About Play Scotland

Play Scotland is the National organisation for play in Scotland, working to promote the importance of play for all children and young people, and campaigns to create increased play opportunities in the community.

To find out more about who we are click here

Parents & Families

Welcome to our Parents and Families page where you will a find a range of services available in Scotland, information and play ideas.
We welcome any ideas you may wish to share with us, email: info@playscotland.org

Kid's Zone

Welcome to KidsZone, we hope you find this section fun and exciting and we welcome any ideas and comments you may have.
You can email us at info@playscotland.org. This section will show websites, play ideas and information for children and young people in Scotland.

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Children 'prefer to play outdoors than watch TV'

29 October 2014

Children would rather be playing outdoors than watching television, but parents'
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Play out? Only in the garden: Over-anxious parents are barring children from going into the park or streets because of safety fears

29 October 2014

Most children prefer to play outside rather than watch television but they are r
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One in four British children in poverty - Unicef

29 October 2014

The number of UK children living in poverty has increased to more than a quarter
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What is Play?

Playwork is the work of creating and maintaining spaces for children to play.

The theory and practice of playwork recognises that children’s play must be ‘Freely chosen, personally driven and intrinsically motivated. Children’s playing must not be ‘Adulterated’ by any adult or external agendas.