The Play Diary (Events/Training)

The Play Diary

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Lots of free events will be held across Scotland to celebrate Playday.  You can find a list of these here

3 – Playday UK, 30th Anniversary


Aberdeenshire Council is developing a Play policy and as part of this we are running 12 pop up free play sessions across Aberdeenshire in Council Park spaces. The sessions will use loose parts and are free for children and families to come along to. We will also be using the sessions to consult with children and parents on a range of aspects relating to play.

These Play sessions are free of charge and there is no need to book, just come along and join us for some play time.

For further information contact Tel 01467 536621

The venues, dates and times of the Play sessions are as follows:


Tuesday 1st August Inverurie Kellands Park 10.00 – 12.00

Wednesday 2nd August Westhill Denman park 1.30pm -3.30pm


Tuesday 8th August Ellon Gordon Park 10.00 – 12.00

Wednesday 9th August Turriff at Haughs Play park 10.00 – 12.00


Wednesday 16th August at Huntly in Cooper Park 10.00 – 12.00

Thursday 17th August at Alford in Haughton Park 10.00 – 12.00


8th – Exploring nature with people with disabilities

8th – Sensory and Literacy Play Workshops, Wild Sparks, Edinburgh

11th – In the Woods Wild Sparks Workshops, Coupar Angus

14 – Kidz to Adultz Scotland – free event, Edinburgh

13-17 IPA World Conference, Calgary

30 – SCMA Annual Conference


5 – Scotland’s 1st Play Convention

Play Convention flyer

Booking Form Scotland’s Play Convention

Exhibition Booking form Scotland’s Play Convention

7 – Outdoor Cooking Food Safety, Edinburgh – CPD event

24 – Risky Play Workshops, Wild Sparks, Glasgow

25 – Excellence in the Early Years Through Creative Play Conference, Edinburgh

Our CEO Marguerite Hunter Blair will be speaking at this event.

26 – Spirit of Play, Wales



3rd – Sensory and Literacy Play Workshops, Wild Sparks, Dundee

23 – Play Scotland Seminar and AGM