Out to Play
Out2Play runs at the following times and sites:
Tuesday – Bonnybank Play Area (Gorebridge), 3:30-4.30pm
Wednesday – Allen Terrace/Gibraltar Road (Dalkeith), 3:30-4.30pm
Thursday – Oak Crescent Park (Mayfield), 3:30-4.30pm
Friday – Thornybank Square (Dalkeith), 1:00-2:00pm
The sessions are aimed at children living near the above greenspaces, encouraging outdoor play close to home. The sessions reduces safety concerns around playing out and build positive connections in the community.
Our community playworkers take various resources, including sports equipment, craft materials and loose parts (such as large pieces of fabric, crates and guttering). Children have the opportunity to take part in wide-ranging opportunities including using fire bowls, den-building and messy play.
Children can play as they choose, for as long as they want to stay at the session. The sessions are drop-in and children are free to come and go from these public spaces.
If parents/carers are happy for their child(ren) to play out in parks without them, they can attend without an adult. Otherwise an adult should attend the sessions with the child(ren) - though currently this is difficult due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Children under five should always be accompanied by an adult. However, please note that due to our current need to reduce numbers, participation is limited to children aged 5+.
Last updated 06/05/2021
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