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

Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters is a brand new, fun app for 8-12 year olds, designed to get children actively playing more in a variety of different ways.  This app is packed full of inspirational ideas for ways to play brought to you by Play Scotland.  Full details can be found here

Latest News >

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Scottish government reveals vision to end child poverty

9 August 2016

The Scottish government has outlined its vision to end child poverty in the coun
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Changing a space: a new kind of playing out - Blog

5 August 2016

I have a confession to make. I’ve been working for Playing Out as an area activa
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New baby brain workout launched from Barnardos

5 August 2016

‘baby brain workout’ is made up of 15 simple activities parents can choose to do
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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.