Christmas is looking a bit different for all of us this year. But we're still doing everything we can to share the Christmas spirit of fun with our families.

This year, we can't host our usual Christmas parties with Signalong Santa visits in his grotto. We still want to make this Christmas special, so Santa and his elves are sharing personalised video messages and sending off letters to our children and young people instead. This link truly helps our children and families stay connected and feeling part of our The Yard family.

I can't take Nate anywhere else because he only believes The Yard Santa is real!

Over winter and into 2021, we will continue to run in-person play sessions for smaller groups of children at all three of our sites - Edinburgh, Dundee and Kirkcaldy - and use Zoom to keep in touch with our early years and youth club members.

The boys had a great time. We have all really missed spending time at The Yard and seeing you and the rest of the team... Our thanks for making these visits possible in such difficult circumstances. We all really appreciate it!

Another way you can support our services is to buy our first ever Christmas cards, designed by young people who visit The Yard.

Or just click 'Donate' above to make a one-off or regular gift - your donation really makes a difference. Thank you.

Adam absolutely adores The Yard Santa!

Thanks to the kindness of our community, even when the world around us is uncertain, The Yard continues to be a constant in our families’ lives.

Thank you for helping us be there for them this Christmas and beyond.