Play Websites

DSC_7469We’ve gathered together a list of useful websites (regional, national & international) all about play! Check out the links below;

Playing Out – not-for-profit organisation aiming to build a culture of street play across the UK

Greenspace Scotland – social enterprise improving the quality of life of people living and working in urban Scotland through the planning, development and sustainable management of greenspaces

Playing and Learning and Up for the Ride – blogs by Dame Judith Hackitt, chair of Health and Safety Executive

Rethinking Childhood – blog by Tim Gill, one of the UK’s leading thinkers on childhood

Highland Children’s Forum – charity aiming to ensure that the voices of children and young people with additional support needs are heard in the design and provision of services in Highland

Youth Highland – network of youth clubs and groups in the Highlands aiming to support the delivery of quality community based youth work

Care and Learning Alliance (CALA) – largest third sector early learning and childcare organisation serving Highland and Moray

Dornoch Allsorts After School and Holiday Club – registered provider of out of school care for children aged four and over, based in Dornoch

Inspiring Scotland’s Go2Play – Inspiring Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Government supporting the development and expansion of free play in disadvantaged communities across Scotland

Creative Star Learning Company – working behind the scenes supporting and developing outdoor learning and play at a national, local and school level mainly in Scotland

Outdoor and Woodland Learning Scotland – organisation dedicated to increasing the use of Scotland’s outdoor environments for learning

Grounds for Learning – charity dedicated to enhancing outdoor learning and play for children

Free Play Network – network of individuals and organisations committed to promoting free play opportunities for children

The Yard Adventure Centre – purpose-built indoor and outdoor adventure playground in Edinburgh for children and young people with disabilities

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

Play England – charity dedicated to making England a country where everybody can fully enjoy their right to play throughout their childhood and teenage years

Play Wales – independent charity funded by the Welsh government, work to raise awareness of children and young people’s need and right to play and to promote good practice at every level of decision making and in every place where children might play

Playboard Northern Ireland – independent charity and lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Northern Ireland

Artsplay Highland – organisation carrying out a wide range of work with children and artists

Action for Children’s Arts – membership organisation dedicated to valuing children, childhood and the arts

The National Institute for Play – non-profit public benefit corporation committed to bringing the unrealized knowledge, practices and benefits of play into public life

Play Therapy United Kingdom – not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting the use of play and creative arts as ways of enabling children to reach their full potential

Nature Nurture – first early intervention programme in the UK that tackles vulnerability and promotes resilience by combining free play and nurturing interactions in natural environments

Smart Play Network – national organisation supporting toy libraries, play services and play providers in Scotland

The Wild Network – network of organisations and people with a collective vision to re-wild childhood, grow Wild Time (time outside) and help kids thrive in the 21st century