Our drop-in session for 4-9 year olds runs at The Yard Edinburgh on Mondays from 3 to 5pm. Our senior playworker Helen leads this session.

Every week, we run an activity such as den building, junk modelling, baking or dressing up. All children are free to join in or do their own thing, charge around with others or play on their own.

For parents, this is an opportunity to relax and play with your children in a non-judgemental environment, surrounded by understanding staff and other parents with shared experiences. 

Playing with parents, peers and our play team helps children learn to read social cues, the value of sharing and turn taking, and to develop their independence. Dynamic outdoor play is balanced with interactive music sessions, art activities, dress-up and a communal snack time.

This session is for The Yard members, accompanied by a parent or carer and including siblings.

There is no need to book and you can drop in to play at any time during the two-hour session.