Playday Events in Scotland

Aberdeen – 6 August

Playday with an event in Union Terrace Gardens 10am – 3.30pm –  loose parts play, messy play, face painting and a bouncy castle.  The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome.

Coatbridge – 6 August

Parent Action for Safe Play, 12.00 to 4.00pm at Coatbridge, Make a bogie/billy cart / Inflatables / cooking with fire / creative arts, water slide, pools and muddy pits – ‘make a noise for play’

Dundee – Play on Wheels – 6 August

10am-12pm Play on Wheels will be at the Under 12s Project near Douglas and it is open for everyone (Mauchline Ave, Dundee, DD4 8HT). Then in the afternoon (3pm-5pm) they will move to Roseangle, which is a local community playground (down near the waterfront, Magdalen Green) and this is also an open session. At both of these session the theme for Play on Wheels will be traditional games.

East Ayrshire – 6 August

Kay Park, Kilmarnock, from 11.00am – 3.00pm.

Children and families can take part in all types and aspects of play through an abundance of activities such as canoeing, mud / water slides, gunge pools, lazer quest, crate climbing, den building, face painting, inflatable’s, quad bikes, rodeo bull, owl magic, sumo suits and a climbing wall…….just to name a few.  There will also be the fantastic opportunity to take part in numerous sports taster sessions within the Commonwealth Zone delivered from local sports clubs across East Ayrshire to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Last year’s event attracted over 9,000 participants, making it one of the country’s busiest events and the best thing of all is that all activities are FREE!

East Lothian – Musselburgh – 6 August

National Playday 2014 Activities at Lewisvale Park, Musselburgh 10.30am -12.30pm.

Edinburgh – 6 August
Canongate Y

Local community fun at Dumbie Dykes.  Full details 0131 5569 389

Fife Council – 6 August

Fife’s National Playday event is taking place in Riverside Park, Glenrothes from 12noon – 3pm

Fife – Play on Wheels – 6 August

Play on Wheels will be involved in a play celebration in Glenrothes at Riverside Park from 12pm-3pm. The theme for Play on Wheels will be traditional games and this is a public event.

Glasgow Life – 6 August

Organising Team   Glasgow Life Communities North East
Venue Baillieston Library, 141 Main Street, Glasgow G69 6AA
0141 276 0706
Time 2pm to 3pm.
Description Krafty Kids Art activities for 5 to 12 yr olds
Contact for further info: Allan Mackin 0141 276 1785
Venue Cranhill Community Centre, 109 Bellrock Crescent, Glasgow, G33 3HE
0141 774 7834
Time 1pm to 3pm
Description Commonwealth Wednesday – General Play Activities / Games / Arts and Crafts for 5 to 12 yr olds
Contact for further info: Allan Mackin 0141 276 1785
Venue Garrowhill Community Centre, 35 Maxwell Dr, Glasgow, G69 6HY
0141 771 0845
Time 11 am to 12.30 pm
Description Play and Arts Activities for 5 to 12 yr olds
Contact for further info: Allan Mackin 0141 276 1785
Venue Shettleston Library, 154 Wellshot Road, Glasgow G32 7AX
0141 276 1643
Time 2pm to 4pm
Description General Play Activities / Arts and Crafts supported by Urban Fox Programme
Contact for further info: Allan Mackin 0141 276 1785
Organising Team Glasgow Life Communities South
Venue Linn Park Adventure Playground, 145 Netherlee Rd, Glasgow G44 3ST
0141 633 1493
Time 1pm – 4pm
Description Linn Park invites all families to come along to have some free fun and enjoy spending time together whilst celebrating childhood on play day.Within our secure supported area, which is designed specifically for children/young people with additional needs, the park is equipped with adapted play equipment, climbing frame, roundabout, swings, sandpit, secret garden and much more.Indoors we have a sensory room, soft play, Commonwealth Arts & Crafts, face painting and accessible toilets.Our staff need someone to play with so why not come along, release some energy and have lots of fun.
Contact for further info: Lorraine McCabe 0141 633 1493
Venue Lochar Park, Linthaugh Road, Pollok
Time 12 noon – 4pm
DescriptionContact for further info: Fun Family Day out to launch the new play park within Lochar Park; includes games and face painting.Peter Kapczuk 
Venue Pollokshields Community Centre, 15 Kenmure Street, G41 2NT0141 420 6464
Time 12-3pm
Description Come along and join in with Glasgow Life’s (Communities South) Playday this year at Pollokshields Community CentreTake part in a variety of family play activities to celebrate national play day including Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Play and much more!
Contact for further info: Vanessa Farmer Noreen Campbell 276-1330
Organising Team Glasgow Life Communities North West
Venue Milton Campus, 204 Liddlesdale Road, G22 7QR0141 276 1320
Time 12-3pm.
Description Around the world in 80 play’s!North West Area Services are celebrating National Playday 2014 with our ‘Around the world in 80 play’s’ event.  It’s a free family fun event for all ages!
Contact for further info: Lindsay Thomson or Sean Kennedy 0141 276 1525.

