The Play Diary (Events/Training)

The Play Diary

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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 Scotland are hosting Scotland’s 1st Play Convention on Thursday 5th October at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.  Registration 8.30am with a 9.15am start and 4pm finish (subject to change).  This will be held over the Thistle Suite and the Presidential Suite.  There is free parking on site and easy access to bus, tram and train services.

In the morning session there will be a choice of workshops where you can learn new skills, hear new information and practice hands on learning.  As we want the convention to be a fun and informal event you will get to choose what workshops you wish to attend, with lots of time slots to choose from.    In the afternoon we will be running parallel sessions of speakers and again you can choose which option to attend.

The Play Convention is delighted to be hosting the celebrated Nancy Ovens Awards for Play 2017 with Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald.

Play Scotland will be launching its new Play Types Toolkit with Ruth Maguire MSP.   Bob Hughes the renowned academic and author of a Taxonomy of Play will be running workshops on Play Types in the morning session.

You will also have the chance to visit Exhibition stands, Information Hub and the Craft Centre where you can purchase unique gifts on the day.

Play Convention flyer

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