We deliver various projects and services to meet identified need in Midlothian, and when relevant beyond. This is a snapshot of our main work. You can also find out more from our annual reports and accounts, downloadable from the right of this page.


This project is entirely outdoors, and provides weekly, drop-in play sessions in Woodburn, Mayfield and Gorebridge, facilitated by our team of Community Playworkers.

Stay for Play

Parents/carers and their children aged 0-3 (plus older siblings are welcome) can access our drop-in play sessions on Saturdays, with two sessions per month in each of Dalkeith and Gorebridge,and one session per month in Mayfield.

Holiday play activities

We run holiday playschemes for children aged 5-12 in various parts of Midlothian.

Gypsy and Traveller community play

We provide a weekly play session for residents at the local site.

Midlothian Play Strategy

We worked in partnership with Midlothian Council on the development of a play strategy for Midlothian, to help make Midlothian a better place to play, launched in December 2016. We remain involved in implementation.

Play for All

We are piloting a new service for disabled children and their families, supporting play in and around the home.

CPD programme

A variety of training courses are available through our annual programme or to buy in. We also run an annual play conference.

Play infrastructure work

We undertake a range of activities across Midlothian. This includes: providing expert advice on play; undertaking consultations, pilot projects and feasibility studies; and participating in networks.


In-depth support to groups is provided where funding is available. Play Midlothian can also be bought in to support play projects, throughout Scotland. Groups often achieve this through building fees into their project funding applications. Please do get in touch for a discussion about your project and how we could help.