inspirational ideas for ways to play brought to you by Play Scotland.  Full details can be found here

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4 Nations Play Symposium Report 2016

14 October 2016

Earlier this year Northern Ireland hosted the biennial 4 Nations Play Symposium
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Check out our FREE App Boredom Busters on YouTube

13 October 2016

Lots of ideas for play on YouTube      
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Delivering on the Attainment Challenge through Play Seminar

12 October 2016

Book your space before 14th October and get this CPD Seminar for an amazing £75
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What is Play?

Playwork is the work of creating and maintaining spaces for children to play.

The theory and practice of playwork recognises that children’s play must be ‘Freely chosen, personally driven and intrinsically motivated. Children’s playing must not be ‘Adulterated’ by any adult or external agendas.