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Play Midlothian - Inspiring Scotland

Thrive Outdoors

Play Midlothian

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund.

Play Midlothian is an award-winning small charity that supports children’s health, wellbeing and development through play-based services, primarily outdoors. Each year they transform the lives of hundreds of children in need, including children with disabilities, from minority ethnic backgrounds or living in areas of multiple deprivation.

Funding supports Play Midlothian’s Out2Play service, helping children to thrive in areas of multiple deprivation.

The focus is on outdoor play such as den-building, games, nature crafts, building with ‘loose parts’, and campfires, as well as active and sporting activities, facilitated by skilled project team.

This encourages children’s use of available urban greenspace, facilitates their wishes for use of this public space, and frees children’s natural potential for building skills, relationships and wellbeing.

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