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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Children Who Never Play

25 September 2014

Students in my history of architecture course are amused to discover that the fi
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Risk needed in children’s play to teach them to cope with the unpredictable

25 September 2014

new study from the University of Montreal in Canada, looked at how children defi
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Are we babying our kids? Can riskier playgrounds make healthier adults?

24 September 2014

Kellan Mogil climbed, barefoot, up a wood plank that was haphazardly perched on
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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.