Boredom Busters



Boredom Busters
is a brand new, fun app for 8-12 year olds, designed to get children actively playing more in a variety of different ways.  This app is packed full of inspirational ideas for ways to play brought to you by Play Scotland.

“By tapping into the digital world we can offer this resource to children all over Scotland no matter who or where they are.  This is a fun way of supporting children and young people in Scotland giving them access to a wide range of play opportunities that meet their individual needs.” 

 Marguerite Hunter Blair, Chief Executive, Play Scotland

Download FREE from iTunes or the Google app store

Upload your film for a chance to win £50 Amazon vouchers every month*

This fun filled app will give you ideas on ways to play and for you to contribute your ideas too!

Check out our Boredom Busters micro site

Have you ever :

  • painted a picture with your feet?
  • built a den out of weird materials
  • made up a song about your pet?
  • Catch a raindrop on your tongue?


You can even make your own films and share them on our YouTube channel.  It’s made by children for children but it’s a great resource for ideas for grown ups too!

Users can search for new ideas and film and upload their own ways to play to the app gallery and Boredom Busters YouTube channel.

It has been developed in consultation with children, parents, carers and teachers. As well as being a fun play tool for children it is also a great resource for parents and carers to support indoor and outdoor active play.

The app is full moderated so it’s totally child friendly and there are no in app purchases or personal details required.

Join in today and get the whole family inspired to play!


*Terms and conditions apply. For full terms and conditions please visit

Play Scotland is a registered charity. Company Number: 017885. Scottish Charity Number: SC029167. Head Office:
Level 1, The Play Den, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