About Play Scotland

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.

To find out more about who we are click 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: info@playscotland.org

Kid's Zone

Welcome to KidsZone, we hope you find this section fun and exciting and we welcome any ideas and comments you may have.
You can email us at info@playscotland.org. This section will show websites, play ideas and information for children and young people in Scotland.

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The primary school that makes every pupil run a MILE a day in drive to cut childhood obesity

29 September 2015

A primary school is making all children run a ‘daily mile’ in a bid to improve t
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Helicopter Parenting – Why You Need to Let Your Children Be Free

24 September 2015

While constantly hovering over your kids might seem like deep love and natural p
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Play: the building blocks of lifelong learning for children

24 September 2015

Singing songs. Painting pictures. Building with colourful bricks. These activiti
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What is Play?

Playwork is the work of creating and maintaining spaces for children to play.

The theory and practice of playwork recognises that children’s play must be ‘Freely chosen, personally driven and intrinsically motivated. Children’s playing must not be ‘Adulterated’ by any adult or external agendas.