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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Funding Scotland

12 December 2014

This new webiste brings together over 800 different sources of funding; enabling
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Forest schools: fires, trees and mud pies

11 December 2014

Outdoor nurseries are sweeping the UK, their focus on fresh air and child-centre
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Video games: ‘smart’ plastic figures put fantasy play back on living room carpet

11 December 2014

Video games used to compete with toys for pocket money, but combining the two is
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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.