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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UK children becoming obese at younger ages

20 May 2015

The average age at which people in the UK first become obese is decreasing, figu
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THE UNSAFE CHILD: Less Outdoor Play is Causing More Harm than Good

12 May 2015

The third grade classroom that was visiting our nature center for the day consis
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Training for Trainers in an Introduction to Playwork Course

8 May 2015

Please see training information below. Play Scotland have been asked by Playw
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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.