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

The Yard is a safe environment where children and young people can experience play without feeling different. We run family, school and club sessions in the heart of Edinburgh.

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What's on

Full timetable

Summer Holidays

Over the summer holidays (Monday 29 June to Saturday 15 August) our family sessions run on: Mon 10am to 2.45pm, Tues to Friday 10am to 4pm, Sat 12noon to 5pm

The Big Fun Raiser Sat 26 Sep

Regular open play sessions

Fridays 13.00 - 16.00 (term time only)
Saturdays 12noon - 17.00 (year round) 

Parent Forum Meetings

The date of the next forum meeting Saturday 12 September at 12 noon.  All welcome. Join the Facebook group: The Yard Edinburgh Parents Forum.

Free Complementary Therapy Service

Our new timetable is online. To book yourself a session email

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We are recruiting

Marketing and Communications Intern

Location Edinburgh, 20 hours per week, 6 month temporary position

We are looking to recruit a part-time intern to help deliver our marketing and communications plan effectively over the next 6 months which will be a particularly busy period for The Yard.

If you enjoy writing engaging content, have a passion for social media and thrive in a busy office environment then we’d love to hear from you.

Download job description and more details

Closing date for applications is Thursday 30th July, 2015, 5pm with interviews taking place the following week. To apply please email your CV and a brief covering letter outlining your suitability for this role by 5pm on the closing date to Or call 0131 476 4506 to discuss this role in more detail.


Jobs at The Yard!

Vacancies for Playworkers in Fife and Dundee

From the Autumn we will be expanding our play service into Fife and Dundee and we are looking for 4 x p/t playworkers to operate a weekend adventure play service for children and young people with disabilities in both these new areas (2 x p/t playworkers in Fife, 2 x p/t playworkers in Dundee).

If you are someone who understands the value of play, is creative, committed, a real team player and has experience of working with children and young people with disabilities then we’d like to hear from you.

For more information, download a copy of our job description and an application form or contact Rachel Mathers, Operations Manager on 131 476 4506 or

Closing date is 5pm on Monday 20 July with interviews being held in Edinburgh week commencing 27 July. Approximate start date mid-September 2015 with training and induction to be held in Edinburgh.

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How to find us

22 Eyre Place Lane
Edinburgh EH3 5EH

Email us

0131 476 4506 

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

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To find a session to suit you please click sessions

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