Stay for Play

Do you:

  • Want to have some family fun on a Saturday?

  • Have a child aged 0-3?

  • Live in Gorebridge, Mayfield or Dalkeith?

If so, Stay for Play might be for you. Stay for Play runs 10-11:30am at the Dalkeith Arts Centre (1st and 3rd Saturday of every month) and Birkenside Pavillion in Gorebridge (2nd and 4th Saturday of every month). It runs at Hawthorn Children and Family Centre in Mayfield on the first Saturday of each month at 1-2.30pm.

Stay for Play is for children aged 0-3 and their parents/carers (including grandparents and kinship carers). Older siblings are welcome to attend and take part in activities too. Parents/carers stay with and look after their children at the sessions. You will be able to enjoy playing as a family and meet other families too. A healthy snack is provided for children and tea and coffee for parents.


The friendly playworkers set up fun and exciting play opportunities for children to enjoy. For example, musical instruments, dressing up clothes, construction toys, things for babies to look at and feel, storytelling, art and messy play. Children can explore and play however they like and there are occasional group activities such as songs or stories. Everyone should wear clothes they don’t mind getting messy!

There is no need to book – just drop in. 

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