The Yard is a purpose
built indoor and outdoor adventure playground in Edinburgh for children and young people with disabilities.

We provide care, support, fun and friendship in equal measure while promoting challenge and personal growth in an environment which values independence and celebrates the capabilities and achievements of each individual child.

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New Board Members

We are currently recruiting for new board
members - click here 

Summer Holiday Opening Times

Over the summer holidays we will be open
Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm from
Monday 30 June to Saturday 9 August.
We will close early at 2.45pm every Thursday
and on Mon 28 July and Mon 4 Aug to
accommodate our clubs. 

Free Advice Sessions

VOCAL are running free one-to-one advice
sessions for parents and carers at The Yard
appointments are one hour long and to book 
Thurs 12 June between 9am and 12noon (advice on benefits)
Tues 24 June between 2pm and 5pm
Tues 8 July between 2pm and 5pm
Thurs 17 July between 9am and 12noon (advice on benefits)
Tues 29 July between 2pm and 5pm 

VOCAL Free Info Sessions

During the Parent's Forum Vocal will run a free info
session at The Yard on:
Understanding Benefits - Wed 6 Aug
4.45pm to 6pm (12 places) 

Parent Forum Meetings

The forum meets on the 1st Wed
of every month at 4.45pm

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The Yard Edinburgh Parents Forum

Regular open play sessions

Fridays 13.00 - 16.00 (term time only)
Every Friday fifteen minute one to one
parent feedback
sessions are available
with a senior member
of the Play Team
between 2.30 and 3.30pm.

Book at reception.
Saturdays 10.00 - 16.00 (year round) 

Free Complementary Therapy Service

To book email

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The Yard's Big Fun Raiser

Charity Abseil

Fancy abseiling down from the highest building on Edinburgh Quay?
If so Tods Murray are running a fundraising event for us on Saturday 16 August. Their office building is 136 feet tall and all you need to do is raise £50 (minimum) in sponsorship to secure your place. Everyone will be allocated a one hour slot and the event will run from 9am to 5pm. To sign up email

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How to find us

The Yard
22 Eyre Place Lane
Edinburgh EH3 5EH

Opening times
We are open to families
with children with
disabilities on a
drop-in basis Friday
afternoons 1pm-4pm 
during term-time
and 10am-4pm 
on Saturdays year
round. We are open
6 days 10am-4pm
in school holidays.  

Contact us
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Email us
0131 476 4506 

Get here by bus
The number 8, 27
and 36 stop nearby

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detailed directions 

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Our story
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Soft Play
Main Hall