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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What's on

Full timetable

Easter Holiday Opening Times

Mon 7 April 10am to 2.45pm
Tues 8 - Sat 12 April 10am to 4pm
Mon 14 April 10am to 2.45pm
Tues 15 - Sat 19 April 10am to 4pm
Mon 21 April - CLOSED

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) 

Fun & Friendship

Our Fun and Friendship guide
is now available
download PDF 2.3MB

Parent Forum Meetings

2 April - free info session from VOCAL
on financial planning - wills, trusts,

The forum meets on the 1st Wed
of every month at 4.45pm
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Free Complementary Therapy Service

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Events & notices

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Lothian Buses chooses us as its charity of the year

The Yard is delighted to have been chosen by Lothian Buses as their charity of the year for 2014. Ian Craig Chief Executive, on a visit to The Yard on Friday said: "We look forward to working with The Yard over the course of 2014, helping to raise the profile of the charity in our local community whilst having fun raising funds for this fantastic cause."
Throughout 2014, Lothian Buses and The Yard will work on a number of different projects including visits to one of their bus depots - more to be announced soon.

Send a Lovelight and support The Yard

Let your friends know just how important they are to you whilst raising funds for The Yard by sending a Lovelight from your smart phone or via the web. Lovelights cost just £1 and 33 pence of that is donated directly to The Yard. Sending a Lovelight is the latest eco-friendly way to tell your friends and loved ones just how you feel.

There are 6 animated designs to choose from including a 'disco theme', 'exploding fireworks' and 'romantic pandas'. Each lovelight can be sent either from a smartphone or from with the cost billed directly to your mobile phone. You can also include a personal message with each Lovelight. Downloading takes seconds and your Lovelight can be opened as many times as wished and saved onto your smartphone or email.

Don't just take our word for it, see for yourself at . It is so easy, takes two minutes to do and raises vital funds for The Yard.



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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
Email us
0131 476 4506 

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

small map
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detailed directions 

Success stories

"People play
together more.
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About us

Our story
the team
The Yard 

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Soft Play
Main Hall