Entertaining the kids over the summer holidays just got a bit easier.
This summer, the play team from The Yard will be running a free play space on Leith Links for children aged between 5 and 12 years.
Young people can join in with as many of the sessions as they want and they can stay for as short or long a time as they like.
They will be given the opportunity to take part in all kinds of outdoor activities including den building, obstacle courses, water slides, arts, crafts and musical instrument making, using loose parts and recycled materials.
The play sessions will be free of charge and delivered by the highly skilled play team from The Yard.
They will run every day for two weeks from 29 July to 2 August and from 5 to 9 August come rain or shine, giving young people a chance to make new friends, play together and learn new outdoor skills.
The project is a partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council’s play development service, whilst the funding to make it possible was secured by The Yard from Go2Play.
Celine Sinclair, Chief Executive of The Yard said: “We are delighted to be working with Inspiring Scotland to deliver a programme of free play sessions at Leith Links this summer. Over the last 25 years The Yard has supported thousands of disabled children and their families across the city. This is a great opportunity for us to get out and about in our local community and offer other young people the chance to have fun and take part in some active play.”
Paul Dickson Performance Advisor, Inspiring Scotland said: “We are delighted to be supporting The Yard through Go2Play. This exciting initiative will help more children in Edinburgh benefit from free play over the summer. All those involved in the project understand the positive outcomes children realise through play and we look forward to seeing lots of children having fun!’
For more information on the free play sessions contact Emma Bone.
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