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

Nurturing Nature Play in Scotland Seminar      

Join us for our 20th Anniversary Seminar Nurturing Nature Play in Scotland  #nurturenatureplay  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 >

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John Swinney: ‘We can succeed in closing the attainment gap’

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Win tickets to see Scotland V Belgium Live at Hampden Park

      Play Scotland are delighted to be working with Scotland’s Football Association and Loanhead ASC, giving you a unique...
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Play More Campaign

Play Scotland are delighted to be part of the Play More campaign from Sudocrem.  You can  take part in the this campaign by nominating your nursery for...
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Can children floss their way to fitness? BBC news

As the popular game celebrates its first birthday, a fitness chain has extracted popular parts of the on-screen game and brought...
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Latest Blog >

Boredom can be good for children – and for adults too

LET me tell you about my favourite summers. They were spent on a housing estate where Manchester meets Derbyshire. There was...
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Why Playtime Is An Essential Part Of Childhood Development

Are you worried whether your child is getting as much playtime as you did when you were younger? Are you wondering...
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Scotland ‘gets it right’ for children

As Chief Executive of Play Scotland, Marguerite Hunter Blair would be anyone’s first choice to share the expansive work it is...
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Why I withdrew my child from the P1 Tests

I recently withdrew my son from taking the new primary one Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSAs). While I think the four...
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5 surprising ways digital technology is changing childhood

When even tech veterans such as Napster founder Sean Parker critique how smartphones are affecting childhood development, you know a shift...
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