The Play Diary (Events/Training)


Should you have a relevant event or training would like to see
included in the Play Diary, please email us  Subject: The Play Diary


2018 celebrates the Year of Young People. Full details can be found here



Outdoor Classroom Day
1 November, UK

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play.  For full details on how you can part click here

UK Outdoor Learning Sector Conference
7th to 9th November 2018
Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre, Staffordshire

Full details can be found here


Scotland’s Play Council Seminar
Nature is the best playground – the benefits of outdoor play in the home, early learning and childcare, in school and in the community.

Saturday 17 November 2018, Inverness

We are delighted that Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People will be our Key Speaker.

The event is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: A £25 administration fee will be charged for no shows on the day. 

Spaces are limited to 3 from one organisation. If you wish to be added to a wait list please email

For full details and how to book click here


Children in Scotland Annual Conference
7 & 8 November, Edinburgh

Full details can be found here


Universal Children’s Day – UNICEF
20 November

Full details can be found here



Play Scotland Seminar – Can I Play Too?
4 December, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

This full day Seminar will cover the key areas of play for children and young people from Scotland’s Play Strategy: in the home; early learning and childcare; schools; communities and featuring topics such as inclusion, gender, mental health and where we can give a positive support for play in Scotland.

Cost is £75 per person including refreshments and lunch.

To book email:

or download Booking form Can I Play Too Seminar 4 December 2018



Play Scotland Annual General Meeting
4 December, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

It is free to attend our AGM.  Should you wish to attend please email


Play on the Shortest Day
21 December

Full details on Play on the Shortest Day can be found here.


January 2019

Outdoor education can have a significant positive impact on the learning of children and young people. At this event, we will examine the potential of outdoor education to raise attainment, how to overcome barriers to provision and share good practice.  Full detail can be found here