Events near you: Scotland

Power of Play – Family Playday

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 11am - 2pm
Venue: Townhead Village Hall, 60 St Mungo Ave, Glasgow G4 0PL
Contact: Ashley Dunsmuir
Open to the public: Yes

A day of fun and adventure for all the family at Townhead Village Hall, including soft play, arts & crafts, games, and dance!!

Celebrate National Playday at Summerlee!

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 11am -4pm
Venue: Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, ML5 1QD
Contact: Ross Dunn
Open to the public: Yes

On Wednesday 1st August 2018, join us from 11am – 4pm for our annual Playday event at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life.

Playday is the national day for play, now in its 31st year as well as a celebration of children’s right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives.

There will be lots of fun activities to enjoy. You can play book bingo on the mobile library, try your hand at archery, there’s bikeability or get down to the beat at the drumming workshops. You can play traditional games, for the budding artists you can draw chalk murals, be enthralled by some fabulous storytelling or go on a treasure hunt!!!!! Visit Sweetie! A sweet exhibition exploring the story of the Lanarkshire confectionery industry, from snowballs and soor plooms to tablet.

It is a great day out for the whole family!!!!!!

Ross Dunn, Play Services Manager said, “Playday provides an ideal opportunity to come together, to celebrate, to play together and to have fun. Play is one of the most powerful and important elements in children’s enjoyment of their childhood, well-being, health and development and we are delighted that NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council and NL Leisure will join with CultureNL to celebrate the child’s right to play”.

Celebrating Natural Play, North Ayrshire

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 11am-4pm
Venue: Eglinton Country Park, Irvine, North Ayrshire
Contact: Graeme Walla
Open to the public: Yes

North Ayrshire Ranger Service are celebrating all things to do with Natural Play!

We are promoting self-led activities with our 30 Things To Do At Eglinton leaflet and The Big Top toy shop will be running kite-making and Circus skills workshops at the Park from 11am-4pm!

Our Visitor Centre and Wow! Room will be open as normal too.

Garden Fun in the Sun, Glasgow

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 10am to 3pm
Venue: Cranhill Parish Church, 109 Bellrock Street, Glasgow G33 3HE
Contact: Eileen Usher
Open to the public: Yes

Garden Olympics – design a sack and race it, egg and spoon, hula hoop, skipping and mini penalty shoot.

Messy Play with foot painting, sand painting and bubble art.

BBQ lunch and entertainment in the afternoon from the Amazing James.

Wester Hailes Playday

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 1pm-4pm
Venue: EH14 3EY
Contact: Helena Barrett
Open to the public: Yes

To celebrate National Playday local organisations across Wester Hailes have come together to put on family fun days throughout the summer and promote play for all. On 1st August Playday returns to Clovenstone Community Centre with loose parts play, water play, tasty food, messy baby paint zone, street arts, storytelling, drumming and more!

Fife’s National Playday Event

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 12noon to 3pm
Venue: Beveridge Park, Abbotshall Road, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5LZ
Contact: Sharon Faulkner
Open to the public: Yes

Come along and join in the free fun event for all ages including den building, free play, sports and games, interactive magical storytelling, treasure hunt, loose part assault course, giant games, messy play, arts and crafts.

Magic in the Park, East Lothian

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 11am - 2:30 pm
Venue: Neilson Park, Mill Wynd, Haddington, E. Lothian. EH41 4DB
Contact: Loreen Pardoe
Open to the public: Yes

Lots of simple playful fun in the park making mini dens, hunting for fairies, making magic wands and more – take a picnic and join in the fun – playpark just beside us – and we will finish off the event with a mini magic show.

National Playday

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 11am - 3pm
Venue: Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen AB10 1NJ
Contact: Christina Davies
Open to the public: Yes

We have 14 Activity Providers attending this year, from Dance in the Park to Loose Parts Play, there’s bouncy castles, Aberdeen Rocks, Leafy Trails and much more!


Celebrate Playday with Picnic and Play at North Edinburgh Arts

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 11am to 1.15pm
Venue: North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, Edinburgh EH4 4TZ
Contact: Virginia Radcliffe
Open to the public: Yes

Licketyspit – Picnic & Play at North Edinburgh Arts (Local families)

Licketyspit’s fantastic Picnic & Play session for families with children under twelve.
Licketyspit actor-pedagogues introduce their unforgettable collection of games, rhymes, songs, street-play and imaginary play activities – from Witches Fingers to The Magic Ball, Dressing Up and Blanket Play, followed by a delicious Picnic and Drawing & The Magic Clap!

A chance for children & their adults to play together! Sessions are relaxed, fun, FREE and inclusive. Join Licketyspit’s Children & Families Network to hear first about Picnic & Play, Bookplay & Porridge & Play in community & arts spaces, museums, parks, galleries and castles!
We are expecting high demand for places so please email with ticket requests.

Nature Play Childminding Group, Beecraigs Country Park

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 10am
Venue: Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow, West Lothian
Contact: Hayley Ellis
Open to the public: No

Woodland play, bare foot adventure, mud play, tree climbing to celebrate Playday.