Cranhill – 6 August

Cranhill Park, Bellrock Street(opposite Cranhill Parish Church/CDT from 11.30 until 4 pm for all parents/carers and their children. Fun and games for everyone

Jeely Piece Club, Castlemilk – 6 August

The Jeely are holding a free day of play for Play Day.  There will be normal indoor and outdoor activities and probably some other additional activity.  The team usually do a BBQ and other fun outdoor community activities.  The Jeely also have a major commonwealth event on the 8th which they will have hundreds attending.  Full details 0141 634 7305

Maryhill Mobile Creche – 6 August

20 children aged 5-13 will be participating in free play and active play sessions involving footballing and athletics skills and a mini awards ceremony event.  The venue is a local blaze pitch near Avenue park street near Maryhill Mobile Crèche’s office.

PEEK – 6 August

PEEK are providing a showing of the film ‘Project Wildthing’ on Wednesday 6th of August at 6pm at The Bridge in Easterhouse.  This is in partnership with Seven Lochs and TCV.  They are also running street play sessions with an emphasis on nature across all of their Go2play sites from 2pm – 5pm.

PlayBusters – 6 August

Hosting a play event at Beardmore Park in East End on 6th – Family fun day with mini commonwealth games etc.  Full details 0141 551 0071

Midlothian – 6 August

Vogrie Country Park, Gorebridge 1030 am to 4pm.

North Ayrshire – 6 August (unless stated)

Eglinton Park 1230pm to 230pm Various Activities.  Full details 01294 465591
Kilwinning Library, 2pm to 3pm, Messy Play.  Full details 01294 554699
Bourtree Library, Bookbug session.  Full details 01294 216958
West Kilbride Library, 1030am to 1130am, Family Games.  Full details 01294 822897
Irvine Library, 2pm to 3pm, Commonwealth Games.  Full details 01294 271295
Ardrossan Library, 2pm to 3pm, Family Games.  Full details 01294 469682
Stevenston Library, 1030 am to 1130am, Family games.  Full details 01294 469535
Martime Museum, Irvine, 10 am to 4pm – Traditional Games.  Full details 01294 278283
Largs Library, 2pm to 3pm – Pirate funtime.  Full details 01475 673309
Saltcoats Library, 2pm to 3pm – Family Games.  Full details 01294 469546
Heritage Centre, Saltcoats – 2pm to 4pm – Messy play.  Full details 01294 464174
Arran Library (Tuesday 5th August), 1pm to 5pm – Family games.  Full details 01770 302835
Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, 1pm to 3pm – Commonwealth corner in courtyard.  Full details 01294 274059

North Lanarkshire – 6 August

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD as usual from 11 am to 3.30 pm.

Perth & Kinross Council – 6 August

Lesser South Inch, 12pm to 530pm.

Scottish Borders – 9 August

Springwood Park, Kelso 10am to 4pm