We offer a variety of play sessions for special schools as an integral part of their curriculum, all following current COVID-19 guidelines. At The Yard Edinburgh, we deliver sessions every week during term time, with a range of activities for pupils from special schools, speech and language units, support bases and mainstream schools from across Edinburgh.

Whether a class is visiting to have some fun time out of the classroom, some much needed exercise and fresh air, or as an integrated part of a curricular project, the experience and activities of our playground are specifically tailored to the requirements of each group.

Pupils and staff tell us The Yard is an invaluable resource for schools; not only for the benefits offered by physical activity, but also the social and emotional support we provide for pupils with a range of often complex and profound disabilities.

Sessions are allocated before each term begins. If you would like to book a play session for your school, please contact our play team.


The Yard Dundee is a PEF Framework provider, so all schools in Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee can book term-time play sessions with us. We encourage your children to experience risk and adventure through free play. With The Yard, they can do this with the support of two of our trained and experienced specialist playworkers at each session.

We offer messy, sensory and loose parts play, and arts and crafts, all following current COVID-19 guidelines. Our specialist play team creates a wide array of adventurous indoor and outdoor play experiences. You can come to The Yard and we can visit your school.

Please email Gill or call 07849 957 363 to find out more or to book one of our play sessions, either at your school or at The Yard Dundee. Times can vary to accommodate your school. We can also work with you to support your delivery on various projects, specific topics or themes.

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Monday Afternoon Your school or The Yard
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Tuesday Afternoon Your school or The Yard
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