Inclusive Play

Play for All was initially our process of research and development on disabled children’s access to play in Midlothian. The work explored what changes could be made to ensure disabled children gain the greatest potential benefits from play through participation in local provision and accessing spaces for play.

The project involved 183 children and young people and 328 adults across various activities, including face to face consultations, a postcard consultation (seeking examples of low-key everyday actions that support inclusion), and practical support to children’s settings. We used the learning to launch our Play for All service.

The report is available to download from this page. We hope the learning it contains will benefit parents, groups and professionals, as they seek to support inclusive play.


We have created a handout sharing some of the ‘low-key everyday actions’ tips gathered through the postcards consultation, also downloadable.

You may also be interested in our two training courses on the topic – Creating Inclusive Play Opportunities and Inclusive Play Resources Workshop.