Events near you: Scotland

Playday – Wester Hailes

Date/Time:  01/08/2017 12 noon until 4pm
Venue: Next to Clovenstone Community Centre and School, 54 Clovenstone Park, Edinburgh EH14 3EY
Contact: Thomas Lynch
Email: thomas@dadsrock.org.uk
Open to the public: Yes

There will be loose parts play, Playtalkread will be there also!..water play, cardboard city, Street Arts, drumming and food!

CrossReach – Daisy Chain’s BIG PLAYDAY

Date/Time:  01/08/2017 11am - 1pm
Venue: CrossReach Daisy Chain, Elim Church car park, 42 Inglefield Street, Glasgow G42 7AT
Contact: Kenny Fulton
Email: daisychain@crossreach.org.uk
Open to the public: Yes

Come along and join in Daisy Chain’s community PLAYDAY. This is the second year we are running a playday and if last year is anything to go by it is set to be a big success! This year we have taken a focus on what parents used to play when they were little. We will have the traditional games from of hop scotch, kirbie and skipping alongside those from families who grew up in other parts of the world such as Pakistan, Romania or India.

We will also have loose parts, den building and there will be our very own BEACH!! with water! so come prepared with a spade and a towel!

— Working within the community of Govanhill in Glasgow, CrossReach’s Daisy Chain Early Years Project uses play-based interventions to improve the lives and life chances of children under 8. Daisy Chain also provides support to parents, giving advice, counsel and opportunities to grow; encouraging them to be the best parents they can be.

Fife’s Playday Celebration

Date/Time:  02/08/2017 12pm -3pm
Venue: Pittencrieff Park, The Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline, KY12 8QH
Contact: Sharon Faulkner
Email: Sharon.Faulkner@fife.gov.uk
Open to the public: Yes

Come along and celebrate play at Fife Council’s National Playday Event on Wednesday 2nd August at Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline from 12 noon to 3pm.

This free event will include lots of fun filled activities for all the family from babies to adults and includes: den building, messy & sensory play, arts & crafts, woodland play, Play Talk Read bus, Play on Wheels, loose part play, treasure hunt, sports & games, bicycle rides, family adventures walks and much more!

Dundee National Playday Event

Date/Time:  02/08/2017 1pm - 4pm
Venue: Baxter Park, Arbroath Road, Dundee, DD4
Contact: Steve Nicoll
Email: powdundee@smartplaynetwork.org
Open to the public: Yes

An afternoon of play at Baxter Park, everyone welcome. There will be a number of agencies supplying different types of play, including loose parts, messy play, games, arts and crafts, and much more……

National Play Day! – Aberdeen Play Forum

Date/Time:  02/08/2017 11am - 3pm
Venue: Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen, AB10 1NJ
Contact: Karen Shepherd
Email: Karen.Shepherd@aberlour.org.uk
Open to the public: Yes

Aberdeen Play Forum is a charity devoted to promoting the child’s right to play in Aberdeen. This year we will be celebrating National Play Day in Union Terrace Gardens, providing activities such as: Loose Parts Play, Inflatable Obstacle Course, a variety of nature crafts, sensory play, and much much more! There’s no need to book or pay, just come along and play!

Licketyspit’s Picnic & Play

Date/Time:  09/08/2017 11.00 - 13.15
Venue: North Edinburgh Arts
Contact: Lorna Mitchell
Email: lorna@licketyspit.com
Open to the public: Yes

We are welcoming families to join us for a picnic in the North Edinburgh Arts Centre gardens (or inside the gallery if it’s raining!). After a bit of picnic food we will then play some classic Licketyspit games from our Playcard range. We encourage all adults to join in with the games and play alongside their children.

Go 2 Play Presents – The Magic Show

Date/Time:  02/08/2017 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Venue: Townhead Village Hall, 60 St Mungos Museum, Townhead, Glasgow, G4 0PL
Contact: Ashley Dunsmuir
Email: playandcareglasgow@ssff.org.uk
Open to the public: Yes

Our Playday events theme is Magic!!

There will be a children’s entertainer providing a show for families which is interactive and full of fun.
Before the Magic Show takes place, families can get involved in a shared art experience, designing the set of the magic show and making wands!

Celebrate Pre-school Play, Stirling

Date/Time:  29/07/2017 12-3pm
Venue: Acrewood Nursery, 35 Colquhoun Street, Stirling, FK7 7PX
Contact: Rhona MacDonald
Email: acrewoodnursery@mail.com
Open to the public: Yes

Messy Play, Den building, Noisy Play,

Let’s Play Together

Date/Time:  02/08/2017 10.30am - 1.30pm
Venue: Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 7LL
Contact: Lorraine Glendinning
Email: glendinningl@cartmill.e-renfrew.sch.uk
Open to the public: Yes

All family centres within East Renfrewshire Council are coming together at Rouken Glen Park to “Play Together”

Playday in Midlothian

Date/Time:  02/08/2017 10:30
Venue: Vogrie Country Park, Gorebridge, EH23 4NU
Contact: Laura Baigrie
Email: laura@playmidlothian.org.uk
Open to the public: Yes

Play opportunities for children of all ages – including messy ones, wet ones, active ones, and inspiring ones!