We deliver services to meet identified need in Midlothian, and when relevant beyond.

In 2019-20:

  • Across all of our activities, over 1,500 individual children (aged 0-14) and 250 adults participated in our services

  • We provided 625 sessions of play and support for children and families

  • 36 sessions of training or consultancy were commissioned by other organisations

Our main scheduled play sessions run in Dalkeith, Mayfield, Gorebridge and the Old Dalkeith Colliery, a site for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. Out2Play is particularly focused on outdoor play. Stay for Play (for children aged 0-4) and Play for All (for disabled children throughout Midlothian) involve parents and carers in the learning and fun too.


We build community and professional capacity to support play, through our partnerships with schools, training and consultancy

We work to a Play Policy, and our approach to safeguarding and child protection can be found in the policy downloadable from this page.

Our action on play mitigates challenges in children’s lives and builds better childhoods and future life chances.

Our work has won several accolades including commendations at the Nancy Ovens Awards (2017 & 2011) and an international ‘Right to Play Award’ through the International Play Association (2011).


What We Do