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

Free to Play  

New guide to creating accessible and inclusive public play spaces.

Full details can be found 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 >

The importance of outdoor play for young children’s healthy development

Changes in current societies are affecting childhood experiences. Time for outdoor play is diminishing, contributing to more sedentary lifestyles, disconnected from...
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The KidsRight Index

The KidsRights Index is the annual global index which ranks how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve children’s rights....
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Healthier school food, Scottish Government

Expert recommendations to make school food and drink even healthier are being consulted on by the Scottish Government. Strict rules already...
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School meal smoothie ban in obesity fight, BBC News

Smoothies and fruit juices could be banned from school canteens, as part of a campaign to tackle childhood obesity in Scotland....
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Outdoor Classroom Day – The Impact of Outdoor Learning and Playtime at school – and beyond

Project Dirt asked teachers who have taken part in Outdoor Classroom Day about the impact of taking children outdoors. The results...
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Latest Blog >

Let Your Children Risk a Little: The Case for Risky Play

I often see the quote “What if I fall?  Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” used as a caption...
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UK child obesity worst in poorest cities

Thousands of UK children, mainly in deprived city areas, are already classed as severely obese when they leave primary school. A...
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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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