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

Nurturing Nature Play in Scotland Seminar      

Join us for our 20th Anniversary Seminar Nurturing Nature Play in Scotland  #nurturenatureplay  on 21 September 2018 and hear these fabulous and thought provoking speakers:

Richard Louv, Best Selling Author
Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years
Cath Denholm, Scottish Natural Heritage
Samuel Williams, ARUP
Sue Palmer, Upstart Scotland

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 >

Win tickets to see Scotland V Belgium Live at Hampden Park

      Play Scotland are delighted to be working with Scotland’s Football Association and Loanhead ASC, giving you a unique...
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Play More Campaign

Play Scotland are delighted to be part of the Play More campaign from Sudocrem.  You can  take part in the this campaign by nominating your nursery for...
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Can children floss their way to fitness? BBC news

As the popular game celebrates its first birthday, a fitness chain has extracted popular parts of the on-screen game and brought...
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National Campaign urges parents to withdraw children from controversial P1 tests. The Herald (online subscription may be required)

The controversial practice of testing P1 pupils is facing its biggest challenge after children’s charities, parents’ groups and teaching unions launched...
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PLAY, Not tests, for P1 Campaign

A joint campaign from Upstart Scotland, The Educational Institute of Scotland, Play Scotland, Children in Scotland, Connect and ACE-Aware Nation was...
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Latest Blog >

Scotland ‘gets it right’ for children

As Chief Executive of Play Scotland, Marguerite Hunter Blair would be anyone’s first choice to share the expansive work it is...
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Why I withdrew my child from the P1 Tests

I recently withdrew my son from taking the new primary one Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSAs). While I think the four...
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5 surprising ways digital technology is changing childhood

When even tech veterans such as Napster founder Sean Parker critique how smartphones are affecting childhood development, you know a shift...
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How you talk to your child changes their brain

Most parents know that talking to their child helps them develop. But a new study has revealed that it’s how you talk to...
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Third of primary school children ‘cannot ride a bike’, survey finds Only a fifth of children surveyed by Keep Britain Tidy said they would rather be on a digital device than playing outside.

A third of primary school children have never been taught how to ride a bike, according to new research. And almost...
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