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.   
Full details 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 >

New National Lottery fund opened for Year of Young People

To mark the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People 2018, a new National Lottery fund to help young people #SparkAChange in...
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Reading Challenge expanding, Scottish Government

More young people will be able to get involved in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge as it expands to include secondary...
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Play Scotland have joined Scottish Alliance for People and Places

Places, people and planning – A consultation on the future of the Scottish planning system This is a joint response from...
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To play is to learn. Time to step back and let kids be kids

Real play is the freedom for children to engage with and learn from the world that surrounds them. By mentally and...
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Free Symbols resource to help children participate

Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner office has created a Symbols resource that helps children and young people participate— and they will send it...
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Latest Blog >

The quick Q&A: How to bring ‘risky play’ into your lessons

Encouraging children to take part in ‘risky play’ activities can help them to become more independent and to develop valuable life...
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Limiting children’s screen time to maximize outdoor play

Governments and education leaders must work better together to steer children away from the potentially damaging effects of excessive online time...
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If you want your kid to get a good job, let them play more

Fears about automation displacing workers around the world ranked high on the list of Things to Be Very Worried About at the...
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In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience

Educators in Britain, after decades spent in a collective effort to minimize risk, are now, cautiously, getting into the business of...
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The Brain-Changing Power of Conversation

Interplay between parents and children ignites the brain and boosts its response to language, spurring lasting literacy skills.  Full blog  
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