There was fun for all the family today as organisations from Edinburgh headed to Clovie to take part in the Clovenstone Playday as part of the UK Wide National Playday!
The event was attended by several local organisations:
Dads Rock banging drums and building a cardboard fort.
WHALE Arts’ Street Arts team building wee robots and their Westburn CAN team holding natural play.
Starcatchers’ Expecting Something Project on hand with play for toddlers and babies.
Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust getting close to nature with some leaf rubbings.
The event wasn’t all play though with other organisations holding information stalls including SCOREscotland, the Broomhouse One Stop Shop, Wester Hailes library, a visit from the Playtalkread bus and even Edinburgh Council and The British Red Cross.
Playday is the national day for play, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August.
It is the biggest play sector event in the UK, and possibly Europe. As well as a celebration of children’s right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. Playday is coordinated by Play England, in partnership with Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland.
You can see all of our photos from the event below: