Visiting The Yard is a unique and dynamic adventure experienced every year by more than 1700 children and young people with disabilities. Our doors open daily throughout the year to schools, families, disabled children and young people, their siblings and friends.

In the delivery of all our services we think creatively and carefully and use materials and junk that others would cast aside. 

Our team stand back and reflect as much as they step in to encourage and facilitate inclusive play. This consistent practice has allowed The Yard to build a library of experience that we willingly share with other organisations.

Our greatest accolade is a sea of smiling faces across the adventure play ground and children and young people sharing, space, time and playful laughter together.

Our service is inspected with equal rigour by the Care Inspectorate and their latest review described our strengths as a family service.

Our vision for the future extends beyond our humble beginnings and we are working with other organisations in other areas of Scotland to share our experience and open similar centres nationwide.

Key Staff and Board

Celine Sinclair
Chief Executive

Angie Thomson
Play Team Leader

Hannah Mitchell
Fundraising Officer

Ivan Harper
Senior Playworker

Jenny MacDonald
Head of Fundraising

Katrina Trainor
Weekend Receptionist

Scott Farkas
Marketing Intern

Gillian Archibald
Audience Engagement Officer

Emma Bone
Communications and Marketing

Paul Hayllor
Project Manager

Anna Robinson
Fundraising Officer

Rachel Mathers
Operations Manager

Danielle Campbell
Play Team Leader

Mark Dodyk
Development Officer

Klaudiusz Pawlak
Facilities Officer

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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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