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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Ofcom: six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults. Guardian

7 August 2014

Children, growing up with YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, learning to use smartpho
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Don't lengthen the school day – all work and no play harms students

7 August 2014

Recently, I was speaking at a national conference about careers advice. The ques
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Play 'integral' to childhood development, The Telegraph

6 August 2014

As George Bernard Shaw said: “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we
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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.