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 – Experimental Play!

Explore and enjoy the fun, thrills, science and wonderful world of messy play!  Email for a FREE pdf copy

Scotland’s 1st Play Convention

Play Scotland are hosting Scotland’s 1st Play Convention on Thursday 5th October at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.   Full details 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:

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 >

Little Miss Inventor joins Mr Men and Little Miss line-up

A new character is joining the Mr Men and Little Miss series – a female engineer. Little Miss Inventor has been...
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10-year-old children now so fat they need hip replacements, figures show

Surgeons are performing hip replacements on children as young as ten because of the damage caused by obesity, new figures show....
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Scottish government crackdown on unhealthy food offers, BBC News

The promotion of food and drink high in fat, sugar and salt is to be restricted in Scotland, ministers have confirmed....
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Free play and children’s mental health, Dr David Whitebread

The growing crisis in children’s mental health in the UK is widely recognised. Data from children’s charities, including Childline and the...
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Time to get creative beyond the early years, Holyrood Magazine

“We are not saying children have to eat soil,” Henry Mathias of the Care Inspectorate told Holyrood’s Creative Play event. The...
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Latest Blog >

What Happens to Creativity as We Age?

One day not long ago, Augie, a 4-year-old Gopnik grandchild, heard his grandfather wistfully say, “I wish I could be a...
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SNP plan to tackle Scotland’s obesity crisis by restricting supermarket offers and restaurant meal sizes

Supermarket price promotions on junk food are to be restricted and restaurant meal sizes could be capped under controversial plans unveiled...
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Researchers look at environments in early years sector

A new initiative in Norway will research the knowledge and tools needed to improve the competence of early childhood education and care...
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In the modern city it is hard for children to find a place to play

It has never been harder for children and young people in the modern city to find somewhere to play or meet...
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Outdoor play boosts children’s performance in class, says new study

A new study from Norway has found clear associations between the extent of children’s outdoor play and their ability to make...
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