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

New booklet – Parents’ Play Pack 

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

Shetland Play Convention 
Play Scotland are hosting Shetland Play Convention on Saturday 9th June 2018 in Lerwick.   
Full details here 

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 >

Analysis: Worrying that some children have not had vital outdoor experiences

It is concerning to hear that not all children are getting the sort of outdoor experiences many of us take for...
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Childcare training places increased at Scottish universities and colleges

Childcare training places are to be increased in Scottish universities and colleges, according to ministers. The move is to help provide...
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No ball games signs could be removed in Glasgow

NO ball games signs could be removed from greenspaces in Glasgow. It follows MSP Ruth Maguire calling for local authorities across Scotland to scrap them. Councillors in Glasgow said...
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Play Champion MSP in Campaign to Remove Anti-play Signs

SNP MSP Ruth Maguire has called on councils to tear down ‘No Ball Games’ signs across Scotland in a bid to...
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New Parents’ Play Pack launched

Play Scotland have launched a Parents’ Play Pack aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8 to 12 years. In the...
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Latest Blog >

New goal to cut Scots child obesity by half by 2030

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has set a new target to cut child obesity in Scotland by half by 2030. At present,...
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Edinburgh kids to reclaim streets for outdoor play

Residential streets could be closed to traffic to encourage children to play outdoors following a successful pilot. The Edinburgh Playing Out...
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The Importance of Risky Play in Early Childhood

Are you hovering? Be honest: how many times in the average playground visit do you find yourself tensing up with anxiety...
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How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete

If we could understand how the infant mind develops, it might help every child reach their full potential. But seeing them...
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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

How does a sunset work? We love to look at them, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her 8th graders to really think...
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