Outside play is good for health and wellbeing

The Scottish Government is investing £550,000 so children can enjoy free organised outdoor play activities. Last year, more than 5,500 children benefitted from the Outdoor Community Play Fund.

Children's Minister Clare Haughey said 

“All children have a right to play and there is strong evidence that playing outside can benefit children and young people’s health and wellbeing. We know that families from more deprived areas and those with children with additional support needs can sometimes find it difficult to access play opportunities. By increasing our investment in the Outdoor Community Play Fund in 2022-23, we will help more children to access quality outdoor play in their communities, to be active, meet friends and have fun.”

Charities delivering free outdoor play to benefit the lives of children, young people, families and communities in deprived areas can apply for up to £15,000.

Deadline for applications is 3 May.

More info and how to apply

Outdoor Play ideas and resources available from Parent Club and Play Scotland