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

Play Scotland Anniversary Seminar 

Join us for our 20th Anniversary Seminar 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 >

Green Flag awards for 71 Scottish parks

Altogether 71 parks from across Scotland have been presented with the Green Flag Award this year. The accolade recognises the provision...
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A More Active Scotland, Scottish Government

“We want all of Scotland’s children and young people to have the opportunity to experience the joys of movement, and the...
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A Healthier Future – Scotland’s Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan

The Scottish Government have launched a new document – A Healthier Future – Scotland’s Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan.  You...
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Play Scotland supports the Play More Campaign

Play Scotland are delighted to be part of the Play More campaign from Sudocrem.   The Play More Campaign is offering nurseries a chance to...
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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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Latest Blog >

A call for new thinking on play safety around the world

Playgrounds have for decades been shaped by a zero risk mindset, with, any injury seen as a sign of failure. But...
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Ban on toy guns prevents kids’ harmless make-believe.

“Bang, bang, you’re dead.” “No I’m not, you can’t get me!” Such cries have long rung out in playgrounds across the...
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The Benefits of Outdoor Play

Kids are naturally drawn to playing outside and there are numerous benefits of outdoor play: it allows them to explore their environment, develop...
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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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