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"Children need the freedom and time to play.
Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.”
- Kay Redfield Jamison

Play Scotland

Play into Autumn!

Playing outdoors is essential for our children and young people to understand, value, enjoy and protect our natural world. In Scotland, this means playing outside in all weathers. 

The change in temperature and surrounding environment is a treasure trove of experiences and play opportunities that are vital to development and enjoyment. 

Autumn is a wonderful time to explore your community and natural environment – get out and play! 

 

 

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Families

Practical ideas to support playful families
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Learning

Toolkits and resources supporting learning through play and workforce development
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Health

Information to help build health, well-being and resilience through play
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Communities

How to create more opportunities for play in local places and spaces
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Risky Play

Risky Play

A guide to risky play. Children taking a risk when playing, is them simply pushing their own boundaries and learning (as well as having fun!).
Play on Bonfire Night

Play on Bonfire Night

We have created a guide to enjoying a safe bonfire night that is rich in valuable play opportunities.
Litter Pick & Play

Litter Pick & Play

As part of the International Play Association Triennial World Conference 2023 taking place in Glasgow, we are asking you to get involved in our Litter Pick & Play project.
Scotland’s Play Charter

Scotland’s Play Charter

Scotland’s Play Charter describes our collective commitment to play for all children and young people. Supporters of the Charter:

  • recognise that all children have the right to participate in play activities and experiences
  • value play as a life-enhancing daily experience for all our children
  • support children to have fun, creative, fulfilling and development rich play experiences throughout their childhoods
  • recognise that playing is an essential part of a happy childhood as well as being vital to children’s wellbeing as individuals and members of society.
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