Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund.
Play Midlothian is an award-winning small charity that supports childrenâ€™s health, wellbeing and development through play-based services, primarily outdoors. Each year they transform the lives of hundreds of children in need, including children with disabilities, from minority ethnic backgrounds or living in areas of multiple deprivation.
Funding supports Play Midlothianâ€™s Out2Play service, helping children to thrive in areas of multiple deprivation.
The focus is on outdoor play such as den-building, games, nature crafts, building with â€˜loose partsâ€™, and campfires, as well as active and sporting activities, facilitated by skilled project team.
This encourages childrenâ€™s use of available urban greenspace, facilitates their wishes for use of this public space, and frees childrenâ€™s natural potential for building skills, relationships and wellbeing.
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