Our role is to increase play opportunities in Aberdeen City. We work with public, private, voluntary and community organisations to raise awareness of the importance of play.

Our vision is that Aberdeen is a city where all children and young people are empowered to play, are encouraged to direct and define their own play spaces and have access to high quality play opportunities and resources.

Aberdeen Play Forum is a registered charity in Scotland and is supported by Aberdeen City Council and Aberlour Childcare Trust.

Play Scotland is Scotland's play charity working to make the child's right to play a reality in Scotland.  The website has lots of information for parents and families and a Kidzone full of fun and exciting ideas for play.


Grounds for Learning is the Scottish programme of the UK charity Learning Through Landscapes and supports outdoor learning and play for children.  The website is full of useful information on introducing free play in school play grounds.


​Creative Star Learning is run by Juliet Robertson and is full of practical ideas and information about learning and playing outdoors.


Play Wales is the Welsh national charity for children's play.  The website has lots of useful, easy to read info sheets for playworkers.


Nature Detectives has lots of eco things to do - from great tick sheets to quizzes, art ideas and online games.


Mud Pies was created by Mandy Tulloch to capture the magic of the outdoors and inspire your child to become connected with nature.  Mandy runs play sessions in local woodlands.​​ 


​Inspiring Scotland funded the development of our Play Ranger programme and other play projects across Scotland.



Aberlour is Scotland's children's charity and helps over 6000 of Scotland's most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year.



Playday is a national website with information on how to plan and run your very own play day event. The site also lists all of the play day events nationwide and allows you to post your very own event online. 


StreetSport is a charity funded by the Denis Law foundation. Streetsport deliver free weekly sports & creative activity sessions for young people throughout Aberdeen City. They deploy mobile activity arenas directly into local communities and operate during peak times of anti-social behaviour.

About Aberdeen play forum



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