Inspiring Scotland’s Thrive Outdoors programme has helped many community-based organisations transform previously little used community greenspaces into thriving outdoor play areas. Connecting families across Scotland with local charities, it has encouraged use of local greenspaces in both urban and rural locations to facilitate outdoor play. Using community greenspaces in innovative ways has led to better outdoor play opportunities and helped create a sense of connection to the community, as well as a sense of ownership.
Thrive Outdoors are currently running a survey to map the outdoor play sector in Scotland. The main aim of this survey is to understand the needs and challenges that the wider sector faces. This includes discovering which areas of Scotland children and young people face difficulties in accessing outdoor play, as well as age-ranges that may be underserved – complete the survey