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

Shetland Play Convention

Play Scotland are hosting Shetland Play Convention on Saturday 9th June 2018 in Lerwick.  Further details will be announced in due course.



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 >

‘Lost words’ as children stay indoors, BBC News

Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris spoke to BBC Newsnight about their book The Lost Words and the need for children to...
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One in five children in Scotland lives in poverty

One fifth of children in Scotland live in families that are in poverty and cannot afford basic necessities, new government figures...
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Parents now spend twice as much time with their children as 50 years ago, The Economist

Parents these days spend a lot more time with their offspring, or at least middle-class parents do. One analysis of 11...
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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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Latest Blog >

11 barriers that prevent kids from playing outside

The Wild Network compiled the following list in hopes that we can overcome these barriers and put kids back where they...
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Rail company bans device targeting youths

The main train operating company in Scotland has banned the use of controversial anti-loitering devices, known as ‘Mosquitos’, at train stations...
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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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