Playday

Midlothian Playday 2018

Midlothian Playday is a FREE event taking place at Vogrie Country Park on Wednesday 1 August, from 10.30am to 3pm. There will be a wide range of play activities to enjoy, adding to the playground and walks available at Vogrie year round, including a campfire, giant water sprinkler, train rides, messy play, sensory play and soft play for the wee ones. The event is FREE!

What is Playday?

Playday is the national day for play, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August.

It is the biggest play sector event in the UK, and possibly Europe! As well as a celebration of children’s right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives.

Hundreds of events take place around the country.

To celebrate 31 years of Playday, this year’s theme is children’s right to play. Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that children have a right to play (and interlinked with this to recreation, rest, leisure, arts and culture).