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Thrive Outdoors

Aberlour / Leisure & Culture Dundee

Aberlour / Leisure & Culture Dundee

A collaboration between children’s charity Aberlour and Leisure & Culture Dundee, this project aims to promote the use of green space and natural outdoor spaces for free play opportunities for children and families in Dundee and raise the profile, and promote the benefits, of outdoor free play, especially to parents.

Aberlour and Leisure and Culture Dundee receive funding through go2play to run a Play Rangers scheme to provide open access play in two localities in Dundee: Menzieshill and Stobswell.  Play Rangers also work in schools, currently two Primary Schools and one Special Needs School, providing loose parts play to children with disabilities or additional support needs.

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