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




Thursday 21 February
Play Scotland Seminar – Can I Play Too?

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.

Download booking form below: 
Booking form Can I Play Too Seminar 21 February 2019

Seminar Programme


21 February
Play Scotland Annual General Meeting 

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


Play Midlothian, Play and Risk
Thursday 28 February 
Newbattle Community Learning Centre, Midlothian
6.15pm – 8.30pm

This training session explores various aspects of risk in children’s play, including risk management, risk benefit assessment, dynamic risk assessment and ideas for enabling more challenging play. The course is relevant to people working with children from age 2 upwards. The content includes a mix of presentations and group activities.

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SAFECITY 1.0 – The role of conscious space and environmental shaping in crime prevention Conference
Date: 7-8 March 2019
Location: Budapest,  International Education Center

Our CEO Marguerite Hunter Blair will be speaking at this conference.  Full details and how to book can be found here


This event brings together outstanding experts from across the third sector, politics, and higher education – including Johann Lamont MSP, Dr Lynn McNair OBE, and Play Scotland’s Marguerite Hunter Blair – to examine how we create spaces that encourage babies and young children to learn through play because they feel relaxed, comfortable, safe, and ‘at home’.  Full details can be found here