National Playday and play opportunities in Perth and Kinross this summer

National Playday is the annual celebration of children's right to play - a national campaign where children and young people get out and play at locally organised events, highlighting the importance of play in children's lives.

Perth & Kinross Council is getting involved in the celebration by holding a fun, free play event on Perth's South Inch, Perth on Wednesday 2 August between 10 am and 3pm. There will be a range of activities on offer including bouncy castles, face painting, arts, crafts, football, tennis, crazy golf, as well as special area for the under 3s and much much more.

The Council is also running a 'Time2Play' programme of summer play events aimed at keeping children of all ages and families entertained which is already underway. The free events are being held across Perth and Kinross for children and families and various play opportunities will be on offer.

Play sessions

There are two play sessions per day at most venues these are 10am - 12 noon and 1pm - 3pm.There will be one single longer session at Perth Grammar School's Community Wing running from 10 am - 1pm.  

'Time2Play' will be taking place at the following venues:  

- Balhousie Primary School, Perth on 24 & 31 July and 7 August; 

- Rattray Primary School on 18 & 25 July and 1 & 8 August; 

- Our Lady's Primary School, Perth 19 & 26 July and 9 August;

- MacRosty Park, Crieff 20 & 27 July and 3 & 10 August;

- Perth Grammar School Community Wing 21 & 28 July and 4 & 11 August. 

Further details

For further information on both the National Playday and and 'Time2Play' opportunities visit the Council's website or contact the Council's Childcare Strategy Team on 01738 472350 or e-mail